(Trinidad Guardian) Terry Fenwick has been chosen as the new coach of Trinidad and Tobago’s senior men’s football team. Fenwick has over 25 years managerial experience, almost half of which has been accumulated in T&T between his first stint with San Juan Jabloteh in 2005 and his final local head-coaching job in 2014 with Central FC. He most recently was considered for the Soca Warriors job in 2017 as a replacement for former coach Stephen Hart. Dennis Lawrence, who Fenwick now replaces, was chosen instead and lasted roughly two years in charge of the senior team.Upon announcing Fenwick’s appointment yesterday, the TTFA said his first major task will be to guide T&T through the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2021 playoff against either Barbados or Guyana in June of next year.TTFA Technical Committee chairman Keith Look Loy told Guardian Media Sports, “It may be a gamble in principle because no coach is going to be guaranteed success. You have to work hard to achieve it but we think that we have found the right person in the circumstance to lead the team forward and to help turn the ship around.” Fenwick emerged as the best option out of four candidates for the job and has been given a two-year contract, effective from January 1, 2020, which could be extended to four years should he take T&T to the 2021 Gold Cup and reach as far as the quarterfinal stage of the tournament.The 60-year-old former England defender, who played for the Three Lions 20 times including at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, is reportedly set to earn a base salary of US$17,500 per month, exclusive of a number of performance-related bonuses. Should he earn T&T qualification to the 2021 Gold Cup, his base salary could increase to US$20,000, Guardian Media was reliably told.With the TTFA currently mired in debt, Look Loy cleared up any confusion about how Fenwick’s demands would be met over the course of his contract. “We have signed and agreed commitments for money starting in January. We also have monies that every national association is entitled to in calendar year 2020. That amounts to about $8 million by my calculation,” Look Loy said.“What we have to do—we have debt—but we also have to manage the debt and manage the income properly, because we will have income.“If the national team does well, the feel-good factor steps in and people want to associate with it, including corporate people and sponsors. A winning team is going to bring sponsors. A losing team is going to chase sponsors.” It is believed that Fenwick’s permanent residency in T&T and immediate availability set him apart from some highly interested individuals, which included Fenwick’s fellow former England international, 62-year old Peter Taylor, 42-year old Scottish manager Simon Mcmenemy and Stephen Constantine, a 57-year-old Englishman who previously managed countries such as India, Nepal, Malawi, Sudan and Rwanda at senior international level.Taylor was reportedly the other leading candidate and carries the most impressive CV of all the candidates. Apart from a 20-year playing career which included stints at reputable London clubs Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur, Taylor has managed the England Under 21s twice (1996-99 and 2004-2007). He has also served as England caretaker manager in 2000, albeit for one match, a 1-0 defeat to Italy and has also taken charge of 21 teams in a managerial career that dates back to 1986. He is the current manager of Dagenham & Redbridge in the National League, the fifth tier of the English Football League system. Had he been successfully chosen, Taylor had requested to be allowed to pick up the mantle in June 2020, a request which Look Loy and his committee could not accede to.“He was very interested but is contracted to a team until June. We compete for a place in the Gold Cup in June, we cannot wait on you,” Look Loy surmised. It is understood that Fenwick’s support staff will also be deployed with other T&T youth teams as a cost-cutting measure by the TTFA.
In what was dubbed ‘old versus new’ at the Blairmont Community Center Cricket Club (BCCC), the President’s XI defeated Emerging Starters by two runs on Sunday to cap off 2019. Played in the presence of a large crowd and with live commentary, the President’s XI posted 129 all out in 29.5 overs after winning the toss and electing to bat in the 30-over contest.They then contained the Emerging Stars to 127 all out in the final over.The President’s XI batting centered around guest player, Suresh Dhanai who stroked six fours and four sixes in his top score of 75. Little contributions came from the other batsmen with 13-year-old Raashad Gaffur being the next highest scorer with 18, the pair adding 57 for the third wicket. Left-arm spinner, Nigel Deodat proved to be lethal after taking four for 15. He was supported by Shabeer Baksh (2-19), Marvan Prashad (2-21) and Seon Glasgow (1-18).In reply, Emerging Starters were rocked early as Dhanai (3-17) removed both openers in the second over while Waqar Hassan and Zameer Nazir shook the middle order with 4 for 19 and 2 for 13 respectively.Shreedat Rupnarine and Anthony Sukwah (09) brought the Emerging Starters back into the game with a 35-run stand for the eighth wicket. The game boiled down to 13 runs required from the last two overs.Chris Harry bowled the penultimate over for just three runs.Rupnarine was left stranded on 20 after his last pair partner, Veer Farhad was run out off the final ball. Baksh explained that the Emerging Starters is a group of under-19 players which was formed just a month ago in order to give the young players of the club a chance to start playing consistently as a group.
