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The prospect of getting a crowd of teenagers to pipe down and focus can be a challenging task. However, when Jill Mull addresses dozens of 11th- and 12th-grade girls, she says it’s quiet enough to hear a pin drop. Mull is one of several breast cancer survivors who volunteer to speakin front of female high… Read More

Rooting For B-Rob

Nice to see you, Brian Roberts. It’s been awhile … again. Signed to a four-year, $40 million contract through 2013, Roberts has been a constant source of frustration and skepticism for Orioles fans over the last few seasons. It’s not because he hasn’t played well — it’s because he hasn’t played … period. Injuries have… Read More

Orioles Deal for Jewish Pitcher Feldman

For the second time in just seven months, the Orioles have tapped into Major League Baseball’s Jewish market. On Tuesday, July 2, the Orioles bolstered their starting rotation by acquiring pitcher Scott Feldman — one of 11 Jewish players currently on a major league roster — in a trade with the Chicago Cubs. Baltimore parted… Read More

Ready & Waiting

Orioles reserve outfielder Steve Pearce calls it the toughest job in sports. Yet, in a game against the Detroit Tigers earlier this month, fellow reserve Danny Valencia made it look easy. The job: serve as a bench player on a major league roster. The mission: find a way to rise to the occasion whenever your… Read More

Father’s Day Reflection

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

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

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

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