| Jun 5, 2011
An American Life
Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00
Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:57 PM
David Maraniss, a longtime journalist with The Washington Post, wrote “First In His Class,” a seminal biography of former President Bill Clinton, after winning the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in national reporting for his newspaper stories on Clinton....
| Nov 4, 2011
Matty Alou, the middle brother in one of baseball's greatest playing families and a slap hitter who won the National League batting title in 1966, died Thursday in the Dominican Republic. He was 72.
His former team in the Dominican, Leones del Escogido,...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 3:49 PM
Ravens running back Ray Rice has been an advocate for pro-kindness and anti-bullying efforts, held summer camps for kids in Baltimore and his hometown of New Rochelle, N.Y., and helped students in Baltimore get fit. Those are just several of the reasons...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 7:21 PM
Closer Jim Johnson has been named the Orioles' nominee for the 2012 Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes a player "who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community...
| Apr 23, 2011
| 11:30 AM
At first glance, there's little about Ben Delgado that screams "catcher." He stands 5-foot-8 and weighs 170 pounds, size usually reserved for a middle infielder … or a place-kicker.
Then you see him on the field. He throws out 71 percent of would-...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 7:42 AM
The father of a man shot and killed by police on a violent block of West Humboldt Park says he has no idea why officers gunned down his son, whom he described as just a "dorky kid."
"There's witnesses out there that say he didn't have no gun, so I don't...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 1:13 PM
He was a man in motion — the beautifully controlled fury of a great athlete.
How, though, to convey that energy and grit and grace on the flat page of a graphic novel? How to suggest the up-and-at-'em vigor of a Roberto Clemente in a venue that...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 6:43 PM
Adam Jones received good news and bad news in the Orioles' clubhouse before Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards. The good news was that the center fielder had been named the club's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award,...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 7:33 AM
What's hopping this week at Central Florida theme parks and attractions:
+ "Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente," an exhibit about the late Hall of Famer/humanitarian, opens Saturday at the Orange County Regional History Center in downtown...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 7:37 AM
Did someone say chocolate? Here's a quick look at what's happening this week at Central Florida theme parks and attractions:
+ There are two servings of chocolate programs this Saturday at the Orange County Regional History Center. Food writer and...