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The SportsTalk Shop: State Playoff Recaps

March 17, 2014 By Chris Michael Leave a Comment

It was another exciting high school playoff season on RCN-TV, filled with outstanding teams and athletes, and a few surprises along the way. Before we transition to the spring sports season, I wanted to highlight some of the top moments during this year’s PIAA state basketball playoffs. Keep in mind, these observations are based on…

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Behind the Mic: How Do They Get So Good?

March 10, 2014 By Gary Laubach 1 Reply

  At this time of the year only the best basketball teams, whether it be high school or college, are still playing. We have, indeed, begun March Madness. The yearly event draws its name from the frantic race to decide the various league, conference, district, state, and national championships. As we watch the teams, we…

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The SportsTalk Shop: Can Ruf Make the Phillies?

By Chris Michael Leave a Comment

  One of the most animated Phillies-related discussions this winter continues to be over the team’s power-hitting first baseman/outfielder Darin Ruf. He has solidified a strong fan base in the Delaware Valley region–somewhat surprising since he has never had a full season of success at the Double-A level. It’s partially because of his ability to…

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The SportsTalk Shop: State Basketball Preview 2014

March 6, 2014 By Chris Michael Leave a Comment

The Pennsylvania state basketball playoffs will be commencing this weekend. It’s an exciting time of year—no more safety nets, as it’s a single-elimination tournament and the most talented players in the state might have their season, if not their scholastic careers, come to an end on a given night. We’re going to be broadcasting a…

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Behind the Mic: So, You Want to be an Announcer…

March 4, 2014 By Gary Laubach Leave a Comment

On Wednesday, February 26, the new Phillies’ announcers, Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs, made their announcing debut when the Phillies played a rain-shortened game against the Toronto Blue Jays. They certainly got off to a good start, and play-by-play man, Tom McCarthy, did a nice job directing traffic (three in a booth can be difficult)….

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