| Dec 4, 2010
| 3:46 PM
Francisco "Paco" Lobo wears out tuxedos the way marathoners do running shoes.
The longtime Tio Pepe maitre d' keeps three tuxes in his wardrobe at any given time, and every year, at least two succumb to the rigors of dry cleaning.
Lobo himself has...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 3:50 PM
William Donald Schaefer — the former mayor, governor and comptroller who left an indelible mark on Baltimore — is back in the city for one last tour Monday afternoon.
His body was being driven by motorcade past old haunts and spots...
| May 1, 2011
| 4:01 PM
On Sunday afternoon, Gehrig pitched to Ripken at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
No, it wasn't some otherwordly "Field of Dreams" moment. It was Mount St. Joseph's Gehrig McCracken facing Gilman's Ryan Ripken — the son of Orioles Hall of Famer Cal...
| Aug 19, 2010
| 9:21 AM
| Aug 22, 2010
| 5:51 PM
It's 30 minutes before game time at Camden Yards, and Greg Schwalenberg peers out at the vast expanse of empty green seats. He grimaces.
"What kind of crowd are they expecting?" he asks a nearby usher.
"Let's see, 10,000," the man replies.
| Aug 23, 2010
| 4:31 PM
It's hard to believe, but the fresh-faced kid who burst into the Orioles lineup in 1982, caught the final out of the World Series in 1983 and broke Lou Gehrig's supposedly unbreakable consecutive games record in 1995 has reached the half-century mark. Cal...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 1:40 PM
April 11, 1988: Frank Robinson replaced Cal Ripken Sr. as manager after the Orioles started the season 0-6. The Orioles ended up losing their first 21 games that season.
| Jun 25, 2011
| 6:55 PM
Lara Hall's husband, Jay Hood, recently bought her diamonds for her birthday — baseball diamonds, printed on the pages of a vintage scorebook from the 1960s.
The book, an unused Houston Colt .45s scorekeeping manual, cost Hood about $5 on eBay. For...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 2:50 PM
Soccer clubs, PTAs, community associations, a temperance union and inactive foundations belonging to a couple of Baltimore sport legends are among the thousands of Maryland groups that have had their tax-exempt status revoked by the Internal Revenue...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
| Jul 27, 2011
Football is back! The best three words in the world, right?
Here's three more words that many probably thought and even spoke. Who really cares?
I mean seriously, did you really think there could be no NFL this year? If you did, wake up.