Since leaving college, this is the longest I have gone without a full-time sports radio gig. And while times have changed, I have no doubt I will be back doing what I love again when the time is right.
I have been very fortunate to work for, and with some great folks in the business and look forward to the next chapter. In the meantime, I continue to conduct Webcasts at Baltimoresun.com on their sports page, host a Sunday morning football show on 1300am, fill in on the radio, and have an exciting television show in full development.
I have been a frequent visitor at Ravens camp and while I think this is a playoff team, their offense with it’s additions and subtractions has yet to demonstrate it can play — and beat the upper echelon teams in the NFL. I don’t know if it’s Cam Cameron, Joe Flacco or a lack of chemistry with his wide receivers, but it needs to be addressed if they want to “get to Indianapolis” as they keep saying. Listen, the defense will be solid again, but will their teammates back them up with enough points? Some things never change.
And that brings me to the perennial last place Orioles, who are headed for a “hard to achieve” 100 losses in 2011 (only 2nd time in team history). Talk about complete disasters? And we all thought it couldn’t get any worse than last year with Dave Trembley presiding. Well it has — from the comedy of Mark Reynolds and Felix Pie errors, to the atrocious base running (no matter who is out there), to a lackluster offense (except Adam Jones, who is the only guy seemingly playing hard and tweeting too much), to the incredible rash of injuries. It appears there is no way team president Andy Macphail returns. Why should he? His moves have not improved the club and he appears worn down. In addition, I’m still not sure Buck Sholwalter is the answer either.
See, except for me not being on the air daily, not much has dramatically changed on the local sports scene, unfortunately on all accounts. However, the Ravens still give us hope… at least until January.