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Joe McLaughlin

About Joe McLaughlin

McLaughlin (right) is a Stearns High School and University of Maine graduate who worked for three years at the Aroostook Republican and News in Caribou as a reporter and editor. He has worked on the BDN sports desk for 30 years, the last 18 as sports editor. McLaughlin and his wife, Kathy Schwigan, live in Brewer and have three adult children: Ryan, Matthew and Tess.

Made in Maine is a big hit in the World Series

  Baseball is a sport consumed by statistics, which many of its crazed fans relish. Just take a look at a composite box score and the line includes games, at-bats, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, RBIs, walks, strikeouts, batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and — my new favorite — on-base plus slugging percentage. And […]

Red Sox broadcaster Orsillo will be missed

Although I’ve never met Don Orsillo, he feels like an old friend, and one I’ll  miss after he does his final game Sunday on NESN-TV as the play-by-play man for Boston Red Sox games. Since he started doing Red Sox games for NESN in 2001, Orsillo has mastered the delicate balance of featuring the hometown […]