September 17, 2013
The Orioles just announced the winner of their fan designed T-shirt contest. The shirt above, designed by Scott Thompson of Rockville, will be given to the first 10,000 fans 15 and over at the Orioles' Sept. 26 home game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The team received more than 500 designs and narrowed them down to three for a final vote. This design obviously pays tribute to the Orioles' ritual of celebrating big wins with shaving-cream pies.
August 8, 2013
The Orioles are putting you in charge of their t-shirt giveaway for their Sept. 26 game against the Red Sox. Fans are invited to design the shirts that will be distributed to the first 10,000 fans ages 15 and over that night as part of Fan Appreciation Week. Submissions will be accepted through the end of the month on the team's website . Three finalists will be selected and fans will vote for the bets design. The winner will receive four tickets to that Sept. 26 game.
July 15, 2013
Chris Davis has hit 37 home runs . Women think he is handsome . Odds-makers believe he'll win tonight's Home Run Derby . (Wait, people bet on things like that?) When a person is good at sports and good-looking and his life has traced a compelling narrative ( seriously, read this profile ) that suddenly emerges on the national scene, there is one thing sure to follow: marketability. Sales of Davis merchandise are, of course, soaring. According to Fanatics.com, they were up 200 percent in June compared with May. Davis merchandise sold better than that of all but eight Major League Baseball players.
April 2, 2013
Editor: I am writing in response to an apparent dust-up over the use of rap lyrics on a t-shirt at Joppatowne High School. Unfortunately, I did not see the original letter to the editor on this subject, but I can comment on the mother-educator response. It disturbs me to read that a parent and educator would actually condone the use of this particular rap song, or any part of it in a school setting. This so called song contains foul language and atrocious grammar from start to finish as well as the use of the controversial "N" word; though in the so-called acceptable context we have been duped to believe is "artistic expression.
March 19, 2013
A Baltimore judge sentenced Jason K. Hamel to 50 years in prison for the Federal Hill murder of an alleged drug dealer who tricked him into paying $5,000 for a T-shirt he said was a package of cocaine. The shooting happened in 800 block of Battery Avenue on June 20, 2008 when Hamel, 33, went to meet his victim Keyva Bluitt and two other men to do the supposed drug deal. Hamel picked up the package at around 9:15 p.m. and soon realized the deception, according to the Baltimore state's attorney's office.
January 29, 2013
Ravens fans who also want to bring their purple passion to a cause can purchase a special edition Super Bowl XLVII T-shirt to benefit The Brigance Brigade Foundation, created by former Ravens player O.J. Brigance and his wife, Chanda. All proceeds from sales of the $20 T-shirt go to the foundation, which raises funds to support and improve the quality of life for patients with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and their families by providing needed equipment, resource guidance and services.