Twenty years after becoming the first African-American to race in the Indianapolis 500, 10 years after driving competitively for the last time, Willy T. Ribbs will be back in the driver's seat this weekend as part of the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix.
Those who have shared the Harford County community newspaper business with me for any number of years will especially smile thinking about those of us who left the office together late at night for the trek to our various homes. Inevitably, they would blow past whatever vehicle I was navigating toward my Havre de Grace home, not slowing down a bit as they zoomed by
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco defiantly fired back at his critics Wednesday, saying, "I'm pretty damn good." ... Sergio Kindle, who missed all of last season with a severe head injury, will not start training camp on the PUP list. ... The Ravens will hold an open training camp practice for fans at M&T Bank Stadium next weekend. ... Ravens free-agent cornerback Josh Wilson agreed to a deal with the Redskins. ... One night after their best offensive output of the season, the Orioles were held to just four hits in a 3-0 loss to the Blue Jays. ... Brian Matusz acknowledged Wednesday that he wasn't "mentally prepared" for the start of the season. ... Senior linebacker Kenny Tate was Maryland's lone selection to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team.