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July 26, 2008
Sports Beat by Bill McCaffrey
Several weeks ago I wrote some on Danny Edwards and then he appeared on my ³Inside Sports² on PGCTV and what a powerful insight he provided with some more looks at his life. He¹s listed as a player from Frederick and a graduate from Tuscaroa High School but he does have a Southern Maryland and Prince George¹s County connection. His mother and father are from the Upper Marlboro area (Julie & John Edwards) and his grandmother (Norma Coffren) lives in Calvert County. His father started a website for him. Ed and Norma are known by many and Ed worked at Pepco with John Linthicum, Norma worked with the Prince George¹s bar association. Ed has passed.
At Tuscaroa Danny excelled in football and baseball and lettered in both sports. He also played two years of basketball. He was honorable mention All-State in football; he was red-shirted in 2006 and is now the backup center. His line coach is Tom Bratten who he likes a lot. Danny grew up a Terp fan; he¹s a fan of the Chicago Bears center. His major is Kinesiology and wouldn¹t mind going into sports management when he graduates. His parents go to all Terps football games, home and away. He plays golf and hangs out with the guys. This sophomore is 6¹1 and 276 pounds, has a great work ethic and is liked by everyone who knows him. He also gives a lot of credit to starting Terps Center Edwin Williams, a 6¹3, 315 pound senior for helping him to learn center play. Also coming up is the opening game at home on August 30 th against Delaware. Danny Edwards is going to get a lot of support from this area!
ORIOLES HOWLING AT THE MOON
Even though they should howl at the sun because they are 1-15 on Sunday games and as of this past Thursday they had dropped to 48-53 and dropped to last in their division. Dave Trembley said he was stressing fundamentals with his players but after losing 3 out of 4 to Toronto in one of the worse series the Birds have played, ever, errors, poor base running, dumb management, it¹s a wonder why anyone would ever want to see them play. It¹s no wonder the Orioles and Nats have the lowest TV ratings in baseball, the managers of both teams should get the hook. Oriole¹s pitcher Adam Loewen is through with the mound and I would think the Orioles don¹t want a sore arm in the outfield so I would imagine they¹ll make him a first baseman. Oliver Drake a pitcher on the Naval Academy baseball team has quit Canoe U. and signed with the Baltimore Orioles.
Jay Gibbons contract was purchased by the Milwaukee Brewers from the Long Island Ducks and they assigned him to double-A Huntsville. Former University of Maryland baseball player Steve Braun has been signed by the Brewers. Iron Chef Bobby Flay played in the celebrity softball game during All-Star week in New York. With Ramon Hernandez looking like a stiff behind the plate isn¹t it time for the Orioles to bring up Matt Wieters? Richie Sexton gets released by Seattle and now signs with the N.Y. Yankees. Pitcher Hideo Nomo has retired.
THWART THE SEAWOLVES
By Timothy Tilghman
Prince Georges Stadium is home to the Bowie Baysox. Opened for baseball spectators in 1994 with a maximum capacity of 10,000 seats, the facility stands are positioned in close proximity to the playing field to enhance the action on the diamond.
The Baysox were celebrating the birthday of their team mascot Louie. Anywhere and everywhere in stadium, colorful mascots were parading throughout the crowd interacting with the children seeking their attention. Those characters identified were Keyote, a Chipmunk, an inflatable Army Soldier, a blue M&M, Mr. Bristles, a Bloodhound, a Bullmoose, and two Crash Test Dummies.
Between the innings, a musical chairs challenge featured three guest mascots competing against Louie. With Louie and several of his mascot friends standing above the Baysox dugout, the stadium announcer encouraged the Louieville fans to wish and sing Louie a Happy Birthday.
A smooth breeze swept across PG Stadium on a beautiful night for Minor League Baseball. The first pitch was clocked at 7:07 pm. The Baysox scored two runs in the third. The Seawolves put up a fierce drive to get on base only to score three runs in the fourth. Erie gained another single run in the seventh.
A challenged call of safe in the eighth inning over Nolan Reimold reaching first base resulted in Erie Seawolves manager Tom Brookens being ejected from the ballgame. Erie put in Danny Zell as pitcher, and Ryan Finan bunted. In a second controversial play, Finan was called safe loading the bases.
