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ouTTakes Podcast: Tim Kurkjian

An exclusive interview with ESPN’s Baseball Tonight analyst Tim Kurkjian.

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Welcome back to ouTTakes, a podcast that’s here to discuss Maryland sports from an inside perspective. Our goal of the podcast is to shine a different light on Terps sport figures and allow you to get to know them as people.

This time, we were joined by ESPN baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian, who graduated from the University of Maryland in 1978.

We discussed:

  • Kurkjian shares some journalism memories from when he was a student at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
  • Did he always know he wanted to be a sports journalist?
  • Who gave Kurkjian the love and passion for baseball?
  • He talks about his best memories from covering Major League Baseball.
  • Kurkjian tells his favorite stories from his career covering MLB.
  • Who was his best interview with?
  • What was it like for him to be switched to covering basketball, while at Sports Illustrated?
  • What was it like when players and coaches impersonated him, which was called Kurkjianing?
  • How has the game of baseball evolved from when he first started covering MLB until today?
  • He discusses his overall thoughts about the Houston Astros sign stealing scandal.
  • Kurkjian gives his predictions for the Orioles and Nationals upcoming seasons.
  • What is his 2020 World Series prediction?

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