Mark Viviano Blog
I’ve been traveling to Florida to report on Orioles spring training for 20 years.
All peaceful people are touched by the horrible news of death and injury caused by explosive devices that detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The shock of the attack also hits me as a marathon runner who has experienced the joy of running in that spectacular race.
Playoff excitement is pervasive in Baltimore again. The perennially powerful Ravens are in the Super Bowl tournament for a 4th straight year and there’s every reason to believe this is the year they capture the Lombardi Trophy.
On its surface, the Ravens’ decision to abandon Westminster as a pre-season training site is cause for outrage by fans.
Notes and observations from my vantage point in the press box and the locker room after the Ravens’ 31-24 win over Bengals.
On 105.7 The Fan on Saturday, as a guest of Michael Popovec, I opined to look out for the possibility that O’s manager Buck Showalter could take over as the new architect of the franchise, becoming the general manager with Andy MacPhail moving on upon the expiration of his contract at the end of this season.
There are no consolation prizes in Major League Baseball- there are winners and losers, period. Sadly, the Orioles have, once again, lapsed into becoming habitual losers in a season that’s taken a familiar, nasty nosedive over the last month (21 defeats in the last 27 games heading into the All-Star break).
I did a Google search of the following phrase: “NFL nightclub fight.” The search produced page after page of accounts involving an all-star list of names that include Braylon Edwards, Jared Allen, Kenny Britt, Brandon Banks, Levi Jones, Pac Man Jones, Charles Grant, Matt Light, Bryant McKinney and many more.