1. What a Relief!!! Minor League Sports Is Where The Heart Is!!!

    I have been the fan of Cincinnati Reds baseball and Indiana Pacers basketball ever since I can remember. Outside of the traditions and successes these teams enjoyed in their histories, ...

    Matty Smith Written by Matty Smith about over 4 years ago 26 reads 0 comments

  2. Watch Out, Big Blue: Scandal Follows Coach Calipari

    Kentucky Wildcat basketball fans saw a resurrection of their program in proportions rarely seen in college sports. In a matter of a few months they change coaches, make MAJOR roster changes, ...

    Matty Smith Written by Matty Smith about 5 years ago 1,426 reads 3 comments

  3. Wish We Had Them Longer: Cincinnati Reds' Top 10 One Season Players

    The Cincinnati Reds have a long and storied history. They have seen many players come and go. Some stars had a stint with the Reds, maybe too short a stint. Some moved on from Cincinnati to continue their successful careers, while others left in obscurity

    Matty Smith Written by Matty Smith about 5 years ago 603 reads 9 comments

  4. Cincinnati Reds On Their Way to Another Losing Season

    Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty felt good about his team's season-opening roster. The Reds were going into the season with a pretty solid pitching staff and a faster and younger team...

    Matty Smith Written by Matty Smith about 5 years ago 237 reads 3 comments

  5. The Best Kind Of Stimulus: Pay Me What Professional Athletes Are Paid

    Inside a cramped classroom, a young boy thinks about being outside and taking part in sports. Once the bell rings for recess he grabs his bat and glove and joins a game. He expects to have fun, and maybe make a friend...

    Matty Smith Written by Matty Smith about 5 years ago 80 reads 0 comments

  6. The All-Time Top 100 Baseball Players Since 1900 (Nos. 80-89)

    I apologize for not continuing my countdown, but I promise to do so on a monthly basis. As I count down my personal all-time list I take into account many different areas but focus on three; ...

    Matty Smith Written by Matty Smith about over 5 years ago 1,008 reads 5 comments

  7. One Thing's for Sure: Davey Concepcion Deserves to Be in the Hall of Fame

    Don't get me wrong; I am glad that Jim Rice and Rickey Henderson are going to the Hall of Fame. Both players were class acts and made huge impacts on the game: Rice with his bat, Henderson with his glove...

    Matty Smith Written by Matty Smith about over 5 years ago 416 reads 2 comments

  8. The Past Is The Present: The Pacers Need To Make Some Changes To Salvage Season

    As a Pacer fan from my earliest memories, I have seen them at their highest and their lowest. I remember their ABA successes, their 61-21 season in 2003-04, much the same as their nightmarish time as cellar-dwellers during much of the 1980s...

    Matty Smith Written by Matty Smith about over 5 years ago 114 reads 0 comments

  9. My All-Time Top 100 Baseball Players Since 1900 (Nos. 90-100)

    My wife bought me an awesome book for Christmas titled Baseball's Best 1,000 by Derek Gentile. This book interests both the stats and nostalgia lover in me. This had me interested in starting my own list, but I'm not going to such extremes...

    Matty Smith Written by Matty Smith about over 5 years ago 1,475 reads 0 comments

  10. Call Me Crazy, But I Miss the Montreal Expos

    I wonder if I'm the only one who feels this way. It's great that there is baseball now in Washington, DC, but I feel there is a void each season. I miss the wonderful little oddball north of the border known as the Expos...

    Matty Smith Written by Matty Smith about over 5 years ago 425 reads 3 comments

  11. What's Wrong with Sports? Money is the Root of All Evil

    I have become so disenfranchised with the state of professional sports. It has become uncomfortable for me to watch. Money has created this horror, and it is getting worse. It is a twofold nightmare...

    Matty Smith Written by Matty Smith about over 5 years ago 733 reads 2 comments

  12. Thank You, Tom Crean: Indiana Laying the Foundation of a True Winner

    Last year at about this time, Indiana fans were waiting for the other shoe to drop. The Hoosier 2007-08 basketball season, going full steam into a Big Ten season where they were championship contenders, was about to go belly-up...

    Matty Smith Written by Matty Smith about over 5 years ago 322 reads 6 comments