For many farmers, the corn maze has also become one of the most profitable forms of agricultural tourism — or "agritourism" — and a primary source of income. And as competition in the region heats up and corn maze designs become more involved, farmers are looking for any edge they can get to set themselves apart.
We watch baseball for the same reason we go to the movies — to see ourselves reflected. The boys of summer get up every morning and go to the ballpark every day. Every at bat is a challenge, every field position a choice. Like us, sometimes they choose well and turn the perfect double play. Other times, they choose poorly and go down without swinging the bat. We have to believe in them, the way we believe in ourselves. We have to believe that in the aggregate, we choose correctly.
With a Breeders' Cup berth at stake, Sagamore Racing, Allen Rosenblum and The Club Racing LLC's Miss Temple City became the first filly in 22 years to win the $1 million Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.
Less than 48 hours after the Orioles' 2016 season ended dramatically in the American League wild-card game, executive vice president Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter sat together at Camden Yards looking back at the year while looking to the future.
Memorial Stadium may be gone, but it lingers in the hearts of sports fans — and the handiwork of John Swope. A woodworker from Parkville, Swope has constructed a miniature version of the ballpark on 33rd Street that was demolished beginning in 2001.
The national narrative that developed after the Orioles' dramatic loss in Tuesday night's wild-card game was what the late, great broadcaster Howard Cosell liked to call "a piercing look into the obvious." Orioles manager Buck Showalter lost his magic touch at just the wrong moment — when God and a national television audience was watching.
A season that began with such difficulty for Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim landed him in the playoffs in his first year in the major leagues, starting in left field and batting second in Tuesday's American League wild-card game.
It seems like so long ago when the Orioles ran out to baseball's best start, winning their first seven games of the season. That's because since then, they've taken their fans for a whirlwind 162-game ride that ultimately led to tonight's American League wild-card game against the division-rival Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.