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September 5, 2012
I love the idea of putting a baseball stadium right up against a newspaper office building that's 80 percent windows. What could happen? And while we're at it, let's put the new police department shooting range right next to the ward for people recovering from nervous breakdowns. I've never understood this town, which is why I stay here. At this juncture, I feel compelled to point out that we have one group of people in City Hall fretting over how we're going to find a use for a big, wide-open void in the middle of the city, one that was left empty by the demolition of the former hospital.
NEWS
June 15, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More kudos for rookie sensation Stephen Strasburg: He's the National League player of the week. The Washington Nationals' hard-throwing righty was given the honor Monday. He is 2-0 with 22 strikeouts and a 2.19 ERA in two major league starts. The 22 strikeouts were the most in the majors last week. Only Karl Spooner of the 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers has fanned more batters in his first two major league starts. Strasburg has already supplied the Hall of Fame with a hat and a ball from his major league debut.
NEWS
December 13, 2006
The Hagerstown Suns on Tuesday announced their coaching staff for the 2007 season. The Suns manager will be Tommy Herr, a lifelong resident of Lancaster, Pa. Herr spent the past two seasons managing the Lancaster Barnstormers of the independent Atlantic League, leading them to the 2006 championship. Prior to his stay in Lancaster, Herr spent 12 years as an assistant coach of Hempfield High in Landisville, Pa., his alma mater. Herr enjoyed a 13-year career in major league baseball.
SPORTS
August 27, 2011
Stephen Strasburg struck out seven in five innings, giving up one earned run on two hits in a rehab start for Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday night. It was Strasburg's fifth minor league appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. The right-hander threw every pitch in his arsenal, displaying a fastball that registered as high as 98 mph, while mixing in a devastating curveball to go along with his changeup. It was an overpowering start against the Rochester Redwings, as Strasburg threw 64 pitches with 47 strikes.
SPORTS
June 20, 2012
Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 to win a fast-ballers' duel with newbie Chris Archer, Joel Peralta managed to pitch without having his glove inspected, and the Washington Nationals snapped a four-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Strasburg (9-1) won his sixth consecutive start by allowing five hits and two runs over seven innings while throwing 111 pitches, the second most in his career, while Tyler Clippard picked up his 10th save. The Nationals needed all the pitching they could get - because the lineup didn't produce a hit after the first inning.
NEWS
by David Woods | March 13, 2005
Those of us living in the Baltimore-Washington region are all too familiar with ironic losses of professional baseball, basketball, and football franchises: Washington Senators to Minnesota (courtesy Calvin Griffith), expansion Washington Senators to Texas (courtesy Bob Short), Baltimore Bullets to Washington (courtesy of Abe Pollin, but this one worked both ways - bad for Baltimore, but good for Washington) and Baltimore Colts to Indianapolis (courtesy Robert Irsay). But these foul individuals are pikers.
NEWS
by TIM KOELBLE | June 26, 2004
koelble@herald-mail.com Mike Spry and Charlie Drummond were teammates and roommates for three years at Shepherd University, each becoming an integral part of the Rams' baseball program. Both garnered Player of the Year honors in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - Spry in 2003, Drummond this season. After a year apart, the two are back together as teammates, playing minor-league ball for the Chillicothe Paints, members of the independent Frontier League.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | May 13, 2012
Boonsboro senior Riley Stephenson knows what his next path in baseball has in store. Stephenson recently signed a letter-of-intent to attend Division I University of Maryland-Baltimore County, a member of the America East Conference. The 6-foot-2 right-hander will become part of a baseball program that first-year UMBC coach Bob Mumma is trying to turn around. “I worked hard during the offseason, throwing baseballs into nets to build up my arm strength,” said Stephenson.
SPORTS
August 12, 2011
When a pitcher throws as well as Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg did Friday night, it takes some pressure off his catcher. "When you throw 98 or 99 (miles per hour), it's easy to catch," said Sandy Leon, catcher for the Class A Potomac Nationals. "He puts the ball where he wants it. " Strasburg showed off his arm and his glove in a rehab start with Potomac. He struck out five and walked none in three scoreless innings, giving up only two infield hits to the visiting Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | May 4, 2008
Editor's Note: This column by Sports Reporter Bob Parasiliti was published May 4, 2008 after Nick Adenhart was moved up to the major leagues. Thanks, Nick. You made our dreams -- the ones we could only fantasize about before -- come true. For you, the dream was the big one. You are now Nick Adenhart, the major league pitcher. Since the turn of the century, all focus has been on you and the dream to pitch on America's biggest baseball stage -- a major league ballpark.
