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  • For sports memorabilia fans, everything you could want

    For sports memorabilia fans, everything you could want
    The price tags came in different shapes and sizes — plain and colorful, stuck on items and hanging off, bigger for sums surpassing $4 million and small enough for a few bucks — and they were everywhere. They were stuck to baseball cards, hung...
  • August is an eventful month in Aberdeen

    August is full of important activities in Aberdeen! The opening ceremonies for the Cal Ripken World Series are today (Friday). The host team from Forest Hill will play tonight and all is in readiness for the big parade Saturday in downtown Aberdeen...
  • 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, 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...
  • From Scores to a mechanical bull, sailors delight in Baltimore's charms

    From Scores to a mechanical bull, sailors delight in Baltimore's charms
    It didn't take Canadian seaman Richard Thompson long to get quite a bit of Baltimore under his shiny gold belt. Tapas at Harborplace. Shopping for sunglasses. And a beery romp with some American sailors at Power Plant Live that left him with a different...