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By Dan Shaughnessy and Dan Shaughnessy,Boston Globe | February 16, 1993
Boston's winter of 1948 was bitterly cold. Slugger Ted Williams went south to fish. On Jan. 28, while Ted was fishing in Florida, Doris Williams gave birth to a daughter, Barbara Joyce Williams. The baby was early. Ted was late.The Globe's Harold Kaese wrote, "Everyone knows where Moses was when the lights went out. And apparently everybody knows where Ted Williams was when his baby was born Tuesday. He was fishing."In his biography, "My Turn at Bat," Williams wrote, "Well, Bobby Jo was the most important thing in my life from the moment she was born . . . but I sure wasn't going to apologize for something that didn't concern anybody but Doris and me."
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September 24, 2014
Baltimore is happily celebrating our Birds, who last week clinched their first American League division title in 17 years. The O's certainly earned cheers for the joy they've brought us all season. But other kinds of birds are in trouble. A report earlier this month indicated that almost half of North America's bird species risk extinction before the end of this century. Meanwhile, a National Audubon study of over 500 species found that most face major habitat loss as climate disturbances shrink and shift the places where they can live.
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June 6, 2011
Is there an ornithologist in the house? I think I might have seen a wild turkey this morning. No, not the kind in the bottle. That won't happen before 5. On my bike ride into work I saw a kind of bird I had never before seen in these parts. I was on the pathway on the west shore of Jackson Pond in Long Reach. Standing in the grass just off the pathway was a dun-colored critter that, from beak to tailfeathers, was three or four feet long. As I approached, it sauntered behind one of the apartment buildings.
NEWS
September 21, 2014
I'm one of those over the age of 35 longtime fans who, as a boy, recall the Birds of the '60s. Your editorial brought tears to my eyes ( "Orioles magic returns," Sept. 18). Great story and perspective! We do need a boost. Don Hoffman, Gaithersburg - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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April 18, 2012
I just decided I don't like the Orioles new smiling bird on their hats. It's a smiley cartoon bird face for kids only. The team wants to look and play tough, be grown-up. But their symbol is a laughable beakface. Let's name the Bird "Smiley. " George J. Samuels
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By Peter May and Peter May,Boston Globe | July 3, 1991
BOSTON -- One of the surgeons who operated on Larry Bird's back said yesterday that there were no real surprises in the two-hour procedure.However, Dr. Alexander Wright took one look at Bird's beat-up lower back on the morning of June 7 and wondered to himself, "How did this guy do it?""I don't see how he played with what he had," said Wright, an orthopedic surgeon and chief of spine surgery at New England Baptist Hospital, who operated on Bird along with Dr. Gerwin Neumann, a neurosurgeon.
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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2012
The Orioles break out the cartoon bird logo, and all of a sudden they're unbeatable. Coincidence? Well, yeah, almost certainly so. But it's hard to deny there are some good vibes reverberating through the city right now. Camden Yards has a new rooftop bar in center field, that adorable grinning bird is everywhere you look, and the team actually appears competitive. Think back to 1997, when the Denver Broncos changed their logo and uniforms. The next thing you knew, John Elway was windmilling into the end zone in the first of two Super Bowl victories.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2011
Forced into retirement after the worst season in club history, the goofy, grinning cartoon bird logo has been dusted off, altered slightly and will be returning next season to Orioles hats for the first time since 1988. The Orioles officially unveiled their 2012 uniforms and caps on their website Tuesday morning with two notable changes: a switch in hat logos from the ornithologically correct bird to the cartoon one and the inclusion of an orange jersey, which will be worn during all Saturday home games next season.
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January 31, 2013
Just when we all were getting over the irony of a team named the “Saints” getting stung in that tawdry NFL bounty scandal, the transplanted New Orleans Hornets of the NBA have announced they will change their nickname to the “Pelicans.” The reason is high-minded, of course. The brown Pelican is the state bird of Louisiana, and it became emblematic of the area's comeback from both Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. Proponents feel it will remind a new generation about the importance of the environment and the resilience of the gulf coast region.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
I could see the headline as soon as I saw the tweet: NPR reports orioles leaving Baltimore. But given Baltimore's history, that would be too much. There's no trifling with teams leaving Baltimore. And we aren't talking about the team, though what a scoop that would be for NPR. This report is in relation to the birds themselves. According to a report on NPR's Morning Edition this morning , a National Audubon Society study says migratory patterns for birds have changed so much due to global warming that the Baltimore region could soon be without the Baltimore oriole, a black and orange bird that symbolizes its baseball club.
