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3:05, ESPN 1530
6:05, Inside Pitch, 700 WLW
Aaron Boone, ESPN baseball
Nick Brunker, voice Cyclones
Ken Shepard, GM Bridgeport Bluefish, hired Pete Rose for a game next Monday.
The Belmont debate



The Homer and Billy Show
HERE are notes and stats from the Reds 4-1 win over the Phillies.

Down on the Farm
Video: Joey Vottto broke up a no-hitter on his rehab assignment Sunday.

Double trouble
Combined numbers of Jonathan Broxton and Aroldis Chapman this year:
1-1 0.84 ERA, 14 saves, 8 holds
32 IN, 12 H, 3 ER, 38 K, 8 BB
Opponents 12 for 103 (.116), 3 doubles, HR, 8 BB, 38 K

Jonathan Broxton:
1-0 0.47 ERA, 5 saves, 8 holds, 0.68 WHIP, 19 IN, 8 H, 1 ER, 14 K, 5 B
Opponents: 8 for 62 (.129)

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Aroldis Chapman:
0-1 1.38 ERA, 9 saves, 0.54 WHIP, 13 IN, 4 H, 24 K, 3 BB
Opponents: 4 for 41 (.098), 24 K

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One more for the road?
Mat Latos is scheduled to make another rehab start for the Louisville Bats tonight at Pawtucket.

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Gio's year two goal? Break bigger runs
Coley Harvey, 
"I want to be able to break the 50s, 60s and 70s. And who knows? Maybe the 80s and 90s. Things like that take hard work and dedication. That's really where your skills come into play is on those explosive runs." 

Ticket info HERE 


I had a great time at the St. Bernard Festival on Sunday.
I was there from 4-6pm for the Champion Windows Festival Patrol.
It was great meeting Brian Naehring and his family and former La Salle baseball coach Pat O'Connor. On my way out I caught some of Ashley Martin, who was performing in concert. Wow. I know nothing about her, but she was excellent.

The Belmont Debate
I'm not sure of the last time I did a caller topic on horse racing.
I might do one today, based on the controversy of Saturday's Belmont.
Listen to the post-race tirade from Steve Coburn, owner of California Chrome.
Does he have a point?

Forde: Changing dates, not rules, is the way to fix the Triple Crown

USA Today: Chrome owners lacks Crown, manners

Getting the bunt down
Casey got the job done Sunday

NBA Finals
How about LeBron last night? 
LeBron scored 33 of his 35 after the 1st quarter and 14 of his 35 points in the 3rd quarter in Game 2.
FG 14 of 22
3PT: 3 of 3
14 rebounds, 3 assists
Final: Heat 98 Spurs 96 (Series 1-1)

Yahoo: Forever praised, forever damned, LeBron rises once again 
"It's the theater of the absurd when you're dealing with what plays he makes at the end of the game," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

LeBron passing to Chris Bosh reminded me of MJ passing to Steve Kerr.
Kerr hit the jumper with :05 to beat the Jazz in Game 6 of the NBA Finals and win the championship.

This is cool
Rick Barry is a basketball Hall of Famer (1987). He was a 12 time All-Star, scoring over 25,000 points in his ABA/NBA career. He averaged over 30 points per game in four seasons. He led the NCAA in scoring (37.4) his senior season at Miami (FL).
Barry shot free throws underhanded, at a 90-percent clip for his career.

Check out Barry in action in the 1975 NBA Finals

Going deep