Saturday, May 18, 2013
From A to Z, a wild, fun time at the 138th Preakness Stakes.
What was your favorite thing about the Preakness? Were you there? Show us by adding your photos to our Neighborhood Gallery. Can you think of other letters emblematic of Baltimore premier sporting event? Tell us in the comments section below. — See all of our Preakness stories here.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The NFL would like the Ravens to open their season at home on Sept. 5, but the O’s already have a game scheduled.
Traditionally the Super Bowl champions get to play at home on the opening night of the season, but a scheduling conflict with the Orioles may make that impossible for the Ravens. The NFL would like to schedule the Ravens to open at home on Sept. 5, but the Orioles already have a home game with the Chicago White Sox. Moving the Ravens game back a day is not an option because of Rosh Hashanah. Vote in our poll and tell us how you'd handle it. Have a better idea? Share it with a comment below.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The gentlemen of Robbie's First Base in Timonium share their thoughts on the Super Bowl.
The Davis men seldom agree when it comes to sports. And that's the way we like it. This week, however, they are united in their belief that the Ravens will bring back a Super Bowl trophy to Baltimore. For the uninitiated, Robbie Davis, Sr. and Robbie Davis, Jr. are the stars of Ball Boys, an ABC pawn-style reality show filmed at their memorabilia shop Robbie's First Base in Timonium. Looking around the shop on West Ridgely Road, one could make the argument that the Davis boys could retire on their signed helmets, balls and posters should the Ravens beat San Francisco Sunday. Patch dropped by the stop Friday to chat with Senior and Junior about the game itself, Randy Moss's controversial comments and who they think will be the Super Bowl …
Vote on which facet of the game will result in the team hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Vote in our poll: Who has the special teams edge Sunday, the Ravens or 49ers?
Monday, January 28, 2013
Check out the top stories from this weekend.
Minister, Civil Rights Leader Dies Vernon Dobson, a minister and leader of the civil rights movement in Baltimore, died of a stroke, on Saturday. He also served in the Navy during World War II, according to The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore's VA Office Worst in Nation The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs takes a year on average to process claims from service members, and make more mistakes then any other office in the nation, according to The Baltimore Sun. Police Identify Man Shot at Lutherville Light Rail Stop Patch reports Harold J. Blandon, Jr., 35, was identified as the man shot and severly wounded at the Lutherville light rail station. Three Alarm Fire Damages Rosedale Shopping Center A fire broke out in the …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The longtime Baltimore Raven is expected to join the network’s Monday Night Countdown program.
Ray Lewis won’t be out of work for long once this football season ends. According to a report from SI.com, Lewis is expected to sign a multi-year contract with sports network ESPN and will have “a significant role” on the station’s Monday Night Countdown program. Lewis, who was drafted by the Ravens in their first draft after the franchise relocated from Cleveland, announced his impending retirement Wednesday following this year’s playoffs. Lewis, a middle linebacker, has been the heart and soul of the franchise for 17 seasons, and helped lead the team to its only Super Bowl title in 2000. The Ravens will take on the Indianapolis Colts, the franchise that broke the city’s heart when it moved in 1984, at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Lawmakers from Baltimore City and Montgomery County call for stricter gun laws.
In the aftermath of the shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut last week, leaders from Baltimore City and Montgomery County are calling for stricter gun laws in the state of Maryland. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Sen. Brian Frosh and Sen. Jamie Raskin were among those who attended a press conference at the Episcopal Ecumenical Council Center in Baltimore on Wednesday to announce support for legislation aimed at curbing access to firearms. "[This] legislation is intended to address the epidemic of gun violence that has swept the country. The mass killings that we’ve experienced in theaters, in places of worship and most recently and most horribly in an elementary school," Frosh said. "We have a public health crisis that stems …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Local residents respond via social media to the tragic school shooting in Newton, CT.
(UPDATED) 5:48 p.m.—Baltimore metro area residents and leaders are sharing their sorrow and sympathy with residents of Newtown, CT where a gunman went on a rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School. According to Newtown Patch, 27 people were killed—18 of them children—at the school on Friday. Newtown Patch is reporting the identification in the shooter is currently being withheld by law enforcement following the possible mis-identification of a shooter earlier in the day. In the wake of the tragedy Baltimore County police have stepped up patrols at local schools. The shooting in Newtown comes after a shooting at Perry Hall High School in August. One students was critically injured in that attack, but survived his wounds. Towson Patch Editor…
Friday, September 28, 2012
Legendary shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. said the Baltimore Orioles have developed new confidence.
The last time the Baltimore Orioles made the playoffs, Cal Ripken Jr. was still playing for the team. It was 1997. On Friday at the Perry Hall Giant, after accepting a donation toward his charity, Ripken reflected on the team's new found confidence and the influence of manager Buck Showalter. "This new form of Orioles magic—it's built on strong solid pitching and miraculous late-inning comebacks ... the bullpen is excellent and they believe in themselves," Ripken said. "We all bear the burden of feeling like it's been a long time since we've had a winning season, but this particular group of players is looking at it from this point in time. It's not like any of the other seasons," he added. What do you think has made the biggest difference…