Book Talk Guest Brett Velicovich, author Drone Warrior

Doug Miles talks with Brett Velicovich, author “Drone Warrior: An Elite Soldier’s Inside Account Of The Hunt For America’s Most Dangerous Enemies” on “Talk Across America”.


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Gulf Coast League Orioles Open Season June 27 In Sarasota

(Sarasota, FL) The Baltimore Orioles Gulf Coast League (GCL) team will play its first home game of the 2017 season at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on Tuesday, June 27, at 12:00 p.m. against the GCL Twins. The GCL, which includes 17 teams, gives recently drafted or signed players their first experience in professional baseball.

The Orioles are scheduled to play 30 GCL home games between June 27 and September 1. The games are open to the public at no cost. Parking is free and located in the East Lot at the corner of 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue. Game times and location are subject to change without notice. A link to the season schedule is available online at www.orioles.com/sarasota.

Gulf Coast League games are just part of the Orioles’ year-round activities in Sarasota. In addition to Spring Training, Extended Spring Training, Gulf Coast League and Fall Instructional League, the Orioles host numerous amateur tournaments, games, and clinics in Sarasota County, as well as a variety of community activities and cultural events throughout the year.

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Baltimore Orioles Economic Impact In Sarasota Grows With Expanded Premier Championship Tournament

(Sarasota, FL) After impressing organizers of the prestigious Wilson Premier baseball tournament program in 2016, the Baltimore Orioles will host 15 days of competition in Sarasota County this summer from June 22 through July 12 during the Wilson Premier Championship East. The event is one of the largest Florida-based tournaments in amateur baseball and the largest tournament the Orioles have drawn to Sarasota County.

“Wilson Premier brought a weekend tournament to us last September to test the waters, and we demonstrated that Sarasota County and the Orioles’ facilities are ideal for elite competition and larger events,” said David Rovine, Vice President of Orioles-Sarasota. “The Wilson Premier Championship East is an opportunity for college and professional baseball scouts to see young players in action.”

The tournament will include 240 teams from across the country. Players ages 15 to 17 will compete during five-day tournaments that span three weeks. Games will be played on the five fields at the Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex at Twin Lakes Park, as well as the main field and three practice fields at Ed Smith Stadium.

“The drawing power for Sarasota is the combination of community assets, the quality and number of playing fields at the Orioles’ facilities and elsewhere in the region, and the can-do attitude of the Orioles’ staff,” said Matt Bliven, Wilson Tournament Director. “We are impressed by the professional facilities for the teams, which allow us to showcase talents of players for visiting scouts.”

The Orioles also have earned a reputation for repeat business. For the third year, Game Day USA will bring its four-day Thanksgiving tournament to the Orioles’ facilities. The event draws players, coaches, and families from throughout the Midwest.

Baseball tournaments, camps, and clinics hosted by the Orioles in Sarasota County attract more than 25,000 participants and spectators each year. Many of these players, families, and coaches travel from outside the local community for multi-day events.

A recent independent analysis commissioned by Sarasota County Government concluded that the Orioles generate approximately $89 million in annual economic impact back to taxpayers and residents. By marketing Sarasota to fans in the Mid-Atlantic region, operating a year-round athletic training facility, producing entertainment and sporting events, partnering with charitable causes, and hosting and often subsidizing youth sports tournaments and activities, the Orioles demonstrate an abiding commitment to their Florida home that goes far beyond baseball. For details, visit www.orioles.com/Sarasota.
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Remembering comedian and comedy writer Bill Dana

Bill Dana who was best known for his “Jose Jiminez” character on televison, was also a talented comedy writer who wrote the classic “All in the Family” episode with Sammy Davis Jr. kissing Archie Bunker. He passed away at age 92 this weekend. I had the chance to talk with Bill several years ago on WSRQ radio which is posted below.


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Book Talk Guest Mark O’Connell, author The Close Encounters Man

Doug Miles talks with Mark O’Connell, author “The Close Encounters Man: How One Man Made The World Believe in UFOs” on “Talk Across America”.


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Book Talk Guest Chris Fussell author One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams

Doug Miles talks with Chris Fussell author “One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams” on “Talk Across America”.


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Book Talk Guest Lisa Gardner, author Find Her

Doug Miles talks with Lisa Gardner, author “Find Her” on “Talk Across America”.


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Book Talk Guest Daniel McGinn, author Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed

Doug Miles talks with Daniel McGinn author “Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed” on “Talk Across America”.


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Book Talk Guest Courtney Maum author Touch

Doug Miles talks with Courtney Maum author “Touch” on “Talk Across America”.

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Remembering Adam West

Adam West, best known as TV’s original “Batman” passed away after a brief illness this weekend at age 88. He was an outstanding and underrated actor. In the video posted, he hosts “The Hollywood Palace”, one of the popular variety shows in the 1960’s.

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