David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Paolo Personeni, SportradarWith Betradar launching its ‘Managed Trading Services (MTS)’ at ICE 2016, team SBC caught up with project/product lead Paolo Personeni (Managing Director – Betradar Trading Services) to discuss its new division as sports data provider Betradar aims to create the optimal trading system for operators and industry stakeholders. Once thought of as an integral function for all betting operators, Personeni details to SBC readers why managed trading and outsourcing of risk can be best served outside a bookmakers core operations, as industry stakeholders are faced with tougher market conditions and user demands. ___________________________SBC: Hi Paolo, great to catch up…You have been tasked with leading Betradar’s Managed Trading Services. As a leading sports data supplier why is Betradar in the best position to offer this service?Paolo Personeni: Well, Betradar has become the go-to provider for a range of reasons. Let’s start with our peerless distribution reach: we have commercial relationships of one sort or another with virtually any operator in the market across all continents. There is no company that has a broader base of knowledge and experience. Then there is our vertical integration: we can support every link in the value chain from fixtures to resulting, through odds and risk management. This all generates clear value in terms of product quality, cost and innovation for our clients, while the well-established reputation in all those areas serves only to underpin the credibility of our future solutions.Thirdly there is independence: Sportradar is a fully independent B2B operator, with no direct or indirect, open or hidden, relationships with correlated B2C businesses. This has far reaching implications as Sportradar can really set up true value-driven partnerships with its clients, with no conflict of interest of any kind. We believe this is a highly valuable asset when, because of the nature of the service, there is access to player information. Fourth is coverage: our clients enjoy unrestricted access to the best sports and market coverage. And we only keep adding: whether it be through special packages such as our eSports offering, or through complementary third party content.All this has established a reputation that Sportradar has enjoyed for 16 years now: for unparalleled and professional service. There have been innovation after innovation over those 16 years and this brings us to the Managed Trading Services, which is just the latest.With the MTS, we cover the whole spectrum of customer needs and types with a very innovative and flexible product offer, truly tailor-made to customer requirements. Products range from Risk Sharing to Return Guaranteed (guaranteed margin), with Global or Selective Trading. On a stand-alone basis or as turnkey solution. And of course the service can be bundled together with our streaming offer to provide an even more comprehensive solution.I am proud to be taking this service into the market and as an aside, am flattered that our own product brand name is now being used across the general market as shorthand for the product category.SBC: Entering 2016 we have seen betting stakeholders place a higher emphasis on efficiency and intelligence. With regards to market trading and risk management how is Betradar developing intelligent tools and services?PP: You are absolutely right: as in many other industries, clients increasingly want to do more with less , therefore combining efficiency and intelligence together are key to providing operators with a service they can trust and rely on, without any compromise when it comes to effectiveness.The MTS operations have been designed with efficiency as one of their key propositions: built on the core of Sportradar operations, they push quality and efficiency standards to the next level. Our customers fully benefit from this as they can streamline their operational in-house needs and focus their resources on other priorities and drives.But this is only the starting point. Then we look at the MTS from an intelligence point of view: all processes are highly automated, continuously monitored and supported by sophisticated data driven algorithms. These are developed in-house by our own Sportradar Quant and data scientists team. Their job is to regularly test and refine the trading and risk management models designed by our specialist Trading and Product Development teams to ensure that the service our operator clients rely on really is on point.SBC: Risk management has always been viewed as a core ‘in-house’ function for bookmakers. In a fast changing technology space, can bookmakers still hold this value?PP: I would say that the MTS is a fantastic opportunity for a whole range of bookmakers, but I do think some bookmakers will be keeping their risk management in-house. Of course there are also sportbooks who decide to focus only on distribution and marketing, and completely outsource their trading. But I think the needle is moving in the middle ground. Ultimately, every bookmaker should find its own ideal approach, which is of course dependant on history, size and cumulated experience.But from the market research we have undertaken and on the basis of our in-market discussions, we have seen that the fast pace of innovation has made it increasingly hard for all but the largest and most sophisticated bookmaker, to keep