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  • Wild Bill Hagy Deserves a Statue!

    Ottmar Mergenthaler was a great Baltimorean. He invented the Linotype machine, which I've heard was important. I think it combined the typewriter and the coke mirror into one device, allowing the rise of gonzo journalism, but I'm not a scientist so I can't be sure. Either way, it got him into the Inventor's Hall of Fame. James Herbert "Eubie" Blake was also a great Baltimorean. His music revolutionized America's sound, and he made it into two halls: the Big Band and Jazz and the American Theater halls of fame. Nine Baltimore Colts and one Raven made the pro football hall, and there are a dozen Orioles, dating back to the turn-of-the-last-century National League O's, in the baseball hall. There's even a pair of golden-throated O's broadcasters, Chuck Thompson and Jon Miller, in residence.
  • It is seriously hard to get excited for the season when the most interesting move the club has made was backing out of a botched bullpen signing.

    Orioles spring training opens next week, and I for one would not want to hear Chuck Thompson's assessment of the beer temperature in Baltimore. Baseball's offseason is known as the Hot Stove League, but for Baltimore fans it's been more of a hot mess. The...

    Burnett ready for one more run with Pirates

    Burnett ready for one more run with Pirates
    As he watched the National League wild card game on television last October, A.J. Burnett realized he'd made a mistake by leaving the Pittsburgh Pirates. "That's when it really hit me," Burnett said. "I kept saying, `Why am I not there? I should be in...

    'Baseball Tonight' host: Cubs will be in wild-card mix

    'Baseball Tonight' host: Cubs will be in wild-card mix
    Try to ignore that next cold front sweeping through Chicago—because you know another one's coming—and think baseball for a minute. The Cubs begin spring training on the heels of the most exciting offseason in recent memory. They added...

    Bernie Miklasz: NL Central will be a dogfight

    As 30 MLB teams prepare to head to spring training to break a sweat and loosen the muscles for the 2015 season, the Cardinals find themselves in a familiar position. They're regarded as the team to beat in the National League Central. The Cardinals have...