Showalter examines options for postseason rotation
O's manager Buck Showalter can't quite prepare his rotation for the American League Division Series yet -- the team's seed isn't settled yet, nor is the AL Central -- but he's starting to formulate an idea.
Tillman rides impressive streak into tilt with Red Sox
For all the attention they get for their power and offensive numbers, the Orioles have quietly developed into one of the best pitching teams in baseball. Chris Tillman hasn't allowed more than three runs in any of his last 19 games, and he takes on Rubby De La Rosa and Boston on Saturday.
Judge approves $190 million settlement in Dr. Nikita Levy case A Baltimore judge on Friday approved a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Medicine and patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and filmed women during exams — a ruling that victims' attorneys praised as a step in their clients' healing from a traumatic betrayal.
As Delmarva fox squirrel recovers, other species slip toward extinction.
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Perhaps the best part of blogging or the internet in general is the occasional discovery of something unexpected.Over on
Baltimore Reporter and Conservative Thoughts is a great and thought provoking article by Robert Farrow.I hope you will follow
this link and read this great post.
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Once again - as happens so often - I have been positioned here on the living room couch, immersed in your blog. You are
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Check out the link in this rant. This involves a woman who was doing 63 in a 65 on I95 in Maryland. She was cited for failure to go to the right. This is interesting because according to the Maryland State Police she should have been going faster than the posted limit apparently because she was holding up traffic. The wind at the time was going at 40 mph. She said she had actually slowed down because of the wind.
I really have a problem with this. If this woman loses this case will it establish a precedent for traffic enforcement. As far as I am concerned the speed limit applies to all lanes of traffic. Not only that speedometers are not really specifically on the mark. That is why most departments allow a variance regarding speeding citations.
If this goes in the favor of the state will it result in citations out the butt for this type of offense. After all it will be an easy pop for the police. When you are driving you could be going too slow or too fast at any point in time at all. It would also be a good source of money for the state so I suppose the liberals will like it.
In reading some of the blogs there are a lot of people that believe the police did a good thing. It is a good thing I suppose if you either like to drive fast or you don’t like people that keep you from driving fast.
I also believe that it is a good thing to obey the traffic laws to keep everyone safe and not speed because you believe you will not get caught.
Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching.
Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated' (The Associated Press)
More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes. The commissioner was definitive about one thing: He has not considered resigning. Goodell was short on specifics Friday as he discussed how he would address the rash of domestic violence incidents in the league. He said the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.
Goodell tackles NFL domestic abuse crisis with vow to reform (Reuters)
By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - A chastened NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday that the league's poor response to its domestic violence crisis will prompt an overhaul of how it deals with player behavior and punishment in America's most popular sports league. Goodell has been under fire since the NFL's slow and fumbled response to the domestic violence incident involving Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice, whose knock-out punch to his then-fiancee was captured in a video that went viral last week. ...
NFL's Ravens knew about Rice video within hours: ESPN (Reuters)
(Reuters) - The Baltimore Ravens knew about the video of star running back Ray Rice knocking out his then-girlfriend in an elevator within hours of the assault and the NFL team later sought leniency for him, ESPN reported on Friday. ESPN's "Outside the Lines" said it spoke to more than 20 sources for the report, including team officials, current and former league officials, NFL Players Association representatives and associates, and advisers and friends of Rice. ...
Column: Oh, Roger, you still don't get it (The Associated Press)
Oh, Roger, you still don't get it. After spending more than a week in seclusion while his NFL was battered by one domestic violence embarrassment after another, Commissioner Roger Goodell finally emerged Friday to hold a worthless news conference that essentially hit on these four key points: - We got it wrong before. - Now, enjoy the games! After 45 minutes of sidestepping, all we learned is that the NFL will get back to us in 135 days on how it plans to deal with this scourge on the game. Suspend himself for letting Ray Rice off far too easy after the former Ravens running back knocked his fiancee unconscious in a casino elevator.
