| Apr 6, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Writers love words just like chefs love food. We spend hours tinkering with verbs, nouns and adjectives within all types of techniques and combinations to keep the eyes of our readers glued to the copy we create.
We infuse our writing with clever,...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 5:00 AM
A-Rod. K-Rod. F-Rod. I-Rod. B-Rob. We are not living in the Golden Age of sports nicknames. J-Roll. O-Dog. T-Mac. D-Wade. These are not nicknames; they're contractions, abbreviations.
Crowned "King James" at the outset of a career that has yet to see him...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 1:07 PM
After 120 years of continuous operation, Fields of Pikesville is closing.
“It's true,” said Fields co-owner and general manager Jeffrey Levin, whose pharmacist father Norman bought the store from the Fields family in 1946. Levin said that...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Yogi Berra is probably the most quotable Yankee there ever was. When he was fired by George Steinbrenner in the mid-'80s, he vowed not to return to the team, and kept his promise for 14 years. The rift was mended in 1999, and Berra began a friendship with...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 11:35 AM
The Dumont Knights baseball team is hosting a number of fundraisers throughout the next few months to benefit “Putting the Pieces Together” (PTPT), an organization that helps children with autism and special needs.
One of the programs that...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 8:15 PM
To paraphrase one of Yogi Berra's incisive gems, 90% of sports is half mental. Now while the mathematics of this assertion are clearly open to question, UC Irvine men's volleyball coach John Speraw has long believed that the mental side of his game has...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 8:49 AM
As Yankee legend and Hall of Famer Yogi Berra once said, "it isn't over 'till it's over." That cute and famous saying could not have been more true for the Yankees last night as they defeated the Twins 7-6.
It looked like it was going to be a rough day...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Bill "Moose" Skowron, who went from marbles, softball and dreams on the parks and playgrounds of the Northwest Side to attain fame as one of the greatest athletes from Chicago, has died. He was 81.
Skowron, whose most enduring renown came as a member...
| Apr 2, 2010
"It's What's Inside the Lines That Counts: Baseball Stars of the 1970s and 1980s Talk About the Game They Loved"
By Fay Vincent
Simon & Schuster, 301 pages, $25.00
"It's What's Inside the Lines That Counts" is former commissioner Fay Vincent's fourth...
| Dec 2, 2009
Tommy Henrich, nicknamed "Old Reliable" for his knack of delivering clutch hits for the New York Yankees, has died. He was 96.
Henrich died Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio, the Yankees announced. No cause of death was given.
A five-time All-Star outfielder,...
| May 23, 2010
The People Who Watched Her Pass By
Two Dollar Radio: 146 pp., $14.50
Salome Jensen is 3 years old and brilliant. She is also brave and unforgettable. One day, the guy who fixes the hot water heater takes her away from her family to live...