June 2, 2005
It wasn't all injuries and bullpen blues for the Orioles this past week, as fans and fantasy owners got their first glimpse of top pitching prospect Hayden Penn. Penn, the organization's minor league pitcher of the year in 2004, made his major league debut on Saturday with a spot start against the Tigers in place of the injured Erik Bedard. His performance was one of the few bright spots of a weekend the Orioles would otherwise like to forget. Penn threw 101 pitches in 4 2/3 innings, giving up three runs - one earned - on five hits and four walks.
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.
March 13, 2001
The last time Bill Moleton was in boot camp, there was a war in Vietnam and 180 pounds on his 6-foot frame. Three decades and 90 pounds later, Moleton, has enlisted again - in the new "boot camp" fitness program put on by the Howard County Office on Aging. A former Air Force sergeant with a commanding baritone and a body like an action figure leads Moleton and other seniors in an hour of push-ups, crunches and other calisthenics - toned down, of course, from the rigors of a real military boot camp, but macho enough to draw folks who believe Jazzercise is for wimps.