If the new relationship between the United States and Cuba allows for an ongoing relationship between Major League Baseball and the baseball-crazy island nation, the Orioles should be the team that breaks the ice. They earned it.
Ralph Dawson Matthews Jr., a former managing editor of the Baltimore Afro-American who worked closely with Malcolm X in the early 1960s and once shared a house with a young Miles Davis, died April 3 at the Adelphi House
Nelson Mandela's death has prompted many to reflect on how his words and brave actions would inspire them in their own efforts to fight racial inequality and to repeal the death penalty, which Mandela himself once faced.
Max Daetwyler, a 76-year-old man from Switzerland, passed through Harford County on his journey from New York to Washington, D.C. Daetwyler was an advocate of scrapping all armaments and destroying all nuclear weapons. He was hoping to gain an audience with President Kennedy while visiting Washington.
Though he never had the chance to wear the cartoon bird on his cap day-in and day out, former Orioles outfielder and current Tampa Bay Ray Luke Scott is doing his best to, well, remain a cartoon character with his new ballclub -- and he¿s still endearing himself to Orioles fans while doing it.
The Orioles' presence at a workout by Yoenis Cespedes showcases their expanded international efforts. Four Orioles representatives, including manager Buck Showalter and new executive director of international recruiting Fred Ferreira, will watch the 26-year-old Cuban outfielder work out Saturday.
A Tampa-based company plans to begin offering flights next spring from BWI Marshall Airport to Cuba, where travel has been restricted since 1961, shortly after Fidel Castro took power and nationalized U.S.-owned businesses.