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Happy Memorial Day to everyone. Hope you received my cards in the mail.

I attended yesterday's Sowebo festival for the first time in my life. If you like to people-watch, this is the place.


The artwork on display is incredible. And that's just the tattoos.

A moment of silence for actor Paul Gleason, who died over the weekend from mesothelioma, a rare lung cancer associated with asbestos. The name might not sound familiar, but you know him as the principal in The Breakfast Club. He also appeared in Trading Places and Die Hard.


What does this have to do with sports? OK, well, he played Triple-A baseball in the late '50s.

I know it's a reach, but please humor me. He was great in those movies.

So a fan waiting to purchase a beer underneath the center field bleachers winds up catching Barry Bonds' 715th home run ball. I knew I wasn't wasting my time standing in those long lines all these years.

Brains cells, perhaps. But not my time.

The Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds won nine games in a row before losing to Lexington, 4-1, on Sunday.  Pasadena native Chorye Spoone, who pitched at Catonsville Community College, starts today. His first name is pronounced "Cory," and he's 5-1 with a 2.18 ERA. He's still working to command his fastball and reduce his walks, but he throws 91-94 mph and is regarded as a prospect.

Add him to the list.

The Orioles return to Camden Yards tomorrow. So do I. Let me know if there's anything you're curious about regarding the team, and I'll try to get to as many of your requests as possible.