Jim was passionate about the game and had ties with some of the city's great legends like
Jim was so excited about the Ravens coming to Baltimore that he came out of retirement and started working in the Ravens ticket office under president David Modell. All the media guys in town knew Jim because sooner or later he would have us in Hagerstown talking to his Corral, Roost or Ravens group. Those meeting are still throw backs to the old days where members still eat chicken, drink beer and ask you questions about the football team. You might hear anything at those meetings.
Jim was sincere in his leadership and his groups were constantly putting on events and raising money for charity. Sometimes when you got him alone, Jim would tell wonderful stories about Donovan, Unitas and
When I first started covering the Ravens beat back in 1996, Jim was the first person to call me and ask me to come up as a guest speaker. Only once since then have I not made a trip to Hagerstown when requested because of a previous speaking engagement.