The Daily DOB — Oct. 29

October 29, 2014 0 Comments

Thanks to a dominant performance in Game 6 of the World Series by the Royals, we get a Game 7 for the title tonight. I really had no rooting interest in the series until I saw Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura wear a tribute to the late Oscar Taveras on his cap. Now, I’m firmly in […]

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The Daily DOB — Oct. 28

October 28, 2014 0 Comments

The list of things I’m scared of is rather short. I’m a bit of a germophobe, especially during flu season. I’ll try to avoid touching doorknobs and handrails as much as I can to avoid picking up any extra germs. One thing I’m not scared of is Ebola. For weeks on end, we’ve been hit […]

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The Daily DOB — Oct. 27

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The Daily DOB — Oct. 27

Oscar Taveras was supposed to be the next big thing for the St. Louis Cardinals. Rated one of the top prospects in all of baseball, the outfielder struggled somewhat during his rookie campaign this season for the Cardinals. He hit just .239 with three home runs and 22 RBIs. He found himself as the odd […]

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The Daily DOB — Oct. 24

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The Illinois High School Association recently announced that it was going to release more of its archival videos through a YouTube channel it has set up. The IHSA is planning to post many of its state championship games on the site. During a  quick glance on Friday morning, I found the QHS-Hebron boys basketball state […]

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The Daily DOB — Oct. 23

October 23, 2014 0 Comments

Even at 44 years old, you can fall subject to peer pressure. For some reason, I wore workout shorts and a T-shirt to my son’s basketball practice. Our fourth-grader is going through the Lil Devils Basketball Association, which is being run by new Quincy High School boys basketball coach Andy Douglas.  Called the LDBA, the […]

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The Daily DOB — Oct. 22

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The winter coat in the back of my car finally came in handy early this morning. As I was finishing up my shift last night, Hannibal police reported that they were responding to an armed robbery at the Murphy USA station in front of Wal-Mart. It took me only a few minutes standing outside on […]

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The Daily DOB — Oct. 21

October 21, 2014 0 Comments

The 2014 World Series starts tonight in Kansas City. Royals fans have been waiting 29 years for this game against the San Francisco Giants. As someone who first fell in love with baseball in the late 1970s, it’s kind of crazy to think that it has really been three decades since the team has been […]

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The Daily DOB — Oct. 20

October 20, 2014 1 Comment
The Daily DOB — Oct. 20

Had a chance to head to Galesburg on Friday night. With a huge Blue Devils fan — our youngest son, Reid — and an actual Blue Devil — our oldest son, Derek, a sophomore — in our house, I thought it might be nice to take them on the road to watch a football game. […]

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The Daily DOB — Oct. 17

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Going to take in some “Friday Night Lights” tonight on the road. Ever since Galesburg High School — my high school alma mater — broke ground on a $16 million sports complex in April 2013, I’ve wanted to check it out. I don’t get “home” too much these days and when I do I seem […]

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The Daily DOB — Oct. 16

October 16, 2014 0 Comments
The Daily DOB — Oct. 16

The Kansas City Royals. Really? It’s been a long time since the Royals were relevant — nearly 30 years before this year’s team started an October run to remember. The Royals’ latest triumph is a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Championship Series. They await either the St. Louis Cardinals or the […]

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