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Laura Vecsey

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  • After seven stormy years, rain was an unwelcome sight

    THE WEATHER in Boston on Wednesday was rainy, but not for the Orioles. If it had taken Noah's ark to get the gritty little powerhouse onto the Fenway Park field - captain Miggy at the helm - the Orioles would have said, "Let's roll." The Orioles not only had a chance to sweep the Boston Red Sox,...

  • Boss' horse isn't 'Funny,' or even 'Smarty'

    WE HERE in horse country can't afford to go much longer without working out our psychological stance on a very important matter. 'Tis, after all, the season. On the third Saturday in May, the Preakness will follow the May 7 Kentucky Derby and, unless the governor of this great horse state of Maryland...

  • With NBA preliminaries out of way, it's time for stars to put on a show

    NBA PLAYOFF Wish No. 1: Michael Jordan suits up for the Wizards and Bulls ... at the same time. NBA Playoff Wish No. 2: The Celtics make it interesting by going all the way to the Eastern Conference finals, but lose before the Red Sox and Patriots Nations get too carried away with the lunatic notion...

  • Recharged, Sosa hopes for power surge

    THIS WAS his moment, especially on a night when the Orioles did not want to be shut out by the Red Sox again. It was a chance for Sammy Sosa to dig himself a little deeper into the skin of the fans of his new team. Two outs, bottom of the eighth, the Orioles trailing 1-0 and his buddies, Melvin...

  • Note to Rockies: Is Helton free?

    IT'S BEEN more than a year since the Orioles identified first base as a prime location for a serious talent upgrade. The platoon of Jay Gibbons and Rafael Palmeiro so far this season has done little to extinguish that desire. Needed: More offense. Better defense. So with 13 games gone, we look back...

  • Leading the league and O's, Roberts is season's biggest hit

    IF HIS NAME were Griffey or Ichiro, Bonds or Pujols, you might see his face on the next cover of Sports Illustrated, along with the most tantalizing and aggrandizing headline in all of baseball: Yankee Killer. For now, the most explosive offensive player in baseball so far this young season will...

  • Tall order? Orioles should aim high, shoot for 92 wins

    IF THE ORIOLES are playing for third place in the American League East, they ought to just go ahead and do it in style. We're talking swagger. Thump, thump. Kiss, kiss. The goal to finish above .500 is no longer acceptable. The reality of finishing 23 games out is inexcusable. The target ought to...

  • Banner day is unfurled at Fenway

    BOSTON - What does it look like when 86 years of pain and suffering are over and an entire Nation pauses to celebrate? It looks so good that Fenway fans were on their feet yesterday, 45 minutes before the first home-park pitch of 2005. They were standing on chairs and tables, lined up along the aisles...

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