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December 21, 2011
The Orioles are seeking a new public address announcer for games at Camden Yards. David McGowan is leaving the position after 14 seasons to pursue a career change. “I feel so fortunate to have played even a small role in helping Orioles fans enjoy major league baseball in the best ballpark in the country. It has truly been a privilege getting to serve the fans of Baltimore and to work for the Orioles organization.” The new PA announcer will deliver all public address greetings, player introductions and other game-day announcements.
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HEALTH
By Kevin Rector and Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Federal officials announced Wednesday that they plan to screen international passengers for Ebola at five major U.S. airports, while hospitals around the country continue to isolate patients showing Ebola-like symptoms. At least four Baltimore-area hospitals recently segregated patients with travel histories and other possible indications of Ebola, though the virus was ruled out in each case. Other cases were suspected and ruled out at two Washington-area hospitals last week. Meanwhile, the first U.S. patient diagnosed with the virus died Wednesday in Dallas.
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Kevin Cowherd | February 26, 2012
Even though we're meeting in a busy coffee shop in White Marsh, it's clear Ryan Wagner has the voice-of-God pipes he needs for his next gig. Thirty-nine days from now, as the Orioles new public-address announcer, he'll settle in behind a microphone in the press box, press a button and intone: "Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Oriole Park at Camden Yards ... " This will be Opening Day 2012, Orioles vs. Minnesota Twins,...
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Major League Baseball has released the remaining game times for the American League Championship Series and the Orioles will play all but two games in the series at night. Start times for Games 1 (8:07 p.m.) and 2 (4:07 p.m.) at Camden Yards were previously announced. When the series moves to Kansas City, both Games 3 and 4 will be 8:07 p.m. starts and Game 5, if necessary, will begin at 4:07 p.m. If the series returned to Baltimore for Games 6 and 7, both of those games will begin at 8:07 p.m. The National League Championship Series between the Cardinals and Giants also has five games being played at 8:07 p.m. and two at 4:07 p.m. eencina@baltsun.com twitter.com/EddieInTheYard
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By Matt Vensel | June 21, 2011
Check out this video from the MIAA high school lacrosse playoffs in May of an announcer named Booker Corrigan calling a game between Boys' Latin and McDonogh. The goal by Boys' Latin's Greg Pyke is pretty standard, but the call from Corrigan -- inspired by Biggie Smalls -- was not. [ Via Awful Announcing ]
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October 24, 2012
Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) of The Score Television Network and The Baltimore Sun spoke with Tony Schiavone (@tonyschiavone24) about when he spoiled Mankind's championship victory, his recent run-in with CM Punk, leaving pro wrestling after the sale of WCW and more.
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Sports Digest | April 25, 2013
NFL Socci named Patriots play-by-play announcer Bob Socci , who has called radio play-by-play for Navy for the past 16 years, has been named radio play-by-play announcer for the New England Patriots on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Socci, who replaces Gil Santos , will join color commentator Scott Zolak (Maryland) in the booth. Santos retired after the 2012 season after 36 seasons of calling Patriots games. Socci, 45, of Milton, Mass., is the lead announcer for CBS Sports Network's coverage of Patriot League college basketball and calls games for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox. Varsity Gaels' Williams to play for U.S. All-Stars in Capital Classic Mount St. Joseph senior guard Kameron Williams will be one of 10 players on the U.S. All-Stars basketball team at Sunday's 40th annual Capital Classic in Virginia.
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By Adam Testa | July 22, 2012
Contemporary wrestling fans know Jerry “The King” Lawler as the voice of the WWE. But those who have followed Lawler's career through the past four decades have witnessed the evolution of a true journeyman and icon of the professional wrestling industry. Whether competing in the ring, promoting a wrestling show, battling celebrities or calling the action from behind the announce table, Lawler has left an undeniable mark on the business, even transcending the boundaries of wrestling and becoming a pop culture icon with a little help from one Andy Kaufman.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
ESPN is bringing its Sunday Night Baseball crew to Baltimore this week to cover the final stop of New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter's farewell tour at Camden Yards and, oh yeah, to showcase the first-place Orioles, who entered Friday's game 10 games up on the second-place Toronto Blue Jays and 4.5 games behind the Los Angeles Angels for the best record in baseball. ESPN was kind enough to hook us up with Sunday Night Baseball announcer Dan Shulman, who has called the Sunday showcases since 2011 and is one of the best in the game.
