Big Train edge past Braves in nailbiter

by Staff

Next, the team hits the road to take on the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts Wednesday at 7 p.m. 


Game Notes: ESPN's Tim Kurkjian was our special guest on Tuesday night. It was an emotional moment at Povich Field when Tim threw his ceremonial first pitch to his older brother Matt, who was recently diagnosed with ALS. Matt Kurkjian was a standout baseball player for Catholic University in the 1970s. The three Kurkjian brothers spent much of their youth at what is now POvich Field. Here is Tim's recent essay on his brother Matt: The Pride of the Kurkjians: This Lou Gehrig Day, my brother -- and best friend -- is facing ALS... Before tossing the ceremonial first pitch to his brother, Tim spoke with the Big Train's Tim Kurkjian Sports Journalism Fellows and other Big Train interns and then met with players from both teams... Tim will join Shirley Povich in receiving the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) Career Excellence Award at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY on July 23. He will be inducted into the Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame on December 4... Thanks to Ben Chernow of Seniors Helping Seniors for sponsoring the game and providing 500 seat cushions as our nightly giveaway. Check them out at Our Community Heroes of the Night were from the Treatment and Learning Centers (TLC)