About the Author

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes has written three books about sports. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball. He enjoys writing, running, and lemon bars. He lives near Lake Michigan with his daughters and usually has an orange cream soda nearby.

What to Expect When DraftKings Ohio Launches Sports Betting App

June 27, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

When the Ohio Casino Control Commission issues licenses for sports betting operators later this year, it’s close to a guarantee that the name DraftKings Ohio will be among the names mentioned. DraftKings sportsbook is one of the top sports betting apps in the United States, and it’s consistently lauded for its easy-to-use interface, live betting, […]

Top 5 Sports Bars in Columbus

June 23, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

Did you know Columbus has almost three times as many people as Cleveland, and more than Cincinnati and Cleveland combined? That’s even when you don’t count students from The Ohio State University, which rests like a happy football-game-winning chestnut in this college town. The Buckeye: neither a buck nor an eye, just a leathery tan […]

The 9 Greatest Cincinnati Reds Players of All-Time

June 22, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

The Cincinnati Reds were the first professional baseball team. By the 1901 season, which many consider the advent of “modern” baseball, the Reds had been around for nearly four decades. The franchise continues to uphold its long tradition, which includes fielding great players. In this list, I select the nine players who were the greatest […]

Top 5 Sports Bars In Cleveland

June 21, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

Two-time MMA Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic once said, “Cleveland people are crazy, that’s why I live here.” Maybe waiting so long for a title and still supporting your teams wholeheartedly makes you crazy. Or maybe unyielding dedication is a sign of insanity. Either way, Cleveland is home to many of the greatest sports fans in […]

A Look Back At Cleveland Baseball’s Record-Setting 455-Game Sellout Streak

June 13, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

Emily Giaimo was a baseball-crazy teenager in Parma, a suburb of Cleveland in the mid-1990s. Her parents and even her parent’s parents had known mostly frustration as fans of the Cleveland baseball team. But for Giaimo, the mid-to-late 1990s were the glory days of Cleveland baseball. The team was a perennial powerhouse, shedding its laughingstock […]

Big Ten Title Odds Tab Ohio State As Heavy Favorite

June 10, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

This week, BetRivers Sportsbook released its futures odds for the Big Ten conference champion. The Ohio State Buckeyes are, not surprisingly, listed as favorites to win the title. Last season the Buckeyes were leapfrogged by their rivals, the Michigan Wolverines, who claimed supremacy in the Big Ten. But OSU won four consecutive conference titles from […]

Top 5 Seasons To Have Been An Ohio Sports Fan

June 9, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

Ohio sports fans are some of the most passionate and loyal. They support their teams through good times and bad. Sadly, the state has seen way too many bad stretches. The Cleveland baseball team hasn’t won a World Series since 1948. The Reds have been waiting since 1990, and haven’t won a playoff series since […]

Visitors Guide To Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

June 8, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

Visitors to Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati may find a delightful surprise beyond the baseball game that will be played on the field. The venue is host to a museum that stands out as the best team-operated Hall of Fame in professional sports. The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is a can’t-miss experience […]