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George Mitchell walked into the Rayburn Building for yesterday's congressional hearing on baseball and steroids and was greeted with smiles and handshakes from friends and admirers — the same friends and admirers who would be questioning him on his controversial report on performance-enhancing substances in the game.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- And so thousands of fans roamed the streets, shops and halls of this hallowed baseball hamlet yesterday, biding their time until this afternoon's opportunity to escort Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn into the Hall of Fame on a cascade of cheers.
The venerable and venerated Sports Illustrated has fallen victim in recent years to bombast and balderdash on too many of its slick pages, substituting quick hits for much of its formerly substantial journalism. Most of this material is pointless and some of it ludicrous, such as last weeks players poll that ranked Peter Angelos as only the fourth-worst owner in baseball.
It remains to be seen whether Andy MacPhail, the Baltimore Orioles' new president of baseball operations, can rescue this faltering club. For what it's worth, he certainly has the bloodlines.
<B>Political game </B> Out to raise some cash for the Democratic Party, Baltimore Orioles owner <B>Peter Angelos</B> is inviting select baseball fans — those with big wallets — to join him and Democratic National Committee <B>Chairman Howard Dean</B> in the owner's box at Camden Yards on Wednesday night, when the slumping Birds take on the New York Yankees.
Charles Dillon Stengel, the only former left-handed dentist to win 10 pennants in 12 seasons, once defined the secret to managerial success as "keeping the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided."
BALTIMORE. -- Before the Baltimore Orioles started the press conference yesterday at B&O Warehouse to announce the firing of manager Sam Perlozzo, a public relations executive declared questions should be limited to "on the field performance."
How about Manny Acta as manager of the year, or at least of the late spring? OK, so it's only mid-June, but this 38-year-old rookie skipper has the Nationals playing better than anybody thought they would or could.