| Nov 16, 2012
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 8:18 AM
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...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 10:57 AM
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...
| Mar 17, 2012
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....
| Mar 15, 2012
| 3:45 PM
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...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 8:43 AM
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...
| Jan 10, 2013
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....
| Jan 27, 2013
| 2:43 PM
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,...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 1:51 PM
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),...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:30 AM
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...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 12:50 PM
In light of Lance 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...