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December 23, 2005
On the day when the really big news in major-league baseball was the Yankees' signing of Johnny Damon - just the latest big-name player to jump for big bucks from one big-payroll team to another - the game lost a man who proudly put in 37 seasons with the same club. Elrod Hendricks, who died Wednesday just a day shy of 65, was a true rarity, and not just because, in his playing days, he was a left-handed-hitting catcher who knew how to handle pitchers. He was an old-school gentleman who, as the Orioles' bullpen coach since 1977, set a standard for loyalty unlikely to be matched in the game today.
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SPORTS
By Childs Walker | July 29, 2007
Crowds gathered throughout Cooperstown yesterday, but nowhere were the bodies packed tighter than around booths where baseball greats signed memorabilia. The hunt for Ripken autographs became so intense that when the inductee's golf cart neared a fence bordering a public road yesterday, dozens of people appeared within seconds asking for some Sharpie love. One enterprising homeowner charged $10 a head for anyone who wanted to stand in his yard near the edge of the golf course. Dozens paid the fee happily, perhaps realizing that they would pay five times as much at one of the autograph booths in town.
NEWS
February 2, 2012
On a trip to Dallas from BWI last week, to my surprise, I was sitting next to Ray Lewis of the Ravens. He was on his way to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, and I'm sure it was a bittersweet trip for him. Mr. Lewis accommodated anyone and everyone who asked for an autograph with respect and dignity. He was most kind and considerate, even while being interrupted during a telephone call for an autograph while we were sitting at the gate. I did take the liberty of congratulating him on a great season, and he shook my hand with appreciation.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
The Ravens announced today that they'll have a third open practice, this one with the San Francisco 49ers on Friday, Aug. 8 at M&T Bank Stadium, a day after the two teams play in their first preseason game. The practice, which will begin at 1 p.m., is free and open to the public. It's part of four days of joint practices between the two teams. The other three will be at the team's Owings Mills practice facility. There will also be open practices at M&T Bank Stadium on Monday, July 28, a session that will include post-practice autograph sessions for kids and a fireworks/laser show.
SPORTS
By DAVID STEELE | March 30, 2008
The Orioles are selling hope. If the scene at Camden Yards yesterday is any indication, the fans are buying it. But you might not want to use them as an indication - the annual FanFest is a haven for the most hard-core fans. So try using the fans at the 5-35 autograph show, running simultaneously in Towson, drawing from the same fan pool but from the ones who, presumably, bailed on the Orioles and their 10 years of losing and pledged their allegiance to pro football, past and present. They're hanging in there, too. Barely.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2010
Ravens running back Ray Rice probably didn't have much free time this week to begin with, as the Ravens play the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday. But he had to spend part of Tuesday explaining a recent tweet anyway. Rice posted on Twitter Monday night that he was pulled over by a Baltimore County police officer because of the dark windows in his white Range Rover. Maryland State law prohibits car windows from being tinted at more than 35 percent, a limitation enacted primarily to ensure police officers can see inside vehicles as a safety measure.
NEWS
By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | April 25, 2003
All week long, young and old, they've come to Middle River to pay homage to Vinnie Barbarino of television's Sweathogs fame. Or Danny Zuko from the movie Grease. But mostly it was, in the collective mind's eye of the fans who lined up daily by the hundreds on Old Eastern Avenue, the swaggering dancing machine Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. John Travolta is at the creaky but venerable Commodore bar and meeting hall this week filming Ladder 49, a tale of Baltimore firefighters, their triumphs and their foibles.
SPORTS
By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Staff Writer | July 21, 1993
CARLISLE, Pa. -- Brian Mitchell was mobbed by autograph seekers yesterday as he left the Washington Redskins weightlifting tent after a morning workout.Instead of trying to dodge them, Mitchell signed every notebook, picture and even the back of one kid's shirt until all the fans got their autographs and the crowd melted away.Mitchell, who'll be 25 on Aug. 18, is obviously enjoying his time in the spotlight."I have a motto that if you never get asked for your autograph, you're not doing something good.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach | June 25, 1995
When a famous entertainer shows up in Baltimore, chances are Owen Sweeney isn't far behind.Mr. Sweeney, a resident of Bel Air who attends the University of Baltimore, collects autographs. Not by trading with other collectors or buying from dealers, but by getting them himself.When someone famous breezes into town, he's one of a half-dozen or so young men who can pretty much be counted on to show up with pen in hand."Not to brag, but I think I'm like the main person in Baltimore," he says, bragging anyway.
SPORTS
December 1, 1991
Unfriendly experienceThe article by Doug Brown in last Sunday's Sun regarding Eddie Murray prompted me to write. I left the baseball card show with a completely opposite view of Eddie and his friendliness toward the Baltimore fans.I stood with a camera in front of Eddie and Cal for a while trying to get a picture. I watched Cal smile and speak to everyone. (Cal was terrific, even though I did not get an autograph). I never saw Eddie even crack a smile. He looked right into my camera twice with a blank stare.
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