Barlow close to O's hearts on celebratory night
Never was Monica Barlow's memory on better display than after the Orioles' 8-2 victory over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night, as the O's clinched the American League East with hands full of champagne and their hearts with the longtime public-relations director.
Home field throughout postseason in play for O's
The most superstitious of Orioles fans can begin planning for the postseason. Baltimore clinched the American League East with an 8-2 win over the second-place Blue Jays on Tuesday. In all likelihood, the O's will be hosting one of the AL Division Series.
Turn back the clock: O's return to perch atop AL East
"Happy Days Are Here Again" pumped through the speakers at Camden Yards as thousands of rabid fans stayed on hand to celebrate from the seats and watch Orioles players and front-office staff spill out onto the field in a haze of celebratory champagne and drenched embraces.
A day after Maryland committed to a gradual launch of its health exchange, state officials are still working out some key details — including where the opening day sign-up will be held — but experts say it could be a way to avoid a repeat of last year's botched rollout.
A traffic officer was hit by a car and seriously injured at an intersection near Oriole Park at Camden Yards before the ballgame Wednesday night, Baltimore police said.
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President Barack Obama has been sworn in as the new leader of the free world with much pomp and cheers of millions wishing him well. The problem is Obama has taken upon himself the most dangerous presidency in our nation’s history. The media has fed the people steady propaganda concerning his political greatness. With no experience of running a city or state government and so little time in the Senate do we know what his capabilities are? Can the American people really understand what has been fed to us also as propaganda concerning the economic crisis? Do we understand the economy in the facts and figures mumbo jumble of Alan Greenspan language? If not what does Trillions mean to the average person who every day has a few dollars in their pockets and some loose change to spend ? What we don’t want is a huge federal government, city and state government hungry to spend on pork projects with our tax money so politicians can win re-election because they can say, Look What I Did For You! We also don’t want to be taxed and taxed to fill their kitties while so many are unemployed.
Bi-partisanship is great if we can trust the new administration to put it’s money where it’s mouth is. While the media slammed the opposition during the election Obama accepted the mainstream media’s one sided support. They made him into a media star with change and hope as the watch word while everyone else was nothing to talk about. “It protected him from attack, examination, rumor, fact, his own position, inexperience, and history gleefully promoting him as hope incarnate, a panacea for what ills all the world,”
In the past the media prided itself in being the watchdog of our political process but in this election it deceptively placed Obama on his throne and helped the Democrats walk over the republicans for the majority vote. Mainstream newsprint is on the way out with papers going out of business and politician may in time be hard pressed for support.
Obama has assembled an impressive White House and Cabinet during a failing economy and two wars with larger-than-life Washington geniuses that don’t always succeed. In the 1990′s, Alan Greenspan and Robert Rubin were supposed to manage and repair the economy. Now Rubin is making excuses for being involved in high-risk investments and for helping oversee the very demise of Citigroup which lost $10 billion in the last three months. Greenspan has admitted to Congress that his revered economic philosophy had a flaw and he is blamed for looking away in the face of the housing bubble. Obama’s treasury choice Timothy Geitner forgot to pay his taxes for a couple of years and as president of the New York Fed was involved in the decision to not rescue Lehman Bros. I wonder if he will be approved by the Senate? What type of confidence can we citizens have in him?
Will our national deficit reach $2 Trillion? If so what happens to Social Security and Medicare’s financial status? People are losing jobs and confidence in government while politician decide how to tax us and spend our money. Remember how Rome burned while Nero their Emperor fiddled away? Why should our hard earned tax dollars pay off selfish Wall Street bankers and corporate CEO’s? Power will be with the government not the people if they keep printing money that we have to pay for or we borrow from China.
Obama has big ideas for a stimulus package in the first 100 days!! Will we recognize our nation in a couple of years if we are broke and are a brand new socialist country? Who will watch the store while the Democrats rob us dry and Obama calls all aboard to the train to where we don’t know. Obama the new Teflon king who has a strange cult personality in that he surrounds himself with un-American’s that the media decided we should ignore. He has his own symbols, seals and flags that glower from within a MAOIST sunburst on posters, bumper stickers and T-Shirts. Obamablia to celebrate a politician that has been sainted with the title historic I find is hard to grasp.
Obama’s concept of a presidency is to have enlightened people working with him to reach a consensuses. Wasn’t it President Harry Truman who said the presidency meant the buck stops here with him. It’s his fault if he fails not someone else. Will Obama have the confidence in his own ability to do the job because till now he hasn’t had to make a decision that will affects millions. Is he truly that confident or just naive? Will a Democratic Congress investigate a president of their own party in a tough oversight committee late night meeting? If Congress fails it will be up to the voters to hold his feet to the fire if he doesn’t protect and defend the people of this great nation of ours.
NFL Injury Report (The Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) -- The National Football League injury report, as provided by the league (OUT - Definitely will not play; DNP - Did not practice; LIMITED - Limited participation in practice; FULL - Full participation in practice):
Chagrined NFL teams bow to pressure on domestic abuse cases (Reuters)
By Eric Kelsey and Mary Milliken (Reuters) - Another National Football League player was arrested on domestic violence allegations hours after two teams succumbed to public pressure and suspended players enmeshed in similar cases on Wednesday. The charges against Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer of aggravated assault in connection with two alleged incidents of domestic violence in late July come amid intensifying criticism from corporate sponsors and politicians toward America's top sports league. ...
