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By Andy Knobel and By Andy Knobel,SUN STAFF | August 12, 2001
The National Endowment for the Arts and the Recording Association of America recently released its list of the top songs of the past century, and a baseball ditty came in way up at No. 8. "Thank God, I'm a Country Boy," it's not. Thank god. Instead, it's ... drum roll, please - or rather organ music, please ... "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." ESPN.com's Jayson Stark notes that baseball finished 20 spots higher on the list than the Beatles and beat out Bruce Springsteen by 51 places, Elvis Presley by 60 and Bob Dylan by 84. Some baseball people were befuddled by the strong showing of the song written in 1908 by Jack Norworth, who likely never saw a game of base ball (yes, it was two words back then)
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June 13, 2013
A 25-year-old man is struggling for his life at a local hospital after an altercation involving patrons during a ball game at Oriole Park last week ("Taunting at O's game ends in intensive care," June 1). This situation could have been averted if fans nearby, or the victim himself, Matt Fortese, had approached an usher or an Orioles employee when the situation grew dicey. The ushers and other ball park employees are there so fans have the best possible experience while attending the game.
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September 15, 2000
Quote: "When you talk about the whole package and what a guy's done over the course of a season and what he's meant to a ballclub, Darin Erstad is head and shoulders above any other candidate." - Angels manager Mike Scioscia on Erstad's MVP credibility It's a fact: TV journalist and "Inside Edition" host Deborah Norville sang the national anthem and "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" at the Angels' game Wednesday night. Who's hot: The White Sox's Keith Foulke has 30 saves in 35 chances and eight in a row. Who's not: The Mariners' Carlos Guillen committed his 19th error, most on Seattle, in his 78th game.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2013
ESPN analyst Quint Kessenich participated in a Q&A on Monday . The former Johns Hopkins All-American goalkeeper, who can be followed on Twitter via @QKessenich, also addressed a few questions about No. 6 Maryland, No. 8 Loyola, No. 13 Johns Hopkins, Towson and UMBC: How concerned should Maryland be with an offense that has averaged just 8.0 goals in its last four contests? They've been coasting. Only eight against Carolina, nine against Virginia, 11 against Navy and then only four against Johns Hopkins.
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By Bill Glauber | September 25, 2000
You gotta love a ballpark where there's a great view from the bar, where the popcorn costs $1.25 a bag and where "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" is turned into a drinking song. But that's the scene down at the Olympic diamond, the friendliest venue in town. The park is comfy, the play is fast and the fans are nice. They cheer anything, from routine fly balls they swear are heading over the wall to the guys who sweep the infield. About the only blemish are the hot dogs. They're foot-long babies that are roughly a shade of glow-in-the-dark-orange.
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March 5, 1993
CHOMPING at the bit for Opening Day to arrive? Here's an offbeat tidbit from writer Alice Rindler Shapin in Endless Vacation magazine:"Spring! And my 9-year-old son, Scott, bursts forth with his annual rendition of 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game,' followed by a chorus of 'Please, Please, Pleeease!'"Lucky for him, Washington, D.C. . . . [is] smack in the middle of baseball territory. Of course, I'm not talking about the majors -- Washington hasn't had its own team since the Senators left at the end of the 1971 season.
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June 13, 2013
A 25-year-old man is struggling for his life at a local hospital after an altercation involving patrons during a ball game at Oriole Park last week ("Taunting at O's game ends in intensive care," June 1). This situation could have been averted if fans nearby, or the victim himself, Matt Fortese, had approached an usher or an Orioles employee when the situation grew dicey. The ushers and other ball park employees are there so fans have the best possible experience while attending the game.
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April 2, 1996
Cardinals: Brian Jordan (Milford Mill) was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 31. He injured his right thumb diving for a ball in an exhibition game over the weekend. He will be a cast for a week.Cubs: Northwestern football coach Gary Barnett, who led the school to the Rose Bowl last season, threw out the first pitch and then joined Harry Caray in leading the crowd in the familiar seven-inning stretch singing of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game." . . .Chicago, which plays 15 of its first 20 games at home, is 46-34-1 in home openers at Wrigley Field.
