| May 23, 2011
| 8:53 AM
On Yawkey Way in Boston, the pitch is simple: Come to Fenway Park and see baseball history.
Babe Ruth played here. (Just ask a Red Sox fan about “The Curse of the Bambino.”) So did Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx, Smoky Joe Wood, Johnny Pesky,...
| Feb 4, 2010
It's now the House that Steinbrenner (and New York taxpayers) Built, part coliseum and part baseball cathedral.
It';s Yankee Stadium 2.0, built on the everlasting foundation of Gehrig and Ruth, Dimaggio, Mantle and Maris, Jeter and Rivera.
| Mar 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Baltimore is a rather Catholic town; if you ever lived here you know that.
I was born and raised an Irish Catholic in Baltimore; if you frequent this blog you may have known that.
Baseball is the ultimate sport for bizarre connections to history. No...
| Mar 17, 2013
Getting paid to be funny is great work if you can get it. And comedian Patti Vasquez knows she's fortunate to be busy.
"I'm in Iowa next week and then South Carolina after that," Vasquez said recently. "I mean, it took us two weeks just to coordinate...
| Mar 16, 2013
John J. Byrne, whose turnaround of auto insurer Geico Corp. led billionaire Warren Buffett to buy the company and call him "the Babe Ruth of insurance," died March 7 at his home in Etna, N.H., according to Robert E. Snyder, a family spokesman. He was 80...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Kevin Nash is wrestling at the Big Time Wrestling show at the Maryland Theater in Hagerstown on Friday night. We were able to talk to him about what he's been doing since last being on WWE television, and as well as his memories of Wrestlemania over the...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 12:51 PM
March 4, 2006: The Maryland women's basketball team ends a 14-game losing streak to Duke by defeating the Blue Devils, 78-70, in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. The teams will meet again in the NCAA final with Maryland (34-4)...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 11:06 AM
April 4, 2006: Maryland wins its first NCAA women's basketball championship, 78-75 over Duke. Down by 13 points in the second half, the Terps (34-4) rally as freshman Kristi Toliver hits a 3-point basket with six seconds left in regulation to send the...
| Jan 4, 2012
When it comes to sportswriting, I tend to subscribe to George Plimpton's small-ball theory: The smaller the ball, the better the writing about the sport. This has a lot to do with my own biases (I'm a baseball fan, not much interest in basketball or...
| Mar 20, 2011
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana
Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Harper: 288 pp., $24.99
Kamela Sediqi was not yet 20 when the Taliban took over in Kabul, Afghanistan, in...
| 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...