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  • Best Baseball Redemption

    Nelson Cruz had a lot to prove this season. After serving a 50-game suspension in 2013 for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, the power hitter was pretty much written off by the entire league. The offseason saw Cruz waiting for a deal better than the $14.1 million offered by the Rangers and it never came. Cruz finally signed with the Orioles during spring training for a relatively meager $8 million (Prince Fielder is making $24 million this year). But a lot of fan excitement was tempered by the same talk: “He was only good because he was on PEDs, he won’t have the same power.” Luckily for O’s fans, Cruz has had the last laugh. As of the beginning of August, he’s launched 29 home runs with 75 RBIs, and is on pace to crush his previous bests of 33 and 90 respectively—CRUUUUUUUUZ!
  • Catch-Up

    I've been super-busy the past few days, so let's catch up on some pretty decent and/or distressing stories from over the weekend and other stuff I've found, with maybe a short News Hole later. Charm City Massacre: The fact that 50 Cent's new album, The...

    March 1, 2000

    We here at X-Content try mightily to post City Paper's decade-old content exactly 10 years to the day after it was first published. Alas, the year 2000 was a leap year, and it jumped up on us, so today we are posting it on March 2 instead of March 1....

    Ten Years Ago in City Paper: March 13, 2002

    Van Smith's feature explores "Baltimore's parallel Russian universe." In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen reports on a program that pays people to use contraceptives and Michael Yockel remembers Baltimore photographer Joseph Kohl. The Nose catches a bit of...

    Life After Earl

    There was a synchronicity to the timing and turn of events surrounding Earl Weaver's death. The O's skipper died at sea on an Orioles fantasy cruise ship, while the Baltimore Convention Center prepared to host the Orioles' FanFest the next day at home....