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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,Staff Writer | October 2, 1993
He was an incongruous image, sitting there yesterday in Courtroom 9 of the Baltimore County Circuit Court.After all, John "Boog" Powell is known more for blasting home runs during his 14 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, or his current run as the barbecue king of Camden Yards.But yesterday, Mr. Powell was in court seeking redress over being stiffed $4,000 in January during a celebrity baseball card-trading and autograph-signing event in Pikesville. Michael Spivack, 24, of Owings Mills was the defendant.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,mike.klingaman@baltsun.com | August 15, 2009
Given the choice of attending a bachelor's party or meeting his Orioles hero, Bryan Erdman didn't blink. "I bailed on the party," Erdman, 28, of Parkville said. Instead, he stood in line Friday night at Camden Yards with several hundred fans to get autographs of four players from the 1989 Orioles, the "Why Not" club that nearly won a pennant. For an hour before the Orioles game, fans hobnobbed with outfielder Mike Devereaux, catcher Mickey Tettleton and pitchers Dave Schmidt and Dave Johnson, reminisced about that glorious summer and gathered autographs.
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By Kevin Eck and Kevin Eck,kevin.eck@baltsun.com | May 11, 2009
Whenever I reflect on all the great experiences I have had in my life that involve professional wrestling, I realize that I have one person to thank for them - my mother, Shirley Eck. My mom and I have always been very close, and pro wrestling played a major role in strengthening our bond. It's not because she was a huge wrestling fan, either. In fact, the only reason she cared at all about it was because she knew I cared about it. Neither of my parents was into wrestling, which is why I still don't know how the World Wide Wrestling Federation's syndicated Championship Wrestling program happened to be on our living room's television one Saturday afternoon in 1973.
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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.
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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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By EDWARD LEE and EDWARD LEE,SUN REPORTER | July 27, 2006
Every summer since 1996, thousands of people have made an annual pilgrimage to the seat of Carroll County to watch Ravens training camp at McDaniel College. Veterans of the trip have established their routes to the college's practice fields and arranged their itineraries. But for the first-timers, Westminster is unexplored territory. What follows is a helpful guide meant to give the uninitiated a few hints on where to go, eat, and drink during the Ravens' training camp. Best places to park The parking lot at Bair Stadium on Main Street can hold about 700 cars and is available to the public free on a first-come, first-served basis, according to Bob Eller, senior director of operations for the Ravens.
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