Baysox pinch-hitter Steve Torrealba approached the plate and drove in a glorious grand slam, knocking the ball completely out of the ballpark clearing the advert fencing. With the scoreboard displaying 2-2-2, the final Erie batter was struck out at 9:45 pm. The Bowie Baysox successfully held their 6-4 lead, defeating the Erie Seawolves.
Within a scant three minutes after the Bowie Baysox stomped the Erie Seawolves on the diamond, an extended fireworks presentation began below an indigo sky. Following the brilliant bursts and booming bangs overhead, the children in the venue took turns running around the bases on the infield to shake Louie's hand at home plate.
The Diamond View Restaurant is upstairs on the second level. A sizable covered picnic section is available for reservations to large groups. Picnic tables and a deck area are outside the Kids Park. The activities in the Kids Park include a merry-go-round and an inflatable romper room.
Cheering the home eam onto victory stokes the excitement. The Bowie Baysox is family friendly and fun for the fans. An afternoon or evening of sports entertainment at a Minor League ballpark is an attractive option to conserve on gas and spend within a budget.
WHIP THE WARTHOGS
By Timothy Tilghman
Celebrating their 20th Anniversary season, the Frederick Keys hosted the Winston-Salem Warthogs on the second date of a three game series. Squadrons of children designated by colorful tees turned out in force at high noon to enjoy an afternoon of Minor League baseball at Harry Grove Stadium.
The Fun Zone area for the youngsters beyond the first baseline was desolate. Musical merry-go-rounds are a familiar fixture found in most Minor League ballparks, but this one would remain at rest for several innings before kids lost interest in the ballgame.
The Frederick Keys are a Class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles and the Winston-Salem Warthogs are a Class A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. The Keys participate in the Northern Carolina League and the Warthogs in the Southern Carolina League.
The bright blue sky above was clear and the venue weather was perfect with the first pitch at 12:01 pm. It was a one-two-three count that dismissed the Warthogs quickly. With two outs in the first inning, Keys #14 Zach Dillon was walked onto first base and succeeded in stealing second base after a lost pick-off pitch to first base.
#29 Brandon Snyder hit an RBI single and drove Dillon home to score the first run for the Keys. Next up, #12 Brandon Tripp extended the Keys lead in the first inning to three runs by knocking in two runners. The Keys pulled further ahead by scoring three more runs in the third inning.
The Warthogs displayed a show of strength in the fourth inning by scoring a total of four runs off Keys starter Brandon Erbe. However, another engaging attempt to surge forward by Winston-Salem in the fifth inning was once again quelled by Frederick. The bases were loaded for the Keys in the fifthinning, but their efforts garnered no runs.
The Keys padded their lead over the Warthogs with two more runs in the eighth inning off reliever Henry Mabee. #16 Catcher Mike Pierce batted a homerun that sailed above the outfield fencing that brought in an additional run. Warthogs Catcher #51 Adam Ricks was called out in the top of the ninth inning, which ended the ballgame at 2:48 pm.
The Keys trounced the Warthogs 8 to 4. These clashing teams demonstrated the thrill that exciting baseball generates. Minor League Baseball has a tremendous impact on the local economy and provides a popular attraction for families and fans all summer long.
45 year anniversary-
we'll never see this again... especially with "Captain Hook² ACTA at the helm
San Francisco Giants 1, Milwaukee Braves 0
Game Played on T uesday, July 2, 1963 (N) at Candlestick Park
MIL N 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 8 1
SF N 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 1 9 1
Milwaukee Braves IP H R ER BB SO HR
Spahn L(11-4) 15.1 9 1 1 1 2 1
San Francisco Giants IP H R ER BB SO HR
Marichal W(13-3) 16 8 0 0 4 10 0
One of the greatest duels in Major League history: Juan Marichal (SF Giants) vs. Warren Spahn (Milwaukee Braves) at San Francisco's Candlestick Park on July 2, 1963. The 42 year old veteran against the young Dominican, both eventually to be in Cooperstown. The crowd that night witnessed the greatest pitching performance in the history of the Stick, one of the greatest two-man duels of all-time.
For 15 innings, Warren Spahn and Juan Marichal put matching sets of zeros up on the Candlestick scoreboard. Inning after inning, deep into the night, nobody could score.
