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  • Remarkable Woman: Patti Vasquez

    Remarkable Woman: Patti Vasquez
    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...
  • John J. Byrne dies at 80; insurance exec turned Geico around

    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...
  • Q&A with Kevin Nash, former WWE star wrestling in Hagerstown on Friday

    Q&A with Kevin Nash, former WWE star wrestling in Hagerstown on Friday
    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...
  • Hooray for October baseball

    No sport carries more superstition than baseball. Whether it's really the mistreatment of a goat that has doomed the Chicago Cubs or the sale of Babe Ruth's contract that forced Boston into decades of World Series exile is irrelevant. Fans know it might...
  • TBS Ripken gaffe casts pall over otherwise strong telecast of Orioles victory

    TBS Ripken gaffe casts pall over otherwise strong telecast of Orioles victory
    This is the kind of thing they used to teach in journalism school and I wish they still did: The way one careless mistake can diminish an otherwise strong performance and bring embarrassment instead of praise. That's the story of TBS's coverage of the...
  • Hitting the street with the Baltimore Running Festival

    Hitting the street with the Baltimore Running Festival
    The best moment of the annual Baltimore Running Festival comes not when the marathon starts on the street outside Oriole Park at Camden Yards, or when the champion crosses the finish line. For festival founder Lee Corrigan, the high point of Baltimore'...
  • Alex Karras dies at 77; NFL star turned actor

    Alex Karras dies at 77; NFL star turned actor
    Alex Karras, an All-Pro defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions who later worked as a "Monday Night Football" co-host and parlayed his hulking strength into a Hollywood acting career, died Wednesday. He was 77. Karras died at his Los Angeles home, his...
  • For one game, at least, Orioles can't foil Yankees fans' expectations

    For one game, at least, Orioles can't foil Yankees fans' expectations
    Everything about the scene at Yankee Stadium reinforces the idea that the resident team is supposed to win — not just most of the time, but every night and, especially, every night in October. It's more than the 27 World Series flags on the...
  • Celebrity traveler: John Astin heeds call of Aran Islands

    Celebrity traveler: John Astin heeds call of Aran Islands
    Johns Hopkins University students scramble to sign up for a coveted spot in the acting and directing classes taught by John Astin. After all, who wouldn't want to study theatrical techniques with a famous actor? Internationally known for his role as...
  • Pablo Sandoval an inspiration to fat guys everywhere

    Pablo Sandoval an inspiration to fat guys everywhere
    The beauty of baseball is that even fat guys can play it, and play it well. It's the most democratic of sports. You can be chunky, you can be roly-poly, you can be out and out blubbery and still find a place in this game. I should know. I played itĀ for...
  • In the Pipeline: Author touches all the bases

    In the Pipeline: Author touches all the bases
    "H.B. Champion Standards Win 3 to 2! Fastest Game of Baseball Witnessed Here! 2000 See Game! Gate receipts over $609!" So trumpeted the local headlines one summer day in the late 1920s after a ballgame in Huntington Beach. For many fans, baseball...