| 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,...
| 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 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...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 2:51 PM
"The Scandinavian Riviera," as some locals affectionately call it, runs along Lake Superior from Duluth to Grand Portage, Minn., hard by the Canadian border. More prosaically, it's the area along State Route 61.
My wife and I headed to Lake Superior's...
| Dec 7, 2010
| 12:28 PM
As any seasoned traveler knows — that's you, Mr. and Mrs. Business Traveler — the second-most maddening word at an airport, right after "canceled," is "delayed." We've all been there: stuck for hours at the gate (or worse, on the tarmac)...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:55 PM
LeRoy Neiman, a wildly successful American artist who was famous for his colorful portraits of athletes in motion and who became an artistic fixture at such major sporting events as the Olympics and the Super Bowl, has died. He was 91.
Neiman, who was...
| 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...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 11:39 PM
Michael Phelps doesn't have to climb the mountain anymore.
He has reached the highest of Olympic heights. He is the most decorated athlete in the modern history of the Olympic Games. He is, by just about all accounts, the greatest swimmer who ever lived....
| Aug 4, 2012
| 5:32 PM
Someday, people will tell their grandchildren about this. How, under the swooping roof of the Aquatics Centre, on the final day of his final Olympics, they saw Michael Phelps race for the final time. They’ll remember how they saw him, one more time,...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 3:20 AM
Cal Ripken Jr.will not come to your kid's school and help him polish off a bully.
What exactly do you want for $16.99?
But with his latest children's book, the Hall of Famer hopes he can arm your kids, informationally, with what they need to handle...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:01 PM
Second baseman Robert Andino and his band of upstart, red-hot, second-place Orioles swear they're facing just another tough divisional rival on the road this weekend.
It's not a big deal, Andino says, that Friday will be the first time his club plays a...