Finally, the end came suddenly -- with one out in the 16th, shortly after midnight, the Giants's Willie Mays hit a home run.* Over the last eight innings, Marichal held the Braves to two hits and retired 17 in a row at one stretch. Spahn finished the night having allowed nine hits and just the one, intentional, walk. He struck out two. Marichal gave up eight hits, walked four and struck out 10. Each threw more than 200 pitches; Marichal threw a staggering total of 227 pitches.
Extra Notes: Spahn
went 23-7 in 1963 (at age 42!) matching Christy Mathewson for most 20 game
winning seasons: 13. He is the winningest lefty in baseball history with 363
From the ninth inning on, Juan Marichal pleaded with his manager, Alvin Dark, to stay in the game. Why shouldn't he keep pitching? Marichal, the San Francisco Giants right-hander with the high leg kick, had held the Milwaukee Braves scoreless. And the Giants had not scored against the ancient lefthander Warren Spahn.
"I begged Mr. Dark to let me stay a few more innings, and he did," Marichal said of the game played July 2, 1963. "In the 12th or 13th, he wanted to take me out, and I said, "Please, please, let me stay." Then in the 14th, he said, "No more for you,' and I said, "Do you see that man on the mound" and I was pointing at Warren. "That man is 42, and I'm 25. I'm not ready for you to take me out."
Marichal said his catcher, Ed Bailey, was telling him: "Don't let him take you out. Win or lose, this is great." Marichal was tired of arguing with Dark -- he said he told Willie Mays that he thought Dark was angry at him -- but not of pitching as the innings piled up.
"I felt good," Marichal said this week by telephone from the Dominican Republic. "The weather was nice. It was cool. I was strong." Orlando Cepeda and Willie McCovey said in interviews that a delectable tension was building in the field behind Marichal at San Francisco's Candlestick Park 45 years ago.
"They were the types of pitcher who kept you on your toes," McCovey said. McCovey nearly ended the game in the ninth with a fly ball he stroked far over the right-field foul pole that was ruled foul by the first-base umpire Chris Pelekoudas. "It appeared to go out fair and wind up foul," said Lon Simmons, who called the game for the Giants on radio with Russ Hodges. McCovey said: "I think Chris was admiring it so much that he forgot it was fair. You had to admire it. I hit it pretty good." The duel continued, with neither pitcher losing his control or leaving. "After the 10th, they threw nothing but fastballs," Cepeda said. "Maybe," McCovey said. "But I can't imagine Juan throwing only fastballs."
In the 16th, Marichal retired Frank Bolling and Hank Aaron on flyouts. Denis Menke singled to left, but Norm Larker grounded out to end the inning. With one out in the bottom of the inning, Mays slammed Spahn's first pitch over the left-field fence. The Giants won, 1-0. The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Spahn as saying that he threw Mays a screwball that "didn't break worth a damn." Marichal told reporters that his back ached. "Oh, she hurts," he said. His pitching line: 16 innings, 8 hits, 0 runs, 4 walks and 10 strikeouts. Spahn's line: 15 1/3 innings, 9 hits, 1 run, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts.
Even by the standards of pitching in the 1960s, when complete games were common and pitch counts irrelevant, the Marichal-Spahn duel was extraordinary. "In those days, nothing surprised us, but when you look back, it was amazing," Cepeda said. "In those days, Juan was pitching 25, 26, 28 complete games every year." Marichal and Spahn's performance nearly duplicated an August 1954 game when Jack Harshman of the Chicago White Sox pitched a 16-inning shutout against the Detroit Tigers. Detroit's starter, Al Aber, gave up the only run of the game in the 16 th . Spahn had previous experience in losing marathon complete games. According to Hirdt, he lost a game to Brooklyn in 1951, with two outs in the 16th, and a year later, after striking out 18 Cubs and hitting a home run, he lost with nobody out in the 16th. Marichal's victory over 16 innings that night in 1963 came less than three weeks after he threw a no-hitter against the Houston Colt .45s that eluded perfection by two walks. A month before that, Marichal had been knocked out in the sixth inning of Sandy Koufa's second no-hitter.
