'Best of' Columns
October 22, 2005
This is a Cubs town, and even the White Sox, playing in their first World Series in 46 years tonight, acknowledge that.
"The Cubs always get most of the attention," said White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen.
Which means this city has some very misguided loyalties, because...
August 5, 2005
When Lee Mazzilli gets a call on his cell phone, the tone that rings is the theme from "The Godfather."
Yesterday when his phone rang, it was very appropriate because he was getting whacked as manager of the Baltimore Orioles.
The Orioles fired the man to whom, near...
June 10, 2005
Tensions are running a little high as we get closer to the Mellow Mike Tyson-Irish Kevin McBride fight tomorrow night at MCI Center.
Not between the fighters, mind you. Mike is still mellow, and Irish Kevin is still catatonic, though he did show some emotion yesterda...
May 8, 2005
Bellamy Road took a wrong turn. Bandini got bamboozled. Afleet Alex was not quite afleet enough.
The three favorites in yesterday's 131st Kentucky Derby were nearly completely shut out of the money at the finish line, with only Afleet Alex managing a third-place finis...
April 15, 2005
You could tell the starting nine of the Washington Nationals sensed they were a part of something special.
Just before the game, the players came out to their positions and took gloves from members of the old Senators team on hand for the Nats' historic home opener a...
April 5, 2005
It would have been a glorious moment, a story that would have been handed down for generations of Washington baseball fans.
Years from now, a grandfather would be telling his grandson about the day Washington had a major league baseball team again for the first time...
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