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Irascible, chain-smoking, umpire-baiting longtime Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver penned his own epitaph. "On my tombstone just write, 'The sorest loser that ever lived,'" he once said. Weaver, 82, a member of baseball's Hall of Fame and the...
It is early Monday morning, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But Don Buford is not standing on a stage and talking about having a dream. That's not his style. Besides, he has already lived one himself, the kind Dr. King preached about. Buford has a new job,...
The Baltimore SunEarl Weaver penned his own epitaph. "On my tombstone just write, ‘The sorest loser that ever lived,’ " he once said. Weaver, the Orioles’ irascible, chain-smoking, umpire-baiting manager who led the team to four American League...
Jim Palmer choked up when talking about his autistic son. Fellow Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson Jenkins paid tribute to the Philadelphia Phillies scout who signed him. Tom Lasorda showed he could still make a room full of people laugh. But Vin Scully was...
Tags: Autism, Sports, Stephen Fife, Baseball, Philadelphia Phillies
I suppose you could get tired of honoring Vin Scully, but doubt it will ever happen. Scully, who was voted into the broadcaster’s wing of the Hall of Fame back in 1982, is scheduled to be given yet another honor Saturday night at the annual...
The Fabulous ForumWhich of these candidates should be elected to the baseball Hall of Fame?online surveys Former New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner will be on the Hall of Fame veterans committee ballot next month, the Hall of Fame announced Monday. Steinbrenner.......
Mike Zwerin Trombonist, jazz critic Mike Zwerin, 79, a trombonist who got his break jamming with Miles Davis and later became the Paris-based jazz critic for the International Herald Tribune, died Friday in a Paris hospital after a long illness, his...
Tags: Death, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Baseball, American League
All The RageJockey International Inc. has documented that the first pair of its men's brief-style underpants was sold at Marshall Field & Co. in Chicago on Jan. 19, 1935. And, although it is undocumented, it's more than likely that the first wedgie......
The Daily MirrorThe Angels played the first postseason game in their history, so why stop after nine innings? John Lowenstein hit a three-run pinch-hit home run to give the Baltimore Orioles Game 1 of the American League playoffs, 6-3. Lowenstein's opposite field home...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCALLUSED palms and bandaged fingers; broken fingernails stained black with dirt -- Hollywood actor and director Emilio Estevez proudly shows off his vineyard worker hands as he walks the vine rows. Four years ago, Estevez planted this half-acre Pinot...
Tags: Restaurants, Emilio Estevez, Wildfires, Grapes, Public Employees
Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, whose offbeat antics electrified the city of Detroit and charmed baseball fans everywhere during one of the unlikeliest seasons of glory in major league history, died Monday. He was 54. Fidrych was found under his 10-wheel dump...
Let's agree that the Orioles are saying all the right things as they get ready for Tuesday's season opener against the Tampa Bay Rays. They're saying last year's 93 wins were no fluke. They're saying they're hungrier than ever after finishing second...
Tags: Baseball, Miguel Tejada, Kim Jong Un, B.J. Upton, Jose Reyes
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