A week from today – Wednesday, February 8 at 7 p.m. — I’ll be hosting my seventh annual Hot Stove Talk at Zion Lutheran Church, 2215 Brandywine Lane, in York, Pa.
I’ve had some pretty good guests over the years, but I’m particularly excited about this year’s lineup.
MASN color commentator Mike Bordick, a 14-year big leaguer who is in the Orioles’ Hall of Fame, is our featured guest. Bordick has a unique insight into these Orioles; he broadcasts their games, but he also has worked with many of the players as a spring training instructor.
Bordick will join me and Mel Antonen, MASN panelist, Sirius/XM host and SI.com writer. Antonen has been doing this with me for five years now, and we have a whole lot of fun. We’ll discuss our thoughts on the upcoming season for the Orioles and for Major League Baseball in general. There’s a whole lot of give and take during the event.
It’s basically a question-and-answer session for fans, and there are always so many questions that we have to eventually call it a night. It’s a free event, but there is a freewill offering with all donations going toward the church’s youth programs.
I can’t stress how much this talk has blossomed over the years into something both the presenters and the audience seem to enjoy as the beginning of spring training approaches. And it’s for a good cause. There also will be inscribed copies of my Orioles’ book for sale if you really can’t get enough baseball in February.
So, come join us next Wednesday, if possible.
For more information, contact the church at 717-767-4673 or visit its website.