running their trading operations as usual. Operator after operator has really welcomed the opportunity to integrate their strong and highly focused internal competences and operations with externalised risk management capabilities. Where we have signed up bookmakers, their focus has shifted from a blanket approach to one centred on their major markets and/or on customised offers (whether in terms of sports and markets). Time and resources previously set aside for these demanding operational requirements can be reassigned to better analysis, strategies and planning.I would summarise it this way: big bookmakers will keep risk management in house, small operators will outsource as much as possible. The interesting evolution is happening in between, where more and more mid-level operators are beginning to consider and try out external risk management capabilities.SBC: As a data supplier Betradar/Sportradar organisations are renowned for working with multiple organisations and sporting stakeholders, how have you used this unique benefit in building your trading product?PP: Sportradar is a company that holds a unique position at the intersection of sport, betting, data and entertainment with some of the biggest brands in each of those areas working hand in hand with our offices around the world.As you allude to, this has had a really positive impact on a range of our solutions, which can double up with each other to form unique and value-generating packages.One of the things our Managed Trading Services can now do because of the scope of our company is help refine our award-winning Security Services even more. Anonymised information from our MTS has now given us the ability to detect suspicious market movements with even more precision than before.We are only starting to see the impact of this added functionality but we are excited about how Sportradar, with the increased trust of the betting ecosystem, can improve its ability to support and protect the integrity of sport worldwide.SBC: Bookmaker’s are aiming to become more intelligent, but so are players! In terms of betting risk, will wider advancements in consumer technologies benefit players or operators.PP: Consumer technology does not generate mutually exclusive benefits. We are excited for the insight and engagement that players will be able to enjoy and we cannot wait to harness increasingly powerful and intelligent tech to bring valuable solutions and opportunities to operators.In the area of our Managed Trading Services for example, real time analytical tools and dynamic models are going to ensure an ever better and more scientific approach to risk management for sportbooks. This will lead to less restrictions to betting behaviours, as well as more individually customized offers for players.Everybody enjoys the benefits!SBC: Finally how do you envision Betradar Managed Trading Services developing in the future? What are your short term and long term goals for this service?PP: We are already proud of how refined our MTS offer is and we can see the growing demand for risk management services on the horizon. But anyone who has followed our company knows that we have never let a market-leading position curb our enthusiasm for innovation. In this area, we believe the key to continuous success will be product innovation but also ensuring that we have the full range of solutions that are bespoke and flexible. In the short term we will accelerate the pace of investment in products, services and even better operational capabilities. We are also confident that we are around from the corner from offering the market a full turnkey solution: a fully integrated offer that is capable of meeting all operator needs in one bespoke bundle. That could really change and galvanise the industry. In the medium to long term, we foresee risk management services becoming one of Sportradar main business pillars as more operators with different priorities and structures recognise us as the optimal and most responsive risk management solution developer.___________________________Paolo Personeni – MD Betradar – Manage Trading Services Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Share
Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020 StumbleUpon TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Related Articles Submit Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Share Share Joachim BacaMalta-based European sports betting operator Tipico Group (Tipico) has confirmed that appointment of Joachim Baca as its new CEO, effective 18 July.Baca the former Chief Operations Officer (COO) of bwin.party Entertainment (2011-2016), replaces Jan Bolz as Tipico leader who departs the company following a five-year tenure.Updating the market, Tipico governance stated that the company would look to expand its product offering and further strengthen its brand position under the leadership of Baca.Baca joins Tipico, as the company is subject to a binding agreement of a €1 billion acquisition bid by private equity firm CVC Capital Partners which stakeholders expect to close in Q3 2016.Commenting on his appointment as Tipico CEO, Joachim Baca stated“Tipico is a remarkable success story – it has transformed itself to the German market leader within a decade of its foundation. I am greatly looking forward to working with the Tipico team and its owners to enhance the company’s existing successes and lead the company through its next chapter of growth.”
