The Daily DOB — Aug. 19

August 19, 2014 0 Comments

During my week away from the keyboard, I was glued to the TV every night. I couldn’t (and still can’t) help but tune into the events taking place in Ferguson, Mo. It’s been an unreal scene every night since an unarmed teenager named Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson on […]

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The Daily DOB — Aug. 8

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Gone fishin’ (or something like that.) Will be back to regular blogging routine on Aug. 18.

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The Daily DOB — Aug. 7

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When the movie “42″ came out last year, I wrote a story about how one of Quincy’s own, Fritz Ostermueller, was wrongfully portrayed in the movie. Nearly a year and a half after the movie came out, people are still defending Ostermueller. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran a piece on Sunday by Richard “Pete” Peterson that […]

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The Daily DOB — Aug. 6

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The Daily DOB — Aug. 6

Chicago Cubs fans woke up this morning to find out their savior had arrived while many of them were sleeping. Around midnight last night/this morning, Javier Baez hit a solo home run in the top of the 12th inning to give the Cubs a 6-5 victory at Colorado. Baez, a second baseman, is one of […]

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The Daily DOB — Aug. 5

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The Daily DOB — Aug. 5

I love America, greatest country in the world. I am very thankful that troops from all of our Armed Forces have fought for years to help keep America free. There is a certain reverence reserved for the men and women who wear camouflage as part of their uniforms. As a way to honor the armed […]

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The Daily DOB — Aug. 4

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The Daily DOB — Aug. 4

If Sunday’s game was the Quincy Gems’ last-ever game at QU-Stadium, it was a heck of a way for the team to go out after a 19-season run in the Central Illinois Collegiate/Prospect League. “The Rockpile” was filled as an announced crowd of 1,510 filled the seats. Fans were treated to a thrilling game dripping […]

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The Daily DOB — July 31

July 31, 2014 0 Comments

On the night shift again tonight. Was able to monitor some of the Major League Baseball trade deadline deals. The Cardinals certainly have been active the last two days. Interesting deal today between the teams that met in last year’s World Series. The Birds got John Lackey, while giving up Joe Kelly and Allen Craig. […]

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The Daily DOB — July 30

July 30, 2014 1 Comment
The Daily DOB — July 30

On the night shift today, so spent some of my morning getting things ready for the annual Art Schlichter Fantasy Football League draft. As commissioner of one of Quincy’s longest-running Fantasy Football Leagues — this is our 27th season — I’m in charge of figuring out the league finances and setting everything else up for […]

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The Daily DOB — July 29

July 29, 2014 0 Comments
The Daily DOB — July 29

Derrick Rose played basketball on Monday. Big deal, right? It is when you’re a former NBA MVP who has only been able to play in 10 games over the last two seasons because of knee injuries. Rose said he’s better than ever after practicing with the U.S. men’s basketball team as it readies for the […]

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The Daily DOB — July 28

July 28, 2014 0 Comments

As I sat in the stands at QU-Stadium on Sunday night, it hit me — football season will be here soon. I don’t pay much attention at all to the preseason nonsense in college or NFL football. But I got to thinking how glorious it will soon be to have football-filled weekends again. When it […]

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