As Black Churches Burn, Feds Close In on Suspect in CVS Arson 

Right now, there’s a federal manhunt for the man who burned a Baltimore CVS. After two months of prolonged public investigation, the ATF has finally fingered the man responsible: one Raymon Carter, age 24, black, five-foot-eight, 180 pounds. He’s probably “fit the description” for a decade now—but now, the description… » 7/01/15 1:30pm Wednesday 1:30pm

Baltimore Cops On Why They Took Over, And Why They're Now Gone

There are no more cops in riot gear in Baltimore, but the severe shift in their presence —from armored cops policing peaceful protests to their laidback distance during the high homicide count this month— can’t help but feel like a silent counter-threat to some citizens of West Baltimore. The end of May marks the… » 5/29/15 4:55pm 5/29/15 4:55pm

Camden Yards Workers Screwed Over Yet Again

The other day, the Baltimore Orioles got lots of positive press by announcing that stadium staffers would be compensated for wages lost while a state of emergency was declared in the city. Two home games were canceled, another was played at an empty Camden Yards, and three others were moved to Tampa Bay as anger over… » 5/14/15 1:14pm 5/14/15 1:14pm

Baltimore Cop: We're Hungry And Getting Shorted On Overtime Pay

By declaring an official state of emergency in Baltimore, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake meant to bolster the Baltimore City Police Department. But with the National Guard and thousands of law-enforcement officials from around the mid-Atlantic region on the scene, one of the local cops says the force feels attention… » 4/29/15 3:21pm 4/29/15 3:21pm

The Orioles Need To Reschedule Every Game This Week

There was little question that last night’s Orioles game would have to be canceled. As Baltimore’s protests edged into violence and fire, commissioner Rob Manfred, already at Camden Yards for a previously scheduled meeting, met with team, stadium, and city officials, and made the call: baseball wasn’t possible. It… » 4/28/15 9:10am 4/28/15 9:10am

Orioles Fans Stuck In Stadium After Mayor & Cops Ask Them Not To Leave

Fans at tonight’s extra-inning thriller between the Red Sox and Orioles may end up staying at the ballpark even longer than ten (probably) innings of gameplay. That’s because Baltimore’s mayor and the city police department have asked fans to remain inside the ballpark indefinitely as they deal with thousands of… » 4/25/15 9:59pm 4/25/15 9:59pm

Sports Radio Caller Gets Robbed While Rapping On Air

Will in Baltimore was working the graveyard shift at 7-11 last night, and decided to call into Damon Amendolara's CBS Sports radio show to commiserate about the Orioles dropping a third straight game to the Royals in the ALCS. He then decided to bust out a lil' rap song for the listeners ... and then he got robbed. » 10/15/14 10:06am 10/15/14 10:06am

Baltimore Is One Step Closer to Being a Zero-Newspaper Town

It's not even possible to get mad at the Baltimore Sun now. The Baltimore Sun is a nursing home where newspapering goes to die, or to sink into terminal urine-soaked frailty and confusion. Yesterday it announced it had received the commitment papers for City Paper, the city's alternative weekly, b. 1977 – d. TK But… » 2/21/14 1:03pm 2/21/14 1:03pm

No One Notices The Spurs Because No One Notices San Antonio

Here's a working barstool-grade theory as to why, during its dynastic run to four (perhaps soon five) titles since 1999, America still embraces the San Antonio Spurs with a yawn and a why are you still here? squint. This phenomenon has flustered if not baffled sports cognoscenti for years. But they play pure,… » 6/08/13 4:11pm 6/08/13 4:11pm

For Once, Baseball Has The NFL By The Short Hairs

It's the rare occasion that MLB has any leverage over the NFL, the most powerful non-Illuminati organization in America. So with the Ravens and Roger Goodell begging, pleading, and cajoling the Orioles to move a September game so the Ravens can open up at home, it's hard to blame Peter Angelos and Bud Selig for just… » 3/19/13 3:22pm 3/19/13 3:22pm

Ravens Parade Enjoyed By All, Minus The Stabbing And Trampling

The rest of the country was taken aback by the spirit shown by Baltimore, as an estimated 200,000 people thronged downtown for the Ravens championship parade on Tuesday. Also taken by surprise: city and team officials, who were woefully unprepared for the sheer number of people who showed up—especially the… » 2/08/13 10:25am 2/08/13 10:25am