| Dec 25, 2013
Although I have lived in New Jersey for nearly 60 years, I still explain my strange loyalties by saying "You can take the boy out of Baltimore, but you can't take Baltimore out of the boy."
While I left Charm City for good in 1955 (long before the...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Three days before Christmas, Paul Blair felt the pain. It was as if he’d hit the fence, chest first, while chasing a fly ball.
Rushed to Howard County General Hospital, Blair, the former Orioles’ outfielder, learned he had suffered a heart...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 7:19 AM
The Maryland Department of Transportation is reporting that a multi-vehicle accident on southbound I-95 in Harford County prior to Churchville Road this morning has been cleared. Elsewhere, there's roadwork being conducted on I-95 just prior to the...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Few players could maneuver their way around center field at old Memorial Stadium like former Orioles outfielder Paul Blair.
The eight Gold Gloves that Blair — who died on Thursday at the age of 69 — won during his time with the great Orioles...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 7:44 AM
Dec. 10, 2000: "One word. Two syllables. Playoff. It feels real good," tight end Shannon Sharpe says after the Ravens defeat San Diego, 24-3, at PSINet Stadium to clinch a postseason berth for the first time. Trent Dilfer throws touchdown passes to...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Dec. 17, 2006: Replacing the injured Steve McNair, quarterback Kyle Boller stumbles often but leads the Ravens past the Cleveland Browns, 27-17, at M&T Bank Stadium to clinch a playoff spot. Boller passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns, one a 77-...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:44 AM
That one of the largest pro football players of his era now owns three restaurants isn't surprising. But how did Roger Brown shed 50 pounds doing it?
"My goal now is to sell the food, not eat it," said Brown, 76, who played at Maryland State before...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Joan A. Spurrier, a retired legal secretary and family matriarch, died of kidney failure Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Idlewylde resident was 80.
Born Joan Anita Adams in Baltimore and raised on Beaumont Avenue in Govans, she was the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field, Chicago's Soldier Field and Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., are the finalists to host the 2015 to 2018 men's lacrosse championships, the NCAA announced Wednesday.
Notably absent was the state of Maryland;...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Thomas M. Bailey Sr., a retired Baltimore Fire Department captain and fire academy instructor who was a decorated World War II veteran, died of cancer Saturday at Brightview Avondell independent living in Bel Air. The former Cedarcroft resident was 96....
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Playing in the Turkey Bowl last Thanksgiving at M&T Bank Stadium gave Loyola defensive end Matt Gillespie a little taste of what the Ravens go through on Sunday afternoons. His Dons and their rivals at Calvert Hall look forward to the chance each year...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:00 AM
This was always the worst time of year.
Covering Harford County sports years ago, I thought the lull between the end of the fall season and the beginning of the winter was dreadful.
There were only two sports - basketball and wrestling (three if you...