Whose no-hitter was better? Unhesitatingly, Marichal said: "He got eight runs and I got one. You work harder with one run." McCovey said Marichal's 16-inning victory was more impressive than the no-hitter. "Oh sure, to go that many innings, it was amazing," he said, "but what I liked about the no-hitter was I played left field and made the catch that saved it." Marichal was not finished with spectacular long games. In 1966, he beat the Phillies 1-0 in 14 innings, but in 1969 suffered a fate similar to Spahn's: He lost to the Mets, 1-0, with one out in the 14th, on a home run by Tommie Agee.
"When I close my eyes," Marichal said, "I can still see the ball, floating in the air, leaving the park." Saah Retires as Athletic Director at Wilson, Is Uncertain as Coach Eddie Saah has retired as Wilson's athletic director and said he's not sure if he will remain the school's baseball coach. Saah, 60, has been the school's athletic director since 1995 and has coached the Tigers to 16 straight D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association baseball titles . He said the school's decision to eliminate his separate position of activities director while requiring him to teach three classes per day and still coordinate the school's 28 teams -- more than any other D.C. school -- was too much. "I just got tired of doing all that work," Saah said. "It's just too much. We have four soccer teams, two baseball teams. No one else has that many teams."
New Wilson principal Peter Cahall said he has recommended a candidate to replace Saah as athletic director, and is waiting for that to be approved. A source, who asked not to be identified because the personnel matter had not been finalized, said that the candidate is Mike Burnell . Burnell was Richard Montgomery 's head football coach in 2006, and spent 12 seasons as an assistant at more than a half-dozen other schools, including Watkins Mill, where Cahall previously was principal. Burnell never has been an athletic director Saah is the second longtime area athletic director to step down recently. Bernie Walter , who has taught at Arundel for 37 years, including the past 27 as athletic director, also retired this summer. Like Saah, Walter is unsure if he will remain his school's baseball coach. Walter, who has won nearly 600 games and a Maryland-record 10 state titles, said he will discuss the positio n with the new athletic director. Respectfully, Danny Morrison WW ' 65 U.N.C ' 69
By Timothy Tilghman
The Scarecrow, Gotham crime mobsters, Asian financial launderers, plus Two Face. All these disrupters fouling Gotham City. And prepare yourself for Heath Ledger as The Joker! Batman has quite a heavy workload cut out for him trying to save Gothamites from extreme evil and tremendous terror.
The Dark Knight is an incredible film production. Christian Bale reprises his dual role as Bruce Wayne and The Batman. Michael Caine returns as Alfred Pennyworth. Gary Oldham is promoted to Commissioner James Gordon. Morgan Freeman is back at the helm of Wayne Enterprises as Lucius Fox. However, Rachel Dawes is now played by Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Batman faces off against his arch enemy The Joker. This is the definitive cinematic Joker. Ledger's performance as The Joker is artistic brilliance. This intense film role will forever immortalize him as one of the most frighteningly malevolent villains to ever appear on screen.
Dr. Hannibal Lecter was only homicidal. The Joker in The Dark Knight is portrayed as Bob Kane originally created the character in the spring of 1940, appearing in Batman #1. Ledger did his homework to develop a Joker that is terrifyingly sociopathic with a real zeal for the macabre.
The Joker has a wickedly dangerous sense of humor. His disappearing pencil trick is alarming. He sets a fire truck on fire. The tortured by-product of severe domestic violence, this unnamed criminal mastermind wreaks immense havoc upon the citizens of Gotham City and successfully displaces all of the fear and blame onto The Batman.
After demanding Batman unmasks himself, The Joker realizes that Batman is his only worthy opponent. When a greedy media hound seeks attention to reveal Batman's true identity live on GCN, The Joker phones in to issue an open public invitation to kill the squealer within 60 minutes. Bravo!
Aaron Eckhart is introduced as District Attorney Harvey Dent, a rival with affections for Rachel. Wayne supports Dent's crusade to clean up Gotham City. A wounded civil servant bent on revenge, Eckhart's Two Face arguably upstages Tommy Lee Jones in the role from 1995's Batman Forever.
The Joker seduces a vulnerable and broken Dent to avenge the loss of Dawes. In corrupting Dent, The Joker subverts the bond of trust among Dent, Gordon and The Batman. Dent transforms into the disfigured Two Face, determining his illegal activity upon the flip of a double-headed 1922 silver dollar.
