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  • Orioles postpone Brooks Robinson sculpture unveiling to Sept. 29

    Orioles postpone Brooks Robinson sculpture unveiling to Sept. 29
    The Orioles announced today that they have moved Brooks Robinson’s statue unveiling from May 12 to Sept. 29. The move was at the request of the 74-year-old Robinson, who has dealt with cancer scares in the past, but has been recovering slowly...
  • Vi Ripken abducted at gunpoint, quietly returned

    Vi Ripken abducted at gunpoint, quietly returned
    Bound and abducted in her own vehicle, Violet Ripken was gone for 12 hours before her disappearance was reported to authorities. And amid an intensive search, she was quietly dropped off by her kidnapper on her secluded Harford County street. A neighbor,...
  • Showalter can relate to Vi Ripken kidnapping, shares an incident involving his mother

    Showalter can relate to Vi Ripken kidnapping, shares an incident involving his mother
    When Orioles manager Buck Showalter heard about Tuesday’s gunpoint abduction of Vi Ripken, the mother of former Oriole great Cal Ripken Jr., it brought back difficult memories. “Obviously our thoughts and prayers go out to the Ripken family,&...
  • Vi Ripken is down-to-earth center of Maryland's most famous baseball family

    Vi Ripken is down-to-earth center of Maryland's most famous baseball family
    If you want to meet the matriarch of Maryland's most famous baseball family, just go to a minor league game in Aberdeen. There she is on dozens of summer nights — plain-spoken and tough as leather but also open, happy to talk about the thousands...
  • Notes: Mark Reynolds hoping to have a strong 'back nine'

    Notes: Mark Reynolds hoping to have a strong 'back nine'
    Mark Reynolds entered Wednesday night’s game hitting .206 with just eight homers this season. The corner infielder has homered at least 30 times each of the last three years and had a team-high 37 in 2011. But right now he is tied with Nick Markakis...
  • Orioles will win again, but there will never be another Earl of Baltimore

    Orioles will win again, but there will never be another Earl of Baltimore
    Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver took a long look at the larger-than-life bronze likeness of himself that was unveiled at Camden Yards on Saturday and expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the people who made it possible. "My thanks to Mr. Angelos and the...
  • Your turn: Which Orioles players and prospects are untouchable?

    Your turn: Which Orioles players and prospects are untouchable?
    The MLB trade deadline is less than two weeks away, and the Orioles have pulled one of their most valuable trade chips, shortstop J.J. Hardy, off the table. With a three-year extension, Hardy isn't likely to be dealt at the July 31 deadline. But the new...
  • Top 10 group dining options

    Top 10 group dining options
    From the Dining@Large blog: I am thinking of this less as a definitive list than a starting point for what I hope is an ongoing conversation. The list below badly needs some budget options. Thanks again to Zippy for telling us about how she does what...
  • Greivis Vasquez: NBA player, sports diplomat

    Greivis Vasquez: NBA player, sports diplomat
    Former Maryland Terrapin guard Greivis Vasquez, who is now a member of the Memphis Grizzlies, is in his native Venezuela this week as part of a U.S. State Department "sports diplomacy" program that hopes to use athletes to improve international relations,...
  • No. 1: Babe Ruth's legend and legacy spans generations

    No. 1: Babe Ruth's legend and legacy spans generations
    They pass through the tiny row home at a steady clip, 50,000 pilgrims a year on a mission to visit their mecca. Here, in a second-floor bedroom of a narrow little residence on Emory Street, on a bitter cold day in 1895, George Herman Ruth was born....
  • Wolf and Goldman advance to second round of Celebrity Smackdown

     
    In the Just Can't Win Department, Timothy Dean got bested by Laura Lippman in the first round of the Baltimore Celebrity Smackdown. And Bryan Voltaggio had his toque handed to him by Marin Alsop.But Cindy Wolf advanced over Nick Markakis,......
  • Cindy Wolf among the four Baltimore celebrities in final Smackdown round

     
    Charleston executive chef Cindy Wolf has reached the final round of four in the Baltimore Celebrity Smackdown. She nicked Markakis in the first round, benched Cal Ripken in the second round, and broke Marin Alsop's baton in the semi-finals. Now,......