It is time for the annual D.C. Grays fundraiser, Cigars & Curveballs, Monday, May 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Shelly's Back Room, 1331 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. This is a fun event featuring cigars and camaraderie, all for a good cause -- raising money for the D.C. Grays, the non profit organization that leads the way in Washington in providing baseball opportunities for inner city youths. The Grays have a team in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League that plays it
The 6-year-old boy was happy to see his father when he spotted him at Tyler Park in Falls Church, Va., during his Little League game. He was excited, and ran over to him. But like an excited 6-year-old boy, he tripped and fell. At the concession stand at Tyler Park, baseball mothers sold food and soda to make money for the league. The soda came in those thick Coke bottles that marked the era. Sometimes they broke, and it was the boy’s bad luck that a pile of that broken glass
BALTIMORE. - At about 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 - six years and one month to the day that No.8 rose to an elite status reserved only for icons of the game - Cal Ripken Jr. entered the home clubhouse at Camden Yards for the last time as a Baltimore Orioles player.
All eyes were on the 6-foot-4, 220-pound giant of the game as he made his way through the clubhouse, his 7-year-old son, Ryan, trailing behind. People have been watching Ripken throughout the country during his f