So You Want to Build a Sports Statue

Brooks Robinson Statue Photo by Maroon PR My home town of Baltimore, Maryland once held the moniker of “MonumentalCity” because of the hundreds of statues and monuments that adorned our downtown plazas. And while we don’t generate the same kind … Continue reading

Risks of the Game

On Monday, following the memorial services for Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon, who died last Sunday in the Indycar finale in Las Vegas, drivers and Indycar officials met to discuss how to make the sport safer. They want to find … Continue reading

Last Game at Memorial Stadium

Last Pitch at Memorial Stadium, October 6, 1991 Twenty years ago last week an era in Baltimore’s sports history ended.  It was October 6, 1991.  The debate about the need for a new ballpark was over.   The hearings were concluded.  … Continue reading

Between the Lines: A Path to Peace

This month I’m on my way to Oakville, Ontario, to attend the annual conference of the International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA), a fraternity of 130 sports museums and halls of fame from all over the globe. One topic I plan … Continue reading

Early ‘Poppa Bear’ Banks

Earl “Poppa Bear” Banks I love the fall…the cooler weather, the changing colors, and, of course, the football. Football’s roots run deep in Maryland.  The City-Poly Game (or Poly-City Game if you are a Poly alumnus) is the second-oldest football … Continue reading

An Evening With Earl

Legendary Orioles Manager Earl Weaver Last night our SportsLegendsMuseum hosted an evening with Earl Weaver and it proved to be more than any of us could have hoped for. Earl Weaver managed his last game for the Orioles to conclude … Continue reading

The Power of Sports

Russian Baseball Player, Petr Denisov holding Babe Ruth’s 1927 home run bat It never ceases to amaze me the incredible power sports has to bring people together.  No other aspect of human civilization crosses ethnic, gender, religious, political and economic … Continue reading

The New Preakness

Baltimore Grand Prix Harbor Rendering | McCormick Taylor, Inc.  The Baltimore Grand Prix is finally upon us. Some people are really excited, others not so much. Will the race make money?  Is it good for Baltimore?  Is it worth the … Continue reading