Subscribe: baltimoresun.com - Dan Rodricks
http://feeds.baltimoresun.com/baltimoresun/news/local/bal-columnist-rodricks-rss2.0.xml
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade B rated
Language: English
Tags:
anthony brown  back  baltimore  baseball  brown  case  city  fans  hogan  mdash  national  orioles  ravens  ray rice  ray  rice  time 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: baltimoresun.com - Dan Rodricks

Dan Rodricks - baltimoresun.com



Dan Rodricks



Published: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:00:05 GMT

Last Build Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:00:05 GMT

Copyright: ©2014, baltimoresun.com
 



Ebola case raises concern about everyday hospital safety

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:00:00 GMT

If the transmission of the deadly Ebola virus from a now-deceased patient to one of his nurses occurred because of a "protocol breach," what does that say about the general state of patient and caregiver safety in hospitals across the country?(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-543c7a41/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-1014-20141013/400/400x225




Did Brown attack ads enhance Hogan's candidacy?

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 03:32:00 GMT

It might seem counterintuitive, but constantly speaking ill of your political opponent can work to his advantage. And that might be what's happened in the Maryland gubernatorial campaign between Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, the Democratic candidate, and real estate executive Larry Hogan, the Republican.(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-5439f7cd/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-1012-20141011/400/400x225




Marking time and life's milestones with the Orioles

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:00:00 GMT

One of the things I like about baseball — and there are a lot of things to like, especially when the Orioles reach the American League Championship Series — is the way it marks time. You don't have to be a stats freak to remember the milestones. When your team is alive in October, the year of that happy development registers forever.(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-54360d11/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-1009-20141009/400/400x225




Two women, two stories, two epilogues

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:00:00 GMT

Reaves case reveals the challenge of recovery; Kahn comes in from the cold

I need to circle back on a couple of stories, one from last winter, the other from a particularly busy June nine years ago. One story concerned an 80-year-old woman who lived in a van on a shopping center parking lot. The other was about a woman in her 40s who wanted to beat a heroin addiction and find her way back to the world she once knew.(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-54335ec1/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-1007-20141006/400/400x225




Mayor should have seen troubling brutality trend

Sun, 05 Oct 2014 03:49:00 GMT

Federal probe a wise move, but damages have been paid out for years

That's a wise move by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Tony Batts, asking the feds to open a civil rights investigation into police brutality and how cases are handled here.(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-5430c577/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-1005-20141004/400/400x225




A rush of emotions as Orioles start postseason

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:00:00 GMT

Rush-hour baseball comes to Camden Yards, and it felt pretty good

It was rush hour in the city of Baltimore, and on the first Thursday afternoon of October, the term had double meaning — the usual dreary one about cars and trucks and buses crawling along Pratt Street, but also a second one that describes what Orioles fans were feeling as the odd game time approached.(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-542e2677/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-orioles-1003-20141003/400/400x225




Democrats knock Hogan, but they like tax breaks, too

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:00:00 GMT

Republican's desire to cut Maryland's corporate taxes subject of attack ads

Here's another thing: The attack ad on Larry Hogan that claims Anthony Brown's Republican challenger for governor wants to give a $300 million tax break to corporations at the expense of kindergartners — that's another stretch into the shady side by the Democrats, and for a couple of reasons.(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-542c92cf/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-1002-20141002/400/400x225




Brown attacks on Hogan seem shady, even desperate

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:02:00 GMT

Democratic front-runner's counter-strategy suggests a close race

I went on YouTube to watch a gruesome video of a wild animal called a fisher, or fisher cat, attacking a silver fox — someone told me it would be educational, if you must know why — but I had to watch Anthony Brown tear into Larry Hogan first.(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-542a1fcb/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-0930-20140929/400/400x225




Looking for silver lining in the ugliness of the Rice case

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:12:00 GMT

But will Ravens' six-figure donation to House of Ruth mute criticism?

Even as we continued to dissect the National Football League's mishandling of the Ray Rice case and millionaires associated with the matter apologized (again) for being obtuse to domestic violence, the conversation seemed to turn toward a silver lining. To wit: Maybe good will come of this ugliness.(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-5427194b/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-0928-20140927/400/400x225




Finney's death at bus stop heartbreaking, infuriating

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 03:11:00 GMT

Law-abiding, workaday Baltimoreans need to stay angry about the gangs and their guns

Tuesday morning in a coffee shop, I heard someone wonder why Brandon Finney, the Shock Trauma surgical technician who was shot to death Sunday night, had been standing near Lexington Market at such a late hour. What was he doing there at 11:30?(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-54239b14/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-0925-20140924/400/400x225




Where were Chris Davis and Ray Rice for teachable moments?

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:53:40 GMT

Privileged men should learn, but they keeping making 'mistakes'

After reading Chris Davis' apologetic statement on his suspension from the Orioles for taking a drug he wasn't allowed to take under the rules of Major League Baseball, I had to look up the word "mistake." A "mistake" is what Davis said he made. His manager, an Orioles broadcaster and a teammate used the word as well.(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-5414a0f2/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-0914-20140913/400/400x225




'Goodell mishandled this situation from start to finish'

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:50:00 GMT

Social worker, petition founder and fan wants NFL commissioner to resign

This should have been a totally tall week for Baltimore — tall ships and Blue Angels for War of 1812 commemorations; the Orioles, ever closer to a division title, back home to play the Yankees; Derek Jeter bidding farewell to Camden Yards; the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium to face their biggest rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Thursday night on national television.(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-5410d89b/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-0911-20140910/400/400x225




Why didn't Ravens, NFL get Ray Rice video first?

