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  • Maritime Industries, Southside Academy pay tribute to Negro leagues

    Maritime Industries, Southside Academy pay tribute to Negro leagues
    On a warm, sunny afternoon at the Maritime Industries Academy baseball field, posters honoring members of the Negro leagues hung on the outfield fence and dust swirled under the banner honoring Jackie Robinson at home plate. Members of the Maritime and...
  • Former Oriole Jamie Moyer ties Jim Palmer on all-time wins list

    Former Oriole Jamie Moyer ties Jim Palmer on all-time wins list
    This is worth writing about, even though in Jamie Moyer’s last game as an Oriole I was still single. I got married a week after Moyer last pitched for Baltimore, back in 1995, his third and final season here. That was before three kids and 16...
  • Chasing Down the Muse: The question without a decent answer

    The circle of young faces turned toward me more for a reaction than for an answer. The air in the room was taut with anticipation as they waited. My hands lifted to my face as I thought about my answer. Could it be that I had never really before...
  • Steve Schapiro, a fly on the wall — with a camera

    Steve Schapiro, a fly on the wall — with a camera
    Steve Schapiro wants to photograph President Barack Obama, and there is little doubt that he will one day do so. In his lengthy and star-studded career, he has photographed so many famous and influential people that one can almost believe he has Zelig-...
  • It's A Gray Area: Tribute to a life well lived

    Recently, I received a telephone call from the daughter of Andy Blodget, a good friend of mine from San Luis Obispo. She told me that her father had died after having a heart attack the night before. This was a genuine shock, because Andy was only 52...
  • People, places and things that make Hampton Roads famous: Presidents, celebrities and more

    Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through — as well as places and things. Its known for its Bacon (as in Nathaniel), its ham (as in Smithfield), its presidents...
  • Taken For Granted: Remembering a ballgame renegade

    A World Series championship banner will fly above Dodger Stadium on March 31. No, I’m not delusional; I sadly recall the Dodgers’ miserable finish last season. The banner proclaiming the Giants World Series victory will be streamed...
  • In honor of Marlins ballpark ground-breaking???

     
    This morning, the Marlins will make history, holding the official ceremonial ground-breaking for their loooong awaited ballpark. The ceremony is expected to be full of optimism and forward-looking, but it will also include a tinge of history: the Marlins?...
  • History on display at Fanfest

     
    One of the best sports moments I've experienced came at the 2010 All-Star Game's Fanfest. There in the case in front of me was the authentic retirement jersey of Jackie Robinson. Fans of guys named Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and......
  • The quiet pioneer

    He was a tiny left-handed pitcher whose major league career was composed of two appearances, one in Chicago and the other in Baltimore. Most of his baseball life unfolded in the game's fringes, on minor league diamonds from Canada to Cuba. Yet Jehosie...
  • Out of the blue

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -- Opening Day, like summer, comes late to this small city in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. And like summer, the annual love affair between the townspeople and the Bluefield Orioles is intense and short, just 10 weeks...