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.
May 1, 1995
The first thing I do in the morning after getting out of bed is look out the window.This is not a weather thing. I look out to see if the world is still there.If it is, I go to work.If it's not, I figure I can sleep in.So the other day I got up and looked out the window and saw two men from Bell Atlantic digging a large hole in my front lawn.Did you ask two guys from Bell Atlantic to dig a large hole in our front lawn? I asked my wife."Go to work," she said. "They pay you to be an idiot there."
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.
April 12, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said after Friday's game that left-hander Brian Matusz and hitting coach Jim Presley were fighting flu-type symptoms. Presley was sent home; Matusz never made it to the ballpark. “We've got his bug going around,” Showalter said. “It's taken about two guys out a day, seems like.” Showalter made it sound like Matusz had already visited the hospital and might have to stay there -- and that he might not be available Saturday. “I'm not sure about Brian Matusz's status [Saturday]
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.