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  • Deflategate? Trying To Gain An Edge Isn't Uncommon

    Cheating, getting an edge, pushing the boundaries, skirting the intent of a rule ... it only seems like the Patriots invented the art form. But it has been going on for years. Here's how in various sports, with contributions from Courant staff writers John Altavilla, Dom Amore, Mike Anthony, Desmond Conner, Matthew Conyers and Tom Yantz:
  • Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez optimistic for rebound year in 2015

    Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez optimistic for rebound year in 2015
    After a rough start to his Orioles career last year, right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez is looking forward to a fresh start in 2015. Jimenez, who signed a four-year, $50 million contract last spring training, struggled in his first season with the Orioles,...

    Gene Baker, the Cubs' other first black player

     Gene Baker, the Cubs' other first black player
    Ernie Banks was not supposed to be the Chicago Cubs' first black player. Gene Baker, a fancy-fielding, 28-year-old shortstop with the Cubs' top farm team, was penciled in for that role in 1953. The previous year, Baker's manager with the Los Angeles...

    Dan Duquette and Travis Snider discuss Tuesday's trade

    Dan Duquette and Travis Snider discuss Tuesday's trade
    The Orioles held a teleconference Friday with executive vice president Dan Duquette and new outfielder Travis Snider, whom the Orioles acquired in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. Snider will not be at FanFest; a huge Seattle Seahawks fan...

    The story behind new Oriole Travis Snider's interesting Twitter handle

    The story behind new Oriole Travis Snider's interesting Twitter handle
    I had the opportunity to speak with new Orioles outfielder Travis Snider by phone on Wednesday. During our conversation, I had to sneak in a question about Snider's Twitter handle, @LunchboxHero45, which has to be one of the most creative I've seen....