May 2, 2007
Good morning -- Gary Sheffield -- Buy a ticket if you like standing there watching so much.
February 14, 2002
LOOKING TO GET into the spirit of the Winter Olympics - and unable to replicate the back-room deals of a figure-skating judge - I decided to cut loose the other night with a little curling. You know what curling is, right? That goofy-looking sport where they slide that big stone across the ice and two guys sweep furiously like they're neurotic clean-freaks? Well, after two hours with the Potomac Curling Club - yes, there really is such a thing; they have more than 100 members - at the National Capital Curling Center in Laurel, I can tell you this much: a)
October 7, 1995
The special section in Wednesday's editions incorrectly reported that the parking garage of the Holiday Inn in the 300 block of West Pratt Street would be available to the public for watching the papal parade tomorrow. The garage will not be open to the public for watching the event.The Sun regrets the error.
April 1, 2005
If you're a golfer, your brain reacts differently from a duffer's when when you watch Tiger Woods sink a putt. Likewise, if you're a ballet dancer watching Amanda McKerrow perform a pirouette. Researchers say the same special class of neurons fire off whenever you perform a task - or watch someone else perform it. But how often those cells fire away probably depends on whether you've actually done what you're watching. Known as mirror neurons, these cells may play a role in how we learn to produce language, empathize with other people and read their intentions.
January 21, 2006
At the risk of getting too existential for our own good, we pose this question: When is a bar officially a sports bar? If it serves beer and the grainy 27-inch Sylvania in the corner is turned to the Ravens even though there are only three people watching -- whoops, make that two, since one of them just passed out (but still gripping his Bud Light!) -- is that a sports bar? FYI -- For more Baltimore-area sports bar listings, go online to baltimoresun.com/sportsbars.
October 6, 2005
If you're a fan of Maryland horseracing, you'll want to be at the Maryland Million at Laurel Park on Saturday. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the racing event, which is restricted to the offspring of Maryland stallions. Racing fans will see Maryland horses compete in 12 races, with purses totaling nearly $1.5 million. In addition to watching the races, visitors can attend an autograph-signing by Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, watch musical performances by the Marine Corps Marching Band and see the Maryland Million Horse Fair.
July 16, 2008
Baseball Home Run Derby 7 p.m. [ESPN]: This is the two-hour version of "going, going gone" from the All-Star festivities at Yankee Stadium. OK, so we know who won (and in case you don't, we won't spoil the surprise), but it's still a hoot watching - and no deep counts.