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The Schmuck Stops Here Peter Schmuck's musings on the local and national sports scene
Staff members with Baltimore ties reflect on Team Israel's surprising WBC run

The team that represented Israel in the World Baseball Classic defied all odds to win its first four games and capture the imagination of baseball fans around the globe, but that miracle run in South Korea and Japan really wasn't the reason Team Israel physical therapist Yoni Rosenblatt came back to Baltimore swelling with pride in his Jewish heritage.

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Schmuck: WBC brings out the personality and flair the majors so badly need

If the latest World Baseball Classic taught us anything about our "national pastime," it might be that some other countries have a lot more fun playing baseball than we do.

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Maryland women deserved better, but it is what it is

There wasn't much doubt about what was going to happen on Friday afternoon at Xfinity Center. The Maryland women's basketball team figured to overwhelm 14th-seeded Bucknell in the first round of the NCAA tournament, and did.

It's what happens after that ... and after that ... and, hopefully for Brenda Frese and her terrific team, right after that.

For the No.

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Schmuck: Chris Tillman giving cause to be concerned about Orioles rotation

Nobody wants to ponder how the upcoming season will turn out if Chris Tillman goes missing from a starting rotation that was beginning to look like it might bloom into something other than the major weakness of a solid playoff contender.

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David Washington's walk-off two-run homer gives Orioles 7-6 win over Pirates

The Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates traded bursts of offense over the course of Saturday’s Grapefruit League exhibition at Ed Smith Stadium, but it took all nine innings to settle the matter.

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Schmuck: Orioles share in joy of Adam Jones' walk-off winner for Team USA

Everybody in Baltimore knows that Adam Jones is the man. Now the rest of the baseball world knows it, too.

Jones wasted no time parlaying the pride that goes with starring on Team USA in the World Baseball Classic into a heroic offensive performance Friday night in a game that could easily have gone in a very different direction.

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