May 24, 2014
Maryland ranks No. 9 in the nation for recreational boating accidents and No. 11 in the nation for boating fatalities, with boating mishaps causing 14 deaths in the state in 2013, according to statistics released this month by the Coast Guard. The number of accidents in Maryland has fallen for three straight years, from 196 in 2010 to 184 in 2011, 145 in 2012 and 110 last year. But the number of deaths during that time has increased from nine to 14. Nationally, the Coast Guard counted 4,062 accidents that involved 560 deaths, 2,620 injuries and approximately $39million of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents.
April 17, 2014
Wood bats, regulation uniforms and a desire to compete against peers are just part of what drives Baltimore Senior Baseball Over 40 League players to lace up their spikes every Sunday morning from April to August for some old-fashioned hardball. The Towson Recreation Council-sponsored league is the nearest thing these aging boys of summer can find to the real thing, in that the rules - if not their reflexes - are pretty much the same as they have been since players first picked up a bat when they were kids.