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Monday, March 31, 2008

Aching feet and strong arms at the game




If Hamilton County Commissioner David Pepper looked tired walking in the Opening Day Parade, he had good reason -- he had a weekend full of exercise.



Just a day earlier he participated in the Mercy Heart Mini Marathon downtown (that's a 15K run. More than nine miles). His time: just over an hour and a half. Pretty good considering Saturday he'd done a 35-mile bike ride "just for fun."


Fellow commissioners Todd Portune and Pat DeWine were also in the parade. Portune had a full day. After the parade (and a nearly hour-long rain delay) he also threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Reds game. It was a perfect right-over-the-plate pitch, according to witnesses. Unfortunately the pitch occurred during a commercial break so only those actually in the ball park got to see it live.


10 Comments:

at 8:59 AM, April 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

STRIKE!

 
at 11:28 AM, April 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

congratulations, todd! thanks for making us proud, unlike our pathetic mayor.

 
at 12:11 PM, April 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Five Bucks (that's 1,000 yen to Charlie Luken and Alicia Reece) Drake Hospital comes hat in hand this November using Portune's pitching as a reason to give.

 
at 1:04 PM, April 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought he'd throw left. He does everything else left.

 
at 1:24 PM, April 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

He may have thrown a better pitch than Mallory, but he has a far more ridiculous look on his face!

 
at 5:52 PM, April 01, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriuosly, why would the Enquirer choose a photo like this? It's disrespectful!

 
at 3:36 AM, April 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree - why this photo ? It's like choosing the piNEure frame when the subject is in the middle of a blink. And what about "reports" that it was right over the plate. If the fricken NEWSpaper can't find out if it was right over the plate - what the heck good are they?
And don't tell me none of the reports and videographers caught the pitch/
And, how about the fact that the picture doesn't even have credits listed with it? Could it be the photograph doesn't want to be involved in the subliminal attack?

 
at 9:48 PM, April 02, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

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"... Anonymous said...Five Bucks (that's 1,000 yen to Charlie Luken and Alicia Reece) Drake Hospital comes hat in hand this November using Portune's pitching as a reason to give. 12:11 PM, April 01, 2008"

Typical clue-less, wRong wingnut whacko spewing the elephant dung propaganda !

Lettuce enlighten you. Da da da da whine and hindlick sold the county asset at 1/3 it's appraised value to their 'culture of corruption' cronies !

PATHETIC 'family values' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 1:50 PM, April 03, 2008 Blogger jroellig said...

Does anyone have this full picture? Or another pictures of the first pitch? My husband is standing right next to Portune on the mound and we only have pictures of their back side.

 
at 10:40 PM, April 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Todd, Great pitch! You did the County proud, unlike the pathetic Mayor of this city....

Keep up the good work.....

 
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