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:31:26 GMT

Case leaves questions about response to domestic violence

How is it that TMZ, the celebrity gossip website, got its hands on the Ray Rice assault video before the National Football League did? Does TMZ pay more? Maybe so. But maybe the answer is even simpler than that, lying within the nature of each entity: The NFL wanted this disturbing story of domestic violence by one of its most popular players to go away, and TMZ did not.(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-540e36cb/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-0909-20140908/400/400x225




Supertrain is cool, but improve what we have right now

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 12:20:00 GMT

First priority should be public transportation expansion and improvements

So, first question: If you could travel to the nation's capital from Baltimore in 15 minutes by super-fast train, would you? Sure you would. You'd give it a try at least once, if only to brag that you had achieved land speed of 300 mph. It would be a bucket list kind of thing.(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-540a4711/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-0907-20140905/400/400x225




VanDyke traveled in Libya with slain journalists

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:00:00 GMT

Baltimore native, freedom fighter knew Foley and Sotloff from war zones

Matthew VanDyke, the self-styled "Arab Spring Freedom Fighter" from Baltimore, was a friend of the two American journalists who were beheaded by Islamic State militants.(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-5407e7d7/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-0904-20140903/400/400x225




Nobody asked me, but 'stun' judge needs to really retire

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:20:19 GMT

Of Judge Nalley, Red Sox, Yankees, Orioles and Shakespeare

Nobody asked me, but… A judge who orders an electric shock to silence a criminal defendant who refuses to shut up during a court proceeding has relinquished his eligibility for retirement duty on the bench.(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-5404db56/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-0902-20140901/400/400x225




What Labor Day needs is an official meal

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:59:00 GMT

An heirloom peppers-and-eggs sandwich to celebrate the working life

Like Thanksgiving, Labor Day is a national holiday. Unlike Thanksgiving, it does not have an official meal. One-hundred-and-twenty years on, it's time we had one. I'm nominating the peppers-and-eggs sandwich as the official meal of Labor Day, and I'll tell you why in a moment.(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-5403133d/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-0830-20140829/400/400x225




'Heroin capital' claim based on an old, bad number

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:00:00 GMT

National Geographic asserts Baltimore leads country in heroin addiction

What a difference four decades, a bad number, the war on drugs and reality television made: In 1975, National Geographic magazine devoted 27 glossy pages to the hidden charms of Baltimore. In 2014, the National Geographic Channel devotes an hour to the city's degeneracy and proclaims Baltimore "the Heroin Capital of America."(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-53fe87d5/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-0828-20140827/400/400x225




As technology advances, guns become deadlier, 'smarter'

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:00:00 GMT

Absurd idea: Use technology to advance safety of guns, not make us more vulnerable

Through stunning advances in technology, guns are becoming more accurate and deadlier. They are also becoming safer. Crazy as it might seem, gun-rights activists are excited about the former, but opposed to the latter.(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-53fbc6c3/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-0826-20140826/400/400x225




From Virginia, another idea for reversing crab decline

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:49:35 GMT

The fascinating and frustrating effort to understand and save Chesapeake icon

The latest idea for pulling Chesapeake blue crabs back from the brink of disaster — a fascinating and frustrating subject about which everyone seems to have an opinion — comes from the watermen who harvest and sell crabs in the Virginia end of the bay.(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)



More harm than good from crab ban, experts say

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:00:00 GMT

For scientific reasons, they say harvest moratorium will yield diminishing returns

Angus Phillips, an inveterate Annapolis-area crabber, joined my call for a moratorium on the harvest of blue crabs from the Chesapeake Bay. "The time has come," he wrote in The Washington Post last month, "to stop pussyfooting around and shut down crabbing for a few years, to give the delectable crustaceans a chance to recover the way geese, yellow perch and rockfish did."(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-53f51cc4/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-0821-20140821/400/400x225




Baltimore's future 'Monday Night Football shot'

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:04:00 GMT

A pedestrian bridge across the Inner Harbor would be costly but instantly iconic

First, let me acknowledge the following: The Baltimore harbor is still too polluted, too many Baltimoreans still throw too much trash in the street; we need better results from the city's public schools and more involved parents of school-age kids; we need to lower property taxes; we need to better support city businesses; we need to foster healthy morale and principled duty among teachers, firefighters and police officers, and they need to be adequately paid.(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-53ee9048/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-0817-20140815/400/400x225




Groping for answers in the darkness of suicide

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:45:00 GMT

Death of Robin Williams brings to mind friends who took their lives

This is Robin Williams Week in America; we are mourning the death by suicide of an extravagantly talented man who made us laugh and think. Here are some thoughts, starting with the words of an old friend whose father killed himself: "Suicide inflicts far more pain than it relieves."(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-53ebe7df/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-0814-20140813/400/400x225




Nobody asked me (about casinos or Ray Rice), but . . .

Sat, 09 Aug 2014 20:34:00 GMT

On Rice's ovation, the Horseshoe's opening, O'Malley's timing, Davis' duende

Nobody asked me, but … the fans who gave Ray Rice a standing ovation before Thursday's preseason game apparently have not read the Ravens' fan behavior policy — specifically, the part that says: "Fans help shape the Ravens' image." They also missed this: "Have fun, root hard, show respect for the fans around you, but don't be a jerk!"(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-53e68b7b/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-0810-20140809/400/400x225




Orioles to salute fans who held season tickets for 60 years

Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:00:00 GMT

Twenty-nine accounts go back to 1954 inaugural season

If there's any joy in Baltimore this week, it comes from baseball and the Orioles. With this frustrating city having slipped into another cycle of summer shootings — one of them ending the life of a 3-year-old girl — I guess we turn to baseball for communal relief from all that's awful, all that makes us angry and weary.(image)


(image)
(image)
(image)

(image) (image) (image)


Media Files:
http://www.trbimg.com/img-53e29ea3/turbine/bs-md-rodricks-0807-20140807/400/400x225