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The SportsTalk Shop: A Game of Community Spirit

June 13, 2013 By Chris Michael Leave a Comment

The SportsTalk Shop: “A Game of Community Spirit” One of the responsibilities in my role as an on-air presence in the media is that I am privileged to be asked to speak at banquets and in classrooms, to emcee programs and to be asked to participate in special events. One of my favorite activities I…

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Behind the Mic: Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and MVP’s

June 11, 2013 By Gary Laubach Leave a Comment

Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and MVP’s Academics This past week, I read that the Parkland School District decided to no longer award the distinction of class valedictorian or salutatorian. The rule was instituted in 2009 for the class of 2013. They are not the only local schools to do this. Moravian Academy and Emmaus High School also…

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Behind the Mic: Why not baseball?

June 4, 2013 By Gary Laubach Leave a Comment

This past Saturday night, second-base umpire Mike Estabrook called pinch runner Kyle Kendrick of the Phillies out at second base on a pick-off play in the ninth inning. Replay showed that the Milwaukee Brewer shortstop tagged Kendrick without the ball. No one saw the ball come free and roll into the bare hand of the…

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The SportsTalk Shop: Mike & Brian Schneider

By Chris Michael Leave a Comment

Keith Groller is one of my heroes. Seriously. Let me explain… I was covering Philadelphia pro sports teams in the early 90s and would frequently chat with him at the old Spectrum when he had the 76ers beat for the Morning Call. As many sports fans know, the Sixers’ squads during this time period were…

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Behind the Mic: What Were They Possibly Thinking?

May 29, 2013 By Gary Laubach Leave a Comment

I am not dumb enough to think that terrific athletes or sports personalities are necessarily, also, intelligent people. But, all too often these days, there are incidents that force average “Joes” like me to wonder, smart or not, what were they possibly thinking? Let’s start with Ozzie Guillen who recently managed the Miami Marlins. One…

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