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  • In search of 'Jewish Jocks'

    Mention the phrase "Jewish sports legends" and you'll probably conjure up familiar suspects: Sandy Koufax, Mark Spitz, maybe that joke from "Airplane." You're more likely to omit Sidney Franklin, a matador from Brooklyn (real last name: Frumpkin), or...
  • One more vote for Marvin Miller for the Hall of Fame

    One more vote for Marvin Miller for the Hall of Fame
    Since the news broke that baseball union pioneer Marvin Miller passed away this week, there has been a growing media chorus advocating his induction in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. It certainly is long overdue. Miller changed baseball for the...
  • Hansen: Fires and drunk cartoonists, Laguna's colorful past

    Perhaps for some romantic reason, people adore and trust buildings. We store skeletons in their closets. We honor closed doors. We never ask the walls to talk. But eventually, for history's sake, these sacred rules are broken. Every building has a...
  • Can Baltimore's 'Ball Boys' be the next 'Pawn Stars?'

    Can Baltimore's 'Ball Boys' be the next 'Pawn Stars?'
    The new ABC reality TV series "Ball Boys" opens with the motto: "Every great moment in sports leaves something behind." This network series set in a Baltimore sports memorabilia shop tells the stories of what happens to some of the stuff left behind....
  • Orioles outfielder Beerer hopes winding road leads him to major leagues

    Orioles outfielder Beerer hopes winding road leads him to major leagues
    About this time five years ago, Scott Beerer, a second-round pick who once could throw a fastball in the mid-90s, walked out of Colorado Rockies minor league spring training camp prepared for life after baseball. He was tired of pitching, tired of living...
  • The fourth outfielder

    The fourth outfielder
    Yup, I won a game for the Cubs when I was 9 years old, a kind of pre-pubescent reverse-Bartman deal. The next day's Chicago Tribune called the anonymous fan who interfered with a critical eighth-inning play "the fourth outfielder," which. with its...
  • Richard McWilliam dies at 59; CEO of trading card company Upper Deck

    Richard McWilliam, hailed for revolutionizing the trading card and sports memorabilia industry as a co-founder and chief executive officer of Carlsbad-based Upper Deck Co., has died. He was 59. McWilliam died Saturday at his home in Rancho Santa Fe....
  • Bringing purple passion to a cause

    Bringing purple passion to a cause
    There are Ravens fans, there are passionate Ravens fans, and then there is Cindy Pierce. "I go by the fan name of Purple Dame," said Pierce, who lives in Severn and said she's missed just one home game in the past 13 years. When she cheers on her team,...
  • The Sun remembers: Feb. 3-Feb. 9

    The Sun remembers: Feb. 3-Feb. 9
    Feb. 9, 2006: Sixth-ranked Maryland upsets No. 1 North Carolina, 98-95, in women's basketball. Sophomore scores 25 for the visiting Terps (22-2), and freshman Marissa Coleman adds 23. Feb. 6, 1972: Playing without star center Wes Unseld (ankle injury),...
  • Wednesday morning Orioles observations on Valencia, Canzler and the Babe's birthday

    In case you missed it last night, Orioles utility man Danny Valencia was linked to a now-defunct South Florida clinic, Biogenesis, that allegedly provided performance-enhancing drugs to Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, among others. In a report that came...
  • Daring to Ignore the PED Question

    In light of┬áLance Armstrong’s Oprah interview and a kerfuffle over Ray Lewis and deer antler spray, the topic of performance-enhancing drugs has been in the news with renewed vigor. It has culminated with this overwrought, hyper-ventilating column...