| Jun 5, 2011
An American Life
Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00
Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 5:01 AM
With a TV event as emotional and epic as the last game in Baltimore for Ray Lewis, it would be a mistake to micro-critique the telecast of the game itself by CBS Sports.
I'll talk about the work of the Ravens' 24-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts by...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 5:36 PM
If you want to meet the matriarch of Maryland's most famous baseball family, just go to a minor league game in Aberdeen. There she is on dozens of summer nights — plain-spoken and tough as leather but also open, happy to talk about the thousands...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 2:01 PM
The Orioles released a little teaser of what the Cal Ripken Jr. sculpture is going to look like, but good luck guessing the pose.
The O's posted the above photo on their Facebook page today, no doubt to help drum up anticipation for Thursday night's...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 5:11 AM
Adam Jones often wondered just how deafening Camden Yards got back when the Orioles were competing for division titles years ago.
The Orioles center fielder usually turned to head trainer Richie Bancells, who has been with the team for nearly three...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 4:51 PM
The Orioles will unveil a bronze sculpture of Cal Ripken Jr. at Camden Yards on Thursday, the 17th anniversary of the day Ripken broke Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played.
There was probably a time early in the season when fans expected...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:24 AM
Cal Ripken Jr. will make his in-booth color commentary debut during the Orioles’ game against the Yankees on Sunday afternoon on TBS.
Ripken – who has previously worked in the TBS studio – will call the crucial AL East showdown along...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:30 PM
I died and went to heaven.
No wait, it's just Camden Yards, easily mistaken Thursday night as the place where all good Orioles fans who have spent the last 15 years in purgatory go to get their just rewards.
The O's were not just back in town, they were...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 6:55 PM
Lara Hall's husband, Jay Hood, recently bought her diamonds for her birthday — baseball diamonds, printed on the pages of a vintage scorebook from the 1960s.
The book, an unused Houston Colt .45s scorekeeping manual, cost Hood about $5 on eBay. For...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 6:38 PM
He is Mr. November, and every other month in which Major League Baseball is played.
He has more hits than Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, a higher career batting average than Mickey Mantle and a higher postseason average than Joe DiMaggio.
And it won't be...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 11:05 AM
When he and his staff moved back into their offices in the Carroll Building last year after a renovation, Howard County State's Attorney Dario Broccolino noticed how bare the walls were and how lifeless the place seemed.
It had been a while since the...