BALTIMORE, Dec. 14 -- For most of us, the door symbolizes safety and security. In this photo, it's obvious by the bullet holes that this door doesn't provide protection. To see a child relying on something so flimsy is both heartbreaking and infuriating. No child should have to live like that -- not in Baltimore, not anywhere. But more than 60 children like Moesha Olds, 3, here, regularly use this building of Metro Delta Headstart in West Baltimore, and many were inside when the bullets that made these holes hit. Miraculously no one was hurt, but should we have to depend on miracles for the safety of children?
Gene Sweeney Jr. : Sun Staff
BALTIMORE, May 3 -- Cuban umpire Cesar Valdez (facing camera) manhandles an anti-Castro protester who ran onto the field at Oriole Park in Baltimore during an exhibition game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Cuban national team.
I have covered Major League Baseball for more than 20 years, and this is one of the strangest incidents, during one of the strangest games I have ever covered. I worked in Florida in the late 1970s and early '80s, and one of the events I covered was the "Cuban Boatlift." I was certainly aware of the hard feelings that still exist between the pro- and anti-Castro forces, but I don't believe the Orioles' owner was. I believe this brought it home for all to see that businessmen's influence can only go so far, then human emotions take over. I'm not sure this series between the United States and Cuba will continue any time soon.