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By Dale Austin and Dale Austin,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 30, 1990
LAUREL -- Jehan Malherbe made his debut at Laurel Race Course yesterday, with the announcer from South Africa calling two of the 10 races.He made a miscue early, then settled into a smooth style of accurate calls.He came from Cape Town, representing Maryland racing's attempt to obtain a unique announcer with a style somewhat like that of Trevor Denman, who arrived on the West Coast from South Africa with much anticipation several years ago.Several track operators, including those at Laurel and Pimlico race courses, have coveted Denman.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
The Orioles are a win away from the American League Championship Series, and Saturday morning the team announced two options for fans to purchase tickets for that series. Fans who place a minimum $250 per seat deposit on a 2015 full or partial season-ticket plan by noon on Monday will have a chance to buy ALCS tickets, and possibly other future postseason tickets, via an exclusive online-only pre-sale on Tuesday at 10 a.m. A public sale for ALCS tickets will take place on Thursday at noon, exclusively online at  orioles.com/postseason . Availability is expected to be extremely limited, and a maximum of four tickets per ALCS game may be purchased.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Game 4 of the ALDS would start at either 12:07 p.m. or 1:37 p.m., if the ALDS series between the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels has concluded. Bud Norris would likely start that game. Norris has struggled in day games, going 11-21 with a 4.72 ERA over his career, compared to 42-36 with a 4.07 ERA at night. This season, Norris is 3-4 with a 5.57 ERA in eight day starts and 12-4 with a 2.99 ERA in 20 night starts. If necessary, Game 5 will be played on Wednesday at Camden Yards at 5:37 p.m., or 8:37 p.m. if the other ALDS series has been completed.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Calvert Hall wide receiver Lawrence Cager will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, one of the premier senior all-star football games in the country. The game will be televised live on NBC Jan. 3 from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Cardinals coach Donald Davis presented Cager with his invitation to the 15th annual Army Bowl on Wednesday morning and he will receive his official jersey at a school pep rally in November when the U.S. Army All-American selection tour comes to Calvert Hall.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will visit Baltimore Wednesday night to announce $63 million in federal grants awarded to study school safety to reduce gun violence across the nation. Baltimore County Public Schools and the University of Maryland, Baltimore will receive nearly $2 million of that money to focus research on students with emotional and behavioral health issues, according to the National Institute of Justice. Holder will also announce the expansion of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention to Baltimore; Long Beach, Calif.; Louisville, Ky.; and Seattle.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
The Detroit Tigers have announced their rotation for the first four games of the American League Division Series against the Orioles that begins Thursday at Camden Yards. They'll use 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer on Thursday, 2011 AL Cy Young Award/Most Valuable Player winner Justin Verlander on Friday, 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner David Price on Sunday in Game 3 at Comerica Park and Rick Porcello for Monday's Game 4, if necessary, in Detroit. They have not announced a starter for a possible Game 5 on Oct. 8 at Camden Yards.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Local playwright Rosemary Frisino Toohey has taken first place for having written the best script to be performed in the recently concluded Baltimore Playwrights Festival. Toohey picked up $250 for her Holocaust-themed drama, "Under the Poplar Trees, the festival announced in a news release. Toohey previously won top honors in the 2005 and 2009 festivals. Second place, carrying a $100 award, went to Lewis Schrager's script for "Fourteen Days in July", while Joycelyn Walls won third place and $50 for "The Soulman's Soul.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Sun Staff Writer | May 21, 1995
His interest in horse racing was whetted, Dave Rodman said, when his father used to sneak him into Jefferson Downs in Louisiana as a child."The age limit was 12 or 13, but I was under that," said Rodman, Pimlico's track announcer. "My father would buy tickets. Then, with the security people to the left of us, I'd shadow him on the right, and we'd scoot through together so they wouldn't see how young I really was."That was the first of a series of steps that led Rodman, 36, to his career as a track announcer.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
The start times for the Orioles' first two American League Division Series games at Camden Yards were announced Monday evening, contingent on the outcomes of both wild-card games. The Orioles and the Detroit Tigers will open the postseason with the early game Thursday. If the Kansas City Royals win Tuesday's American League wild-card game, the game will start at 5:37 p.m. And the start will be pushed back 30 minutes to 6:07 p.m. if the Oakland Athletics win the wild-card game. The start of Game 2, which will be Friday, depends on the outcome of the National League wild-card game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants.
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