| Jul 11, 2011
PEDs make a difference
The Morning Call
Eliminating admitted or suspected performance-enhancing drug users Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Alex Rodriguez from the list, only four "clean" players have hit 600 home runs. Since baseball has cracked...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 3:55 PM
Ah, the Home Run Derby. It’s hard for me to think of many American traditions that top watching baseball’s best sluggers (cameos made by Vernon Wells in 2010 and Brandon Inge the year before) while listening to Chris Berman shriek NFL...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 7:02 AM
I believe Carlos Zambrano.
When he told Comcast SportsNet that only about three teammates contacted him after he was placed on the We’re Sick Of You List, I believe him.
Everything else is a crock.
No, wait, I believe Zambrano when he says he...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 1:23 PM
When the bus pulled to a stop in the village near the south-central coast of the Dominican Republic, it was surrounded instantly by dozens of mostly shirtless and shoeless youngsters.
They banged on the sides and rocked the bus in joyful anticipation,...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 10:37 PM
The NBA lockout drags on with games canceled this week.
On Tuesday a federal mediator will meet with the sides in New York. A mediator is not someone empowered to force the sides to compromise — as in binding arbitration. Good mediators are skilled...
| 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...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Around the Baltimore metropolitan area, something is happening. It hasn't happened in many years — almost a generation, in fact. It's the end of August, the Orioles are in a pennant race, and there's a sense of possibility in the air.
| Sep 7, 2012
| 6:45 AM
In past years when the feared yet despised Yankees came to Baltimore in September, Orioles fans' only concern was whether they would be sitting next to a boisterous Yanks fan ("Who expected this?" Sept. 5). The only real hope was that the Orioles fans...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 6:35 AM
Kerry Wood got his day at Wrigley Field on Sunday, and he spent part of it lobbying for the Cubs to bring Sammy Sosa back to the organization as something.
Wait, why do the Cubs need to bring back the worst teammate in the world?
OK, Sosa wasn’t...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 9:06 PM
Aimee Garcia gets nervous every time she is handed a script on the Showtime serial killer drama “Dexter.” Why? Because she never knows if it will be her last.
The Fenwick High School alum — who plays Jamie Batista, nanny to Dexter&...