| Jul 5, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Ah, the art palette. You know that wooden board used for mixing colors of all sorts before the painter applies brush to canvas and creates that instant masterpiece.
Babcock Pond Wildlife Management Area is kind of like that blank canvas and you have...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:50 PM
Talk baseball with Washington native David Paulson for a few minutes, and his obsessive lifelong fandom pours out in facts, figures and lore.
He recalls how he loved the most obscure of Washington Senators players, like outfielder Stan Spence. How he...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:51 AM
Gary Carter, the former New York Mets Hall-of-Fame catcher, died Thursday afternoon.
Citing a private family website, ESPN reported that Carter's daughter Kimmy Bloemers wrote, "I am deeply saddened to tell you all that my precious dad went to be with...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 5:56 PM
SAN DIEGO -- An effort to put a statue to legendary baseball Hall-of-Famer and San Diego native Ted Williams on the Embarcadero may be gaining momentum.
Local baseball historian Bill Swank has campaigned for the statue to Unified Port of San Diego...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 1:23 PM
Hall of Fame inductions are getting to be routine for Joan Joyce, the multidimensional coach and athlete who created FAU’s softball and has been its coach for the last 18 years.
Joyce, 71, will be inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of fame...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 3:24 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A stamp honoring San Diego native Ted Williams will be issued in 2012 as part of a set of four stamps depicting members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, the U.S. Postal Service announced Friday.
Williams, a graduate of Hoover High School who...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 5:00 AM
A-Rod. K-Rod. F-Rod. I-Rod. B-Rob. We are not living in the Golden Age of sports nicknames. J-Roll. O-Dog. T-Mac. D-Wade. These are not nicknames; they're contractions, abbreviations.
Crowned "King James" at the outset of a career that has yet to see him...
| May 13, 2011
The last Pirates of the Caribbean had the fellas looking for the Fountain of Youth.
In the new documentary How Do I Live Forever, filmmaker Mark Wexler does the same thing. He visits countries that have a longer life span, and in what will be everyones...
| Dec 30, 2009
Cheeca Lodge & Spa, 81801 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 82, Islamorada
cheeca.com; 305-664-4651; 800-327-2888
Back story: When a New Year's Eve fire closed this historic lodge in 2008, it torched more than a building. The lodge has a long and storied...
| Feb 13, 2010
"No Easy Way"
By Fred Bowen, illustrations by Charles S. Pyle
Dutton, $16.99, ages 7-9
Here's a good antidote to recent doses of sports and steroids. Its subtitle is "The story of Ted Williams and the last .400 season" and the recurring mantra is, "There...
| Jun 14, 2008
One evening recently I took my 3-year-old son to his first baseball game. The complexities of the sport are beyond him at this point, which means any lingering memories of our outing will likely be limited to the post-home-run fireworks and our attempts,...