November 15, 2012 |
Jeffrey Loria, the worst owner in baseball, first tried to enter the big leagues in 1994 with a bid to buy the Baltimore Orioles . Baltimore lucked out. The city got an owner who was more competent, more loyal to the town and rich enough that he wasn't tempted to turn the franchise into his own personal revenue-sharing ATM. Instead of Loria, Baltimore got Peter Angelos. That's how bad Loria is. The reason Washington now has the Nationals , the team with the best regular season record in baseball,...
November 16, 2011 |
On Tuesday, Wilson Ramos pulled on his Aragua Tigers uniform in Maracay, Venezuela, and took batting practice, a mundane act that had taken on new significance. During the lowest points of his kidnapping ordeal — the time he spent in captivity between his abduction the night of Nov. 9 and rescue 51 hours later — Ramos wondered if he would ever play baseball again. As the catcher for the Washington Nationals returned to drills, Major League Baseball's general managers...
October 3, 2012 |
It was a rainy night in Boston late in the summer of 1971 when the owners of the American League teams voted to allow Bob Short to move his Washington Senators to Arlington, Tex. I was covering that league meeting for the now-defunct Washington Daily News. Shirley Povich, the revered columnist of The Washington Post, called the approval by the AL owners (the Orioles voted against the move) the "highest form of treachery. " "Not to have the national pastime in...
July 20, 2011
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November 2, 2009
Teams from Philadelphia and New York tangled four times in three different sports over the weekend. SATURDAY NBA 76ers 141, Knicks 127 MLB Yankees 8, Phillies 5 SUNDAY NFL Eagles 40, Giants 17 MLB Yankees at Phillies, Late