In tribute to the Caps winning the Southeast Division and clinching a seed in the Stanley Cup playoffs and to former WJZ sports anchor John Buren, I am going to introduce a weekly feature in addition to my other blogs: THREE STARS AND THREE GEEKS OF THE WEEK! (With all due respect to Mr. Buren, he featured only one geek a week, as I recall. I, like the late, great rasslin’ manager, “Classy Fred Blassie”, feel that there plenty of “pencil-neck geeks” out there.) Part one will feature the stars
First, the stars of the week:
* – The Baltimore Orioles – On the field, they are as of this typing, 5-2 overall, 4-2 against the A.L. East, the Yankees and the defending A.L. Champion Rays, and 1-0 on the road. Their bats have come alive, the pitching has been inconsistent, but right now, for the most part, they are playing enjoyable baseball. Off of the field, they have FINALLY placed “Baltimore” on their road jerseys, given fans tickets for their birthdays and are co-promoting events with the Ravens. Things that WNST staff, listeners and other Oriole fans have been wanting for years. It seems that the Orioles have been stubborn but are coming around to a few things.
** The Baltimore Blast – Let’s face it. They are an indoor soccer dynasty. They have won 5 championships in the past 7 years. Their latest, a hard fought victory over the Rockford Rampage, by the score of 13-10. This year, they had the pleasure of celebrating their championship in front of their hometown fans. In fact, from here on out, I will refer to the NISL trophy as “Lord Edward”, because Mr. Edward Hale owns the team that owns every other indoor soccer team in this country. Off of the “pitch”, they could not be more customer friendly, community oriented or have better public relations than they have had and still have since 1980.
*** Us, the fans! This past Saturday, between the Blast, the Orioles and the college lacrosse doubleheader at M&T, downtown Baltimore was the place to be this past Saturday. The fans at all events were treated to entertaining sports events from local teams. Really, folks. What more could you want? If you attended one or more these events, congratulate yourself.
My next blog will feature the geeks!