Just another generic do-gooder on a Baltimore pro team

At this point, I have just about decided that the editors of The Baltimore Sun sports section have banned the use of the word “Christian” in stories about local and national athletes. Several times a year (for an imperfect survey, click here), the newspaper that lands in my front door prints a sports story that, [Read More...]

About those steroid whispers and slugger Chris Davis

If you have been following major-league baseball this year, then you probably know a little bit about Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, the guy with 37 home runs at the All-Star Game break. If you wish, you can check him out tonight in the All-Star Home Run Derby (while pondering the question of whether [Read More...]

Faith, family, fastballs: Dale Murphy’s Hall of Fame bid

He’s a man of character with old-fashioned values. He’s adored by his wife and eight — count ‘em, eight — children. He’s an all-around nice guy beloved by baseball fans. That’s the picture of Dale Murphy painted by a relatively in-depth ESPN.com story on the retired Atlanta Braves star, who is making headlines as he appears on the sport’s [Read More...]


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