| Jan 27, 2013
| 1:08 AM
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-...
| Aug 21, 2010
| 7:09 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 5:49 PM
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...
| May 15, 2011
| 3:17 PM
The ripple effect from a tragic car crash is affection people across the metro. Ronzell Johnson, 13, Romell Fisher, 13 and Lanall Fisher, 40 all died in Saturday's crash near I-29 & Highway 169.
The boys participated in the RBI program that is part of...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 8:16 PM
Parents in the Kansas City Missouri School District may have to shell out thousands of dollars for pre-school, and for some the bill may come due a lot faster than they were prepared for.
District officials met with some parents on Tuesday night, where...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 7:56 PM
Baseball coach Lanall Fisher, his son Romell, and Romell's teammate Ronzell Johnson, Jr., had just finished a baseball tournament and were headed home on I-29 with Fisher's wife and daughter when a terrible tragedy struck. A tire blew out on his SUV,...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 9:19 PM
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...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:35 AM
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...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 4:09 PM
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...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 3:41 PM
Longtime Seattle Mariners pitcher Jamie Moyer will attempt to pitch in the majors next year at the age of 49. Moyer, a free agent, has not pitched in the big leagues since July of 2010. Last winter, he underwent Tommy John surgery to repair his left...
| Apr 4, 2010
In 1970, a journeyman pitcher published a memoir with an innocuous subtitle: "My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues." Written by Jim Bouton (with help from sportswriter Leonard Shecter), "Ball Four" took readers to a...