July 21, 2005
Depending on what you read and who you listen to, the Orioles either will or will not acquire pitcher A.J. Burnett from the Marlins, and the trade will happen very soon, next week or not at all. It's more or less a done deal, or it's unraveling as we speak. It's a move the Orioles have to make, or they're overpaying terribly for an inconsistent, injury prone pitcher. Glad we got that cleared up. From a fantasy standpoint, this is a good deal for the Orioles. They get a top-flight starter in Burnett and, potentially, a former All-Star who's having a lousy season in third baseman Mike Lowell.
April 24, 2000
FORT WORTH, Texas -- What a time to be a fantasy baseball geek. By launching its handy Sports Geniuses Sports Search this week, FoxSports.com has provided virtual nirvana for the fantasy-baseball enthusiasts or trivia buffs who hound the newspaper sports desk. Users accessing the search (http://sportssearch.foxsports. com) can simply type in a question about a major-league team or player from 1876 to the present and get an instant answer. What was the Rangers wins and losses for 1996?
May 25, 2006
NATIONAL Office search confrontation The confrontation between congressional leaders and the Bush administration over the search of a representative's office escalated, with House Speaker Dennis Hastert and other congressional leaders demanding the return of all material seized during the incident. pg 3a MARYLAND Snipers face off in court John Allen Muhammad tangled with Lee Boyd Malvo in an aggressive cross-examination of his former protege yesterday, then erupted in anger at prosecutors who tried to limit Muhammad's questioning in his sniper murder trial.
March 7, 2006
Fantasyland Sam Walker Viking Press/354 pages I knew I would like Sam Walker's Fantasyland from the moment the first scene unfurled. Walker, a Wall Street Journal reporter, is talking with outfielder Jacque Jones in the Minnesota Twins' spring clubhouse. He hopes to divine the player's true nature because he thinks Jones might be a sleeper pick in his fantasy draft. The outfielder spots a copy of the Baseball Forecaster by fantasy guru Ron Shandler in Walker's bag. He flips to Shandler's prediction for his season.
June 17, 1997
In a courtroom crowded with family and friends, Michael E. Loney switched job titles yesterday from district judge to circuit judge."Until my baseball career takes off, I'll do this," Loney said in an interview last week.Loney, 58, was appointed last month to the Circuit Court slot that Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. vacated when he moved to the Court of Special Appeals.The closest Loney has come to professional baseball is Little League and Fantasy Baseball with the Orioles. Well-regarded in local legal circles, Loney was president of the county bar association in 1979 and has served on the executive committee of the Maryland State Bar Association.