One strength of a superb actor is to be able to step aside and allow the talent around him to flourish. If The Joker outshines The Batman, that's fine. Bale is quite comfortable in his role. Ledger and Eckhart both exhibit confidence in challenging the eye of the camera.
The Dark Knight takes the Batman film franchise to a whole new level of action, suspense and fear. There are chilling moments in this thrilling movie. Individual belief systems weighing right verses wrong create interpersonal friction between the characters. These conflicts form the basis of several subplots within the film.
Had Heath Ledger lived to enjoy the accolades of this film, the biggest buzz would still be raging about The Joker. Caesar Romero's 1966 Joker and Jack Nicholson's 1989 Joker both defined their own eras. Ledger embodies the horrifying qualities of The Joker as the ultimate celluloid antagonist.
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WE GET LETTERS
Bill, Good afternoon, hope you¹re doing well. On behalf of the Rogers Hornsby Society, I am pleased to inform you that you¹ve been elected, by acclimation, to the position of Dean Emeritus of the Society. You¹ve served as the unofficial historian for the Hornsby Society, and as such have been an indispensable source of institutional knowledge on the old Senators, Orioles and countless college, high school and semipro teams throughout the region. Your new title is effective immediately. Congratulations and thanks for your leadership. Your fellow officers are: Andy Green, Chairman Tom Dennison, Vice-Chairman John Favazza, Chancellor Len Foxwell, Recording Secretary Minor Carter, General Manager Alan Brody, Idiot Scott Sterling, Ambassador to the Commonwealth of Virginia Dan Dennison, Ambassador to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Sincerely, Len Foxwell Deputy Comptroller
Guys, This is an honor I will cherish forever. Bill
Bill, Here¹s a quiz for your readers: Can be a current or former MLB player; name one pitcher, one catcher, and seven position players with five syllable last names Respectfully Danny Morrison
Danny, Thanks I¹ll give the answers next week. Bill
Bill, As always, love your column especially about DC memories. Skip lived in Congress Heights and we got Bob's Frozen Custard many times. Also there was a frozen custard shop in Bladensburg Road across from Sears that had reindeer outside. Did you ever go to the Giant that was by Sears on Bladensburg Road and watch the donuts being made? The dough would be squeezed out and dropped in hot oil and then flipped over and when done they'd be on a conveyor of some type and come out of the machine and ready to eat. Good times! Pat and Skip
Bill, Well now, Jason Taylor danced his way right out of Miami and his lack of focus on football and an $8 million a year contract was enough for Parcells the new GM. Miami rebuilding and the Skins hopefully a contender so the deal was good for all. Taylor I believe was a 9 time pro-bowler and great pass rusher. Every time Parcells saw him dancing he twinged a little, ha ha ha ...J PS: There are only about 3 or 4 guys remaining on that gad-awful team from last year. Parcell's cleaned house.
John, You, Mike Miller and Lou Martin are better dancers than Taylor. Bill
Letter from Fred
Just wanted to thank all my friends and family for their love and prayers for my Mom, Frances ³Moncrief² Edie, and our family. Momma passes away this afternoon July 16, 2008 around 2:15 p.m. She had been diagnosed with euplastic anemia a week ago. The doctor put her on a treatment plan but her case was too advanced and severe to cure. Frances was in class of 1952. Daughter Sue Fred
Bill, We added a few more dates in August and wanted to keep you updated. In August, there are several rare public opportunities to see our 6 piece band, the Klassix with Viki Childs and Greg Groff.
** NEW DATE ** Friday, July 25 8-12, Piv¹s Pub in Cockeysville, 410-666-PIVS, http://pivspub.com/aboutus.php
Saturday, July 26 - Private Crab Feast, Severna Park
Friday, August 1 , 7:30-9:30 - Steve, David, Don and Bill will play a concert at Hunt Valley Town Center (get your Wegmans shopping in while you are there)
Friday, August 15 , The Klassix at Ocean City Convention Center for the Maryland Association of Counties' Crab Feast
Saturday, August 16, 4:30-9, -The Klassix at MR Ducks, Talbot Street on the Bay, Ocean City, MD 800-659-7703 http://www.talbotstreetpier.com/mrducks/live.html
Friday, August 22 , 6-10 - Steve and David at Fager's Island, 60th St. in the Bay, Ocean City, MD, 410-524-5500, http://www.fagers.com/restaurant/pdf_calendars/ENTERTAINMENT%20CAL%20MAY%2008.jpg
Friday, August 29 , 6:30-9:30, The Klassix at Towson Feet on the Street Block Party, on Allegheny Ave. between York Rd. and Washington Ave.
