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  • Her positive spin

    When she walks into the Olympic Stadium tomorrow night for the closing ceremony, Kimmie Meissner will have something more valuable than her sixth-place finish as a souvenir. The figure skater from Bel Air has added a line to her resume, one more...
  • A tribute brighter than Elrod's smile

    The stoic Hall of Famer, the one with the icy glare and unnerving calm in baseball's most pressured situations, stood outside the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in a spitting rain yesterday contemplating his most difficult challenge. An hour earlier,...
  • O's should do right thing, retire Hendricks' number

    Opening Day at Camden Yards is just days away, and the Orioles still haven't decided whether to retire Elrod Hendricks' uniform No. 44. "Nothing has officially been determined yet. It's still an open question," team spokesman Bill Stetka said yesterday....
  • A character with class, Elrod never failed the fans

    It's an old joke, and not a particularly funny one, either. ├čkern2 Its punch line is narrowly focused, but any sports fan who grew up in or around Baltimore gets it. Anyone who ever took a glove to Memorial Stadium or Camden Yards or a pen and keepsake...
  • 'Ellie's Place' was beloved by all

    It is the area directly behind the home team's on-deck circle at Camden Yards, in between the Orioles' dugout and the netting that protects well-seated fans from foul balls. Frequent visitors of the ballpark know the area simply as "Ellie's Place." Since...
  • For Hendricks, O's Hall is `icing on cake'

    Membership in the Orioles Hall of Fame swelled to 44 yesterday with the inductions of bullpen coach Elrod Hendricks, former pitcher Mike Boddicker and former general manager Hank Peters. No one has logged more time in an Orioles uniform than Hendricks,...
  • Who's greatest in pecking order?

    Tony Muser called it an impossible task. Terry Crowley wanted no part of it. Scott McGregor simply was appreciative for having such skilled players behind him, no matter who rated higher. Will Cal Ripken be remembered as the greatest Oriole, putting...
  • 35 years later, O's still swept up in joy

    Save for Cal Ripken's emotional farewell tour, the recently completed Orioles season was definitely a year to forget for hometown fans. But 35 years ago, it was truly a festive time in Baltimore. The youthful 1966 Orioles had just breezed to their...
  • Game 5: Ravens stumble again trying to take next step

    As Ravens offensive linemen Wally Williams and Jonathan Ogden sat next to each other on stools in front of their lockers, they began to think about the team's three-year history in Baltimore. It has been an emotional ride with a familiar pattern. Win,...
  • Kept in isolation, Phelps gains world exposure

    Anita Nall and Michael Phelps killed time one afternoon last week at an Old Navy store near their downtown hotel here. At the checkout line, Nall shook her head and kept quiet. "I asked Michael, `Why are you buying sweats?' He said he needed them,"...
  • Elrod gives the nod to worst, best and rest

    He has spent 26 seasons in an Orioles uniform, most in franchise history, so if anybody knows the best and worst in club history, it is bullpen coach and former catcher Elrod Hendricks. Hendricks, 53, has laughed with them all and laughed at them all for...
  • Hendricks is welcome O's anchor

    In a sport with constant change, the Orioles' Elrod Hendricks is the very soul of stability. Throughout the majors there are new players, new managers, new league alignments, even new teams. Two expansion franchises were added during the strike. Look at...