As NFL tries to reassure women, sponsor Crest is first to retreat (Reuters)
By Eric Kelsey and Jennifer Saba LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - When NFL players strap on their pink shoes and gloves in October for the league's annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign, it will be doing so with one less sponsor, a notable retreat blamed on the league's handling of domestic violence. Crest, Procter & Gamble Co's dental brand, will no longer be offering pink mouth guards to NFL players, the company said on Friday, the first sponsor to publicly withdraw from the NFL's signature overture to women. ...
ESPN report details what Baltimore Ravens knew in Ray Rice case (Shutdown Corner)
Commissioner Roger Goodell answered many questions during a news conference Friday on what he got wrong on the Ray Rice case, in which the since-released Baltimore Ravens running back was initially suspended just two games for a domestic violence incident in which he knocked out his wife. And while Goodell's answers and his role in the matter are important, one other key entity hasn't answered too many questions about its role. The Ravens. The team's brass sat down with the Baltimore Sun to discuss the incident, in which Rice punched his then-fiancee in an elevator, and not much else has come from them (outside of coach John Harbaugh, who has his normal media availability). And the main takeaway from that interview was general manager Ozzie Newsome saying that Rice told the team the truth about what happened in the elevator. Not much was made of that Newsome comment in most circles, but it opened up a new set of questions: If the team knew exactly what happened on that video, why didn't it take any action before releasing Rice on Sept. 8, the day TMZ released it? And Rice told the Ravens the truth, why did the team change course when the video was released?
Browns' Gordon has suspension reduced to 10 games (The Associated Press)
Josh Gordon's tangled ordeal, full of legal twists and turns, has finally been straightened out. He can run a route back to the Browns this season. Cleveland's star wide receiver was reinstated into the NFL and had his one-year suspension reduced to 10 games Friday after the league announced changes to its drug policy. Gordon will be eligible to play in Cleveland's final six games after the league and NFL Players Association agreed on revisions to the substance abuse program two days after announcing changes on performance enhancing drugs.
Steelers' Gilbert looking to overcome shaky start (The Associated Press)
Marcus Gilbert is a part of the Pittsburgh Steelers' long-range plans. Gilbert has allowed four sacks in two weeks, including a pair to Baltimore defensive end Elvis Dumervil in a 26-6 loss to the Ravens. ''You play 60-plus snaps, (and) if you give up two sacks it's a bad game,'' Mike Tomlin said. ... I expect him to come back fighting like Rocky.'' Tomlin added that Gilbert's struggles against the Ravens were an ''Elvis Dumervil problem,'' specific to Dumervil's unique talents than any specific issue with Gilbert's play.
Sage advice from Pacman Jones (The Associated Press)
Bengals cornerback Adam Jones, the player formerly known as Pacman, isn't talking about the issues facing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell except to say that he disagrees with some things. Jones also sat out the 2009 season when nobody gave him a call before going to work for Cincinnati. ''When the checks stop coming in, they stop coming in.'' --- SANU CAN FLING IT: Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu has one of the best arms in the NFL.
Off-field violence injects unwanted reality into fantasy football (Reuters)
By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - Joe Gallo is not just a fan of National Football League running back Adrian Peterson, he "owns" him, as do thousands of other participants in the world of fantasy football. That explains why Gallo, a 31-year-old New Yorker who works in public relations, is so chagrined now that it appears Peterson could be out for the rest of the season after being benched by the Minnesota Vikings while he faces allegations of child abuse. "I still have Peterson on my bench," Gallo said. "I'm debating whether or not to drop him. ...
Ravens fans trade in their Rice jerseys at stadium (The Associated Press)
Thousands of fans lined up outside the Ravens' home stadium Friday to trade in their Ray Rice jerseys for those of other Baltimore players. The team set up the two-day program after recently releasing Rice, who in an explicit video that surfaced last week was shown viciously punching his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City casino elevator. He has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for domestic violence. Bryce Krasauskis, a freshman at Oakdale High School in Frederick, Maryland, took the hour-long drive with his family to trade in his No. 27 jersey.