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By Kevin Cowherd | April 18, 2010
I turned on the game and saw players lining up and smiling and fist-bumping each other. I saw the manager beaming and congratulating his coaches. Naturally, I thought: Wrong game. I'm looking for the Orioles. But these were the Orioles, believe it or not, breaking that horrible nine-game losing streak Sunday with an 8-3 win over the Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. "Good for the team, great for the fans," Dave Trembley said to Gary Thorne and Jim Palmer on the MASN post- game show.
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2014
I can't say I blame Towson University coach Shawn Nadelen for looking so depressed after the Tigers lost, 8-1, to Penn State on Saturday night. I've been covering college lacrosse since 1987, and that was one of the worst, if not the worst, performance I have ever seen from a team, regardless of division. The Tigers couldn't pitch and catch. They got outhustled and allowed the Nittany Lions to push them around the field. Towson's performance was on the level of a 13- or 14-year-old team in the Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association's B bracket.
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By Michael Olesker | June 27, 2000
As time ran out on Howard Golden, he seemed on fire to talk. He was chief judge of the Orphans' Court for Baltimore City, so he wanted to talk about court business. He had worked in the juvenile courts, so he wanted to talk about all those lost children. Or he wanted to talk about the awful business of waiting for a heart. "Not just my heart," he would say. "Anybody's heart. Anybody who's waiting for a heart, you don't know the terrible time they have waiting because the whole procedure's so bad."
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March 27, 2014
If this coming November Maryland Republicans look back at the election results and wonder what went wrong, they may want to start with Thursday's vote by the House of Delegates in which every member of their party in attendance voted against a bill to ban discrimination against transgender individuals in employment, housing and public accommodations. That's not a shock, but it's still a disappointment. It appears GOP delegates in the Free State are taking a cue from their right-wing peers in the U.S. House of Representatives and opposing equal accommodations for a group often targeted for violence and discrimination.
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By Teddy Greenstein, Tribune reporter | June 20, 2010
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — PGA Tour players no longer fear Tiger Woods. And the same can be said for USGA executive director David Fay, who took a shot at Woods while being interviewed Saturday on NBC. Asked about complaints regarding the Pebble Beach greens, Fay replied: "I think two players used the word awful on Thursday. "The world's No. 2 player said he putted awful. The world's No. 1 said the greens were awful. I cannot accept that." Phil Mickelson actually used the word "horrific" to describe his putting performance in the first round.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | September 22, 1994
CAP HAITIEN, Haiti -- The Marines of Golf Company, 2nd Platoon, never dreamed it would be this awful.They were never told of the pigs lying in the gutters or the human waste washing onto the streets. But most of all, from their vantage behind a barbed-wire barricade on 24th Street in the heart of a dirty, depressed little city, nothing could have prepared these Marines for the faces of the Haitians."I look at them, and I see a lot of grief," said Cpl. Keith Guay, 21, of Fall River, Mass. "You can see it right in the eyes.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | March 20, 2002
"Awful." That's a word that won't be bandied about much in Hollywood this weekend, as the film community gathers to celebrate the best it has to offer. There will be an abundance of praise, smiling actors and filmmakers profusely thanking the little people who made it all possible, and everyone basking in Tinseltown's congratulatory glow. Awful will be the furthest thing from everyone's mind. Except, of course, at the Razzies, the alternative Oscars, the place where the accomplished and the artistic are decidedly unwelcome, the awards show where the awful gets its due. Celebrating badness for 22 years, the Razzies reign as a Bizarro-world answer to the ritz, glamour and class the Oscars hold dear.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | April 26, 1991
'Oscar'Starring Sylvester Stallone.Directed by John Landis.Released by Touchstone.Rated PG. Imagine a ballet danced by pigs in cleats with clowns on their backs and you have some idea what carnage is done to the form of farce by Sylvester Stallone and his cohorts in "Oscar."Stallone is awful. The other performers are awful. The movie is awful. The seat I was sitting in was even awful and when I got to my car in the lot afterward, it was awful.Stallone plays "Snaps" Provolone -- a more appropriate name might have been Snaps Prosciutto, by the way. He's a hammy, preciously cute New York gangster in the year 1931, who swears to grant his father's dying wish to go straight.
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By Los Angeles Times | May 21, 1994
LOS ANGELES -- Malcolm I. Glazer, president of First Allied Corp. of Boynton Beach, Fla., has been trying to purchase the San Diego Padres from Tom Werner.Glazer, 66, owns TV stations, real estate and stocks. He was recently an unsuccessful bidder for an NFL expansion franchise in Baltimore.Sources say a Padres sale would be approved only if the team remains in San Diego and that no deal has been completed between Werner and Glazer.The Padres' 1994 pace, meanwhile, projects to 120 losses, 10 more than in their first year of 1969.
