WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS
A considered look at baseball's past suggests that the game was never really played in Heaven, that even the Babe was villified in his day, and that Barry Bonds' name will outlast today's passing brickbats.
Cable and telephone companies are in a ferocious battle for broadband Internet market share, and they're all bragging about how fast they are. Unfortunately, they're usually exaggerating.
5 THINGS TO DO TODAY
'Free for All' at BMI -- Free tours and free kids' activities at the Baltimore Museum of Industry's third annual "Free for All." In addition, visitors can check out the new exhibit Paying for War: World War II Bond Posters. 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway. 410-727-4808 or www.thebmi.org.
Zappa Plays Zappa -- Dweezil Zappa, touring to promote the musical legacy of his father, Frank, 8 p.m. at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. $50 and $75. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com.
'Field of Dreams' for free -- Final screening of this summer's "Flicks From the Hill" series at American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. Field of Dreams screening 9 p.m. Viewers can also get in to the museum for free from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 410-244-1900 or avam.org.
Julian Velard in concert -- Pianist Julian Velard, whose career is picking up speed through a mixture of touring and airplay on indie radio stations. 8 p.m., Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. $12. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadonstage.com.
Bluegrass fest -- Bluegrass and old-time music from several bands at the 19th annual L'il Margaret's Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival. Goddard Farm, 20529 White Point Road, Leonardtown. 3 p.m.-10:25 p.m. today, continuing through Saturday. $50 for a three-day pass, $15 for today, $23 for tomorrow and $25 for Saturday. Ages 12 and younger, free with an adult. Go to lilmargaretsbluegrass.com.
In the latest installment of Make Over My Meal, our nutrition expert designs a lunch that travels well on the bus to a Baltimore woman's new job.
Wednesday in Taste
5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR @BALTIMORESUN.COM
Former coach sentenced
Patrick David Bogan, a former Baltimore County gymnastics teacher, is to be sentenced today in U.S. District Court after having pleaded guilty in what federal prosecutors called one of Maryland's largest pornography cases. baltimoresun.com/maryland
Beyonce in Baltimore
Rashod D. Ollison weighs in on Beyonce's concert at 1st Mariner Arena.baltimoresun.com/today
Three Hot Weekend Picks
Sam Sessa reveals his top three picks for what to do this weekend.baltimoresun.com/midnightsun
M. J. "Jay" Brodie, president of the Baltimore Development Corp., is scheduled to make an announcement about the superblock development on downtown's west side.baltimoresun.com/business
A 'greener' state budget?
The League of Conservation Voters is expected to unveil its proposal for a prudent, environmentally friendly state budget.baltimoresun.com/maryland
SUN BLOG BLOGS.BALTIMORESUN.COM
Race and crime -- John McIntyre and the readers of his blog engage in a spirited conversation about the relevance of including racial descriptions in crime reporting.baltimoresun.com/youdontsay
5 MOST VIEWED STORIES YESTERDAY AS OF 8 PM
1. HarborView Tower plan is blocked -- Mayor Sheila Dixon has blocked a plan to build two more waterfront towers at HarborView.
2. Walker, O's battered by Mariners -- Reliever Jamie Walker surrendered a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh, and the Seattle Mariners pounded every Orioles reliever who followed in a 10-3 victory Tuesday night.
3. Crash on I-83 clogs city traffic -- A car accident shortly before 8:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 83, near Northern Parkway exits snarled traffic yesterday morning.
4. Reed plays blanket coverage -- In five seasons, Ravens free safety Ed Reed has earned a contract that makes him the NFL's highest-paid player at his position, yet he said he still feels like a rookie.
5. Running back testing loyalty -- Running back Greg Pruitt Jr., whom the Ravens signed as an undrafted free agent, will put his father, former Cleveland Browns running back Greg Pruitt, in a tough spot if the son makes the team and returns to play in Cleveland.