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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 brings more than just strikeouts in return to Pirates

    When general manager Neal Huntington signed right-hander A.J. Burnett to a one-year deal in November, he knew exactly the man and leader the Pirates were getting. He didn't know, however, what kind of pitcher Burnett would be at 38. The Pirates...

    Tigers' Greene dominates Pirates for 2-0 win

    PITTSBURGH Rajai Davis was facing a right-hander. He doesn't hit righties well and he isn't going to play against righties much this year, but with Pirates veteran A.J. Burnett on the hill Tuesday night, and with Davis' track record against him,...

    Pirates swept by Reds with 3-2 loss

    CINCINNATI Marlon Byrd's sinking line drive with one out in the ninth inning glanced off right fielder Gregory Polanco's glove, and Todd Frazier trotted home from third base as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Pirates, 3-2, for the second walk-off win...