May 26, 2005
Sal Fasano didn't even get to unpack his bags. One day after being reassigned by the Orioles, the veteran catcher was back with the club, a move necessitated by the injury to Javy Lopez, who underwent surgery Thursday for a broken bone in his right hand and is expected to miss at least six weeks. The injury is a significant blow for the AL's top hitting team. Fasano and Geronimo Gil, won't be able to replicate Lopez's offensive numbers, but either would make a serviceable though unspectacular backup in AL-only leagues.
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?
December 16, 1992
Services for Baltimore City Fire Department Lt. Wayne M. Prior, who was slain late Thursday by an intruder at his home on Allenswood Road in Randallstown, were to be conducted at 7:15 p.m. today at the Macedonia Baptist Church, 718 W. Lafayette Ave.Lieutenant Prior, 28, was promoted to his final rank and assigned to Aerial Tower 128 on Chesapeake Avenue in Fairfield in July after passing the exam for the job on his first attempt.He joined the Fire Department in 1987 and was a member of Engine Company 25 at Gold and McCulloh streets until it was disbanded in 1989.
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.