Share Related Articles Submit Greek licensed operator Stoiximan has become the latest member of European sports betting integrity unit ESSA.Stoiximan becomes the 21st industry member to join the integrity unit, and will contribute to ESSA’s global alert and sports betting fraud detection system.ESSA governance welcomed the inclusion of Stoiximan one of the highest coverage betting operators in the Greek and Romanian markets.The operator is the main shirt sponsor of Greek champions Olympiacos FC, of the Greek national volleyball and water polo teams and other sports clubs. They also support several athletes who are members of the Greek Rio 2016 Olympic Games Team and are sponsors of the International Olympic Academy (IOA).Khalid Ali, ESSA Secretary General welcomed Stoiximan as new ESSA members;“Stoiximan has quickly established itself as a major player in Greece and has built a positive and mutually beneficial commercial relationship with sports bodies. The operator is intent on complementing that with a committed and responsible attitude to protecting the integrity of all sporting events. I am delighted that Stoiximan has agreed to become part of a growing and influential ESSA structure,”Ioannis Spanoudakis, board member of Stoiximan stated: “Sports betting is a central part of our business and sporting corruption represents an ongoing threat to it. We believe that it is important that betting operators not only take a stand against corruption individually, but also collectively and in partnership. Being part of ESSA with a recognised global reach, effective alert system and committed members and integrity partners is the right business move for Stoiximan, our consumers and sport.” StumbleUpon Romania’s ONJN adds 20 sites to blacklist August 14, 2020 IBIA: Australia has made no progress on safeguarding sports integrity July 28, 2020 Superbet doubles down on Lucky7’s challenger investment July 27, 2020 Share
The Ravens have listed linebackers Ray Lewis and Dannell Ellerbe as questionable for their Thanksgiving night game with the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore.With the news of the Ravens promoting practice squad linebacker Josh Bynes to the 53-man roster and waiving offensive lineman Bryan Mattison, it was apparent they wanted to boost their depth at linebacker with Lewis’ status in doubt and Ellerbe continuing to battle a hamstring and groin injury. Ellerbe had been sidelined for four straight games before the the third-year linebacker made his return against the Cincinnati Bengals.Cornerback Chris Carr is also listed as questionable as he’s dealt with a back issue throughout the week. The veteran defensive back expressed confidence that he would be ready to play against the 49ers.Defensive tackle Arthur Jones will miss his second straight game as he continues to deal with the effects of a concussion sustained against the Seattle Seahawks two weeks ago.For San Francisco, running back Bruce Miller is listed as doubtful, but offensive standouts Frank Gore, Braylon Edwards, and Michael Crabtree are all probable against Baltimore.BALTIMOREOUT: DT Arthur Jones (head)QUESTIONABLE: LB Ray Lewis (foot), CB Chris Carr (back), LB Dannell Ellerbe (thigh), RB Anthony AllenPROBABLE: S Haruki Nakamura (thigh)SAN FRANCISCODOUBTFUL: RB Bruce Miller (concussion)PROBABLE: WR Michael Crabtree (foot), CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), T Anthony Davis (ankle), WR Braylon Edwards (knee), RB Frank Gore (knee)
For much of the afternoon on Sunday, it looked to be a lost weekend for the Orioles.Scoring only one run in Saturday’s narrow loss and being shut out through the first seven innings in the series finale against the Washington Nationals despite a strong out from Jake Arrieta, Baltimore appeared on the verge of dropping a series in which it held Washington to five runs while continuing an anemic offensive stretch over the last nine games.But just like we’ve seen on numerous occasions this season, the Orioles snatched victory from the jaws of defeat after Matt Wieters crushed a Sean Burnett fastball into the bullpen in the bottom of the eighth. Jim Johnson’s 22nd save gave the Orioles their seventh victory when trailing after seven innings and another improbable win.Admitting he nearly decided to rest Wieters but deciding against it with Monday’s day off, manager Buck Showalter said it all in describing what was another dramatic finish at Camden Yards. Only he didn’t sound nearly as surprised as anyone else who watched the Orioles go 1-for-33 with runners in scoring position over the last seven games.