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  • Etching Negro League names in stone

    Etching Negro League names in stone
    Armed with a yellow bucket filled with cleaning supplies, Jeremy Krock made his way toward the grave of John Donaldson, who was interred at Burr Oak Cemetery more than 40 years ago. Krock, 53, an anesthesiologist from Peoria, spruces up Donaldson's grave...
  • Our Laguna: Village Laguna continues the height fight

    Fear that Laguna Beach would become Miami West or a Waikiki wannabe drove a group of Laguna Beach residents to take on City Hall in 1971. The City Council had approved a new zone from Broadway to Bluebird Canyon Drive that would allow 100-foot-tall...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Remembering the street games of New York

    It was Saturday, June 2, 1962. The Mets were playing the San Francisco Giants at the Polo Grounds on 155th street and Eighth Avenue in Harlem. I was selling peanuts in the grandstand, trying to make a buck. I’ll never forget that day; Willie Mays...
  • MLB transcript of Ken Griffey Jr. Commissioner's Award presentation

    This is the transcript, as provided by Major League Baseball, of the press conference Sunday in which Ken Griffey Jr. was given the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award in Arlington, Texas, before Game 4 of the World Series. Harold Reynolds, who was...
  • From Walter Payton to John Matusak, the great ones return in former Chicago sportswriter's new collection

    From Walter Payton to John Matusak, the great ones return in former Chicago sportswriter's new collection
    Sportswriting is one of those professions that looks easy – all you do is watch a game and sling an opinion, right? – but is actually quite difficult precisely because of that apparent ease. Opinions are a dime a dozen. Being able to...
  • Mailbag: Mozambique parking situation not very fair

    Recently, I stopped by Mozambique to check out the stage and sound system because our band, Close Enough, has been invited to play there from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 11 for the early bird session. Having been a past resident of Laguna Beach (living at...
  • Take a literary trip in Micanopy

    Take a literary trip in Micanopy
    A bookstore is always a welcome stop on a weekend road trip. Yeah, Amazon is efficient, but online browsing is woefully lacking in aesthetic pleasures compared with the experience at O. Brisky Books, a fixture in the cozy business district of Micanopy....
  • Bronze sculpture will be a fitting reflection of Eddie Murray

    Bronze sculpture will be a fitting reflection of Eddie Murray
    When Eddie Murray's sculpture is unveiled at Camden Yards this afternoon, if the sun catches the bronze just so, onlookers might get a glimpse of themselves in the reflection. It's fitting for the Orioles' most prolific hitter ever. Writers, and even...
  • Despite sneak peek, Eddie Murray 'speechless' after statue unveiling

    Despite sneak peek, Eddie Murray 'speechless' after statue unveiling
    Two days ago, Orioles Hall of Famer Eddie Murray received a sneak peek of the statue that would be unveiled Saturday in his honor. With the switch-hitting Murray hitting from the left side, crouched low to the ground, bat barrel pointing to the sky in...
  • "Ed-die!" chanted again in Baltimore -- the way it always should have been

    "Ed-die!" chanted again in Baltimore -- the way it always should have been
    The rain would not come for another hour, so Hall of Famer Eddie Murray had to settle for bathing in the affection of his close friends and the large gathering of fans who crowded into Legends Park to see his statue unveiled on Saturday. Maybe time...
  • Sorry, Mr. Mantle.

    Sorry, Mr. Mantle.
    To the sports fans and careful readers who called or wrote us about the Almanac item on Monday, thank you. And yes, we know that the caption about Mickey Mantle was wrong. But thanks for sharing. We appreciate hearing about such errors and ask you to keep...