Boston still strong one year later

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Tribe Postponed by Inclement Weather

Game to be Made Up as Part of DH on Saturday, July 12

INDIANAPOLIS – Tuesday’s International League contest between the Indianapolis Indians (9-2) and Columbus Clippers (3-7) has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, July 12 at 6:05 p.m., with gates opening for the Tribe’s Signature Saturday autograph session at 5:00 p.m.

The Indians will now host today’s postponed contest during Columbus’ next visit to Victory Field on July 12. In accordance with International League rules, both games of the twin-bill on July 12 will be scheduled for seven innings, with the second game of the doubleheader set to begin thirty minutes after the completion of the first contest.

Tickets from today’s postponed contest may be exchanged for any Indians home game throughout the remainder of the 2014 regular season. Fans can exchange their tickets by visiting the Victory Field Box Office from 8:00 am – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 10:00 am – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, or by visiting any ticket window at Victory Field during any Tribe home game. All exchanges are based on availability.

The Tribe will now hit the road for a brief, three-game set as part of a home-and-home series with the Louisville Bats, Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds (April 16-18). The Indians return home to welcome the Bats for a three-game set at Victory Field from April 19-21, with the upcoming homestand’s promotions including the first Signature Saturday of the season, Kids Eat Free Sunday and Monday Dollar Menu.

Tomorrow’s contest at Louisville Slugger Field will be carried on WNDE 1260 AM, and via iheartradio, a mobile application for iPhone, Blackberry and Android phones with Howard Kellman and Will Flemming on the call. The pre-game show begins at 6:15 p.m.

Make summer something you start early with your Indianapolis Indians. Tickets for Tribe’s 2014 season are currently available online at, through the Indians’ single-game ticket hotline at 317-269-2282 or by visiting the Victory Field Box Office on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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Townsend Bell to Race in the 500

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Opening Day Victory Field

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What a  night for Baseball. We had an awesome night at the Ballpark. Did you miss the Hot Corner LIVE from Victory Field in Indianapolis. Official game time temp 71 ht degrees…textbook night.


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Take Me Out To The Ball Game…

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Its been a long winter…How awesome is it to have Baseball Back.

I can hear the crowds all over America singing

Take me out to the ball game
Take me out with the crowd
Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks
I don’t care if I never get back
Let me root, root, root
For the home team……

Well you know the words.

We are excited to have “The Hot Corner” back on The Balance Air Time tonight 4/3/2014 at 7:00-8:00 EST every week on The Balance Radio Network.

So This week on The Hot Corner we will discuss opening day action.

Plus New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is missing his team’s first three games.  Why you ask?? We will tell you on The Hot Corner tonight….

You wont belive the social media firestorm created by this Story.

See ya tonight…

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dale-earnhardt-sr-nascarIt’s that time of year again. The Daytona 500, “The Great American race” The Grand Daddy of them all …Whatever label you put on it, it is a special place in the hearts of the most passionate fan base in the world. NASCAR fans…and with this passion comes loyalty, to their favorite driver, their sponsors but most importantly their favorite #!

No number is more famous than the #3 car. Even if your not a NASCAR fan chances are you can tell me who drove the #3. Around the world there are thousands of places regarded as sacred. Some are still carefully guarded but none more so than #3 in the hearts and minds of NASCAR fans. Some would say The number 3 should NEVER EVER be used in NASCAR again. It belongs to Dale Sr.! Dale Earnhardt  Considered one of the best NASCAR drivers of all time, Dale Earnhardt won a total of 76 races Earnhardt — known as “The Intimidator” for his aggressive driving — won seven Winston Cup Championships and broke $30 million in career earnings. He died in a crash during the 2001 Daytona 500.

So this year Richard Childress Racing brings back the #3 and maybe the ghost of the Intimidator…. Austin Dillion that’s right the grandson of  Richard Childress has taken the pole of Daytona 500 many may say it was the Ghost of Dale Senior driving the #3…

So what are your thoughts is the #3 sacred or just another number?

Join us tomorrow on the Balance and we will be opening this up for discussion…

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If you missed this mornings show, make sure you catch here,or blog-talk radio

We had a great conversation with Kinion Bankston from Southern Boyz Outdoors

If you like hunting alligator, hog, squirrel, turkey, deer, Frog gigging, fishin, or anything outdoors then Southern Boyz Outdoors is for you. Kinion really is a down to earth guy. Married 27 years to his wife Tanya and has 2 kids and 2 grandkids. A real family man. Southern Boyz Outdoors began in 2009 and first appeared on social media in 2011. He and his crew are big supporters of Veterans. They enjoy teaching kids and families about gun safety and safe hunting. Big Supporter of Hunters support Hunters. I was really impressed with the work they do with wounded warriors I cant say enough good things about Kinion and SBO. Take some time to check them out!, SBO BABY!!!!

