| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:06 AM
With the start of the NHL season and MLB playoffs running concurrently as the calendar turns to October, Sports Illustrated lumped them together with some regional, cross-sport cover coverage.
One of those regional covers features Orioles centerfielder ...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 7:01 AM
In its second year at Pigtown’s Carroll Park, The Shindig Music Festival is a rock show in the broad tradition of the national festival movement that provides distinctly Baltimorean. A mix of local vendors like Little Havana and Mothers Grille...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 4:51 AM
Let me be the last to wish a Happy Father's Day to all of the great dads out there -- especially mine. I hope you all spent the weekend relaxing on your respective couches and enjoying everything that happened this weekend in sports. And if you didn't,...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:04 AM
Today is going to be tough, Baltimore. Really tough. But as we struggle to turn the engine over and begin a new (albeit short) week, let's take solace in the weekend we had both in our lives and in local sports. This is the Coffee Companion, where every...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:22 AM
I was definitely right about yesterday being a grind after Memorial Day weekend. Throw in the underrated impact of 8 p.m. Orioles games and its been a tough week after the holiday. So as we're all dragging again this morning, enjoy the Coffee Companion,...
| May 30, 2014
| 6:19 AM
It was a packed slate of Baltimore sports yesterday with the Ravens opening their OTAs to the media and the Orioles playing against the suddenly-becoming-relevant Astros, so this Coffee Companion was easy to brew. Every weekday morning, we use this...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:00 AM
With a lack of anything smart to say to lead off this edition of the Coffee Companion, let's tip our hat to beloved baseball man Don Zimmer, who passed away last night at the age of 83. You don't get the kind of universal acclaim he has without earning...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:33 AM
Morning, y’all. I’ve replaced Jon for today’s Coffee Companion, where we recap yesterday’s sports headlines, because he feels sleep is important, or something. Regardless, your daily trip to the water cooler is approaching, which...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:12 AM
With no Orioles game and something of a dead period of sports occurring in our fair city, maybe you don't know where to look for your morning reads. That's why blogger Jon Meoli writes the Coffee Companion, where Monday through Friday, he will compile the...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:13 AM
Major sports networks spent yesterday scrolling tweets praising NBA Commissioner Adam Silver yesterday, so how were you supposed to know what else happened in the sports world? That's why blogger Jon Meoli writes the Coffee Companion -- where every...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:56 AM
Who doesn't want to relive a night when, after a painfully tense stretch of Orioles games, fans could relax a bit while watching the home team? That's why blogger/reporter Jon Meoli writes the Coffee Companion -- where every morning, Monday through...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:54 PM
NHLPA wins, fans lose
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and the greedy owners got their 50-50 hockey-related revenue split, a 7 percent decrease for the players. But NHLPA leader Donald Fehr got the better of the deal on maximum...