The Scum Paper
The title of this post is taken from Facebook exchanges among some people who proudly refuse to subscribe to The Baltimore Sun (historically known as “The Sunpaper”) because we’re all so damned lefty here at the paragraph factory.
Pity. That means that they will miss in tomorrow’s editions Fred Rasmussen’s recollections of the “tomato feud” between Earl Weaver of the Orioles and the groundskeeper who grew tomatoes in left field at Memorial Stadium.
And Michael Sragow’s account of how Baltimore native Jaimy Gordon struggled for years to write and find a publisher for Lord of Misrule, the novel about horse racing that won her the National Book Award.
And Richard Gorelick’s appreciation of the variations on Louisiana cuisine that can be eaten while listening to live music at Chef Mac’s on Harford Road.
And Childs Walker’s account of how Towson University aspires to energize its floundering athletic program.
And Mary Gail Hare’s story about the elementary school students at St. Casimir’s School who present the Stations of the Cross as tableaux vivants every Lent.
Still, I suppose people have to be careful if they want to keep all this Bolshie stuff out of the house.