While watching a baseball game the other night, the topic of pro athlete’s agents came up. I know that Curtis Flood is credited with changing baseball forever. I am not arguing that he was a great impact on the game with his free agency. The second most drastic change in the way baseball is run today has to be the part that agent’s play in signing ball players.I believe that most baseball players (other pro athletes as well) would sign much quicker if they weren’t dealing through an agent. The agent will tell you that his main concern is the welfare of the player he represents. I don’t buy this. I think his main concern is how big his cut will be when his player signs his new contract. I don’t know if this action played a part in the negotiations of Hunter Greene with the Reds, but I do know that his delay in signing with the Reds was not foreseen when the Reds made him their top pick this year. He signed at the last second because of minor details.If you want to look up “agent” in the dictionary, don’t look under “A”, but look under “L” for leach!
Batesville Middle School State Championship Track results from (5/18).The Batesville Middle School boys finished their season at the State track meet on Saturday. Will Sherwood, Jake Chapman, Emi Lopez and Eli Loichinger finished 8th in the 4 x 800 relay.The Batesville Middle School girls finished their season at the State meet on Saturday as well. Madelyn Pohlman finished 3rd in the 400. Veronica King finished 9th in the Shot Put. Ava Hanson finished 19th in the mile. Elena Kuisel, Lizzy Nobbe, Nadine Davis, and Madelyn Pohlman finished 7th in the 4×100 relay. Kaylie Raver, Kaylynn Bedel, Jada Day, and Ava Hanson finished 2nd in the 4×800 relay.Madelyn Pohlman broke the school record in the 400 with a time of 1:01.31!!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.