| Apr 14, 2012
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.
Players from Burroughs, Burbank win scholar awards: Burbank High football player Mitch Camacho and Adam Velasco from Burroughs were given 2011- 2012 National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The person who perhaps could be helped or hurt most if the National Baseball Hall of Fame offered specific instruction to its voters on whether candidates with a history of using performance-enhancing drugs should be enshrined has his own opinion as to...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 11:24 PM
Dear Joe Flacco,
It's been a bizarre week, hasn't it? You're one win away from playing in the Super Bowl, and I think I've read approximately 11 million articles -- written primarily by people living outside the Baltimore metro area -- that seem eager to...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 8:51 PM
Ken Williams has the enviable position of seemingly being the only Chicago executive immune from the pressure to win and perform. In recent years we have seen all the Chicago franchises clean house. The Chairman needs to pocket his loyalty and let...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 4:15 PM
It won't be pretty
Tarnished as he is, Roger Clemens could find plenty of better things to do than what he will do this weekend — pitch for the Sugar Land Skeeters.
It's unclear if Clemens wants this to be the...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Once upon a time in baseball, it was easy to enjoy greatness.
Today, in the shadow of performance-enhancing drugs (known as PEDs), enjoying the players who stack up awe-inspiring numbers just ain't easy. Players, rightly or wrongly, are under the...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 12:56 PM
The heater rides in at 91 miles an hour, belt-high and straight, giving Orioles hitter Matt Wieters a good view of what looks like a strike in the making. As it reaches the plate, it dives toward the ground.
No mortal can say for sure whether the...
| 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 22, 2013
| 4:53 PM
I would like to begin by saying at no point did Thomas Ritter do anything illegal.
Ritter has been working as a private attorney for the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority. It is illegal for him to be a paid lobbyist for them, so any lobbying he...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 6:27 AM
Watching Alex Rodriguez reduced to a $30 million cheerleader Wednesday night as Raul Ibanez (Miami Sunset) became the latest Yankees' postseason hero got me thinking.
How much of that remaining $115 million or so on A-Rod's contract (through 2017)...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 1:11 PM
The International Cycling Union's announcement today that it was stripping superstar athlete Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles over charges of illegal doping effectively ended one of the most celebrated sports careers in recent memory....