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Mike Burke - Sports

Mike Burke - Sports
  • Mike Burke Had they not traded Kiner, who knows?

    There are, in the words of our great friend J. Suter Kegg, “a lot of people walking around here with ‘P’ on their caps.”
    Suter would have enjoyed the last two Octobers, although having been the founder and president of a nationally-recognized Yankees haters club in the 1950s (true story — he mailed out buttons to Yankee haters all over the country), he likely wouldn’t have been happy with the way October ended for the Orioles last year.

    October 4, 2013 1 Photo

  • Passing swift once more as a summer storm

    God pity them both! and pity us all,
    Who vainly the dreams of youth recall.
    For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
    The saddest are these: “The baseball season is at its end!”

    September 28, 2013

  • Central Tech visits FH today

    Fort Hill will welcome a new opponent to its schedule at a new game time, as the Sentinels play host to the Central Tech Falcons, of Erie, Pa., today, 5:30 p.m., at Greenway Avenue Stadium.

    September 21, 2013

  • Keyser, FH in Greenway clash

    Numbers-wise it may be a light high school football weekend, but weight-wise the match-ups are considerably heavy as the Keyser-Fort Hill game tonight, 7 o’clock, at Greenway Avenue Stadium highlights six area games this evening, with one more being played Saturday afternoon.

    September 13, 2013

  • Mike Burke All in all, not the best of first weeks

    There have been a lot of long faces on NFL fans walking around here since Monday night when the Washington Redskins completed the Two Hours From Everywhere trifecta, launched last Thursday by the Baltimore Ravens and carrying through to Sunday with the Pittsburgh Steelers, as all three teams punched the clock with pretty dismal losses.

    September 13, 2013 1 Photo

  • FH, Allegany kick off tonight

    Beginning tonight everybody will be in the pool as Maryland public high schools kick off their football seasons.

    September 5, 2013

  • Mike Burke Perdew gets weekend call to The Show

    If you thought that was a familiar face you saw in the Chicago White Sox dugout Thursday night, it was. And you’ll be able to see it all weekend long, as J.R. Perdew is in Baltimore and in uniform for the White Sox’s four-game series with the Orioles that began last night at Camden Yards.

    September 5, 2013 1 Photo

  • Why is this game being played in Denver again?

    So Denver’s in an uproar because Joe Flacco’s picture is plastered all over town beside Peyton Manning’s picture in NFL-purchased promotions for Thursday’s season opener between the Ravens and the Broncos.

    August 29, 2013

  • Mike Burke Another bat could help solve a lot of problems

    To provide perspective on how much Buck Showalter has transformed the culture of the Baltimore Orioles in such a short period of time, if closer Jim Johnson had blown three straight saves to put his total at nine for the season two years ago this August day, your average sports fan in Baltimore would have told you, “Now that Boldin and Flacco have a year together, I look for big things.

    August 15, 2013 1 Photo

  • Do the words ‘get out’ mean anything to Mr. Rodriguez?

    Playing on a television screen near you, the sitcom “Alex: A Bronx Tail” has been delighting baseball executives nationwide, provided, of course, you are not a baseball executive for the New York Yankees.

    July 27, 2013