Allegany Communications Sports w/ Mike Burke

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MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports Brooks Robinson never had Marilyn Monroe sing “Happy Birthday, Mr. Third Baseman” to him on his birthday. Brooks Robinson has always had his family and friends, and a million little kids from the Wonder Years wish him a happy birthday, even as those same little kids are now in our […]
Author: chrystalrobinette
Posted: May 18, 2022, 2:21 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports It was a very appropriate touch made by the NBA last week when it announced the Most Valuable Player awards in the Eastern Conference finals and the Western Conference finals would, effective immediately, be the Larry Bird and Earvin “Magic” Johnson MVP awards respectively. In addition, the Eastern and Western […]
Author: chrystalrobinette
Posted: May 17, 2022, 2:09 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports How poorly are things going for the Cincinnati Reds these days? Very poorly, as witnessed by their mere 9 wins through the first 35 games of the season. A lot of us around here can certainly empathize. A lot of us can even say we’ve seen worse – much worse; […]
Author: chrystalrobinette
Posted: May 16, 2022, 2:16 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports The Baltimore Orioles decided to move the left-field wall at Oriole Park at Camden Yards back roughly 30 feet and raise the height of the wall to 13 feet from the previous seven feet. It seemed like a good idea at the time and, truthfully, remains a good idea. The […]
Author: chrystalrobinette
Posted: May 9, 2022, 2:24 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports Sunday, of course, is Mother’s Day, and I shall raise my glass and count my blessings for the joy of having lived my life in what my mother called her “Sphere of Influence.” Which is to say I live on planet Earth. My mother was Colleen, but once you had […]
Author: chrystalrobinette
Posted: May 6, 2022, 1:52 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports You’re watching a lot of Major League Baseball these days? You’re watching some? If you are you’ve noticed a lot of hard-hit balls, or, as the new analytics vernacular has it, “barreled up” at high “exit velocity,” die in the air like a kite and gently fall into an outfielder’s […]
Author: chrystalrobinette
Posted: May 4, 2022, 2:03 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports As promised, I watched much of the first two nights of the #NFLTheTVShowAndSportsBook player selection meeting and, as promised, I took very little from it. But that’s not on the TV Show, it’s on me. I don’t care what anybody says, unless you are paid for a living to have […]
Author: chrystalrobinette
Posted: May 3, 2022, 1:51 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports “The University of Maryland,” it read, “invites you to unlock a world of learning, discovery and exploration at Maryland Day (Saturday, April 30). Take part of hundreds of family-friendly events and interactive exhibits during a daylong celebration and inspiring journey across campus.” My lifelong friend and classmate Bill Feeney and […]
Author: chrystalrobinette
Posted: May 2, 2022, 3:10 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports When last we spoke of the NBA Playoffs, one of us spoke of Game 1 of the Boston Celtics-Brooklyn Nets opening-round series, which the Celtics won, 115-112. Well, since then, the Celtics won three more close ones to sweep the series. That in itself would not be surprising, given the […]
Author: chrystalrobinette
Posted: April 27, 2022, 2:06 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports The #NFLTheTVShowAndSportsBook hosts one of its most important and most-watched television productions Thursday evening with its first installment of this year’s NFL Draft; or, as it is officially called by the TV Show and Sports Book, the Player Selection Meeting. Yeah, a meeting. Okay … but I’ll watch, even though […]
Author: chrystalrobinette
Posted: April 26, 2022, 2:44 pm