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By John-John Williams IV and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
When she returns to Baltimore, Zoey Washington walks the streets with relative anonymity. She'll pop into local boutiques unnoticed. This isn't the reception you would expect for a woman who founded a nationally recognized styling collective, LittleBird, focused on the teen and tween demographic, and who has held editing positions with some of the world's best-known glossies. Washington, a 31-year-old graduate of Garrison Forest School and Columbia University, prefers it that way. But Washington's resume reads like a who's who of fashion elite: She's held positions at Marie Claire, Vogue and Essence.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
I could see the headline as soon as I saw the tweet: NPR reports orioles leaving Baltimore. But given Baltimore's history, that would be too much. There's no trifling with teams leaving Baltimore. And we aren't talking about the team, though what a scoop that would be for NPR. This report is in relation to the birds themselves. According to a report on NPR's Morning Edition this morning , a National Audubon Society study says migratory patterns for birds have changed so much due to global warming that the Baltimore region could soon be without the Baltimore oriole, a black and orange bird that symbolizes its baseball club.
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Tim Wheeler | August 27, 2014
A Washington-area trail users' group and a pair of environmental advocates have filed suit to block the Purple Line , contending the $2.4 billion light-rail project in the DC suburbs threatens to harm two species of endangered crustaceans that live in the creek the transit line would cross. The Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail and John M. Fitzgerald and Christine Real de Azua of Chevy Chase asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Tuesday to overturn clearance given the project earlier this year by the Federal Transit Administration and require federal agencies to explore alternate routes for the rail line.
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Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Football season is upon us, and with it, tailgates. This year, think outside the traditional burger-and-dog grilling session with Bird's Nest Barbecue owner Tim Brown's gooey Cuban sandwiches, served Maryland-style, with pit ham and pulled pork.  Brown piles sourdough bread high with Swiss cheese, pickles, spicy mustard and, of course, pit ham and pulled pork butt, grilling the sandwiches until they are warm, messy and delicious - perfect fuel...
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By Kathy Hudson hudmud@aol.com | July 10, 2014
Living in the city does not mean living without wildlife. We have plenty of it in Roland Park. The hills and green space, as well as the water at Stony Run and the Jones Falls, provide suitable habitat for many critters. On a recent cool evening, my husband and I sat outside eating dinner. Our table is less than 15 feet from the roaring interstate that is Cold Spring Lane. We noticed fireflies for the first time this season, blinking low over the grass. Nothing unusual about that, although they were a welcome sign of summer's arrival.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2014
Cockeysville native and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman shared a bird's-eye view of downtown Baltimore with his Twitter followers Monday, the latest in a string of interesting perspectives he has shared. " Nice to fly over my hometown # Baltimore . Camden yards clearly visible. Go @ Orioles ," he said via his Twitter handle, @Astro_Reid , with a picture he took from aboard the International Space Station. The tweet came just days after another space station flyover of Baltimore during which Wiseman took a photo of severe thunderstorms moving through the region.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2012
If the Orioles' 4-2, 18-inning, five-hour and 44-minute victory over the Seattle Mariners wasn't weird enough, consider the plight of reliever Tommy Hunteron Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. He picked up the win. And some bird excrement in the process. We're not joking. Hunter was in the bullpen, about to enter in the 16th inning, when one of many seagulls at Safeco Field, deposited some droppings on Hunter's hat. “I was minding my own business, not doing anything. I thought it was [reliever Luis]
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February 3, 2006
On January 31, 2006, DAVID R. BIRD, beloved husband of 49 years Eleanor Preston Bird, loving father of David R. Bird, Jr. and Linda C. Brogan, devoted grandfather of Erin, David R. III and Kristyn Bird. Family and friends are invited to an memorial Mass of Christian burial at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 257 South Law Street, Aberdeen, MD 21001 on Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 10 A.M. Interment at Bakers Cemetery.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2014
The Maryland Zoo is calling all birds of a feather to help name its new bald eagle. The contest, which opened on Independence Day and runs through July 14, is asking the public to name its newest avian resident, a female eagle found in North Carolina in 2009 that is estimated to be about 5-years-old. Though efforts were made to rehabilitate the bird, it was determined that she wouldn't be likely to survive if released back into the wild, according to the zoo's website. The zoo's staff previously selected five finalists: Annie (for gunfighter Annie Oakley)
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By Trevor Hass, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
Dylan Bundy is confident he can be the dominant pitcher he was before an elbow injury interrupted a promising start to his professional career. Bundy, on the cusp of pitching in his first game since 2012, spoke Thursday at Ripken Stadium, home of short-season Single-A Aberdeen and his new home for at least the next few weeks. He said his arm feels great, and he's eager to make his first start Sunday on the road against Hudson Valley. "I feel like I can be the same as I used to be," Bundy said.
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