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By Derek Toney and Derek Toney,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 1, 2002
No. 15 Lake Clifton advanced to the Class 4A North region championship game, defeating host and No. 7 Walbrook, 53-52, in overtime last night. The Lakers will get to defend their title against No. 14 Mervo tomorrow, with the winner going to the University of Maryland Thursday for the state semifinals. Mervo defeated Woodlawn, 73-57, in another region semifinal last night. Lake Clifton lost to Mervo a couple of weeks ago. Junior forward Tavon Nelson scored seven of his game-high 21 points in the overtime period for the Lakers (16-9)
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By Jon Nargolis | September 7, 1993
WERE it an isolated incident, it would be foolish to make much of the latest outrage visited on William Joseph Buckner.But it was only one outrage among many, against Buckner and others. Something unhealthy is going on here.A few weeks ago, after almost seven years -- seven years! -- of being taunted by strangers, Buckner finally snapped and laid hands on someone, though without hurting him. Later he said that because of the recurring harassment he might have to move out of New England.And just what was it that Buckner did to deserve this regular mistreatment by people who never met him?
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | July 5, 2009
ANAHEIM, Calif. - -The Orioles officially hit the midpoint of the 2009 season Saturday night with a defeat that could serve as a microcosm of a first half filled with frustrating losses. There was the blown four-run lead, the failure of a rookie starter to get deep into the game and a slew of defensive miscues that simply cannot happen for a team expecting to win anywhere, nevermind in the home ballpark of one of baseball's better teams. Orioles veteran second baseman Brian Roberts contributed to the Los Angeles Angels' three-run fifth inning with a key error.
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By Gene Sweeney Jr. and Gene Sweeney Jr.,Sun Photographer | April 6, 2008
I came to The Sun in 1983 and being a baseball fan who had long suffered with his Minnesota Twins in the '60s and '70s, I thought I was in heaven. World Series champs, who could ask for more? The next few years were exciting and then came a downturn, but wait, there was Cal's consecutive-games streak and two years when the Orioles made the playoffs in the late '90s, so it was OK. Then came the last 10 years -- and 10 straight losing records -- when games were at times painful to watch.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,Sun Reporter | June 28, 2007
WASHINGTON -- When her father asked her the night before how she felt about coming to the White House for a tee ball game, 7-year-old Audrey Jones said she'd rather shoot water pistols and jump on the trampoline with her friends. But it isn't every day the president invites you over to play. So the Frostburg second-grader put her plans on hold, and about 3:30 p.m. yesterday, she was drilling a ball to the left side of the infield for a clean single in the season's first installment of Tee Ball on the South Lawn.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,special to the sun | January 21, 2007
A barrage of yellow foam flew towards Gavin Zorbach. He jumped over two balls that were hurled at his feet, and caught a third one spiraling toward his stomach. When all six of the balls were on his side of the court, he picked one up to retaliate. Winding his arm back, he flung one of the balls across the gymnasium. A hit! His opponent left the court. "I enjoy the intensity and aggression of this game," said Zorbach, 24, of Bel Air, after the game was over. "It's a great tension reliever.
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By T. J. SIMERS and T. J. SIMERS,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 28, 2006
ANAHEIM, Calif. --We're at Angel Stadium, and former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden is eating a hot dog - "relish only, please," and talking about the sport he loves the most. "Baseball," he says. "The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers could be playing for the championship, and I'd rather be here watching the Angels and Yankees." Then Wooden pulls out his wallet, removing a newspaper clipping he must treasure - carefully packaged along with a picture of his wife, Nellie, who was 15 at the time.
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By JEFF ZREBIEC and JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER | June 4, 2006
Several of the Orioles had started to walk off the field and manager Sam Perlozzo said that he already began to ponder how his team was going to score a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the New York Yankees on Friday night. Catcher Ramon Hernandez's throw arrived at second base ahead of Johnny Damon, and Brian Roberts' tag was applied before the foot of the Yankees center fielder reached the bag. Second base umpire Lance Barksdale immediately called Damon out, before noticing the ball laying in the dirt near second base.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2013
ESPN analyst Quint Kessenich participated in a Q&A on Monday . The former Johns Hopkins All-American goalkeeper, who can be followed on Twitter via @QKessenich, also addressed a few questions about No. 6 Maryland, No. 8 Loyola, No. 13 Johns Hopkins, Towson and UMBC: How concerned should Maryland be with an offense that has averaged just 8.0 goals in its last four contests? They've been coasting. Only eight against Carolina, nine against Virginia, 11 against Navy and then only four against Johns Hopkins.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | May 22, 2005
O say, can you sing? Unfortunately, most Americans cannot. Almost two-thirds of those polled last year misidentified the lyrics to the national anthem. As part of a countrywide effort to address this ignorance, children at three Anne Arundel County elementary schools have been learning how to play and sing "The Star-Spangled Banner." They will perform the anthem at a Bowie Baysox game next month. "So many Americans can't make it through the first verse," said Jean Prigelmiller, an instrumental music teacher who leads band classes at Cape St. Claire, Pasadena and Rippling Woods elementary schools.
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