It was just a happy coincidence that Manny Machado arrived on our doorstep this week to remind us where this sapling of an Orioles team sprouted and why.
This is no nostalgia piece.Read more
News item: In an attempt to reduce the potential cost of a new stadium, the Tampa Bay Rays have been given permission by Major League Baseball to explore a two-city partnership with Montreal, which would allow the Rays (or whatever they would be called in French) to play the first half of each season in the Tampa, Fla., area and the second half in Canada.Read more
During the first two months of Orioles Rebuild 1.0, the youthful club won a few games, lost a lot more and generally was prepared to spend the season looking up at the rest of the American League.
No one said it was going to be easy, but no one in the Orioles clubhouse thought it could get this bad.
Well, it has.Read more
There was a bit of irony in the controversy that erupted over the excessive celebration by the United States women’s soccer team during its 13-0 World Cup victory over Thailand on Tuesday.
In the middle of it were former Canadian national team players Kaylyn Kyle and Clare Rustad, who registered their self-righteous disgust with the Americans on the Canadian sports network TSN.Read more
In the year that has passed since the senseless death of Maryland football player Jordan McNair, the university and its athletic department have engaged in a long process of institutional self-examination and effected some real change.
Of course, nothing is going to bring back the young man who collapsed and died of exertional heatstroke or take away the pain his family continues to endure.Read more