April 17, 2013
Your browser does not support iframes. When Orioles first baseman Chris Davis flailed at a changeup in the dirt Tuesday for the last out of the third inning, he says he was really frustrated. So he snapped. And so did his bat. Over Davis' knee in one quick motion. "It was misbehaving, so I put him in timeout," Davis said about snapping his bat. "It's not something I am proud of. It's not something, 'Hey, I can break a bat over my knee.' But in that situation out there, I knew I wasn't going to get a lot to hit and I still continued to swing at a ball in the dirt.
April 12, 2013
Early maps The exhibit "Envisioning the World: The First Printed Maps, 1472-1700" will be on view through Sunday, April 14, at St. John's College's Mitchell Gallery, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. For gallery hours and information, call 410-626-2556 or go to stjohnscollege.edu. 'Looking Back: Memories' The group show, running through Sunday, April 14, at McBride Gallery, 215 Main St. in Annapolis, features still lifes, landscapes and marine scenes, and artists' favorite memories from a generation or a century ago. Gallery hours are noon to 5:30 p.m. Information: 410-267-7077.
April 9, 2013
Needlework expert Kathleen Franetovich will be at Hays House Museum in Bel Air from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14 to talk about schoolgirl samplers, decorative needlework created by young girls in Early America. For more than 120 years in Maryland, from the mid-18th to the mid-19th centuries, needlework was considered an indispensable subject in a young girl's education. Girls as young as 6 labored over their samplers as a means of teaching them the rudiments of reading and writing.
April 1, 2013
All athletes dream of reaching the big leagues, of playing under the lights in front of thousands of screaming fans. Skyy Anderson, 23, lived that dream. But then it was all taken from her. After a four-year career at Maryland, Anderson was offered a chance to try out for the Philadelphia Independence. But after leaving school and leaving everything behind to pursue that opportunity, the Women's Professional Soccer league collapsed, leaving Anderson with nowhere to go. "I was like, 'I took this year off and now I'm just sitting at home,'" Anderson said.
March 29, 2013
Henry Urrutia, the Cuban defector who joined the Orioles earlier this month eight months after he signed, will play in his first game at Ed Smith Stadium in today's exhibition against the State College of Florida. Urrutia will start in right field and hit sixth in the batting order. Urrutia, who signed a $778,500 signing bonus in July, hasn't played in two seasons. He was suspended for the entire 2011 season in Cuba after a failed defection, so the Orioles are pacing him slowly to get him readjusted to the game while getting him ready for the season.
March 25, 2013
The National Aquarium's new $12.5 million "Blacktip Reef" exhibit, a replica of an Indo-Pacific coral reef that replaces the "Wings in the Water" exhibit, will open July 10, officials announced Monday. Once it is completed, visitors will be able to view the 260,000-gallon self-contained ecosystem through a 27-foot viewing window, as well as from platforms above the water. Visitors also will be able to observe diver demonstrations and feedings. "You're sort of transferred into their world," Jack Cover, the aquarium's general curator, said.
March 22, 2013
Baltimore helped the avant-garde painter Max Weber forge a national reputation in 1915. Now, nearly 100 years later, this could be the city where the late artist begins his long-overdue comeback. It's not that critics and curators are unfamiliar with the Russian-born, Brooklyn-raised painter's work. As a new exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art makes clear, Weber has long been considered one of the most significant American artists of the 20th century. But, at the peak of his career, Weber was a bona fide celebrity, with spreads in "Time," "Life," "Look" and 'The Saturday Evening Post.