| Feb 11, 2011
| 11:39 AM
To understand the appeal of sacred relics, which have caused wars and attracted devout pilgrims for nearly a millennium, look no further than Babe Ruth's bat.
Baseball fans in Baltimore forked over $10 last week to hold the Sultan of Swat's 32-ounce club...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 6:08 PM
Con Ozzie Guillén, el agudo piloto de los Marlins de Miami, ninguna conversación es ligera o aburrida.
Y menos cuando el tema a tratar es Derek Jeter, el jugador preferido del manager venezolano.
"Es el jugador perfecto", indicó Guillén al referirse a...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 10:31 AM
What is the future for Baltimore's city-owned historic properties?
The Baltimore Sun has reported that Baltimore City is hiring an appraisal firm to determine the "market value" of 15 city-owned historic properties. Baltimore Heritage has asked...
| Apr 1, 2012
A couple of years ago, for Father's Day, my family bought me the interactive video game MLB 2K9 for the Wii. The great thing about the game, and also its enduring frustration, is its verisimilitude — playing as the 2009 New York Yankees, I had...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 5:00 AM
A recent article about the declining marriage business in Elkton suggested there was an "unconfirmed" report that Babe Ruth had been married there ("Wedding chapel and amenities for sale in Elkton," Dec. 28).
Such reports are not only unconfirmed, they...
| Jan 4, 2012
When it comes to sportswriting, I tend to subscribe to George Plimpton's small-ball theory: The smaller the ball, the better the writing about the sport. This has a lot to do with my own biases (I'm a baseball fan, not much interest in basketball or...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette peers out his B&O Warehouse office window, which has to have one of the best views in baseball — down into the right-field flag court of Camden Yards and the seating bowl.
| Dec 3, 2011
| 9:14 PM
Sports sections today read like the business section of the newspaper, or even worse the crime beat section.
Since I have spent almost 40 years advocating the concept of athletes serving as role models and triggering imitative behavior, it is...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 9:45 PM
Sitting on stage alongside his aging teammates, having dinner during the Sports Legend Museum induction at Martin's West Tuesday night, 85-year-old Gino Marchetti will chew on this:
"It's amazing to me that, after all these years, people are still...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 9:32 AM
The Orioles announced some improvements/changes to Camden Yards today.
As previously reported, the Orioles will honor their six Hall of Famers with bronze statues in a picnic grove beyond the batter’s eye wall in center field this year. The statues...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 4:00 PM
The Orioles detailed on Monday several of their upcoming changes to Camden Yards, including a permanent tribute to the six most decorated players in modern franchise history and a slight alteration to the right-field wall.
As part of Camden Yards' 20th...