All posts by Jay Kircher

The Black Sox Scandal: An Overview

The 1919 World Series, also known as the White Sox Scandal, is one of the most infamous years in the history of major league baseball. The world series in question was played against the Cincinnati Reds where the White Sox were accused of intentionally throwing the World Series in exchange for gambling money. Let’s take an in-depth look at what happened, why it happened, and what were the consequences. 

What Has Caused the Sports Card Market to Boom?

Over the last couple of months, the sports card market has boomed. Prices are sky-high across all sports, and it has become nearly impossible to find any product at retail price. This level of investment has not been seen since the 1990s and the demand back then caused most of the companies to go into overproduction, making most sports cards almost worthless from that time. Many people speculate that the companies are overproducing once again, but the empty shelves prove otherwise.

Bellevue Park is the Perfect Place for a Valentine’s Date

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many people are wanting to pick a location to take their significant other on a date. Instead of a standard restaurant, I picked out Bellevue Park. Bellevue Park is located just north of downtown Cincinnati and is a perfect place to have a quiet date. It is also hands-down one of the best places to get a view of the amazing Cincinnati Skyline.

China is Infected With a Coronavirus

There is a previously undiscovered virus sweeping across China and has already taken over 200 victims. It all started in a fish market in Wuhan, China, a city with a population of around eleven million people. Thousands of people are being quarantined in China, with the virus already reaching the US. It was found infecting a suburban Seattle man who had just come back from a trip to China. It was also found in California, Arizona, and Chicago. A new development occurred on January 28 where two students tested possibly positive for the Coronavirus at a local University, Miami University.

Hanukkah Traditions

The Holidays are upon us, and while most might be celebrating Christmas, there are quite a few that also celebrate Hanukkah. Hanukkah originated over 2,000 years ago around the same time Christmas began being celebrated. Unlike Christmas, however, it lasts eight days, and children would receive a gift each day. Hanukkah celebrates the Maccabee’s victory over the Syrian army. It also marks a miracle, where a day’s worth of oil allowed the menorah to light up for eight days in the rededicated Temple in Jerusalem. Followers of the Jewish religion also have many traditions celebrated during Hanukkah.