Father’s Day Reflection

Jim McKay at the Baltusrol Golf Club, lower course, in Springfield, N.J., for the 1980 U.S. Open; Jack Nicklaus won the tournament.

Not only is Sean McManus the chairman of CBS Sports, he is also the son of Baltimore broadcasting legend Jim McKay, who died in 2008 at the age of 86. Jim McKay, whose last name originally was McManus, started his TV career as a member of the staff at WMAR (Ch. 2) in 1947, after… Read More

Chomping At The Bit

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From his youth programs to his college squad to the adult leagues he plays in now, Darin Segal has always laid claim as the lone Jew on his ice hockey teams. “It’s not really a Jewish ‘go-to’ sport,” Segal, 40, said. Therein lies the beauty, at least in part, of the Maccabiah Games. When the… Read More

Black Eye for the Orange and Black

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Fan violence at sporting events is disgusting, immature and unacceptable. And now, not even Oriole Park at Camden Yards can say it’s immune to it. On Wednesday May 29, 25-year-old Hagerstown resident Matthew Fortese, out on a second date, attended an Orioles-Nationals game wearing a New York Yankees hat. It’s doubtful that he ever could… Read More

The Beauty Of The Game

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Apparently, I didn’t always appreciate baseball. According to family lore, I was 4 or 5 years old when my dad took me to my first Orioles game. Everything was going along just fine until I learned one earth-shattering tidbit. The conversation went something like …

Kenny Albert

‘Baltimore remains a special place to me’ One of the most talented broadcasters in sports is Kenny Albert. Nationally recognized as a member of the Fox Major League Baseball “Saturday Game of the Week” broadcast team, as well as for his play-by-play of the NFL on Fox, Albert also is in his 17th season as… Read More

Jews and Baseball

Author digs deep to connect America’s pastime with Judaism Larry Ruttman is an attorney by profession. But the 82-year-old Massachusetts lawyer is also a history buff. His love of sports history led him on a search into Jewish baseball history, and the results can be found in his book, “American Jews & America’s Game: Voices… Read More

Hillel hoops tournament builds Jewish common ground

Emily Jacobs Washington Jewish Week More than 300 students from over 20 universities came together this past weekend for the third annual National Hillel Basketball Tournament hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park Hillel. Sponsored by New York-based philanthropists, Jonathan and Dina Leader, as well as BodyArmor and Klipped Kippas, the Friday-Sunday event featured… Read More

Walk (Or Run) It Out

Baltimoreans ready to stretch their muscles for nonprofit fundraisers By David Snyder Remember when nonprofit organizations relied on phone-a-thons as their big yearly fundraisers? If not, don’t feel bad, it’s because they’ve long been replaced. Said Greg Cantori, president and CEO of Maryland Nonprofits, “They’ve gone the way of the dinosaur.” Instead, nonprofits, particularly in… Read More

Big On Perspective

Matthew Jeffers admits that being unable to fall back to sleep early some mornings, he has instead contemplated his prospective plans for the day, only to let them all eventually fall by the wayside. We’ve all been there. However, a few weeks ago, Jeffers, a senior at Towson University, was awake at 6:30 a.m. and… Read More

Fitness Faux Pas

Walking into the Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center fitness center this week, I saw a few somewhat familiar faces. “Hmm,” I thought, “How do I know these people?” Then I remembered, these were folks I had seen in the gym for appr-oximately the first two weeks of January last year. I call them “resolutioners.”… Read More