Red, white and blue. Horizontal stripes. Elvin Hayes in the house. No sign anywhere of the misshaped magician with the bizarre beard. The Washington Wizards are again the Washington Bullets — in everything but name.
Buck Showalter is at it again. After guiding the last-place Baltimore Orioles to a 34-23 finish last season, Showalter warned that it would be foolish to expect a carry-over into this year. And now, in the wake of Baltimore’s 4-0 start, he is again calling for the team’s long-suffering fans to temper their enthusiasm with a bit of perspective.
Towson’s men’s basketball team faced long enough odds as 19-point underdogs at George Mason. It got no easier when a hellacious 10-hour drive over some 70 miles forced a postponement of Wednesday night’s matchup.