Great conversation with Evan Williams from Purdue University, Evan is one of our college basketball contributors. Evan was on campus this week during the campus shooting that claimed the life of Andrew Boldt, 23. Evan was in his fraternity house and was safe however he was able to give us the student point view. Evan also gave a great perspective of Boiler Basketball this year, and today’s top 25 games

Walt Ferber from WITZ/WQKZ RADIO gave us look at this weeks IU/Illinois game. The question was asked is Coach Crean the right guy for Indiana. As good of a coach as coach Crean is can he lead the Hoosiers to a “MARCH DANCE” What are you thoughts? I agree with Walt “he may not be the best, but who could be better”?

Finally one of our favorite guest Jeff Curts from Bears Claws, a Chicago Bears site, and Publisher of The Slant…2014 NFL Draft Guide, gave us a great insight the up and coming NFL stars, and report from the Senior Bowl in Mobile AL. Make sure you get your copy today from

That was just this week…come be a minion today –

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Ron Burgundy does Great Sports Broadcasting Calls

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Ron Burgundy does Great Sports Broadcasting Calls… courtesy of Dan Patrick YouTube Channel 

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NFL Official Jeff Triplette Is a Disgrace …Courtesy Kent Sterling

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Well as all NFL fans we always want to blame the refs for the outcome. Well this time the fans may be right. Special thanks to Kent Sterling  for the following Article.

NFL Official Jeff Triplette Is a Disgrace to the Game and Should Be Fired

Written on December 8, 2013 by kentsterling
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by Kent Sterling

photo(Updated 8:10p to include transcript of Triplette’s post game interview with pool reporter.)

Incompetence is tough to hide with cameras following every move from multiple angles, and ironically it was the work of the cameras on a play at the end of the first half of the Kent Sterling game that both gave Triplette the supposed indisputable visual evidence to overturn a call and be outed as inept.

‘The integrity of the game’ is a phrase that is bandied about liberally by people in the NFL’s New York office in levying fines and suspensions for players and coaches, but who has a more direct effect upon the integrity of professional football than a bad referee, and for the second consecutive assignment, Triplette has revealed himself to be a clown.

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In his hands, the result of a play and thus a game cannot be trusted.

On fourth and goal from the Colts one yard line with 1:14 left in the first half, the Bengals opted to go for the touchdown.  Ben Jarvis Green-Ellis was ruled down by contact short of the end zone by the side judge.

The booth decided that it was close enough to warrant the use of replay, and Triplette retreated under the hood to take a look.  Despite obvious contact with Colts defensive lineman Josh Chapman that tripped Green-Ellis causing him to fall a foot short of the end zone, Triplette reversed the call and awarded the Bengals a touchdown that made the score 14-0 at the half.

CBS announcers assigned to the game, Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf, called the reversal “unexplainable,” and at halftime, Boomer Esiason said that Triplette needs to find another line of work.

In the second half, Triplette blew another call when Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw a ball away under pressure.  Triplette ruled that Dalton was outside the pocket before releasing the ball.  Replays showed that not only was Dalton not outside the tackle box, but he was two steps to the left of the spot on the right hash where he received the snap.  It wasn’t close, and Triplette blew it.

One call led directly to a seven-point difference in the score that could not have been accounted for otherwise, and the other caused a fundamental change in the flow of the game although the drive ended with a Bengals punt.

Replay is supposed to be used to ensure that the officiating is as close to perfect as possible, but Triplette actually used replay to negate a sound call.  Combine this week’s awful performance in Cincinnati with the train wreck non-first down that harmed the Washington Redskins chance to beat the New York Giants, and the a clear and consistent pattern appears.  Jeff Triplette cannot be trusted to officiate another NFL contest.

Not only is there a reason to suspect that a game will not find its just result with Triplette officiating the contest, there is genuine well-reasoned doubt that it’s possible.

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Google “Jeff Triplette” and read the litany of inexcusable gaffes for yourself.  But somehow the train that left the track of righteousness and reason keeps on rolling week after week, NFL season after NFL season.

The office of the commissioner is always quite eager to flex its muscles at the expense of the players and coaches, but what stand will Roger Goodell take to manage its own employees?  Anything short of firing Triplette will send a clear message to fans, teams, and the media that integrity is not a goal of the NFL, but a term of convenience invoked only when it’s easy.

If the media, who are controlled by the NFL about as closely as any professional league, has no choice but to claim a call is blatantly wrong and calls for the job of a referee, the time to act has long passed.

Should the NFL allow this chowderhead to continue his career as a chaos producing dunce, the next misstep could cost a win, season, and championship.

It’s easy to look at the 42-28 final score of the Colts vs. Bengals and make the determination that as bad as Triplette’s calls were, they didn’t cost the Colts the game, but who’s to say?

