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Maybe LeBron Is Why The O’s Struggle?

I rarely talk NBA here, mostly because I don’t follow it. I am, however, a sports fan so naturally I couldn’t avoid the LeBron James drama. Now that it’s over (he’s going to the Heat if you missed it — good on you) here’s what I’ll say: in terms of sports that was one of […]

Bloodbath at the Baltimore Sun

Light For All. It’s the slogan — manifesto, if you will — that accents the masthead of the Baltimore Sun. The paper that gave rise to some of America’s finest journalists, from H.L. Mencken to David Simon (among others). The paper that has, at many moments, served as a source of pride for this city […]

Who Would You Most Like to Whack?

This was the discussion that dominated my appearance with the Fighting Ungers this past Tuesday. Marc Unger came up with a great idea: a seeded tournament, a la March Madness, to find out who is the “Most Annoying, Vile, Hated, Needs to Be Punched Sports Figure Of All Time”. Read his original post on it […]

Tejada’s Unfortunate Circumstance

Camden Chat has a nice post up today about Miguel Tejada‘s recent run of bad luck, and what it all means. The CC post pretty covers everything I would. I have a great deal of sympathy (pity?) for Tejada. It’s completely out of line for the government to go hard after a guy who kinda […]

Mitchell Report Open Thread

One of my many non-sports pursuits involves co-teaching a class in Narrative Illustration at MICA. That happens every few Thursdays, and tomorrow is one such Thursday. George Mitchell has no regard for my schedule. He has decided to release his steroid report at the same time that I’ll be waist-deep in helping evaluate final projects, […]

Hollow Victories

Last night the Navy football team pulled off an impressive upset in beating the Pitt Panthers — in Pittsburgh — 48-45 in double overtime. It was the latest in a string of surprising college football results this year: Appalachian State over Michigan Stanford over USC Kansas State over Texas Colorado over Oklahoma Auburn over Florida […]

The Other Shoe Drops

Ever since Rafael Palmeiro got busted for juicing I think we’ve all had one question in the back of our minds: does it stop there? The answer appears to be “nope.” SI.com is reporting that O’s outfielder Jay Gibbons is the latest ballplayer to get caught in the steroids investigation net. This news, I’m guessing, […]

Someday a Real Rain’ll Come and Wash All the Scum Off the Diamond

I titled the last post “Drive the Point Home” because of the statistic with which I led it. Little did I know, Tampa would take the notion and run with it. They drove the point home to the tune of 17 runs. My life is words. Whether or not you get a sense of it […]