May 26, 2013
Pimlico Race Course Spicer Cub behaves himself this time, finishes second Spicer Cub, who became a YouTube sensation when his behavior in a maiden race at Pimlico Race Course last month went viral, ran without incident in Saturday's first race, a $40,000 maiden special weight at 1 1/16 miles. The Mary Eppler trainee sprinted to the lead with jockey Xavier Perez and led the race at the half-mile pole before giving way in midstretch to 1-2 favorite Tru Greek and finished 5 1/4 lengths behind the winner.
January 14, 2013
If you have a small child, you're used to avoiding situations where there's an expectation of quiet. Flying's no fun, the theater's out, and museums are off the list too. But rethink that last one: The Walters Art Museum has a program called Waltee's Cubs for ages through 18 months. On a day when the Walters is typically closed, it opens its doors for babies for engaging learning activities in one of the exhibit areas, then a half-hour of free play and art in the studios. I attended January's "Funny Faces" event with my 1-year-old, Aaron, last week.
December 23, 2012
Former Major League Baseball utility infielder Ryan Freel, who played briefly for the Baltimore Orioles, has died at the age of 36. Freel's death was first reported late Saturday afternoon by First Coast News in Freel's hometown, Jacksonville, Fla. A few hours later, Jacksonville.com reported that the cause of death was suicide, reportedly a self-inflicted shotgun blast, according to Sgt. Mike Paul of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office....
November 9, 2012
Mary Ann Malinowski, a homemaker and former longtime Southeast Baltimore resident, died Oct. 22 of complications from dementia at Keswick Multi-Care Center. She was 93. Mary Ann Essel was born and raised in a home on Elsrode Avenue. She was a graduate of the old St. Paul's Secretarial School, family members said. She was married in 1936 to Walter S. Malinowski Sr., who was chief maintenance engineer at the Esskay meatpacking plant in Highlandtown. He died in 1981. Mrs. Malinowski lived on Woodstock Avenue in Southeast Baltimore before moving to Keswick about 20 years ago. She had been a den mother for Cub Scout Troop 92 and was a fan of the Roman Catholic Shrine of the Little Flower's Drum and Bugle Corps.
August 23, 2012
Right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich has been claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs. The Orioles had designated Socolovich for assignment Aug. 14, giving them 10 days to trade, release or ask waivers on the 26-year-old Venezuelan. He was designated to clear room on the 40-man roster for lefty J.C. Romero, who was reaquired through a trade with the Cleveland Indians. The Cubs have optioned Socolovich to Triple-A Iowa. Socolovich made his major league debut July 14 and apeared in six games for the Orioles, allowing eight earned runs on 11 hits in 10 1/3 innings of relief (for a 6.97 ERA)
June 20, 2012
What time is it when an elephant sits on your fence? Time to get a new fence! When does an elephant have eight legs? When there are two elephants! And when does the Equestrian Center become overrun with joke-telling boys? When it's the week of the Harford County District Cub Scout Day Camp! These are only a sampling of the jokes visitors to the Harford County Equestrian Center and surrounding fields (better known to some as the site of the Harford County Farm Fair)