Monday, April 15, 2024

Sports News with Luke Jones

MASN’s “marketing” efforts are unintentionally comical

Perhaps the only entertaining part of watching the Orioles lately is the opportunity to see MASN's embarrassing marketing efforts. Aside from the prudent decision to broadcast a whopping four spring training games on a cable network owned by Peter Angelos,...

5 Ws and 1 H

Here are the 5 Ws and 1 H floating around in my head on Thursday night: 1. Who will be the Ravens kicker this season? Steve Hauschka performed well kicking off last season but only attempted two field goals, making a...

Losing mentality still evident with the Orioles

As if losing 11 of their last 14 games isn't bad enough for the Orioles, players are now complaining about the infield at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. In an article published by The Baltimore Sun on Tuesday, Peter Schmuck...

How the draft shapes the current roster

We're exactly three months away from rookies and quarterbacks reporting to McDaniel College in Westminster for the start of training camp.  With the 2009 NFL Draft complete and the names of undrafted free agent signings beginning to leak, we...

No receivers, but Ravens still upgrade passing game

The 2009 NFL Draft has come and gone with Ozzie Newsome adding six new players to a team that reached the AFC Championship game last season, despite a passing offense that ranked 28th in the league. Not one was a...

1st Day Complete: Ravens select OT Michael Oher, DE Paul Kruger

9:29 -- With the 57th overall pick, the Ravens select defensive end Paul Kruger from Utah.  He's another high-motor guy along the lines of a Michael McCrary.  He'll be a nice player coming off the edge to create some...

Merry Christmas, Ravens fans!

The NFL Draft feels a little bit like Christmas for football fans.  By the end of the weekend, the Ravens will have unwrapped five or six new players that can make an impact in 2009.  Many teams will not...

Spend a moment in their shoes

As I watched Brad Bergesen jog in from the Orioles bullpen before the start of his major league debut on Tuesday night, I began to imagine what he was thinking and feeling at that very moment. Was he remembering that...

Final thoughts on Bergesen’s debut

I just got back from the ballpark and wanted to share my thoughts on Brad Bergesen's impressive major league debut and win, as the Orioles broke their five-game losing streak and defeated the Chicago White Sox, 10-3. - After waiting...

Bergesen can set the tone for a new era

Earl Weaver said it best about winning and losing in baseball. "Nobody likes to hear it, because it's dull, but the reason you win or lose is always darn near the same - pitching." The Hall of Fame manager's words unquestionably...
About the Author
Luke Jones is the Ravens and Orioles beat reporter for WNST BaltimorePositive.com and is a PFWA member. His mind is consumed with useless sports knowledge, pro wrestler promos, and movie quotes, but he struggles to remember where he put his phone. Luke's favorite sports memories include being one of the thousands of kids who waited to get Cal Ripken's autograph after Orioles games in the summer of 1995, attending the Super Bowl XXXV victory parade with his father in the pouring rain, and watching the Terps advance to the Final Four at the Carrier Dome in 2002. Follow him on Twitter @BaltimoreLuke or email him at Luke@wnst.net.
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