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Protective netting being extended at some MLB ballparks, but still no word on Camden Yards

Change doesn’t often occur quickly in baseball, and that’s because it’s a game steeped in its tradition, sometimes to a fault. Though the topic of possibly expanding safety netting at major league ballparks to protect fans from foul balls and bats has several times moved to the forefront — as it...

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John Harbaugh on the Ravens' protests during national anthem: 'Things aren't going to be easy'

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  • The very narrow path for Democrats against Larry Hogan

    The very narrow path for Democrats against Larry Hogan

    If we were to try to find a bright side for Democrats in the first major poll on Maryland’s 2018 gubernatorial race, released this week by Goucher College’s Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center, it would be this: Four years ago, Larry Hogan was so little known (and not even certain to run) that...

  • How Baltimore can reduce crime

    How Baltimore can reduce crime

    Unacceptably high numbers of homicides and shootings, as well increasing rates of robberies and burglaries, have Baltimore collectively searching for explanations and answers. We are saddened by each life lost to violence and increasingly frustrated when crime strikes close to home. Through strategic...

  • Who will admit to being a racist?

    Who will admit to being a racist?

    Consider some of the most egregious evidence of racism. White supremacists proudly march and chant their vile slogans — we saw them at Charlottesville, and we know how quickly their hatred can turn violent. Bigots claim the right to openly spout racial epithets and even to kill. On a regular basis,...

  • Does the White House hear Puerto Rico's cries?

    Does the White House hear Puerto Rico's cries?

    It’s a sad day when Puerto Rico’s governor has to take to the airwaves to remind Americans that the 3.4 million people living in the U.S. territory are citizens of their nation, too, but that’s exactly what Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has been reduced to — repeatedly — in the wake of Hurricane Maria...

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  • Veolia opens new chilled water plant in downtown Baltimore

    Veolia opens new chilled water plant in downtown Baltimore

    Veolia North America, the company that operates a network of steam and chilled water pipes in downtown Baltimore, said it opened a new $11.8 million plant on Monday to produce chilled water. The new chilled water facility, located in the Baltimore Convention Center, is a collaboration between the...

  • Colfax Corp. sells fluid handling business for $860 million

    Colfax Corp. sells fluid handling business for $860 million

    The industrial technology company Colfax Corp. said Monday that it had agreed to sell its fluid handling business for $860 million. Based in Annapolis Junction, Colfax will get $542 million in cash and 3.3 million shares of the buyer CIRCOR International Inc., a Massachusetts-based industrial systems...

  • Hogan joins Virginia governor, D.C. mayor in trade mission to Canada

    Hogan joins Virginia governor, D.C. mayor in trade mission to Canada

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is leaving the country Tuesday to join Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on a trade mission to Canada. The trio will be in Toronto to pitch the capital region tourism to Ontario, and they will meet with the province’s leader, Premier...

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  • Tagliata lives up to the hype

    Tagliata lives up to the hype

    I wasn’t prepared to be swept off my feet by Tagliata in Harbor East. It came with so much hype before it opened in early August that I wasn’t sure it would live up to expectations. The new restaurant is run by the Atlas Restaurant Group, which has been successful with nearby properties like Ouzo...

  • 'The Cradle Will Rock' to get revival from Iron Crow Theatre

    'The Cradle Will Rock' to get revival from Iron Crow Theatre

    On the day 80 years ago that a pro-labor, anti-monopoly/corruption/greed stage work was about to be premiered in New York, a wind from the federal government blew and down came the production, cradle and all. But the targeted piece, Marc Blitzstein’s “The Cradle Will Rock,” didn’t stay censored...

  • Center Stage's Kwame Kwei-Armah named artistic director of London's Young Vic

    Center Stage's Kwame Kwei-Armah named artistic director of London's Young Vic

    When Kwame Kwei-Armah announced in June that he would not be staying on as Baltimore Center Stage artistic director after the 2017-2018 season, his seventh with the company, he said he had no firm plan on what the next chapter of his career would be. He has one now. Kwei-Armah will become artistic...