“That was fun at the end,” he said unassumingly and with little outward emotion.The more we watch the Orioles through the first 72 games of the season, the less it seems to make sense. The flaws are apparent in the numbers and with the names Showalter is running out there on a daily basis.Counting on their offense to help make up for their deficiencies in the starting rotation, the Orioles managed just 17 runs over the last nine games while actually receiving good starting pitching for the most part. Yet, they still found a way to go 4-5 over the stretch.The lineup struggles to manufacture runs and relies too heavily on the home run — four of their five runs over the three games were scored via the long ball — but how do you really expect the offense to thrive when you see names such as Steve Pearce and Ronny Paulino and Steve Tolleson filling spots in Showalter’s order while Nick Markakis and Nolan Reimold have been sidelined by injuries?Defensively, the Orioles leave plenty to be desired, with players out of position and certain spots such as third base seemingly without an answer. Center fielder Adam Jones knows it better than anyone as he looks to his left and right and sees converted infielders manning those spots on most nights.The starting rotation has struggled once you get past Jason Hammel and Wei-Yin Chen, desperately needing more consistency from Arrieta, Brian Matusz, and Tommy Hunter. But Sunday was an encouraging sign as Arrieta continued his resurgence after looking like he was on the fast track to Triple-A Norfolk just two weeks ago. He’s now given up just six earned runs in his last three starts covering 20 innings (2.70 earned run average), looking more like the pitcher who dominated in an Opening Day victory than the one looking completely lost earlier this month.The bullpen has remained the foundation of the Orioles’ success, and it pitched three more scoreless innings on Sunday to keep the club in the game after Arrieta failed to receive any support during his six strong innings of work. Johnson receives the notoriety at the back end, but Showalter trusts his entire bullpen — even Kevin Gregg hasn’t been as bad as fans want to admit — to pitch meaningful innings when the situation calls for any given name.While certainly better than what we’ve seen in recent years, those parts don’t sound like they add up to a team that’s 10 games above .500 entering the final week of June.The common phrase used in recent weeks has been the Orioles are “running on fumes” with everyone simply waiting for a swoon to begin, whether it was losing seven of eight right around Memorial Day or a humbling sweep against the New York Mets last week.But the Orioles are never too high or too low, a dramatic difference from past seasons. Players downplayed the offensive struggles throughout the weekend — almost to the point of sounding cavalier about it — but were businesslike in reacting to Sunday’s dramatic win. Most credit goes to the players’ performance on the field, but Showalter has truly changed the culture after years of everyone in town talking about it needing to change.“There was a good vibe in our dugout today,” Showalter said. “You could tell how much this game meant to them, and it was frustrating for them because we were so close a few times. It’s setting the table, like in pool, and you just can’t make the shot sometimes.”Wieters did in the eighth, sending the Orioles to their 41st win of the season. It doesn’t mean the organization is there yet by any means, but it’s easy to forget the club didn’t collect its 41st win of the 2010 season until Aug. 13 — 10 days into the Showalter era. Yes, the standard has been incredibly low for 14 years, but that doesn’t make what the current club is doing any less encouraging.The Orioles manager is the first to tell you he isn’t a magician. The change and success haven’t come overnight as last year showed us, but it’s time to stop dismissing what they’ve been able to accomplish over the first three months of the season.Have they been lucky? Maybe, but does it really matter?It’s a club with obvious flaws that may ultimately prevent it from playing October baseball, but every improbable win and unexplained success now makes it easier to hang around in August and September.More than anything, it’s exactly how Showalter described Sunday’s game.It’s been fun.
