John Eisenberg

Columnist

Recent Articles

  • Selig must witness Bonds' milestone

    The time for Barry Bonds to break Hank Aaron's career home run record is fast approaching, which means it's also time for baseball commissioner Bud Selig to make a call: Should he be present when Bonds passes Aaron and takes possession of one of baseball's most hallowed records, or should he suddenly...

  • Finish flies in the face of Derby history

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- --For a split second, as the horses came out of the second turn and pointed for the finish line, it appeared no one was going to emerge from the pack and challenge front-running Hard Spun, the 10-1 shot who had led for most of the first mile. But just when a surprising ending to...

  • Barbaro's domination at Derby allowed legend to fly out of gate

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. // Acombination of images helped the nation become so entranced with Barbaro. The most devastating was the sight of the brilliant 3-year-old colt shattering a leg in the Preakness and then standing forlornly on the track, damaged leg raised, as attendants worked to save him. There...

  • Derby has way of putting hex on 'voodoo'

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- --Afair share of horse racing insiders doubted that Barbaro would win the Kentucky Derby last year strictly because he had five weeks off before the race. No horse since Needles in 1956 had won the Derby after a layoff that long. Barbaro's 6 1/2 -length victory turned that thinking...

  • For McCrary, football took a painful toll

    At 36, former Ravens star battles wrecked knees, strong medications

  • For McCrary, football took a painful toll

    At 36, former Ravens star battles wrecked knees, strong medications

  • The whole truth ... and some opinion

    Opinion: There's one certainty heading into today's NFL draft: Every team will say its first-round pick was "the guy we wanted all along." Fact: Another sign of how far the Orioles' attendance has fallen: They drew almost 6,000 more fans per game in their last season at Memorial Stadium than they...

  • Mazzone, better staff give O's shot in arm

    Sure, hot hitting by Miguel Tejada and Nick Markakis has played a big role in the Orioles' fast start. So, apparently, has clubhouse camaraderie, although winning always casts that in a better light. But there's no mistaking the key ingredient: better pitching, better pitching, better pitching. Did...

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