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  • 25 years later, still a a good Joe

    25 years later, still a a good Joe
    If Opening Day were any indication, the 1983 Orioles were due to be blown away - like the parachutist the club hired to land on the pitcher's mound before the game. Winds whisked him onto the stadium parking lot instead. On the field, Joe Altobelli...
  • What they're saying about the Orioles

    Here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Orioles: Updated May 5 Scott Miller of CBSSports.com writes about the culture change taking place with the Orioles: This guy [Dave Trembley] is such a renegade that the Orioles actually...
  • Jim McKay dies at 86

    Jim McKay, who in 1947 spoke the first words ever heard on Baltimore television and later became the model for the modern sports anchorman with his marathon effort amid a terrorist attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics, died yesterday of natural causes at...
  • 'Raven for life,' Ogden closes era

    'Raven for life,' Ogden closes era
    An overflow crowd of teammates, coaches and reporters jammed into the Ravens' auditorium yesterday to bid farewell to Jonathan Ogden. But the storied All-Pro offensive tackle wasn't ready to say goodbye completely. In a touching and lighthearted half-...
  • Sports moments that moved us in 2007

    Sports moments that moved us in 2007
    It would be foolish to look back on 2007 and remind you of every story we've covered. But here are some events that reporters remember from the year. Some they covered and some they just enjoyed as fans. We hope you appreciate them as much as they did....
  • Orioles vs. Yankees

     
    On a slow, rainy day - and yes, it's raining again, if you can believe it - I'd like to pose a question to longtime fans of the Orioles. I'll also leave it open to those of you who have a......
  • Talbot County grub and grit

     
    New York Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton fills today's review of a Greenwich Village restaurant with all sorts of Baltimore references, most related to The Wire.He mentions Wire characters Avon Barksdale and Stringer Bell. He ends the review by...
  • Baseball: Coach of the Year

    Larry Sheets Gilman In his first year as coach, the former Baltimore Oriole led a monumental turnaround at Gilman, guiding the Greyhounds — 3-16 last season — to a 27-5 mark and their first Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A...
  • What they're saying about the Ravens

    Here's a look at recent media coverage of the Ravens: • A team source told The Baltimore Sun today that the Ravens aren't expected to pursue Terrell Owens. ESPN.com writer James Walker thinks the recently released Dallas Cowboys wide receiver...
  • Ripken's No. 8 statue stolen

    It's the most recognizable digit in Baltimore. Authorities said that didn't dissuade four young men from ripping Cal Ripken Jr.'s 3 1/2 -foot-tall aluminum number 8 off its base in front of Camden Yards Tuesday night, throwing it into the back of a...
  • 20 years ago, 'Why Not?' O's began final push

    20 years ago, 'Why Not?' O's began final push
    The day began 20 years ago with overcast skies and wisps of fog, a Friday. Despite the fact that the weekend is not expected to brighten, Baltimore baseball fans bask in a warm glow that has been building since April. Their team, the American League...
  • 'Why Not?' buzz: 1989 soundbites

    Here's a sampling of what was being said as the Orioles' 1989 season came down to the wire, concluding with the final series against the Blue Jays in Toronto to decide the American League East title. "It's going to Canada." - Reliever Brian Holton "We...