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By Dave Ferman and Dave Ferman,KNIGHT RIDDER / TRIBUNE | April 17, 2003
Over the years, we've seen no shortage of music by children of famous singers. It has ranged from awful (Nelson) to good if extremely derivative (Ziggy Marley), but the truth is, each and every kid -- from Hank Williams Jr. to Nancy Sinatra -- came to the plate prejudged, the prospect of living up to The Famous Daddy all but impossible. ; Poor
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March 26, 2012
April Fools' Day is Sunday. So we asked: Which prank would you consider cruel and unusual punishment Sorry, Tyler Perry. Getting one of Baltimore's (now infamous) exorbitant water bills. Luke Broadwater, reporter, The Baltimore Sun If someone made another "American Pie" movie. Wait. What? No ... Anne Tallent, editor, b Someone once told me Shamrock Shakes were going to be available year-round. That friendship was nice while it lasted. Wesley Case, reporter, b Handing someone a strawberry milkshake - made from pink slime.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2011
What was an opportunity to show a national television audience that they are one of the league's elite teams, and to match their best start since their 2000 Super Bowl season, turned into a nightmare for the Ravens on Monday. Instead of a statement performance, they were haunted by untimely penalties and a failure to protect the football in one of the worst offensive performances in team history. In a 12-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in front of an announced 62,976 at EverBank Field, the Ravens gained a franchise-worst 16 net yards in the first half and didn't get a first down until nearly 40 minutes had elapsed.
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By Matt Vensel | May 31, 2011
As Kevin Cowherd pointed out over on the Toy Department blog, Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds is one of 18 major-leaguers who this season are hitting below .215 -- the career average of Mario Mendoza. Mendoza, of course, is the standard bearer when comes to it ineptitude in the batter’s box. In five of his nine major-league seasons, Mendoza, now a bench coach for the Sultanes de Monterrey in the Mexican League, batted below .200 -- a mark that is now referred to as the “Mendoza line” in his dishonor.
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May 9, 2011
This former resident of Ruxton is not amused at the ugly show of prejudicial stigma against the mentally ill by it current residents. When the light rail was proposed to have a station in Ruxton, the same sort of bigotry was trotted out against the "blacks in the city. " There are plenty of unsound minds and substance abuse in Ruxton; I know I lived there for years. The hue and cry now emanating from Ruxton that a few more folks with unsound minds and a bit of substance abuse issues might be joining the neighborhood is a logical absurdity.
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Kevin Cowherd | July 18, 2010
This one got ugly early. Really, really ugly. Maybe it's a good thing only 14,032 braved the heat and humidity at Camden Yards to see it. If you're an Orioles fan, here's the announcement you probably don't want to hear in the second inning with one of your promising young starters on the mound: "Mark Hendrickson is now warming in the bullpen. " In this case, the promising young starter was left-hander Brian Matusz, who lasted just 52 pitches Sunday and was shelled for five hits and six runs in just 1 2/3 innings in the Orioles' desultory 10-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
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By Teddy Greenstein, Tribune reporter | June 20, 2010
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — PGA Tour players no longer fear Tiger Woods. And the same can be said for USGA executive director David Fay, who took a shot at Woods while being interviewed Saturday on NBC. Asked about complaints regarding the Pebble Beach greens, Fay replied: "I think two players used the word awful on Thursday. "The world's No. 2 player said he putted awful. The world's No. 1 said the greens were awful. I cannot accept that." Phil Mickelson actually used the word "horrific" to describe his putting performance in the first round.
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September 1, 2000
Quote: "We've been playing bad, but we haven't played awful. I think the best time for something like this to happen to you is August, not September." - Seattle shortstop Alex Rodriguez, on the Mariners' 3-14 finish in August. It's a fact: Toronto's four homers Wednesday tied a franchise record for one season and lifted its majors-leading total to 221. Who's hot: Toronto's Dave Martinez has a career-best 20-game hit streak - all 20 he has been a Blue Jay. Who's not: Kansas City reliever Jerry Spradlin was released Wednesday, shortly after giving up three runs without retiring a batter in the ninth inning.
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By J. D. Considine | August 6, 1996
How does Johnny Rotten feel about the Sex Pistols reunion tour? We caught up with him by phone recently, and here's what he had to say:How is it on the road?It's a form of madness, touring.Is it enjoyable madness?The actual gigs are, but the rest of it is a nightmare. I like being onstage, but I can't stand the waiting beforehand, because I get extremely nervous.Really?Well, I always want to do the best I can, and I don't like feeling that I could be letting people down. Because I do believe in giving value for money.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2010
At times during his tenure as Orioles manager, Dave Trembley would walk the streets of Baltimore after a difficult defeat. Losing weighed on his conscience, to the point where it occasionally caused insomnia, and so it was not unusual for Trembley to see the sun rise after a particularly bad outing, to find himself standing at dawn's first light outside Jimmy's Restaurant, waiting for it to open so he could get breakfast. That burden now belongs to interim manager Juan Samuel, who inherited Trembley's job Friday after Trembley was fired by Orioles general manager Andy MacPhail.
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By Kevin Cowherd | April 18, 2010
I turned on the game and saw players lining up and smiling and fist-bumping each other. I saw the manager beaming and congratulating his coaches. Naturally, I thought: Wrong game. I'm looking for the Orioles. But these were the Orioles, believe it or not, breaking that horrible nine-game losing streak Sunday with an 8-3 win over the Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. "Good for the team, great for the fans," Dave Trembley said to Gary Thorne and Jim Palmer on the MASN post- game show.
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