| Oct 3, 2014
| 10:33 PM
According to UrbanDictionary.com, the word yosted means "not being sober" (as in "That dude's yosted") or the act of "getting screwed over" ("Yo, you just got yosted").
But in Tuesday night's American League wild-card game between the Royals and A's,...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Mark Palmer wanders through a cemetery in a southeastern Ohio steel town looking for a man most of the world has forgotten.
Years ago, Palmer's grandmother told him the story of the man buried here. That's my uncle, she said, your great-grand uncle. His...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:34 AM
NEW YORK -- The death of Hall-of-Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn from mouth cancer has renewed calls to end the use of chewing tobacco from its traditional place in the game. Gwynn, 54, died June 16 after two surgeries to remove malignant growths inside...
| Sep 28, 2014
•Amish Homestead Tour, National Christmas Center, meal at Fulton Steamboat, Dec. 4. $80. Deadline: Nov. 9. West Swamp Mennonite Church, Earl, 267-347-4633.
•Little Italy in the Bronx, guided tour and tastings, Oct. 11. $65....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:46 AM
The Baseball Hall of Fame reduced the number of years a player can remain on the ballot from 15 years to 10 last weekend.
Though no one has come out and said it, the change seemed to target high-profile steroid users and limit their chances to enter the...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:34 PM
The Orioles hit six homers and blew out the St. Louis Cardinals, 12-2, on Friday night. And then the real show started.
As part of their 60th-anniversary celebration, the Orioles hosted a fireworks and laser-light show after the game.
| Jul 19, 2014
| 7:28 PM
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Several years ago, Karen Katz walked into her son's parent-teacher day at his preschool in Lincolnshire expecting to have a conversation about 4-year-old Joey.
But when Katz introduced herself as Joey's mom, she got a...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Before I get to readers berating me in this Grammar Police column, I'll offer two entertaining submissions I received.
Why is English so much fun?
" 'ALL THE FAITH HE HAD HAD HAD HAD NO EFFECT ON THE OUTCOME OF HIS LIFE.' Because that sentence makes...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 4:05 PM
John Toner's 1955 and 1956 New Britain High football teams were unbeaten in state games. He said yes to UConn's moving from the Yankee Conference to the Big East. He hired Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma. He was influential in bringing women's sports...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:54 AM
The jersey worn by Mo'ne Davis at the Little League World Series is headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Davis, who in August became the fourth girl to pitch in the Little League World Series and the first to win a game, donated her jersey from the...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 8:07 AM
COOPERSTOWN -- The Hall of Fame announced changes to its voting procedure on Saturday, including reducing the length of time a retired player can stay on the ballot to a maximum of 10 years.
The current length is 15 years. In the new format, after 10...