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By Crystal Williams and Crystal Williams,Sun Staff | June 11, 2000
With their rosters full of might-bes and almost-weres, minor league baseball teams have long relied on clever promotions to bring in fans. Such stunts as free beer if a certain player strikes out, toy mascot giveaways, concerts and free promotional T-shirts have become minor-league traditions. And Pokemon and Beanie Baby giveaways and '70s and '80s nights are increasingly common. But perhaps because the number of minor-league teams has boomed in recent years, some teams are raising the ante to grab fan interest.
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By Beth Aaltonen and For The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
I swear this episode was brought to us by Bad Idea Jeans. On to the show ... Back at Coyopa's camp after last week's Tribal Council, Josh explains to Baylor that he voted for her because he really wants to be in an alliance with her, but didn't want the rest of the guys to know. That makes no sense. Didn't you just, in fact, draw Baylor to their attention and prove that you have no problem with going against the rest of the group. Bad idea! At Hunahpu (which is the most unnatural thing to spell.
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By DAN BERGER | February 11, 2000
Not everyone can be president. Selling magazines is also a very rewarding experience. The hacker fiends messing up the big Web sites probably missed out on last year's NASDAQ market. Hijacking airliners is wrong. No matter who owns them. Cheer up. Spring training starts next week. They better keep John Rocker in baseball, or he would only get a job in talk radio.
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By ROCH KUBATKO | June 30, 2006
The NBA draft became so confusing Wednesday night, somebody traded David Stern. I don't care if Nick Markakis follows Wednesday night's four-hit game by going 0-for-20. He should be playing every single day. Stick with him. Only good can come of it. Anyone else noticing what Jeff Conine has done this week? Triple-A Ottawa has one All-Star Game representative: closer Julio Manon. Eric Mack, fantasy baseball expert at CBS SportsLine, says it's worth holding onto Daniel Cabrera for the strikeouts alone.
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By Dan Berger | July 3, 2000
Scientists at the Hopkins have discovered how to make mice anorexic. Congress legislating campaign finance reform is like having addicts prescribe their own medicine. The worst of John Rocker is that he is what the Orioles bullpen needs. Prince William is an adult but comes from a long-lived family - great-granny just turned 100 - and is not likely to become king any time soon. Sorry.
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June 7, 1999
Astros: Jeff Bagwell stole his 10th base of the season in the second inning, becoming the fourth Houston player to reach double figures in that category. Houston leads the majors with 75 steals. Braves: John Rocker has not allowed a run in his last 14 appearances. Devil Rays: Bobby Witt is the only member of the season-opening pitching rotation who hasn't been on the disabled list.
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May 17, 2000
Quote: "The sooner he's known as John Rocker the pitcher again, the better." " - Giants' Alan Embree, who was close to the controversial reliever when they were teammates in Atlanta It's a fact: The Expos are the only major-league team Randy Johnson has faced but hasn't beaten. Who's hot: The Reds are 10-1 when Ken Griffey hits a home run. Who's not: The Marlins played in front of a franchise-record-low crowd of 7,101 last night. On deck: The Mets are 7-0 in Al Leiter's starts, and Leiter goes tonight against the Rockies.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | January 19, 2000
Embattled Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker has tried to apologize for the inflammatory diatribe he delivered against homosexuals, minorities and "foreigners" in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, but his critics continue to pile on. Rocker was a hot topic during Monday night's Democratic presidential debate, during which he was vilified by Vice President Al Gore and former New Jersey senator Bill Bradley. Rocker also was the target of a demonstration yesterday outside CNN headquarters in Atlanta, where 75 protesters hoped to persuade Time Warner Inc. -- the parent company of CNN and the Braves -- to order the ballclub to punish Rocker for his offensive comments.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | September 6, 2000
"My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."- President Reagan, while testing a microphone in 1984 At least he didn't call Russia a you-know-what. The United States of America observed a moment of silence this week, as horrified Americans searched their souls to come to grips with the ethics-curdling event that occurred outside Chicago Monday, now forever known as "Black Monday." In a place called Naperville, the unthinkable happened: a presidential candidate used a bad word.
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By ROCH KUBATKO | June 30, 2006
The NBA draft became so confusing Wednesday night, somebody traded David Stern. I don't care if Nick Markakis follows Wednesday night's four-hit game by going 0-for-20. He should be playing every single day. Stick with him. Only good can come of it. Anyone else noticing what Jeff Conine has done this week? Triple-A Ottawa has one All-Star Game representative: closer Julio Manon. Eric Mack, fantasy baseball expert at CBS SportsLine, says it's worth holding onto Daniel Cabrera for the strikeouts alone.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | July 31, 2005
WASHINGTON - An hour after former Miami City Commissioner Arthur E. Teele Jr. shot himself to death in the lobby of The Miami Herald on Wednesday evening, I received an e-mail from a distraught reader laying his death at the doorstep of the news media. The note made only oblique reference to Mr. Teele's manifold legal problems - among them, an indictment two weeks ago on more than two dozen corruption charges and a conviction for threatening a police officer. But on the issue of media culpability, my correspondent was direct.