Cardinals' Dwyer arrested on assault charges (The Associated Press)
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players. The Cardinals said they became aware of the situation Wednesday and are cooperating with the investigation. The NFL said the case will be reviewed under the league's personal-conduct policy. Authorities depicted a stormy relationship between Dwyer and the woman that escalated into violence on July 21, four days before the Cardinals reported to training camp.
Can ex-prosecutor help save NFL from itself? (Yahoo Sports)
The league has proven itself inept at understanding abuse and figuring out punishments for various misdeeds. Both need to be addressed urgently. And just because Lisa Friel is a woman doesn't mean she gets a pass; social media and mainstream media will be justifiably skeptical of her every move.
Column: Time for Goodell to really say something (The Associated Press)
Floyd Mayweather Jr., who has spent some time in jail for abusing women himself, was speaking some truth when he briefly rose to Ray Rice's defense last week while trying to sell some pay-per-views for his latest fight. What went on in Adrian Peterson's household with a defenseless 4-year-old boy had to be so sickening that we can only be thankful there is no video of him wielding the wrong end of a tree branch against his son. Surely the suddenly reclusive Roger Goodell must have understood that, even if the owners of the Minnesota Vikings didn't. Meanwhile, Radisson hotels had already pulled its sponsorship of the team, and major sponsors like Budweiser started making noises that they were getting uncomfortable with the way things were going down in the NFL.
QB Hoyer showing Browns are his team (The Associated Press)
Brian Hoyer won't be hanging out at LeBron James' mansion watching NFL games anytime soon. Johnny Manziel's got all that - and more - to himself. Hoyer, though, has something Johnny Football covets: The Browns are his team. After rallying Cleveland to a 26-24 win Sunday over New Orleans in the home opener, Hoyer became a quarterback in high demand.
A 'second chance' for NFL's Ray Rice not out of the question (Reuters)
By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In launching a bid to overturn his indefinite suspension from the National Football League, former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice may be hoping for the same type of second chance that other tarnished NFL stars like Michael Vick have received. With the backing of the NFL Players Association, Rice on Tuesday filed an appeal of his suspension by Commissioner Roger Goodell for knocking out his then-fiance and now wife in an elevator of a New Jersey casino. ...
Ex-Raven donates kidney to brother, ex-Steeler (The Associated Press)
Off the field, brothers Ma'ake (May-ah-kay) Kemoeatu (Kee-mo-ee-ah-tu), an ex-Baltimore Raven, and Chris Kemoeatu, an ex-Pittsburgh Steeler, are closer than close. When Chris' pro football career was cut short because he needed a kidney transplant, his older brother, whose organ was good match, quit the Ravens and donated his kidney to his 31-year-old brother. University of Maryland Medical Center transplant surgeon Dr. Stephen Bartlett said Wednesday that the surgery done Aug. 27 was a great success, and both brothers are on their way to recovery. ''He couldn't play anymore, and I didn't want to be in a position where he couldn't play but I'd keep playing,'' the 35-year-old former Ravens nose tackle said.
Ravens' Flacco misses practice, should play Sunday (The Associated Press)
Just when the Baltimore Ravens appeared poised for a return to normalcy, Joe Flacco missed practice Wednesday with an unspecified illness. The durable quarterback is expected to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, but his absence was unusual and completely out of character. Flacco hasn't missed a start since launching his career during the first week of his rookie season in 2008. ''It was weird,'' defensive tackle Haloti Ngata said.
Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict suffers second concussion in as many weeks (Shutdown Corner)
Lost in the dark clouds of Ray Rice's videotaped domestic violence and Adrian Peterson's alleged child abuse hanging over the NFL for the first two weeks of the season is the damage players are inflicting on each other every Sunday, and Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is the latest victim — again. Burfict suffered his second concussion in as many weeks, acording to the Bengals' official website . The 2013 Pro Bowl selection left Sunday's 24-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons when a teammate's knee collided with his helmet. The injury was originally described as "a stinger," but concussion symptoms led to a second such diagnosis, preventing Burfict from practicing on Wednesday. The undrafted third-year outside linebacker also suffered a concussion during a collision with Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in Cincinnati's Week 1 victory. Doctors cleared him to play five days later. According to brainfacts.org , " Studies show repeat concussions lead to severe long-term symptoms and longer recovery times," and, " experiencing multiple concussions before the brain has had time to fully heal can lead to more significant and potentially long-term changes in the brain." Even if he clears the NFL's concussion protocol for a second straight week, t he question going forward probably shouldn't be about whether Burfict should play Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans, but rather about the dangers of potentially suffering three or more concussions throughout an entire season. While the concussion epidemic has taken a backseat to Rice and Peterson in recent weeks — and rightfully so, since there's a difference between defenseless victims and willing participants in a violent game — the league's weekly head-on collisions still lurk as a serious issue for all players going down that NFL road. (h/t ProFootballTalk )