| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:46 AM
After the Baseball Hall of Fame inductees are announced each year, one of the fun things to do is figure out which team logo will appear on each inductees Hall of Fame plaque. Probably few would have guessed the choice made by Greg Maddux and Tony La...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:45 AM
WASHINGTON -- The 113th Congress looks to be a sure bet to go down as the most ineffective in history.
Just 56 bills were signed into law so far in 2013, as the first session prepared to wrap up. For the first time in recent memory, the number of new...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:44 AM
The 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, which was released Tuesday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, includes former Orioles pitchers Mike Mussina, Armando Benitez and Mike Timlin among the 19 first-time candidates.
Greg Maddux, Tom...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:27 AM
Welcome back to the bar. We got the furnace and leaky roof fixed just in time, apparently.
Today, I want to discuss a person whose name triggers some of the best arguments in Connolly's Bar history: Mike Mussina.
Every time we bring up the former...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Imagine if, around the same time as the Oscars, another theater across the street hosted a similarly named ceremony — the Oswalds, say — that honored most of the same movies and people.
Such has been the case for years in Huntington Beach,...
| Sep 15, 2013
Call it "sway" or "pull" or "juice" or "clout" — we're talking about power or influence, often of a political nature. Clout may have made one of its frequent Chicago appearances recently when Metra CEO Alex Clifford got a lucrative buyout deal...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:29 PM
The Kansas City Royals have named former Seattle Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu and long-time Omaha Storm Chasers manager Mike Jirschele to the Major League coaching staff. Wakamatsu will serve as the Royals’ bench coach and catching instructor...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 11:04 AM
John Fogerty has always been his own man, as you can tell by his songs.
So it follows that for his latest album, the 68-year-old did it his way. He sought the exact people he wanted to work with, and re-created songs he made famous while leading...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: My Spalding baseball glove is from the early 1950s. There are letters and the name of Joe Crovin or whatever, and the mark 166M. Any info?
A: Joseph Edward Cronin (1906-1984) was a MLB player and manager who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:11 AM
The Orioles continued to meet with possible trade partners and free-agent representatives on Day 2 of the general managers meetings Tuesday in Orlando, Fla. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Phillies made perhaps the most interesting move of the week so far,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:46 PM
Five men will be inducted into the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame during a banquet on Sept. 28 at the Crooks Community Center.
The inductees are Perry Danforth of Huron, Billy McMacken of Brookings, Mark Ripperda of Larchwood (Iowa) and...