Friday, August 30 Private party See You at the Bar; Steve Ports, David Bell, Don Wimbrough and Bill Fritz
Guys, The people love you. Bill
Trenton outfielder Austin Jackson is the winner of the Bank of America Eastern League Player of the Week Award and Trenton left-hander Phil Coke is the winner of the Bank of America Eastern League Pitcher of the Week Award. Look-a-Likes: John Pocket and Kramer who was on the Seinfeld TV show; Phil Wood and Digger O¹Dell the friendly undertaker, P.P. and Bella Lugosi.
Just had a great pre-camp Washington Redskins show on my ³Inside Sports² on PGCTV, joining me were Mike Richman (author of the great book Redskin Encyclopedia) (He will be at Art Monk and Darrell Greens induction into the Football Hall of Fame and will have books available for sale) and Bruce Bornarth (co-host with Mike on ³DC Sports Blitz² on Charlsville, VA¹s ESPN840) and Bruce also does high school football play-by-play on the Gameday Radio Network. These guys are great and are ready for the big time right now!
The Washington Kastles did not make the WTA playoffs. The 9 th best ACC football team (if bowl eligible) will play Navy in the first Congressional on December 20 th at Nationals Park. I think the Redskins made a good deal by getting Jason Taylor from the Dolphins. Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Marilyn Jacobs Ott and I hope you¹ll add yours also.
Our deepest sympathy
goes to the families of the following:
Jerome Holtzman (Hall of Fame baseball writer).
Estelle Getty (TV actress who won an Emmy for her role in the ³Golden Girls² TV show which was on NBC from 1985 to 1992 and now is on TV again).
William Arthur Fain (Anacostia (DC) HS grad and a past exalted ruler of Marlow Heights Elks Lodge 2332).
Charmaine Leonard Jackson (Theodore Roosevelt (DC) HS grad).
Diana MJiotto Lang (Bowie HS grad).
Jo Stafford (singer who had hit records like ³I¹ll Be Seeing You², ³I Walk Alone², and ³I¹ll Never Smile Again². She sang with the ³Pied Pipers², ³Tommy Dorsey Band², she was known as ³GI JO², a great singer when I was growing up).
Lloyd E. ³Gene² Clinton, Jr. (One of Anne Arundel¹s top attorneys).
Michael Patrick Cissel (Einstein HS grad).
James William Reichard (Northwood HS grad).
Rosana Marie Gatti (Walter Johnson HS grad).
Helen Smith O¹Brien (Theodore Roosevelt (DC) HS grad).
Margaret Mothershead (Hyattsville HS grad and mother of former Maryland Delegate Sonny Mothershead).
Doris ³Dotty² Spangler Reichard (McKinley Tech (DC) HS grad).
Les Crane (Late night TV host who was known as the ³Bad Boy of Late Night Television²).
Lawrence William Boehly (W-L HS grad).
Catherine Theresa Auth (Immaculata Prep School grad).
Joe Miceli (World Renown Boxing Great, from Little Italy, passed away on 7/19. Joe was a member of Ring 8, Veterans Boxing Association, who honored him as the Uncrowned Champ. He was inducted in the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame in 1997 and the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame in 2002. He¹s survived by his beloved wife Catherine Tuzzo of 53 years, two sons, Anthony and Joseph, and daughter-in-law.
More bad news for Governor Martin O¹Malley as once again his Transportation Department and MTA in particular is making a mess out of their MARC service and MTA planning. I once took MARC from a 72% on time performance to 95% on time performance and we were experiencing the same type of roadblocks. My advice to Governor O¹Malley wield the ax on transportation leaders. The only good news out of transportation is the Port where Jim White is doing an excellent job.
Bernard Hopkins will fight undefeated middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik on October 18 th in Atlantic City. No way a WNBA franchise can make it in Baltimore! The New York Giants traded Jeremy Shockey to the New Orleans Saints for two 2009 draft picks.
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