| Nov 25, 2011
| 12:54 PM
News reports this month about the return next season of a slightly altered Oriole bird to players' caps for the first time since 1992 brought to mind its creator, longtime Baltimore Sun cartoonist James Adams Hartzell, who introduced the original bird...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I hope your holiday gift-giving included some books, and if you're still looking, here are the best coffee-table books I've seen in the past month of so. These are the sort of photo- and graphic-rich editions that look great in a living room -- and that...
| 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...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 3:31 PM
William Boulton "Bo" Kelly Jr., a Baltimore architect, preservationist and civic leader who founded Baltimore Heritage and helped establish the Baltimore's Commission for Historical & Architectural Preservation, died Wednesday at Gilchrist Hospice in...
| 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,...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 2:23 PM
The price tags came in different shapes and sizes — plain and colorful, stuck on items and hanging off, bigger for sums surpassing $4 million and small enough for a few bucks — and they were everywhere.
They were stuck to baseball cards, hung...
| Aug 8, 2012
August is full of important activities in Aberdeen!
The opening ceremonies for the Cal Ripken World Series are today (Friday). The host team from Forest Hill will play tonight and all is in readiness for the big parade Saturday in downtown Aberdeen...
| Jul 20, 2012
Joe Philbin has ranked players 1 through 45 off the off-season's practices. I don't have the eye or expertise to do that (and was following the Heat during these practices). But I can rank the top players from last season who are still around. I stopped...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 3:13 PM
I've never seen anything like this. It's hard to fathom. So rare is the view that I don't even want to blink for fear of missing a split second. Did I really just see that?
Recently, at a signing for my new book, "Baseball in Orange County," an elderly...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 9:04 PM
When designated hitter Chris Davis walked up to home plate in Friday's eighth inning after homering in his initial three at-bats — the first Oriole to do that in six years and the second time it has happened in a game involving the club this week...