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  • Lots of love -- and snubs -- for Orioles in Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest' book

    Lots of love -- and snubs -- for Orioles in Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest' book
    We'll take a break from Orioles rumors that most likely won’t come to fruition -- I never say never, but I say "most likely not" a whole lot in the winter -- to look at the findings of a pretty cool book I thought would be of interest to many of you.
  • Small-town Jimmie Foxx brought big-time power

    Small-town Jimmie Foxx brought big-time power
    Sixty miles east of Babe Ruth's birthplace, in the drowsy town of Sudlersville (population 497), stands a statue of the other great slugger from Maryland's past. But you'll have to stop at the town's only red light, corner of Church and Main, to view...

    Rebuttal: Why Don Drysdale belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame

    What a thrill it was (for five seconds) to see Don Drysdale’s picture on the cover of Sunday’s sports section. One of our own, a legendary Dodger, No. 53, was front-page news again. It was a thrill until flipping over the fold —...

    Bing Russell's grandsons explore his 'Battered Bastards of Baseball'

    Bing Russell's grandsons explore his 'Battered Bastards of Baseball'
    Bing Russell had several claims to fame. He played Deputy Clem on NBC's blockbuster western series "Bonanza." He's the father of movie star Kurt Russell. And he owned a baseball team. Not the Dodgers, mind you, or the Yankees or any team you probably...

    Sundance Film Review: 'The Battered Bastards of Baseball'

    They say you can't fight City Hall, but surely going mano-a-mano with Major League Baseball is none the wiser. Yet that's exactly what a charismatic entrepreneur named Bing Russell did in the 1970s, when he started a fully independent single-A ball club...