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By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,SUN ART CRITIC | December 5, 2000
Elton John is widely known as a rock star, but fewer people probably are aware that in recent years he has devoted much of his energy toward assembling one the world's premier collections of vintage and contemporary photography. John's achievements as a collector are the subject of "Chorus of Light: Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection," an exhibit currently on view at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The show is accompanied by a handsome catalog published by the museum in association with Rizzoli International Publications.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | September 17, 2000
Cleveland Indians fans have gained a reputation for being among the best in the major leagues, but a few bad apples may have spoiled the image of the whole bunch during last year's playoffs. Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez told reporters on Wednesday that he received a death threat and a shower of racial slurs from the stands just minutes before taking the mound for his terrific relief performance in Game 5 of last year's Division Series at Jacobs Field. "I remember being told in the bullpen from that playoff game that I was going to be shot if I came to the mound," said Martinez, who dominated the Indians again Thursday in Cleveland.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | September 6, 2000
"My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."- President Reagan, while testing a microphone in 1984 At least he didn't call Russia a you-know-what. The United States of America observed a moment of silence this week, as horrified Americans searched their souls to come to grips with the ethics-curdling event that occurred outside Chicago Monday, now forever known as "Black Monday." In a place called Naperville, the unthinkable happened: a presidential candidate used a bad word.
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By Dan Berger | July 3, 2000
Scientists at the Hopkins have discovered how to make mice anorexic. Congress legislating campaign finance reform is like having addicts prescribe their own medicine. The worst of John Rocker is that he is what the Orioles bullpen needs. Prince William is an adult but comes from a long-lived family - great-granny just turned 100 - and is not likely to become king any time soon. Sorry.
SPORTS
June 18, 2000
It's hard to feel sorry for Ravens' Lewis Poor Ray Lewis. I can't believe anyone would have the audacity to think he did anything wrong. I think the state of Maryland should replace his white mink coat. If Lewis is so innocent and the district attorney was going to drop the charges, why did he plead guilty to obstruction of justice? Don't tell me he wanted to do the right thing four months after the murders. Two people are still dead, but I guess Lewis is the victim. I am ashamed of Art Modell, the Ravens' organization and the NFL for treating this as if it were a minor traffic violation.
SPORTS
June 15, 2000
John Rocker made a wild but harmless return to the Atlanta Braves last night, throwing six successive balls before being lifted in an 8-4 victory over the host Pittsburgh Pirates. Rocker, exiled to the minors to battle his wildness after a heated run-in with a reporter June 4, felt he had worked out his control problems at Triple-A Richmond, but he apparently didn't. The left-hander replaced Greg Maddux (9-1) with the Braves up 8-4, two on and two outs in the eighth to more boos than cheers, a far different reception than he received in Rocker-friendly Richmond.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr | July 31, 2005
WASHINGTON - An hour after former Miami City Commissioner Arthur E. Teele Jr. shot himself to death in the lobby of The Miami Herald on Wednesday evening, I received an e-mail from a distraught reader laying his death at the doorstep of the news media. The note made only oblique reference to Mr. Teele's manifold legal problems - among them, an indictment two weeks ago on more than two dozen corruption charges and a conviction for threatening a police officer. But on the issue of media culpability, my correspondent was direct.
SPORTS
June 15, 2000
John Rocker made a wild but harmless return to the Atlanta Braves last night, throwing six successive balls before being lifted in an 8-4 victory over the host Pittsburgh Pirates. Rocker, exiled to the minors to battle his wildness after a heated run-in with a reporter June 4, felt he had worked out his control problems at Triple-A Richmond, but he apparently didn't. The left-hander replaced Greg Maddux (9-1) with the Braves up 8-4, two on and two outs in the eighth to more boos than cheers, a far different reception than he received in Rocker-friendly Richmond.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Crystal Williams and Crystal Williams,Sun Staff | June 11, 2000
With their rosters full of might-bes and almost-weres, minor league baseball teams have long relied on clever promotions to bring in fans. Such stunts as free beer if a certain player strikes out, toy mascot giveaways, concerts and free promotional T-shirts have become minor-league traditions. And Pokemon and Beanie Baby giveaways and '70s and '80s nights are increasingly common. But perhaps because the number of minor-league teams has boomed in recent years, some teams are raising the ante to grab fan interest.
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