| Oct 11, 2012
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'...
| Oct 25, 2012
One panda was enough to top the Tigers.
Pablo Sandoval set a World Series record by hitting three home runs in his first three at bats, and the San Francisco Giants topped the Detroit Tigers 8-3 in Game One of the World Series.
Justin Verlander got...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:29 PM
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 it for...
| 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 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)...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Under Armour founder Kevin Plank tried to think of his perfect dinner party. There'd have to be a Beatle, he said, along with Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth and Mother Teresa.
But the No. 1 guest, he said, would be Muhammad Ali.
Plank and Ali were among...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 12:42 PM
Sept. 24, 2000: Rookie running back Jamal Lewis scores his first NFL touchdown and the Ravens defense holds Cincinnati to 4 rushing yards as Baltimore crushes the visiting Bengals, 37-0. "We set a standard with this game," defensive tackle Tony Siragusa...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 3:57 PM
LOUDON, N.H. - Jimmie Johnson is the new points leader in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but Denny Hamlin is back as a major threat.
Hamlin dominated Sunday's Sylvania 300, the second race in the Chase, to score his fifth win of the season. Johnson...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 4:51 AM
Rick Dempsey walks into the steamy warehouse on Aliceanna Street looking like he just stepped off the MASN set where he does Orioles pre- and post-game shows.
Check him out. Deep summer tan. Hair perfectly combed. World Series ring glittering on one...