Author: Corey McLaughlin

Transition Game

Transition Game

This time last year, Kyle Harrison came home and stepped onto something familiar—a lacrosse field in Baltimore—but saw a scene he didn’t expect: hundreds of school-aged black boys and girls running around with sticks and helmets and pads being exposed to the game that has touched nearly every part of his own life since he…

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Will UMBC Men’s Basketball Make March Madness Happen Again?

Will UMBC Men’s Basketball Make March Madness Happen Again?

If anyone is wondering what life is like for the UMBC men’s basketball program—coming up on one year after its star turn as America’s favorite underdog—just know that it’s still pretty great. Last night, on their suburban Baltimore campus, when the Retrievers faced America East rival Vermont, the UMBC athletic department proclaimed it Fortnite Night.…

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Lust for Life

Lust for Life

“Life is so interesting, isn’t it?,” says 97-year-old Lois Blum Feinblatt. She should know. In 1966, when most women her age were stay-at-home moms, she was already a trailblazer, working in Baltimore’s department of welfare, where she screened every couple in the city who was interested in adopting a child.

Remembering Orioles Legend Frank Robinson, the Reticent Pioneer

Remembering Orioles Legend Frank Robinson, the Reticent Pioneer

On Thursday, Baltimore—and baseball as a whole—lost a legend as Frank Robinson passed away at the age of 83 at his Los Angeles home after a long battle with cancer. Not only did Robinson fulfill more roles than any other person in the history of the Orioles organization, but the former manager, player, and front-office executive was multi-faceted when it came to his character.

Inside the Mind of the Former NASA Engineer Co-Piloting the Orioles’ Rebuild

Inside the Mind of the Former NASA Engineer Co-Piloting the Orioles’ Rebuild

Sig Mejdal has been finding data-driven ways to give teams an edge, almost as long as anybody in professional baseball, save for the early 2000s staff of the Oakland Athletics, who were featured in the book and movie Moneyball. That tale inspired Mejdal to consider his current career path and ultimately quit his job engineering for astronauts.

Will Mike Mussina Wear an Orioles or Yankees Hat Into the Hall of Fame?

Will Mike Mussina Wear an Orioles or Yankees Hat Into the Hall of Fame?

Mike Mussina, now 50 years old with gray in his goatee, was just finishing coaching a practice of his son’s high school basketball team Tuesday night in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, when his phone rang. The voice on the other end delivered the good news. In Mussina’s sixth year on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, the…

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