Watch The Manager!

Sometime in the next four days, Joe Mikulik, the Manager of the Asheville Tourists, is almost guaranteed to pull some stunt that will warrant coverage by ESPN. You can catch the stunt when the Tourists play the Grasshoppers today through Thursday (5/21/07 – 5/24/07). Asheville is in a different division than Greensboro, so this is… Continue reading Watch The Manager!

Bullington: Inter-league baseball and toilet-flushing cats

 By Bruce Bullington, greensborosports.com Staff Writer Inter-league baseball is here once again. I’m told that the American public loves it. Apparently people can’t get enough of the Yankees against the Mets or the Cubs against the White Sox. Or the Twins and the Brewers. Or the Blue Jays and the Philles. Seriously, isn’t it pretty… Continue reading Bullington: Inter-league baseball and toilet-flushing cats

The Big One:Grimsley vs. Northwest Guilford Tonight

The game is almost here.  First pitch is set for 7pm with NWG at Grimsley.  The Vikings(23-4) take on the Whirlies(19-10) for the fourth time this season.  This is the third round of the State 4-A HS Baseball playoffs. Grimsley will probably go with RHP Ken Daly on the mound and NWG may well counter with the lefty Jake Rierson. There… Continue reading The Big One:Grimsley vs. Northwest Guilford Tonight

In GUS We Trust

We received some mail this week from Brian Fiske and Matt Beck with GUS:GUILFORD UNITED SOCCER.  I coached Matthew Beck briefly in soccer back in 1980-1981 when he was in the 7th and 8th grade so Matt deserves some payback for his hard work.  When Matt was with us I think we lost 1 game… Continue reading In GUS We Trust

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Big Tuesday for Hoppers, Whirlies, Vikings, Cowboys, and Falcons

The Greensboro Grasshoppers received a nine inning, complete game shut-out effort from their young pitcher Graham Taylor on Tuesday night.  Taylor and the Hoppers defeated the West Virginia Power 4-0 and Taylor was the stuff.  Nine innings, seven strike outs, and only one walk issued by Taylor and the walk was only the second given up by Taylor this… Continue reading Big Tuesday for Hoppers, Whirlies, Vikings, Cowboys, and Falcons

Vic Sapp and Gaters AAU bringing Reebok Basketball Showcase to Greensboro

Vic Sapp a Page graduate and the leader of basketball in the state of North Carolina will be bringing the Reebok Basketball Showcase to Greensboro this Saturday and Sunday May 19 and 20. The Showcase will be held at the North Carolina Gaters practice facility on Horsepen Creek Road behind the Alex Spears YMCA.  The… Continue reading Vic Sapp and Gaters AAU bringing Reebok Basketball Showcase to Greensboro

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Baseball is being Blackballed by Black Players

The African-American has found another past-time.  Young blacks are not migrating toward baseball the way they were back in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and even the 80’s to some degree. Today’s black teen and so many young African-Americans are ignoring baseball a game that their fathers and grandfathers played with a passion.  Today’s black teens are… Continue reading Baseball is being Blackballed by Black Players

The “To do list”

High school baseball playoffs get started on Friday and we will be at Grimsley as they host Charlotte Vance.  The AM 950 team will be broadcasting the game with the first pitch scheduled at 7pm and Ken Daly is set to be on the hill for the Whirlies. GHS is 17-10 and Vance checks in at 6-12.… Continue reading The “To do list”

Bruce Mitchell – WWE at the Beef Burger

Andy sat down with Bruce Mitchell of the Pro Wrestling Torch on Tuesday for a discussion of the WWE, TNA and UWF wrestling leagues.  Today’s interview runs about an hour. [audio:2007-05-08-Mitchell.mp3]

The outcome of Carr?

The Greensboro News and Record reported in the weekend edition that Casey Bokhoven’s mom had sent a letter to WXII TV 12 with a special request for Tolly Carr the former award-winning sports reporter for XII.  Carr hit and killed Casey Bokhoven while driving drunk on the streets of Winston-Salem. Bokhoven’s mom wants Carr to plead guilty to… Continue reading The outcome of Carr?

Game winner…………

The Greensboro Grasshoppers pulled one out in the bottom of the ninth on Sunday afternoon at First Horizon Park.  Brandon “Spike” McDougall hit a two-out, two-strike single into right field off the glove of the Hickory Crawdad first baseman and with that base hit the Hoppers had the win. The Grasshoppers won the game 2-1 and… Continue reading Game winner…………

Greensboro – Hall of Chumps?

The Troublemaker has a story about the Greensboro Coliseum’s efforts to convert the old Coke (and later Canada Dry) bottling building into the “ACC Hall of Champions”. However, days earlier, the News & Record did a story about a private investor wanting to do the same downtown. What’s the rush with the Coliseum? With a… Continue reading Greensboro – Hall of Chumps?

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“The World Awaits”, who do you take? De La Hoya or Mayweather?

On HBO this Saturday night May 5th we will find out, pound for pound, who is the best fighter in the world.  It’s “The Golden Boy” versus the “Pretty Boy”.  Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather. On Cinco de Mayo it’s De La Hoya taking on Mayweather.  The May weather has been pretty junkie… Continue reading “The World Awaits”, who do you take? De La Hoya or Mayweather?

SE Middle School Baseball Game – Audio

Southeast Middle School played Lincoln Middle School today (May 3, 2007) and the entire game was recorded as a broadcast by Andy Durham. Catch the entire game here online. [audio:2007-05-03-SEMS-BB.mp3] or download the 1h:46m broadcast.

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Grimsley gets over the Hump topping NWG and now faces EF for Title-Ragsdale will host ER for Jamestown Crown

I pulled off the Trifecta on Wednesday.  Middle School track meet at 4:45, Grimsley-NWG baseball at a few minutes past 6, and then a PONY baseball game at West Market Street Fields at 8:15.  Greensborosports.com is making the rounds. The Grimsley win over Northwest was the game of the day.  The Whirlies had lost to NWG twice… Continue reading Grimsley gets over the Hump topping NWG and now faces EF for Title-Ragsdale will host ER for Jamestown Crown

Bullington: I’m not a writer, I just play one on the internet

 By Bruce Bullington, greensborosports.com Staff Writer  One of the biggest pet peeves I have is when sports writers do what they call “bullet columns”. You’ve seen them a thousand times. It’s where a writer doesn’t have enough decent material for one column, so he strings together thoughts on several topics to fill the space. So,… Continue reading Bullington: I’m not a writer, I just play one on the internet