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Babe Ruth was the twinkle in America’s eye

BALTIMORE – Nearly a quarter-century ago, when this city opened brand new Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a local sports writing legend named John Steadman hired a small plane to fly over the field on Opening Day, carrying a banner […]

Babe Ruth was the twinkle in America’s eye

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BALTIMORE – Nearly a quarter-century ago, when this city opened brand new Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a local sports writing legend named John Steadman hired a small plane to fly over the field on Opening Day, carrying a banner […]

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Jordan McNair’s death was the tragic end result of football excesses

BALTIMORE – One day, some years back, I’m having lunch with Sylvia Mackey and Bruce Laird. She’s the widow of John Mackey, the Hall of Fame Baltimore Colts tight

Megyn Kelly with her blackface preposterousness, the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter, and the pipe bomb maniac claw at our national sensitivities

BALTIMORE – The Pittsburgh synagogue killings, and the pipe bomb mailings that preceded them, almost make us forget the fall from grace of television’s Megyn Kelly. But they shouldn’t,

Democrats deluded in this mid-term election

BALTIMORE – As the days dwindle down to America’s mid-term elections, the Democrats drown in their usual puddles of delusion. They delude themselves each time President Trump reveals himself as

RIP to the ‘Unknown Jackie Robinson’

BALTIMORE – When George Taliaferro died the other day, he left a legacy as The Unknown Jackie Robinson. He broke the block in the National Football League, but almost

Kavanaugh’s hearings wipe the dust off the ‘Broadcast News’ era

BALTIMORE — I watched the U.S. Supreme Court fiasco the last several days and thought about an old movie called “Broadcast News,” which told me how far America’s sexual

Fahrenheit 11/9: Our government doesn’t have your back – anymore

BALTIMORE – In the four years of my childhood when we lived in this city’s Latrobe Housing Projects, my parents always made one thing clear: my years of schooling

Rosenstein under fire for remarks he claims he didn’t say but should have

BALTIMORE – When Rod Rosenstein worked in this city, as U.S. attorney for the state of Maryland, he had a solid professional reputation that seems lately to have gone

Orioles are worse than the ’88 team

BALTIMORE —  Turn away if you must, but do not deny the arithmetic, which is inscribed on our souls. Any moment now, the Baltimore Orioles will match the worst

Who is more gutless than Donald Trump?

BALTIMORE – So Donald Trump calls it a “gutless” act for some nameless insider to spill the beans about him last week in the New York Times but then

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