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Cleveland Indians fans breathed a collective sigh of relief when GM Mark Shapiro and then-assistant Chris Antonetti finally gave Eric Wedge the long overdue boot from the team’s manager position following another disappointing season in 2009.

Manny Acta takes over the role and the entire coaching staff is revamped, including the hiring of beloved former Tribe catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. as a base coach. Meanwhile the front office is altering as Shapiro takes over as team president and relinquishes the GM title to his apprentice Antonetti at the end of this season.

But managerial changes will be hard-pressed to generate changes in recent team performance on the field. Cheapskate ownership by the Dolan clan forced Shapiro to trade off back-to-back Cy Young winners CC Sabathia and Cliff Lee as well as perennial all-star catcher Victor Martinez over the past two seasons, and the returns have little to show for the sacrifices- so far.

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Bowling Green State University will celebrate 100 years of athletics with A

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          Gary Haas Sr.

Centennial Celebration Event on April 23.

The event starts with a reception at Harold Anderson Arena from 4-4:45 p.m., then a current and former Falcon athletes and coaches panel discussion at 6 p.m. One of the panellists is Gary Haas Sr., a former BGSU and Eastwood baseball player.

Haas was a student-athlete at BGSU between 1971 and 1974. As a standout four-year shortstop for the Brown and Orange, Haas was a member of a pair of teams that set the precedent for BGSU baseball.

Pro scout and former college coach, Bob Wren said, “In my 24 years of coaching in the Mid-American Conference, Gary Haas is one of the finest infielders I’ve ever seen.”  

In 1972, Haas was a member of a team that finished 24-12-2 and captured the Mid-American Conference title. Later that year, BGSU hosted the NCAA District Four Tournament. Two years later, his team finished 30-14 and set a school record for victories in a season in the last year that a Falcon baseball team played less than 45 games in a season. 

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Fishing report now available on cell phones and other mobile devices.

Maumee River fishing has entered the world of mobile technology with the launch of the Maumee River Mobile Fishing Report.

Dave Cremer, who grew up in Perrysburg fishing the spring walleye and white bass spawning runs, knew fishing folks wanted daily river fishing reports.  He thought fisherman would like the option of receiving fishing reports on their cell phones and other mobile devices.  Cremer contacted Gary Lowry, owner of Maumee Tackle, who agreed, and now provides the daily report information.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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