Story | Nov 18, 2013 | 8:08 AM
Originally the Boston Americans, founded in 1901, the Red Sox won the first World Series in 1903. Playing its games from 1912 to the present at tiny and quirky Fenway Park, with its 37-foot high wall in left field called "The Green Monster" and other unique features, the Red Sox are woven deeply into the fabric of New England, the capital of a fandom referred to as "Red Sox Nation," because of its widespread reach. From 1978-2003, the Red Sox's decades-long inability to win the World Series -- often at the hands of the New York Yankees, often in improbable and heartbreaking ways -- became the primary identity of the franchise, summed up as "The Curse of the Bambino," a reference to the sale... Show more »
Originally the Boston Americans, founded in 1901, the Red Sox won the first World Series in 1903. Playing its games from 1912 to the present at tiny and quirky Fenway Park, with its 37-foot high wall in left field called "The Green Monster" and other unique features, the Red Sox are woven deeply into the fabric of New England, the capital of a fandom referred to as "Red Sox Nation," because of its widespread reach. From 1978-2003, the Red Sox's decades-long inability to win the World Series -- often at the hands of the New York Yankees, often in improbable and heartbreaking ways -- became the primary identity of the franchise, summed up as "The Curse of the Bambino," a reference to the sale of Babe Ruth to the New York club. But the fortunes of the franchise changed in stunning fashion in 2004. Again facing the Yankees in the ALCS, the Red Sox lost the first three games, losing Game 3 at Fenway 19-8. But in the ninth inning of Game 4, Dave Roberts stole second base off closer Mariano Rivera, then scored the tying run. David Ortiz got the first of two straight walk-off hits in the 12th inning with a two-run homer. He repeated the feat later that same day in Game 5 with a single in the 14th inning. In Game 6, Curt Schilling pitched with a sutured right ankle, blood oozing through his sock, but earned the victory, forcing a Game 7 that the Red Sox won easily. It was the first time in baseball history a team won a series after trailing 0-3. The Red Sox then swept St. Louis in the World Series, its first title in 86 years. The Red Sox would win again in 2007, recovering from a 3-1 deficit to Cleveland in the ALCS, then sweeping Colorado for the title. « Show less
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By Diane LeopoldStory | Dec 4, 2013 | 12:19 PMThe liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility at the Dominion Cove Point Terminal has long been a model of industrial and environmental cooperation. More than 1,000 acres of pristine beach, forest and marsh lands in southern Maryland are conserved, while at the same time the Chesapeake Bay is unharmed. Dominion is proud of its award-winning role as an environmental steward at Cove Point and has designed its proposed LNG export project to continue that commitment.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore SunStory | Aug 8, 2013 | 8:50 AMApproaching the heart of hurricane season, government forecasters say indicators are pointing to a potentially "very active" pattern in the tropics, affirming pre-season outlooks. "Our confidence for an above-normal season is still high because the predicted atmospheric and oceanic conditions that are favorable for storm development have materialized," Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center in College Park, said...
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore SunStory | Aug 6, 2013 | 5:47 PMLifeguards, Cullin Brown will have you know, do not laze around beaches, lakes and pools. "There's a stereotype that we sit in the sun and tan," said Brown, a 19-year-old lifeguard at Rocky Gap State Park in Western Maryland. State park lifeguards train every day — running, swimming or practicing rescue skills, all of which Brown and about 75 other guards put on display Tuesday at Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis at the annual competition of lifeguards from every state park with a beach...
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore SunStory | Jul 29, 2013 | 1:18 PMThousands of traffic signals on the Chesapeake Bay from the mouth of the Susquehanna River to the entrance of the Atlantic Ocean lead cargo ship captains, commercial fishermen and recreational boaters out of harm's way. When they go on the blink, transportation officials call on the ANTs. A dozen men and women at Baltimore's Coast Guard station make up the Aids to Navigation Team, responsible for maintaining buoys, markers and lighthouses. They change light bulbs, scrape and paint metal, and bang...
By Julie Baughman, firstname.lastname@example.orgStory | Jul 3, 2013 | 11:39 AMChautauqua is the name, and living history is the game. This weekend, the Maryland Humanities Council begin its 19th annual Chautauqua tour throughout the state, starting with free performances on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County Friday, July 5; Saturday, July 6; and Sunday, July 7. The theme for this year's Maryland Chautauqua is "Turning Points in History" and will feature portrayals of Amelia Earhart, Rachel Carson and Jackie Robinson. After the only stop in...
Tim WheelerStory | Jun 19, 2013 | 3:30 AMThere's new help on the way for what used to be the Chesapeake Bay's most important fish, though how much good it will do remains to be seen. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has enacted a first-ever cap on how many American shad and related fish that ocean-going fishing trawlers can catch by accident when going after other species such as Spanish Atlantic mackerel. Shad once thronged the Chesapeake every spring when they made their spawning runs up the bay's rivers from the Atlantic Ocean,...
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore SunStory | Jun 26, 2013 | 12:38 PMSaying climate change is already underway, a panel of scientists is urging Maryland officials to plan to accommodate rising seas of up to 2 feet along the state's shoreline in the next 40 years — and perhaps nearly 6 feet by the end of the century. In a report to be released Wednesday and commissioned by Gov. Martin O'Malley, the group of 21 scientists from Maryland, Virginia and other mid-Atlantic states said recent, more sophisticated studies suggest that sea level is rising faster than...
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore SunStory | Jun 10, 2013 | 7:47 AMThe small wooden trunk is covered with red leather, painted with an ocher floral embroidery and studded with brass nails — and it couldn't have announced its owner's intention more clearly. The 19-year-old Baltimore beauty who packed the trunk with her books and with a black lace mantilla wasn't planning to merely travel between two continents. She was determined to conquer them. On one side of the trunk, plain and simple, is stenciled her birth name, "Elizabeth Patterson." But on the other...
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