Baseball was America’s green-grass-in-the-outfield game, often made romantic, patriotic and whatnot, and the baseball upholders of the faith didn’t like locker room stories.
For those watching at the bar of Georgetown’s Martin’s Tavern around 2 p.m. on July 14, amid a friendly crowd, the cries of “Great shot!” were soon overtaken by a wave of wows and OMGs.
Chairman Rick Murphy said he had just heard at 4 p.m. about decision by DC Public Schools to transfer to DPR its administrative oversight of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts playing field.
The game, with some interruption, dates back to 1909, when William Howard Taft was president. With the win, the Democrats evened the series at 42-42 with one tie.
This year's game, held on June 19 at Watkins Recreation Center on Capitol Hill, raised $358,000 for the Young Survival Coalition to assist young adults affected by breast cancer.
The trophies given out at the end of each race in the race tower paddock were handed to laughing family owners of all ages, from grandpas to great-grandchildren in spring dresses and jeans.
Sports, it always turns out, is the Band-Aid, the nurse, the cool glass of water at the end of a hot day, the reward for the unrewarding job, the passion injected into the lives that may not have enough.
For fans and superfans of college basketball of all ages, this was the day and night of reckoning, followed by Monday morning analysis: the official opening of March Madness.
The Feb. 20 win was the first for the Hoyas (16-10, 6-7 Big East) over a ranked opponent since 2017, and Ewing's first against a top-25 opponent in eight tries.
The lives and deaths of athletes, especially baseball players, seem to be about numbers, stats, plaques and titles and records. Baseball seems to love to...