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Thom Loverro

Thom Loverro has been a professional journalist since 1977, working for a number of newspapers, including eight years as a news editor and reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he covered government, politics, and crime. He moved into sports writing when he joined The Washington Times in 1992. He moved to The Washington Examiner as a sports columnist in 2009 and returned to The Washington Times in 2013, where he is currently the lead sports columnist.

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Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden smiles while greeting fans after practice at the team's NFL football training facility, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Roanoke, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) **FILE**

Jay Gruden's relationship with Redskins fans complicated

The most important connection is winning, and Redskins fans, at this point, would worship a coach who insulted them every week if he built a perennial winner. But that connection with fans is what gets you through the tough times. It's the benefit of the doubt when things go south. Published September 11, 2016

Baltimore Orioles CEO Peter Angelos' practice of signing off on the smallest of business decisions within the organization has resulted in low attendance despite on-field success. (Associated Press)

Orioles' disastrous business decisions show at turnstiles

These are bad times at Camden Yards, the ballpark that changed economics of the game since it opened in 1992. The Orioles are ranked 20th out of 30 teams in attendance, drawing 1.8 million fans through 67 home games, an average of 26,632 per game. Published September 1, 2016

According to "Hands of Stone," trainer Ray Arcel (left0 helped sell boxer Roberto Duran as an opponent for junior middleweight champion Davey Moore. (Associated Press)

Real 'Hands of Stone' story better than Hollywood's

Former mobster Michael Franzese testified about how organized crime used inside information to manipulate boxers to benefit the interests of organized crime, and cited the Roberto Duran fight with Davey Moore as an example. Published August 30, 2016

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg, right, sits with pitching coach Mike Maddux after Strasburg faced 11 batters before retiring the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Stephen Strasburg's latest DL stint kicks up memories of his shutdown

Former MLB pitcher Jim Kaat was critical of the Nationals' decision to shut down Strasburg in 2012. He tells Thom Loverro that he sticks by those words, and Loverro reminds that any Strasburg injury will cause the shut down debate to resurface. Published August 23, 2016

Washington Nationals relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon leans over the rail of the dugout and watches the New York Mets celebrate after a baseball game at Nationals Park, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, in Washington. The Mets won 5-3. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Jonathan Papelbon was not an experiment of any kind

Thom Loverro says handcuffed general manager Mike Rizzo did the best he could in acquiring Papelbon, a well-liked teammate whose past strong playoff results presented a clear upgrade over Drew Storen. Published August 14, 2016

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez pauses during a news conference, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in New York, after announcing that Friday, Aug. 12, will be his last game as a player. Rodriguez will continue on in a role as a special advisor to the team and an instructor through Dec. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Alex Rodriguez, the Fraud of the Yankees, calls it quits

Thom Loverro didn't buy the redemption of Alex Rodriguez last year. He's sure not buying it now that Rodriguez is retiring to a cushy position with the organization until his enormous contract ends. Published August 7, 2016