John Eisenberg

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  • Out of competition's sight, Ravens must battle mind

    Yogi Berra once said 90 percent of his game was half mental, and though they use a different ball, the Ravens can surely relate now that they're so far ahead in the AFC North. Berra, in his tortured way, meant a player's psychological condition was critical, and indeed, the games played inside the...

  • STATE OF EXCITEMENT

    With the Ravens, Mids and Terps likely headed to the postseason, Maryland is a ...

  • Cards, Tigers blazed trail, but O's still in wilderness

    Let's see, the St. Louis Cardinals won just 83 regular-season games before storming through the playoffs and capturing the World Series, and the Orioles managed 70 wins while finishing fourth in the American League East. So the Orioles actually aren't that far away, right? According to that math,...

  • Bloated staffs sap coaches' influence

    Bloated staffs are growing problem for coaches, game When Vince Lombardi began coaching the Green Bay Packers in 1959, he had four assistants. This year, Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan has 21. Are the Broncos five times better than Lombardi's Packers because they have more than five times as many...

  • Bench still hip to ways that baseball players bend rules

    The smudge on Kenny Rogers' pitching hand will surely be one of the defining images of the 2006 World Series. The Game 2 incident already has a nickname - Smudgegate. "Like it's some big mystery, an episode of Lost or CSI. I have to laugh," Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench said Thursday at Sinai...

  • On values, 'Canes, not UNC, are real heels

    It was a little moment that spoke volumes. During warm-ups before the Virginia-North Carolina game last week, Carolina coach John Bunting reportedly spotted one of his players, linebacker Garrett White, gesturing inappropriately to Virginia fans. After angrily confronting the player on the field,...

  • Bonds that made '66 O's special remain strong

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  • Bonds that made '66 O's special remain strong

    After all these years, they shared another bus ride the other night. To get to the Thursday night event that began the 40th anniversary celebration of their 1966 World Series title, the former Orioles in town this weekend met in the lobby of their hotel and rode a bus to the Murphy Fine Arts Center...

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