  • Early Ravens, NFL TV ratings a mixed bag after day of national anthem protests

    Early Ravens, NFL TV ratings a mixed bag after day of national anthem protests

    Some 425,000 Baltimoreans tuned in to WJZ to watch the Ravens get demolished by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday morning in London — about 6,000 more fans than watched the season opener against the Bengals, but some 21,000 fewer than watched last year’s Week 3 game. Nationally, NFL viewership...

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  • As a Northern Illinois senior, Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck helped play a big role in upset of Maryland

    As a Northern Illinois senior, Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck helped play a big role in upset of Maryland

    The football game between Maryland and Minnesota on Saturday in Minneapolis will certainly bring back some memories for first-year Gophers coach P.J. Fleck. As a senior at Northern Illinois in 2003, Fleck played a major role in his team’s 20-13 season-opening overtime victory against the 15th-ranked...

  • Athletes of the Week in 2017-18

    Athletes of the Week in 2017-18

    The Baltimore Sun takes Athletes of the Week nominations from Friday night until Sunday at 6 p.m. Please provide name, school, class, sport, position, team results and the athlete's accomplishments for the week, with statistics by game, and other supporting information. Coaches also should provide...

  • Three years after last meeting, No. 3 Maryland vs. UMBC men's soccer sure to draw a crowd

    Three years after last meeting, No. 3 Maryland vs. UMBC men's soccer sure to draw a crowd

    In the last meeting of the Maryland and UMBC men’s soccer teams, the lasting image was an unfamiliar one: Retrievers fans streaming onto Ludwig Field, mobbing their team like rock stars after a second-round NCAA tournament upset of the fourth-seeded Terps, their first step in a wild run to the...

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  • Republican leaders: Senate won't vote on Obamacare repeal

    Republican leaders: Senate won't vote on Obamacare repeal

    Facing assured defeat, Republican leaders decided Tuesday not to even hold a vote on the GOP's latest attempt to repeal the Obama health care law, surrendering on their last-gasp effort to deliver on the party's banner campaign promise. Leaving a lunch of Republican senators who'd gathered to discuss...

  • Trump associate Roger Stone says there's 'no evidence' he was involved in Russia election interference

    Trump associate Roger Stone says there's 'no evidence' he was involved in Russia election interference

    Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone says there is "not one shred of evidence" that he was involved with Russian interference in the 2016 election. Stone is defending himself in a lengthy statement released ahead of a closed-door appearance before the House intelligence committee Tuesday....

  • Trump vows to cut taxes 'tremendously' for middle class

    Trump vows to cut taxes 'tremendously' for middle class

    President Donald Trump vowed to deliver on a major tax cut for middle-class Americans on Tuesday as the White House and congressional leaders prepared to release details on a tax overhaul proposal that would slash the corporate rate and simplify the nation's tax code. Trump met with Republicans...

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  • Assaults climb at Baltimore Central Booking since city jail closing

    Assaults climb at Baltimore Central Booking since city jail closing

    Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center, the first institution people are brought to after being arrested in the city, has seen a spike in assaults since Gov. Larry Hogan closed the City Jail, state statistics show. Assaults by inmates at Central Booking, both on staff members and on other...

  • Is Baltimore bike-friendly enough for Amazon?

    Is Baltimore bike-friendly enough for Amazon?

    As Amazon seeks a site for a second North American headquarters, the Seattle-based online retail giant twice mentioned bike lanes in its request for proposals as an expectation for cities vying for the facility. “Include connectivity options: sidewalks, bike lanes, trams, metro, bus, light rail,...

  • When bullets kill someone in Baltimore, the public knows right away. When drugs do, notice takes months.

    When bullets kill someone in Baltimore, the public knows right away. When drugs do, notice takes months.

    When someone is shot in the streets of Baltimore, police release the details swiftly. If the person dies, the city police department publicizes the victim’s name soon afterward. The department’s releases allow the public to track the toll of violence in real time, and the homicide rate is a key...

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