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OPINION
September 5, 2012
I love the idea of putting a baseball stadium right up against a newspaper office building that's 80 percent windows. What could happen? And while we're at it, let's put the new police department shooting range right next to the ward for people recovering from nervous breakdowns. I've never understood this town, which is why I stay here. At this juncture, I feel compelled to point out that we have one group of people in City Hall fretting over how we're going to find a use for a big, wide-open void in the middle of the city, one that was left empty by the demolition of the former hospital.
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SPORTS
June 20, 2012
Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 to win a fast-ballers' duel with newbie Chris Archer, Joel Peralta managed to pitch without having his glove inspected, and the Washington Nationals snapped a four-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Strasburg (9-1) won his sixth consecutive start by allowing five hits and two runs over seven innings while throwing 111 pitches, the second most in his career, while Tyler Clippard picked up his 10th save. The Nationals needed all the pitching they could get - because the lineup didn't produce a hit after the first inning.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | May 13, 2012
Boonsboro senior Riley Stephenson knows what his next path in baseball has in store. Stephenson recently signed a letter-of-intent to attend Division I University of Maryland-Baltimore County, a member of the America East Conference. The 6-foot-2 right-hander will become part of a baseball program that first-year UMBC coach Bob Mumma is trying to turn around. “I worked hard during the offseason, throwing baseballs into nets to build up my arm strength,” said Stephenson.
SPORTS
April 28, 2012
Bryce Harper's first day in the major leagues came with all the hype one would expect for the player dubbed “Baseball's Chosen One” when he was only 16 years old. Talking to a large crowd of reporters in the visitor's dugout at Dodger Stadium before the Washington Nationals played the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night, Harper expressed how excited he was for his big league debut. “I think once the lights are turned on and the fans get here, I think that's when my energy level's going to go through the roof.
SPORTS
August 27, 2011
Stephen Strasburg struck out seven in five innings, giving up one earned run on two hits in a rehab start for Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday night. It was Strasburg's fifth minor league appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. The right-hander threw every pitch in his arsenal, displaying a fastball that registered as high as 98 mph, while mixing in a devastating curveball to go along with his changeup. It was an overpowering start against the Rochester Redwings, as Strasburg threw 64 pitches with 47 strikes.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | August 14, 2011
Nick Adenhart is gone but not forgotten. It has been almost 2 1/2 years since the former star pitcher at Williamsport High School was killed in an auto accident in Fullerton, Calif., just after his first start of the 2009 season with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In one swift instant, a young talent who was Washington County's tie to major league baseball was gone. But more importantly, so was a son, a brother, a friend and a teammate to many. Items carrying Adenhart's No. 34 dot businesses in the area and he still remains a vivid memory for the baseball community.
SPORTS
August 12, 2011
When a pitcher throws as well as Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg did Friday night, it takes some pressure off his catcher. "When you throw 98 or 99 (miles per hour), it's easy to catch," said Sandy Leon, catcher for the Class A Potomac Nationals. "He puts the ball where he wants it. " Strasburg showed off his arm and his glove in a rehab start with Potomac. He struck out five and walked none in three scoreless innings, giving up only two infield hits to the visiting Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | April 12, 2011
It might not be too much of an exaggeration to place Bryce Harper’s name on a list with Paul Bunyan and Daniel Boone. The 18-year-old doesn’t have a blue ox or a coonskin cap as a trademark, just a bat. Still, Harper’s amateur career is legendary. Harper has had an ability to play up to the level of older players and outperform them. He was more than a blip on the major league radar by the time he reached his early teens. It all led to the Washington Nationals making the phenom the first overall selection of the 2010 amateur draft.
NEWS
June 15, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More kudos for rookie sensation Stephen Strasburg: He's the National League player of the week. The Washington Nationals' hard-throwing righty was given the honor Monday. He is 2-0 with 22 strikeouts and a 2.19 ERA in two major league starts. The 22 strikeouts were the most in the majors last week. Only Karl Spooner of the 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers has fanned more batters in his first two major league starts. Strasburg has already supplied the Hall of Fame with a hat and a ball from his major league debut.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | May 19, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Dan Lyons hopes to be a famous baseball player someday. But when fans draw comparisons, he probably hopes he won't be just like Wesley Snipes. For now, though, that will do. Lyons stole the winning run on Tuesday, running from second base on contact when Destin Hood rapped a two-out, broken-bat grounder to third in the seventh inning. It gave the Suns a 1-0 victory and a sweep of a doubleheader with the Asheville Tourists. Hagerstown won the opener 4-1. The play looked just like the one Snipes scored on as Willie Mays Hayes in the movie "Major League," when he scored from second on a bunt to help the Cleveland Indians win a playoff game.
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