As if the reversal of the call wasn’t bad enough, this dunderhead’s explanation to the pool reporter who spoke with Triplette after the game is even worse:

  • Were there differing views among the officials about whether BenJarvus Green-Ellis was down initially?
  • Triplette: There was discussion about whether the runner was touched down at the goal line or not.
  • What did you see in the review?
  • Triplette: When we reviewed the video at the goal line, there was nobody touching him there, and then he bounced into the end zone.
  • What about the nose tackle? It appeared he might have had a shot at Green-Ellis?
  • Triplette: I don’t know about that, what position … There was nobody that touched him at the goal line.
  • So you didn’t look at whether anybody touched him in the backfield?
  • Triplette: We looked at the goal line, (those) were the shots that we looked at.
  • There was a question about whether the nose tackle initially swiped at him and started him tripping?
  • Triplette: We reviewed the goal line.






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Press Release – MIS NEWS: Donate a toy or nonperishable food and a take a lap at MIS

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Donate a toy or nonperishable food and a take a lap at MIS

BROOKLYN, Mich. (Nov. 19, 2013) — The holiday season is quickly approaching. So take a lap around the fastest track in NASCAR to get into the holiday spirit.

MIS Cares, the non-profit arm of Michigan International Speedway, will host the fifth annual Charity Track and Toy Drive on Saturday, Dec. 7. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather dependent.

Guests may take a lap in their personal automobile around the track in exchange for a new, unwrapped toy or a bag of nonperishable food. All items will be donated to the Brooklyn Food Pantry in Brooklyn, Mich., and the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots.

In addition, guests will have the opportunity to visit with Santa in the Michigan Room. So don’t forget your list. Photos with Santa will be available from Cori B Photography from $5.

The speedway has even thought about the children to make it a true family day. Children are invited to color a holiday card that will be sent to active military members.

“We are happy to be part of this great event and help the local community,” MIS President Roger Curtis said. “We don’t just work here; we live here and we’re happy to be part of this community. We invite all our race fans and friends to help us support this event as we look to make the holiday season better for those who need it.”

The event has been an overwhelming success in its first four years and continues to grow, thanks to the support of the community.

“The Charity Track and Toy Drive has been very successful in years past and has benefitted some great organizations,” said Jayme Bicknell, fan services manager at MIS. “It has provided a significant impact for a number of families for the holiday season. We hope our efforts provide a lift to those that need it and make their holidays a little better.”

In 2013, the Charity Track and Toy Drive helped numerous families throughout the area. The overwhelming support from fans near and far allowed the track to fill a 15-foot truck twice with food for the Brooklyn Food Pantry and a 26-foot truck with items for Toys for Tots.

Are you looking for a unique holiday gift for the special someone? MIS Cares is selling a holiday edition “I Drove the Track” t-shirt. In addition, guests will have an opportunity to drive laps on NASCAR’s fastest track on five Tuesdays in July in 2014. You can purchase your ticket to take a lap as a stocking stuffer before they sell out.

Track drive participants should enter the speedway through the tunnel gate off of Brooklyn Highway and follow the signs to the infield entry point. Guests will be directed to enter the racetrack via the Pit Road Suite Building underpass, where they will take a controlled pace lap around the two-mile oval.

Toy and food donations will also be accepted at MIS during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Toys for Tots and Food Pantry collection boxes are located in the speedway lobby.

All donated toys must be unwrapped and new. Donated food items should be nonperishable. The Food Pantry is also seeking soap products, paper goods, canned fruits and juices.

Competition Tire will donate a Goodyear vehicle for storage and transportation of all donations collected during the event.

The employees of the speedway and Americrown Corp. will provide support for the event and also make a donation to the two organizations with personal support.

MIS Cares is a donor advised fund of the NASCAR Foundation, a 501 © (3) non-profit entity. MIS Cares’ mission is to create a lasting, positive impact on our community through charitable giving and volunteer efforts that cultivate community growth and advances quality of life. MIS Cares in 2013 alone awarded $76,469 in cash donations to local charities through its grant program. Another $60,000 was awarded through sponsorships and tickets those groups raffle off, also to raise money.

Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway is NASCAR’s fastest track and the Great Escape, a venerable NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. It’s the love of racing and the thrill of a great time for race fans and drivers alike.

Keep up with Michigan International Speedway via Twitter @MISpeedway or on Facebook at Android and iPhone can now download Discover MIS, the official app of MIS, on Google Play and iTunes.

Join our Mobile Fan Club by texting MISCLUB on a Sprint Handheld or other mobile device to 69050. Standard text message rates may apply.

2014 Michigan International Speedway Schedule

Saturday, May 10 – Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson
Friday, June 13 – ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and Sprint Cup Qualifying
Saturday, June 14 – NASCAR Nationwide Series
Sunday, June 15 – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400
Friday, Aug. 15 – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice and Qualifying
Saturday, Aug. 16 – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Michigan National Guard 200
Sunday, Aug. 17 – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400

Brad Kuhbander, manager of Media Relations, 517-592-1204,

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