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Good news for good guy Tim Burke

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SF_Express, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

  2. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Smart, hardworking and a very decent man.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    I'll third that.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Burke has gotten fat and is too sassy for my taste. Wait, that's Delta Burke. Never mind.

    Tim Burke is cool.
  5. brettwatson

    brettwatson Active Member

    Great guy. Tremendous work ethic.Class individual. Good to see him get this job.
  6. Hell of a closer in his day.

  7. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    That's who I thought they were talking about, too. I remember covering the 1989 All-Star Game at Anaheim (the Bo Jackson game) when he politely asked if he could bail on the postgame interviews. He and his wife had to catch a flight to South America because they were adopting a child. He arranged for it during the All-Star break because he didn't think he was an all-star. He was wrong.
  8. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    good dude, good newsman, good luck.
  9. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    Props to Tim Burke, one of the good guys in the business.

    But yeah, before I met him, I always thought of the former Expos reliever. Good to know I wasn't the only one.
  10. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    My cousin had the 1987 Strato cards. tim Burke had the most ungodly card of any pitcher. You could get like one hit off his card, and he didn't allow a walk on his card. So if the dice didn't roll onto your card, you were screwed. My cousin played an entire 162-game season with that season's cards - he was girlfriendless at the time, still is come to think of it - and Burke was 81 for 81 in saves. When I'd play against him, and my cousin's team had Burke, I grew enraged because he constantly brought Burke in for two-inning saves. It nearly ruined a friendship.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I have several friends who have worked for him who swear he's one of the best out there...
  12. Lollygaggers

    Lollygaggers Member

    There's no doubt he's demanding, but that's why Palm Beach had one of the top sports sections in the country before everything blew up in South Florida. Tim knows a lot of what works and what doesn't on the Web, and his guidance should keep the post strong. Moving him to the top is a sign they aren't throwing in the towel down there yet.
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