Charlie Voelker is the co-host of The Drive every weekday afternoon from 3 pm to 7pm. Charlie has been a part of the Capital Region Sports scene for over the last 25 years. In 1996 he joined Big Board Sports host and NewsChannel 13 sports director, Rodger Wyland in the UAlbany broadcast booth for football and basketball. Charlie spent 6 years in minor league baseball, then spent the next 17 years as the Associate Athletic Director for the University at Albany before retiring from that position in 2020. Charlie and his wife Kim live in Albany County with his son Andrew.
‘No Options Kyrie’ Takes The Money And Runs In Brooklyn
After the Brooklyn Nets disastrous season ended prematurely after the first round of the NBA playoffs at the hands of his ex-team, the Boston Celtics, Kyrie Irving spoke about how he Kevin Durant were going to steer the ship with General Manager Sean Marks and owner Joe Tsai
NBA Legend Pays Tab For Entire New York Restaurant
Some people are just generous by nature. In a very cool act of kindness on Sunday, an entire New York City restaurant found out just how benevolent a particular NBA Hall of Fame player can be.
Sir Charles Dunks On The New York Knicks Roster
NBA Hall of Famer and TV commentator Charles Barkley has never been shy with his assessments, nor should he be given his occupation. However on Wednesday, while he was promoting a celebrity golf tournament, he took aim some pretty low hanging fruit, the New York Knicks. The franchise's president, Leon Rose is already feeling the heat for the roster he has assembled. Now it is clear that the basketball community's patience with Rose's plan is wearing thin.
Disgraced Ex-New York Mets Manager Booted From Job In Mexico
The stories were horrible. The embarrassment will linger for years for many parties involved. His nickname amongst some of Major League Baseball's media, "d__k pic Mick," is as cringe-worthy as it gets. Now, after getting suspended from MLB for the 2022 season for his lewd behavior, Mickey Calloway has been bounced from another job.
New York Yankees “Mustache” Is In A Hairy Twitter Situation
The saying, "we learn from our mistakes," is as old as time. Look back in your life ten years and I'd be surprised if you didn't wish you handled certain situations differently. When you are in a starting pitching rotation for the New York Yankees and for the first time in your career things are really rolling, it's hard when those mistakes are maliciously revealed.
The Baseball World Honors Fallen New York Little Leaguer
As we reported last week, 4th grader Lazar LaPenna, of Long Beach, New York, suffered a fatal seizure after hitting a baseball and running to first base. There was no injury caused by a baseball. Lazar suffered from epilepsy for several years and was on medication for seizures. LaPenna loved baseball and the Mets. His dad was his coach. The baseball world and others took notice of this awful tragedy and even took to Twitter to recruit everyone to pay tribute to the little boy from Long Island.
Texas Manager Mocks Iconic New York Yankee Stadium
One person's junk is another person's art. Some people like New York style thin crust pizza, while others enjoy Chicago style deep dish pie. To each their own. One thing you shouldn't do, is make condescending remarks about another person's or team's house, especially while you are there for a few days. Then it is personal and it may get uncomfortable.
This New York Mets Squirrel Is Driving Opponents Nuts Again
It's no secret that the New York Mets are hot, winning their record setting sixth straight series to start the season on Tuesday. Sure, you can point to Buck Showalter or Max Scherzer, even Mr. $341 Million, Francisco Lindor, is playing great. However, there is one Mets player, that has been around a few years, who is not getting as many headlines. Maybe he should.
Out Of Control Yankees Fans Ruin New York’s Celebration
It should have been an awesome celebration. Gleyber Torres came off the bench and delivered a pinch-hit single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 5-4 comeback victory for New York Yankees over the Cleveland Guardians. Fans should have been cheering and players should have been jumping up and down with happiness. That happened briefly, then the ugliness in right-field began.
Ex-Mets Star Gets Unwanted Interest From New York Baseball Team
Two weeks ago, the New York Yankees offered outfielder Aaron Judge $230 million to remain in the Bronx for the next 7 years. Judge said no. The surprising answer reminded many Mets fans of a similar situation involving one of their stars during spring training of 2021. Now that former Mets player is getting offers from teams he doesn't really want to hear from.