Today, my beautiful wife and best friend enters Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center to receive the greatest gift that any leukemia patient can be given: a bone marrow transplant and a second chance at life with a new DNA from a very generous (and anonymous) donor from somewhere out there in this wonderful world.We’ve received so many cards, letters, emails, Facebook and Twitter mentions via #JennStrong – the sheer volume of love that has flowed in the direction of Jennifer Ford Aparicio over the past 90 days has been staggering and eye-opening – and we want to first just express our gratitude for all of the concern and offers of kindness and sweet gestures. As awful as some our experiences have been with people over the years, this time in our lives will always be remembered for the good (if not the BEST) in people, especially when some days the burden felt very heavy for us.The love has truly been medicinal on some days when she struggled physically and emotionally. Make no mistake about it, this has been heavy lifting in so many ways.We’ve been peppered with so many questions and concerns regarding her health and honestly don’t know where to begin with dispensing some of the more amazing – and at times “gruesome” for the queasy amongst us – information regarding blood cancer, leukemia and bone marrow transplants. I’m probably the biggest wuss on the planet when it comes to the mention or sight of blood (and Jenn is diabetic to begin with) so this whole thing has been like seeing snakes for me from the beginning.But here’s what you really need to know and hopefully this blog answers some of the FAQs of the #JennStrong bone marrow transplant:Jenn enters the hospital today and will undergo a week of chemotherapy in preparation for her bone marrow transplant next Tuesday, June 17. (This will be her new “birthday.”) There is no “surgery” – just a bag of stem cells and blood that gets attached to her via her port, a pair of tubes that were inserted into her back on March 21st.Our understanding is that there are many less than desirable outcomes that could result from this procedure – there are whole handbooks on Graft vs. Host Disease and other scary complications. Our doctors have been steadfast in their belief that she’s a great candidate for this procedure and that a perfect match and new DNA and bone marrow could give her a whole new lease on life over the next six months. They were also very sobering in their discussions of all of the percentages of living vs. dying, cure vs. recurrence of cancer and various ailments that could exist or take place during the next few weeks.But it’s also very clear that this is Jenn’s only chance to survive because even though she’s in remission and cancer free right now, her pathology indicated that her specific leukemia would certainly come roaring back before the end of football season.Last week a dear friend and client went to breakfast with us and began the conversation by saying, “Wow, you guys have been through a lot of bad stuff!” And we said, “Sure, but let’s examine where we were three months ago and the amazing place where we are now.”On March 20th at 8 a.m. after months of planning with Jenn and my family, I announced the release of my book on the Orioles and Peter Angelos called “The Peter Principles” and my radio comeback after nine years off the air. Nine hours later, Jenn was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. She began chemotherapy the next day.On March 27th the doctors somberly entered her hospital room and told us that in terms of treatments there are three types of leukemia: good, intermediate and bad. We were told hers was
The Ravens listed right tackle Rick Wagner and cornerback Jimmy Smith as probable for Sunday’s home finale against Pittsburgh.Wagner (knee) and Smith (thigh) both missed practice on Wednesday before participating fully in Thursday’s workout. The Ravens did not practice on Christmas Day and will wrap up preparations for the Steelers on Saturday.Sidelined since last month with a back injury, wide receiver Marlon Brown was ruled out for Sunday and will miss his fifth consecutive game. It remains unclear why the Ravens haven’t elected to place the third-year wideout on injured reserve as he’s caught a career-low 14 passes for 112 yards this season.Linebacker and special-teams standout Albert McClellan (ankle) was listed as doubtful after missing practices all week. He missed last Sunday’s loss to Kansas City after missing only one game in his previous two seasons combined.Needing a win and a New York Jets loss to New England to clinch an AFC wild-card spot, the Steelers listed no player worse than probable on their final injury report.The referee for Sunday’s game will be Craig Wrolstad.The Ravens will wear their black jerseys for Sunday’s game after wearing their all-black uniforms in the Week 5 loss to Cleveland.According to Weather.com, Sunday’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the low 70s and winds up to 11 miles per hour.Below is the final injury report for Sunday:BALTIMOREOUT: WR Marlon Brown (back)DOUBTFUL: LB Albert McClellan (ankle)PROBABLE: CB Jimmy Smith (thigh), OT Rick Wagner (knee), LB Daryl Smith (non-injury)PITTSBURGHPROBABLE: S Will Allen (non-injury), CB William Gay (non-injury), LB James Harrison (non-injury), S Mike Mitchell (shoulder), TE Matt Spaeth (knee)
Brian Baldinger joined Nestor and attempted to squash any notion that John Harbaugh and the Ravens could be moving on from each other:“I hear all these rumors floating that Harbaugh could be expunged, and I don’t believe anyone connecting the dots with half a brain could think that could ever happen,” Baldinger said. “Six out of eight years in the playoffs with a world championship, it’s about as good as it gets…I don’t know how you get better.”The NFL Network analyst continued to sing the praises of both John Harbaugh and the Ravens organization as a whole…“Nobody prepares his team as well as he does,” Baldinger said. “I expect them to have a hell of an offseason.”For all of Baldy’s thoughts, you can listen right here!Audio Playerhttp://c631904.r4.cf2.rackcdn.com/Brian%20Baldinger%20010715%20.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.