1. Jim Rice: Making The Hall of Fame Bigger

    The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York will need to get bigger as it prepares to welcome Jim Rice and Rickey Henderson as its newest members on July 26...

    Brian Conlin Written by Brian Conlin about over 5 years ago 203 reads 5 comments

  2. MLB All-Star Weekend: Three Gimmicks To Save the Game

    Once upon a time, baseball’s All-Star Game was the gem of July. The best players from the National and American Leagues faced-off with bragging rights on the line. Believe it or not, those rights mattered...

    Brian Conlin Written by Brian Conlin about over 5 years ago 246 reads 0 comments

  3. Carolina Panthers: Ten Questions for an Anonymous Panther, Chad Upshaw

    Everyone knows the superstars, the guys who find ways to get the ball in their hands with the game on the line...

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  4. Will the Carolina Panthers' Dominance at Home Continue in 2009?

    Mi casa es su casa. Those are words that the 2008 Carolina Panthers never uttered. It’s not that the Panthers needed help with their Spanish. Rather, they were bad hosts to the visitors of Bank of America Stadium...

    Brian Conlin Written by Brian Conlin about over 5 years ago 153 reads 0 comments

  5. Four Reasons the Carolina Panthers Will Not Win the NFC South

    Phoenix residents call it being in the way of destiny. In Charlotte, the Panthers’ 33-13 loss to the Cardinals in the 2009 NFC divisional playoffs is called nauseating...

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  6. Jamall Lee: Life At The Bottom Of The Heap

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  7. Julius Peppers Acting in His Own Best Interest? That's Just Fine

    Seasoned green peppers are the perfect accompaniment to a grilled sausage in the summer. A seasoned, green Peppers spoils the summer for football fans...

    Brian Conlin Written by Brian Conlin about over 5 years ago 675 reads 2 comments

  8. Carolina Panthers On the Defensive Side of the Ball

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme hit an open man 22 times in the NFC Divisional playoff game on January 10, 2009. Unfortunately, five of those passes landed in the hands of the Arizona Cardinals, who went on to win 33-13...

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  9. Jackie Robinson Stands Alone

    With tremendous hacks, Babe Ruth blasted the 1919 Black Sox Scandal from the collective conscious of the nation and preserved baseball as this country's national pastime...

    Brian Conlin Written by Brian Conlin about over 6 years ago 817 reads 4 comments

  10. For Jay Gibbons, Forgiveness Is a Minor League Contract Away

    Jay Gibbons dropped to his knees and asked for a second chance. After being named in the Mitchell Report and being released from the Baltimore Orioles by COO Andy MacPhail for reasons ...

    Brian Conlin Written by Brian Conlin about over 6 years ago 626 reads 10 comments

  11. Washington Nationals: Memorial Day Musings from D.C.

    This past Memorial Day, three cars cut me off in a 20-minute span on the D.C. Beltway. I spewed F, D, B, C, S, and A bombs with no reserve...

    Brian Conlin Written by Brian Conlin about over 6 years ago 486 reads 1 comments

  12. Yanks Falter As Orioles Fly High

    In the scorching heat of expectations the New York Yankees are wilting before summer has even begun. Meanwhile in the shade of simpler expectations, the Baltimore Orioles continue to shock the baseball world...

    Brian Conlin Written by Brian Conlin about over 6 years ago 815 reads 1 comments

  13. Surrounded By Negativity, Orioles Succumb to It

    The offseason has transformed from golfing and hunting trips to a several month period in which to sculpt the perfect athletic body...

    Brian Conlin Written by Brian Conlin about over 6 years ago 513 reads 1 comments

  14. Baltimore Orioles: Garrett Olson Provides Blueprint For Success

    As a player hears his name called in the Major League Draft, it is only normal for him to think of the millions of dollars he could make and the hallowed stadiums that he may play in. Anything but the norm, engineering enveloped Garrett Olson’s mind

    Brian Conlin Written by Brian Conlin about over 6 years ago 667 reads 1 comments

  15. Daniel Cabrera: A Superhero in Disguise?

    Forty-seven years ago, a Dodgers pitcher started a Spring Training game by walking the bases loaded on twelve pitches. His catcher, Norm Sherry, walked to the mound and told the hurler to let the batters make contact...

    Brian Conlin Written by Brian Conlin about over 6 years ago 591 reads 1 comments

  16. Baltimore Orioles: On Top in April

    Wiping sleep from their eyes, baseball fans across the country open the sports page, take a swig of coffee, and blink to make sure that they are seeing reality. Close your eyes all you want...

    Brian Conlin Written by Brian Conlin about over 6 years ago 514 reads 1 comments

  17. Huffs Puffs Hits Scrutiny Down

    Fans wonder at the skills of Major League Baseball players while they are on the field. Once these players step off the diamond, something happens. Their skills vanish and they lose whatever luster they had on the field...

    Brian Conlin Written by Brian Conlin about over 6 years ago 623 reads 1 comments

  18. Orioles Find Model In Their Own Backyard

    Banners wave from street posts across Baltimore proclaiming in that Spartan way that "This Is Birdland." The allusion to the film where 300 Spartans hold off hordes of Persians is a weak one...

    Brian Conlin Written by Brian Conlin about over 6 years ago 1,085 reads 1 comments

  19. Experts Be Damned: The Baltimore Orioles Will Be Fun to Watch

    As the last people staggered away from the St. Patrick's Day Festival on O'Donnell Street, Baltimoreans were already anticipating Opening Day, less than a week away...

    Brian Conlin Written by Brian Conlin about almost 7 years ago 574 reads 4 comments

  20. Daniel Cabrera Gets an 'F' for Frustrating

    Calling Daniel Cabrera a pitcher is a formality. Although he stands atop the mound in the middle of a baseball diamond, a more apt term for the Baltimore Orioles right-hander is frustrating...

    Brian Conlin Written by Brian Conlin about almost 7 years ago 664 reads 0 comments

  21. New York Yankees Take a Break From the Soap Opera

    To many, it’s just a game. However, it probably didn’t seem that way to the New York Yankees since the Mitchell Report went public...

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  22. Orioles Nick-le and Dime Markakis

    Based on the last decade of Orioles baseball, we should have known it was coming. After an off-season where they managed to successfully purge millions from their payroll and bolster their farm system, the Orioles have made their first blunder...

    Brian Conlin Written by Brian Conlin about almost 7 years ago 867 reads 16 comments

  23. Brains Over Beef: A Salute to Cerebral Ballplayers

    Varsity Jackets collide with Pocket Protectors in hallways across America—it’s a high school symbol of a societal pecking order...

    Brian Conlin Written by Brian Conlin about almost 7 years ago 759 reads 4 comments

  24. Baltimore Orioles Play the Waiting Game with Brian Roberts

    Who’s more curious? There is one Orioles fan who wonders if they will have to mothball another shipped-off player’s giveaway t-shirt. There is another Orioles fan, looking to the future and the booty of the return...

    Brian Conlin Written by Brian Conlin about almost 7 years ago 860 reads 2 comments

  25. One Person Should Have Your Sympathy During the Clemens Hearing

    Veins bulged. Wills withstood pressure that could have bent steel. It was the World Series...of sorts. As my father's arm started to buckle and fall toward the Table of Defeat, I began to understand ...

    Brian Conlin Written by Brian Conlin about almost 7 years ago 717 reads 4 comments