Allegany Communications Sports w/ Mike Burke

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MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports The irony was not lost on Friday afternoon; for under the brilliant sun at Wrigley Field, the brilliance of the sun was running second to the brilliance of the young pitcher on the mound. Yet it wasn’t the brilliance of a Chicago Cubs pitcher that had Wrigley buzzing this time. […]
Author: loganscott
Posted: May 20, 2024, 1:02 pm
I don’t care if I never get back “A hot dog at the ballpark is better than steak at the Ritz.” — Humphrey Bogart MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports Went to the ballgame yesterday. Nothing like a day game at the ballpark. Nothing like being there in the overcast spring, even with a sheer mist […]
Author: loganscott
Posted: May 16, 2024, 8:22 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports The Washington Nationals certainly showed their mettle this week against the Baltimore Orioles, not to mention the rising talent general manager Mike Rizzo has assembled. The teams split their two-game series at Nationals Park, with the Nats dominating the Orioles, 3-0, on Tuesday, holding Baltimore to three hits, before the […]
Author: loganscott
Posted: May 10, 2024, 12:16 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports Until this season, that continues to feel too good to be true, on days when the Orioles did not play, Orioles fans found themselves hesitant to go onto their social media outlets of choice (which probably isn’t a bad idea on any day) because they were afraid to find what […]
Author: loganscott
Posted: May 7, 2024, 1:06 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports The first and very last of the multi-sports stadiums of the 1960s and 1970s, also known as cookie-cutter stadiums, will be no more, as having concluded its environmental impact evaluation, the National Park Service announced last week that demolition of RFK Stadium can officially proceed so the land can be […]
Author: loganscott
Posted: May 6, 2024, 1:17 pm
Two trades that did benefit both teams MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports With the Orioles and the New York Yankees wrapping up a rare four-game series today in Baltimore, and given their long history of competing against each other in the American League East since 1969, not to mention the often chippy relationship that has […]
Author: loganscott
Posted: May 2, 2024, 2:13 pm
New dimensions suit Walltimore just fine MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports Prior to the 2022 season the Baltimore Orioles reconfigured the size and the shape of the playing field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The facelift in one of the most beautiful ballparks in the world took place in left field as the Orioles […]
Author: loganscott
Posted: May 1, 2024, 4:03 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports On Wednesday, the Heisman Trust decided to reinstate former Southern California running back Reggie Bush as the 2005 recipient of the Heisman Trophy, emblematic of the best college football player in America, which, of course, he easily was in 2005. The decision came 14 years after Bush was stripped of […]
Author: loganscott
Posted: April 26, 2024, 1:33 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports The NFL hosts one of its most important and most-watched television productions tonight with its first installment of this year’s NFL Draft; or, as it is officially called, the Player Selection Meeting. Yeah, some meeting; but I’ll watch it, even though I don’t follow it very closely anymore. Why not? […]
Author: loganscott
Posted: April 25, 2024, 12:58 pm
MIKE BURKE Allegany Communications Sports Yes, we’ve seen it before; we’re seeing it again. Only the names change to protect the hitting. This year it’s 20-year-old Jackson Holliday, the No. 1 prospect in baseball, who in nine games in the big leagues is 1-for-30 with just two walks and 16 strikeouts. The same people who […]
Author: loganscott
Posted: April 22, 2024, 12:39 pm