Since when did the signatures of today's celebrity athletes become worse than your local physician's scrawl on a prescription slip?
The champagne was on ice, plastic shields were in place above the cubicles in the Baltimore clubhouse and couches were removed to accommodate a celebration 15 years in the making.
A few days ago, Jayson Werth found himself in a conversation with teammates about Jim Thome. A 22-year veteran and five-time All-Star, Thome is one of the most well-liked players in the majors, in large part due to his genuine enjoyment for other players' success.
There was a public outcry when R.A. Dickey did not start the All-Star game, a journeyman for the Chicago White Sox threw a perfect game and the Pittsburgh Pirates of all teams were in first place as the first half of the baseball season drew to a close.
There was a public outcry when R.A. Dickey did not start the All-Star Game, a journeyman for the Chicago White Sox threw a perfect game and the Pittsburgh Pirates of all teams were in first place as the first half of the baseball season drew to a close.
Jim Thome arrived at Camden Yards on Sunday, eager to become a regular in the Baltimore Orioles lineup and to make a good team even better.
The Washington area will be well-represented in the women's 800-meter freestyle at the London Olympics, as Katie Ledecky and Kate Ziegler qualified for the Games on Sunday night in Omaha, Neb., with the second- and third-fastest times in the world this year.
Slugger Jim Thome is headed to the Baltimore Orioles, whose struggling offense is in dire need of some punch.
The verdicts are in. All that remains now are the votes. Baseball's poster boys for the Steroid Era — Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds — have endured their government trials. They have gotten off scot-free and with a wrist slap, respectively, making a mockery of federal prosecutors. But the best pitcher and best hitter of their generation have yet to be judged by the baseball writers who elect players to the Hall of Fame.