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Bachman Overdrive: Baines turns 50; Mariners a pleasant surprise

March 15, 2010 |

Today’s Overdrive sends birthday wishes to Harold Baines and takes a trip downtown to see the Baltimore Mariners open their 2010 season at 1st Mariner Arena.

Bachman Overdrive: Baltimore Street fossil full of memories

March 11, 2010 |

Back in 1962, the Baltimore Civic Center opened for business. Today, the same building is called the 1st Mariner Arena. Arenas around the country have come and gone, but here in Baltimore, the fossil on Baltimore Street still stands.

We’re here to talk about the present, A-Rod

February 17, 2009 |

A-Rod is a liar. He lied again today. Mark McGwire looked like a jerk back in 2005 when he said, “I’m not here to talk about the past.” I hope anyone caught juicing from here on says the same thing. The Ravens said they are going to franchise Terrell Suggs if he doesn’t sign by [...]

A mixed bag for C-Mac

February 16, 2009 |

I always thought that Chris McAlister got a bad rap on the field. Week after week, he went out there against the best receivers in the league. If he got beat, the first thing that you would hear in the stands would be fans cursing him out. People seemed to forget that the other team [...]

Friday thoughts: NBA All-Star Game, NASCAR and … chocolates

February 13, 2009 |

For whatever reason, I don’t have as much interest in the NBA All-Star Game as I used to. It’s probably because I’m getting old, or maybe it’s because there is so much more to watch on TV. I’m thinking that’s probably it. I mean come on, watching the Wizards against the Bucks, when you could [...]