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Redbirds Profile: Alex Reyes — click to enlarge For various reasons, the 2016 season will be memorable for the Memphis Redbirds' Alex Reyes. The 21-year-old pitcher (he turns 22 on August 29th) entered the season as the 7th-ranked prospect in all of baseball according to Baseball America.

Frankly, At Forty — This article originally appeared in the February 2009 issue of Memphis magazine. Even seven years later, 40 is a big birthday. In the spirit of the magazine's 40th anniversary, here are 40 life tips to consider, nuggets of wisdom that just might help the trip to 50 (and beyond) go a little smoother.

2016: A Year of "Endings" in Sport — It may be only July, but I can't recall a calendar year with as many significant losses (measured a few ways) in the world of sports.

Redbirds, Cardinals, and MLB All-Star Musings — click to enlarge Tuesday night's All-Star Game marks baseball's midseason point, a four-day break (for players not in All-Star uniforms) during which we sharpen focus toward what might be, what could be, and what will be come October. * There's a reasonable chance the 2016 season will end with a Great Lakes Series.

Saved by Soccer - Memphis magazine — Randy Hensley knew something was wrong when he saw his son's backpack in the kitchen sink. Two days before Christmas in 2006, Randy and his wife, Donna, returned to their Collierville home around lunchtime after doing some holiday shopping. They expected to be greeted - maybe not formally, but nevertheless - by their 14-year-old son, Kevin.

Pat Summitt: 1952-2016 — click to enlarge My wife was an all-state soccer player in Vermont. One of my daughters was recently named to the "Best of Preps" All-Metro softball team. My other daughter completed middle school in May having won no fewer than six county championships (three in soccer, three in softball).

Dontari Poe Brings Dream to Memphis — Dontari Poe was a good player for some lousy football teams at the University of Memphis. Over his three seasons (2009-11), the Tigers went 5-31, bad enough for two coaches - Tommy West and Larry Porter - to be sent packing.

RIP George Lapides — image-] Memphis is a different place today. And for those of us who pay attention to sports, it will be different the rest of our lives. With the passing of George Lapides, the Bluff City has lost the closest thing to a sport-media institution it has known.

The St. Louis Cardinals' Memphis Mafia — Thanks to a playoff format that grants two wild-card entries in each league, the 2016 St. Louis Cardinals are clinging to life as contenders in the National League. Trailing the Chicago Cubs by nine games, the Cardinals stand little chance of winning a fourth straight NL Central championship.

Leadership: Jen Andrews (Shelby Farms Park Conservancy) — There aren't many guarantees in life , but you can take this to the betting window: Jen Andrews knows more about the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy (SFPC) than you or anyone else. The 32-year-old Andrews is the newly named executive director for the nonprofit that manages - and is currently transforming - the 4,500-acre park.
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Jul 29, 2016

I wonder if So Taguchi rubs his World Series rings every time Ichiro bats.

Jul 29, 2016

Hate to say it, but that's on Hammer. As though Ichiro doesn't have a reputation. And short fly. Diaz up next.

Jul 29, 2016

@baseball_ref Are Eddie Collins, Tris Speaker, & Carlton Fisk the only Hall of Famers to play 1,000 games with two different franchises?

Jul 29, 2016

@jbrown116 I'd like Alex to make his debut at Busch. If he's not ready . . . he's THIS close.

Jul 29, 2016

How about a special Friday-edition "From My Seat"? Because I care about how you start the weekend.

Jul 28, 2016

If there's any HC conspiracy, it has to be her role in arranging her opponent in this election. This is Bears-Patriots (SB XX).

Jul 28, 2016

Chelsea Clinton this close to having to clarify question about her presidential parent. "Which one?"

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