1. Remembering Fireball Roberts: Winner Of Daytona's First Firecracker Race

    Much fanfare is being made this week regarding the 25th anniversary of Richard Petty’s record setting victory in the 1984 Firecracker 400...

    Dean Hybl Written by Dean Hybl about 5 years ago 564 reads 6 comments

  2. Go West Young Orioles

    After the emotional roller-coaster ride of the last two games against Boston, it is hard to tell just what state of mind the Baltimore Orioles will be in as they hit the road for a seven-game West Coast swing...

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  3. The Sports World Provides Special Fireworks on the Fourth of July

    The Fourth of July is known for fireworks, patriotism, and family outings, but it's also a day that has been filled with some great moments in the sports world...

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  4. Sports Memories: 1980 Wimbledon Men's Final

    Before Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer played their classic match last year, there was little doubt that the best Men’s Final in Wimbledon history occurred on July 5, 1980 between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe...

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  5. Willie McCovey: July Vintage Athlete of the Month

    In honor of the upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the July Vintage Athlete of the Month was the hero of the Midsummer Classic 40 years ago...

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  6. Baltimore Orioles' Comeback: Take That Red Sox!!!

    Remember the line from the old Baltimore Orioles promo that promised "Something Magic Happens, Every time You Go"? Well, the magic moments have been few and far between over the last 12 years, ...

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  7. Boston Red Sox Teach the Baltimore Orioles the Value of Pitching

    The visit by the Boston Red Sox to Camden Yards this week is a reminder to the Baltimore Orioles that they still have quite a journey ahead if they indeed wish to become competitive in the American League East...

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  8. The 10 Best Tight Ends Not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Our position-by-position look at the best eligible players not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame continues with a rundown of the best tight ends that have not earned a trip to Canton...

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  9. Baltimore Orioles Midseason Report: Seeing Past the Ugliness

    From the very beginning, the goal of the 2009 season for the Baltimore Orioles has been to be respectable on the field while continuing behind the scenes to develop the pieces needed ...

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  10. The 10 Best Wide Receivers Not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Our position-by-position look at the best eligible players not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame continues with a spotlight on the position where HOF voters have arguably displayed the most inconsistency in their choices: wide receiver...

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  11. Interleague Play Brings Back Both Good and Bad Memories

    It has been a walk down memory lane for the Baltimore Orioles this week as Interleague play has allowed for the renewal of great rivalries with two one-time World Series opponents...

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  12. The 10 Best Quarterbacks Not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Continuing the position-by-position look at the best eligible players not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, we now turn our attention to the most visible and scrutinized position on the field: quarterback...

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  13. Ryan Hanigan: From Rollins College to the Cincinnati Reds

    When the Rollins College baseball team hosted the Cincinnati Reds for a spring training exhibition in 2001, no one could have anticipated that one of the Tars would some day be living the big-league dream as a key member of the Reds...

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  14. Time for the Baltimore Orioles To Get Off the Roller Coaster

    Anyone needing a reminder of how quickly things can change in professional sports need just look at the recent roller coaster ride of the Baltimore Orioles...

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  15. The 10 Best Running Backs Not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is where NFL greats take the next step and become immortal legends. Since opening its doors in 1963, 253 former players, coaches and administrators ...

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  16. Do the Pirates Still Belong in Pittsburgh?

    The trade by the Pittsburgh Pirates of All-Star outfielder Nate McLouth is another reminder that the great tradition and history of the Pirates is now just that: history...

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  17. Chris Evert – June Vintage Athlete of the Month

    The surprising loss in the French Open by the seemingly invincible Rafael Nadal got me thinking about other players who displayed clay court dominance during their careers...

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  18. WIll the Baltimore Orioles Have To Trade Aubrey Huff?

    Baltimore Orioles team president Andy MacPhail made the right call in his decisions to trade Erik Bedard and Miguel Tejada and to keep Brian Roberts. He could soon get another test as he must decide whether to keep or trade free agent-to be Aubrey Huff..

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  19. After Shaq: The Rebuilding of the Orlando Magic

    It was fitting that Shaquille O’Neal was in attendance earlier this week as the Orlando Magic posted their most important victory in more than a decade with an overtime win over the Cleveland ...

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  20. Matt Wieters Scheduled to Join the Baltimore Orioles on Friday

    The wait is over. In an interview with Gary Thorne and Buck Martinez during Tuesday night’s game between the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays, Orioles President Andy MacPhail announced ...

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  21. Whatever Happened to the Indianapolis 500?

    In case you haven’t noticed, and chances are pretty good that you haven’t, the 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 is happening this Sunday...

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  22. Despite Short-Term Pain, Baltimore Orioles Must Stay With Long-Term Plan

    As I watch the New York Yankees erupt for another night of offensive fireworks against the Baltimore Orioles under-whelming pitching staff, I’m tempted to pound out a column imploring ...

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  23. Randy Johnson: Last of His Kind

    When Randy Johnson wins his 300th game sometime in the next couple weeks he isn’t just going to become a member of one of baseball’s most exclusive clubs; he is likely to become the last member of that club...

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  24. Adam Jones is the Real Deal for the Baltimore Orioles

    We all know that one month of success does not make a season, but early returns indicate that Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones is indeed the real deal...

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  25. Baltimore Orioles: Top 10 Pitchers in History

    Considering how poorly the pitching for the Baltimore Orioles has been so far in 2009, it is easy to forget that there was a time when the Baltimore Orioles were known for their great pitching prowess...

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