April 2, 2009
Long before helicopters started falling on doctors and chemical spills were threatening to wipe out Chicago, ER was a show where two guys could disappear in a game of basketball and talk about life or about nothing at all. (For more, go to baltimoresun.com/toydept)
May 21, 1991
The big winner in Saturday's Preakness was Hansel. You could find him by following the bread crumbs. The big loser was civilization. You could leave it behind by following the beer cans.A friend, who has spent her entire sheltered life here, tells me Saturday morning that she's never been to the Preakness."A blessing," I say."You're kidding," she says."A zoo," I say.I am being kind. But my friend implores and we go to the track. Approaching on foot from Northern Parkway, with the gutters already littered with empty beer cans and the racetrack infield already filled with alleged humanity, my friend gazes in and happily declares:"It looks like Woodstock."
July 19, 2003
Who's hot Mark Buehrle of the White Sox has won six of seven starts since losing nine straight decisions Who's not Glendon Rusch of the Brewers has allowed five or more earned runs in nine of 17 starts. Line of the day Gary Sheffield, Braves RF AB R H RBI HR 5 4 5 4 2 He said it "You could say that mine and [Roy] Oswalt's games were pretty similar. It's just that one of my home runs came with two guys on." Ryan Dempster, Reds pitcher, after losing 5-3 decision to Astros On deck Shawn Chacon of the Rockies comes off the disabled list today and goes for his 12th win, facing the Giants.
August 31, 2006
overheardinnewyork.com What's the point? -- Admit it - when you're on a crowded city sidewalk, you can't help but catch snippets of other people's conversations. And some of the things you pick up along the way can be pretty hilarious. The folks at this Web site do all the legwork for you, posting short exchanges they overheard from random people on the streets of New York City. What to look for --No one, from the lady on the bus to two guys in suits to a kid selling lemonade, is safe.
March 5, 1996
People I know in the city of Baltimore are incessantly on the point of moving away. Exactly where, they're not sure, but it's apparently in to an America where crime does not exist, and no one's afraid to walk the streets. It's an America we think we remember from our youth, or the movies, which are seen in our heads through missing and mist.In the city, everybody thinks this fairyland exists in suburbia. In suburbia, they know otherwise. Did I say "they?" I live in the city but sometimes shop in suburbia.
February 17, 2000
UNTIL RECENTLY, I was pretty much convinced that fishing was the most boring activity in the world. For me, fishing is always this: You bait the hook, throw the line in the water, and that's about it, action-wise. Because most of the time, the fish aren't biting. So you end up staring at the water for hours and getting a headache from the sun. And then you go home. Anyway, as I said, I didn't think anything could be more boring than that. But I was wrong. Because if you think fishing is boring, try watching these fishing shows on TV. With all these shows, the format is pretty much the same.