Top 10 Baseball Distractions

November 10, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: Tennis: BNP Paribas Masters (Tuesday-Thursday 5am; Friday-Saturday 8am; Sunday-FINAL-9am from Paris live on Tennis Channel), TNA “Turning Point” (Sunday 8pm from Orlando live on Pay-Per-View), PGA Children’s Miracle Network Classic (Thursday-Sunday 1pm from Lake Buena Vista, FL live on Golf Channel), NBA: Wizards @ Heat (Tuesday 7:30pm from Miami live on Comcast SportsNet), Pistons @ Wizards (Saturday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet); NASCAR Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 presented by Pennzoil (Sunday 2:30pm from Phoenix live on ABC)

10-Bob Dylan (Wednesday 8pm Patriot Center), Roger Daltrey (Tuesday 8pm Lyric Opera House), Pirate Radio opens in theaters (Friday)

Why did Bob Dylan think it was a good idea to put out a Christmas CD????

Thankfully, the man who is responsible for the greatest song in the history of rock and roll is in Baltimore this week too…..

And THIS movie looks good. Which makes me think it might not be…….

9-High School Football Playoffs: North Harford @ Hereford (Friday 7pm), Poly @ Franklin (Friday 7pm), Lake Clifton vs. Eastern Tech (Friday 7pm CCBC Essex), Dundalk @ Chesapeake (Baltimore County) (Friday 7pm CCBC Dundalk), Bohemia Manor @ Joppatowne (Friday 7pm)

When I heard North Harford was facing Hereford, I just sorta assumed it was in a “Who was bigger tractors?” competition….

Boy, I’m not going to be able to do this much more, am I? But as always, if you’re headed to a high school football game this weekend, please remember…..


8-World Series of Poker Final Table (Tuesday 9pm from Las Vegas live on ESPN)

There are a lot of options for spending your hard-earned dollar in Las Vegas. You COULD take up poker. OR… could go see a show……like…….Prince Tribute band PURPLE REIGN……

OR……Holly Madison’s PEEP SHOW???


But if you want MY recommendation for how to spend your money in Vegas, I’d go with the $2.49 Pancake Sandwich at the Texas Cafe in Texas Station…….



7-NHL: Islanders @ Capitals (Wednesday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet & NHL Network), Wild @ Capitals (Friday 7pm from Verizon Center live on Comcast SportsNet Plus), Capitals @ Devils (Saturday 7pm from Newark live on Comcast SportsNet Plus)

I don’t root for the Caps. But I WILL root for the Caps against ANYTHING from New Jersey. That’s God’s work……


6-UFC 105: Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera (Saturday 8pm from Manchester, England on SpikeTV)

Randy Couture is 46 YEARS OLD! 46 YEAR OLD GUYS CAN’T FIGHT! I mean, other than Nolan Ryan…….


5-Soccer: Baltimore Blast Home Opener vs. Rockford Rampage (Friday 7:35pm 1st Mariner Arena), Team USA @ Slovakia (Saturday 10am from Bratislava live on Fox Soccer Channel)

I love the Blast and all, but how in the hell are they supposed to beat a team named after the guy who is PLAYING MR. T?!?!?!


I’ll take the Rockford Rampage Jacksons plus 3.

4-Boxing: Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto (Saturday 9pm from Las Vegas live on HBO PPV)

Hopefully this fight goes better for these fighters than Kim Kardashian’s recent visit to a boxing ring…..


I would prefer Kim Kardashian in a black swimsuit, personally…..


3-College Basketball: Charleston Southern @ Maryland (Friday 8pm from Comcast Center live on Comcast SportsNet), Miami (Ohio) @ Towson (Friday 7pm Towson Center), Morgan State @ UMBC (Sunday 3:30pm RAC Arena), Vermont @ Loyola (Friday 7pm Reitz Arena); Coppin State Classic: Lincoln (PA) @ Coppin State (Friday 7:30pm Coppin Center), West Virginia Tech @ Coppin State (Saturday 7:30pm Coppin Center)

Me personally, I’m REALLY excited for College Basketball season to start. Part of the reason is because this is a sport that the Terps might actually be GOOD in……and the other part is that even though Jack McClinton moved on to the NBA, I still have someone to root who doesn’t play in College Park in Missouri’s Kim English.

The former Randallstown star literally SLEEPS inside Mizzou Arena to improve his game.

I knew another guy who played High School ball in Charm City that had awkward practice hours… may have heard of him….I like to call him the “Messiah”……


2-College Football: Virginia Tech @ Maryland (Saturday 1pm from Byrd Stadium live on ESPN360), Villanova @ Towson (Saturday 1pm from Unitas Stadium-coverage starts at 11:30am on AM1570 WNST) Delaware @ Navy (Saturday 3:30pm from Navy-Marine Corps Stadium live on CBS College Sports), West Virginia @ Cincinnati (Friday 8pm ESPN2)

I NEVER root for West Virginia. Even if Tavon Austin plays for them. That won’t start Friday night.

The Terrapins will wear these jerseys Saturday against the Hokies……


And that will be the FIRST time all season Ralph Friedgen’s team will have looked good doing ANYTHING……

1-Ravens @ Browns (Monday 8:30pm from Cleveland live on ESPN)

I prefer Cleveland Brown to the Cleveland Browns……

These is NO CHANCE the Ravens can lose to a team whose fans look like this……


Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…..