Welcome to “The Baltimore Wire” Sports Blog


Even the most casual visitor to Baltimore’s beautiful Inner Harbor cannot escape noticing that Charm City is a sports town. Though perhaps visiting the National Aquarium or the famed U.S.S. Constellation warship, the tourist’s eye cannot help but see the M&T Bank Stadium where the Super Bowl Champion Ravens play their homes games. And even nearer is Oriole Park at Camden Yards – the baseball stadium that initiated a new era of urban ballparks incorporating the historic Americana field of the national pastime with all the amenities of the modern age.

Nov 10, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) celebrates after kicking the game winning field goal in overtime at M&T Bank Stadium

They say that Yankee Stadium is “The House that Ruth Built.” But the Baltimore home in which he was born is a baseball museum about the great legend of the game (along with other local sports legends). The Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum is in the same neighborhood just a walk from both stadiums and the harbor.

This blog is dedicated to the coverage of Baltimore and Maryland sports – reporting and commenting daily as new legends emerge in The Land of Pleasant Living. The focus will be particularly upon the Ravens, Orioles, and Terps … but we will often also extend to include other local colleges and preps stories of high interest.

This local sports page is a part of one of America’s fastest growing sports networks – FanSided.com.  With close to 250 sports sites, every professional team and major college has an individual focus; and The Baltimore Wire is the network’s 26th local site covering an array of regional sports in a given geographical area.

So please come along with us on this journey. There are a variety of ways to connect through social media and phone and tablet apps, etc… and be sure to like us on Facebook. Check us out each morning or evening for the latest news and opinions, interact with us in discussions, and pass the word along to other Baltimore sports friends.

The blog name – The Baltimore Wire – is a takeoff from the very popular TV drama series that was set in and around Baltimore. (To read about it, click HERE)  And it also has the double entendre of the news wire from an earlier era of sports journalism. I am old enough to have worked as a sportswriter for a newspaper at that time. It was great fun to sit in the newsroom and watch the “wire” machine magically type out the latest breaking news in the wide world of sports. It was someone’s job to regularly be watching what was coming in so that a big item would never be missed.

Author’s photo of the warehouse at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

But we live in a time of immediate communication – where people close to the epicenter of an earthquake are able to comment upon it, and folks in a farther area read about it before the ripple arrives and they feel it themselves. “The Baltimore Wire” is a part of that fast-paced world, and we will look to be among the first to not so much “break” stories, but rather comment upon and give early thoughtful analysis. We’ll look back at what happened in the last contest, look forward to the keys for upcoming games, and evaluate rosters, drafts, and organizational strategies on and off the field.

This is going to be great … and so we invite you to be a vital part of it.

Randy Buchman – Editor