Friday, August 1 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:52:34 GMT
U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.Full Story >
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...Full Story >
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A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been...Full Story >
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The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
It was a matchup that heavily favored the defending champion Oakland Athletics. Four games later, the Reds swept the star-laden A's to become World Champions.
The Nasty Boys were key figures in the Reds' charge to the 1990 World Championship. Relief pitchers Randy Myers, Rob Dibble and Norm Charlton – collectively known as the Nasty Boys – proved to be a deadly combination in the bullpen.
It's been nearly 25-years since the three played together. Since the 1990 season, the Nasty Boys have made few appearances. On Wednesday, the trio reunited at LaSalle High School.
"Any time that Norm, Randy and I get together, especially as we get along in the years, it's cool just to hang out and go over stuff," says Rob Dibble. "You kind of forget a lot of the cool stuff that we did besides winning a championship."
Together, the Nasty Boys discussed what made that 1990 team so great. Dibble attributes the team's success to a sense of family in the dugout.
"Maybe there were more superstars on the Oakland A's or the Pittsburgh Pirates, but they weren't the same kind of family that we were," explains Dibble. "Most of us were home-grown guys. Most of us came up through the organization. We knew very well of the Big Red Machine and we had to prove ourselves."
Randy Myers says much of their success can be attributed to the trio's ability to step up in any given situation.
"We were three people that would take the ball whenever in the bullpen. We weren't afraid of any situation," says Myers.
"You don't want to be the weak link," adds Dibble. "You don't want to face those guys who are your family in the clubhouse. That's what made us better."
Norm Charlton credits their pitching style.
"We pitched inside and pitched inside with a vengeance," says Charlton. "That's the way the game was played back then."
Together, the Nasty Boys pitched 8.75 innings in the 1990 World Series. They gave up zero earned runs on six hits. Dibble and Myers were named 1990 NLCS Most Valuable players for their contribution in the bullpen.
Following the 1990 season, the Nasty Boys went their separate ways. Dibble remained with the Reds through 1993. After floating around to several different clubs, Dibble made his way to the broadcast booth. In 1991, the Reds tried Myers as a starter which proved unsuccessful. Myers left the Reds the following year. Charlton stayed with the Reds through 1992.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.