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  • 'Damn Yankees' and the passions they stir

    'Damn Yankees' and the passions they stir
    A couple of years ago, for Father's Day, my family bought me the interactive video game MLB 2K9 for the Wii. The great thing about the game, and also its enduring frustration, is its verisimilitude — playing as the 2009 New York Yankees, I had...
  • PASSINGS: Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Jeno Paulucci, Walter Doniger, Lynn Margulis, Irving Elman

    PASSINGS: Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Jeno Paulucci, Walter Doniger, Lynn Margulis, Irving Elman
    Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Nigerian secessionist leader in '60s Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, 78, a millionaire's son who led Nigeria's breakaway republic of Biafra during the country's civil war that left 1 million dead, died Saturday in a London...
  • Mesa Musings: Listening to the old Pacific Coast League

    College football's bowl season is upon us, but it's time to talk a little Hot Stove League baseball. The year was 1957. I was 12 years old and a huge Mickey Mantle fan. We didn't have Major League Baseball in Southern California in those days. The...
  • Baseball fans meet for diamond dialogue

    Baseball fans meet for diamond dialogue
    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...
  • Yanks' Granderson, Teixeira Having Historic Season

    Yanks' Granderson, Teixeira Having Historic Season
    Yankee fans this season have been treated to 103 homers and the Bronx Bombers show no signs of slowing down. Remarkably, however, almost half of those round trippers have come from only two players. Outfielder Curtis Granderson and first baseman Mark...
  • Mesa Musings: Trusting New Yorkers is a sucker's bet

    "A fool and his money are soon parted," goes the old saw. Gullible describes me as a 19-year-old U.S. Army private in 1964, stationed just outside of New York City. On weekends, my buddies and I would take the New Haven Railroad from New Rochelle, N.Y.,...
  • How do you spot a fake or legit autograph?

    How do you spot a fake or legit autograph?
    You will be surprised what the Fix discovered at the Houston Collectors Show. Let's begin with reputable companies that can authenticate signed memorabilia: "There are certain companies like JSA, PSA, and obviously TRISTAR [Productions, Inc.] puts on...
  • Harman in the Hall: Former Westminster baseball coach poised for state's top honor

    Harman in the Hall: Former Westminster baseball coach poised for state's top honor
    Bryan Harman will have a quiet spring this year. But he's a busy man this winter. Last weekend, he was honored as the 2011 Maryland High School Coach of the Year by the Maryland Oldtimers Baseball Association at the Del Capri Restaurant, in Dundalk....
  • Marjorie G. Gilbert, jewelry store owner

    Marjorie G. Gilbert, jewelry store owner
    Marjorie G. Gilbert, a retired certified public accountant who co-owned a Baltimore County jewelry business, died of pneumonia complications Feb. 13 at Sinai Hospital. She was 88 and lived in Owings Mills. Born Marjorie Gross in Newark, N.J., she was a...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Dodgers dugout doc Sue Falsone

    The Dodgers' pitchers and catchers will show up at Camelback Ranch in Arizona in a few days for spring training. And so will Sue Falsone. She won't be in the stands; she'll be in the dugout and the clubhouse, with the guys. She's the Dodgers' new head...
  • New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter chasing 3,000

    New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter chasing 3,000
    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...