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Jeff Barker

Jeff Barker is The Sun's Washington correspondent and a business of sports reporter. A University of Pennsylvania graduate, he formerly worked for AP and as the Arizona Republic’s Washington reporter. He has covered politics and Terps basketball and football for The Sun. He is co-director of a documentary on the development of baseball in China.
Rep. Cummings faced hate when integrating a Baltimore pool. Decades later, Trump’s tweets reopen old wounds.

The scar has faded, but U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, 68, said in an interview with The Baltimore Sun that President Donald Trump’s tweets and comments are troubling echoes of a day in 1962, when he felt stomach-churning fear and shock at being confronted with raw hate as an 11-year-old boy.

In wake of MLB fan injuries, Orioles among first teams to say they will extend protective netting all the way to foul poles

Saying they want to ensure fan safety, the Orioles plan to join a small but growing number of Major League Baseball teams that are extending protective netting all the way to the outfield foul poles in the lower sections, team spokesman Greg Bader said Friday.

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