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Milton Kent

Milton Kent hosted the weekly commentary Sports at Large from its creation in 2002 to its finale in July 2013. He has written about sports locally and nationally since 1988, covering the Baltimore Orioles, University of Maryland men's basketball, women's basketball and football, the Washington Wizards, the NBA, men's and women's college basketball and sports media for the Baltimore Sun and AOL Fanhouse.  He has covered the World Series, the American and National League Championship Series, the NFL playoffs, the NBA Finals and 17 NCAA men's and women's Final Fours. He currently teaches journalism at Morgan State University.

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Last month, in a Baltimore hotel, Rob Manfred became baseball commissioner-elect.

Even if Marie Antoinette never actually said “Let them eat cake," the attitude of obliviousness towards the needs of the less fortunate certainly exists.

Sometimes, the measure of a good team lies not in what it does, but what it doesn’t do under pressure.

It isn’t often that you see a public figure, much less the commissioner of the National Football League, shrink before your very eyes.

Does a single bad act obliterate the good that a person has done over a period of time?

When baseball officials were looking for someone to take part in this year’s Home Run Derby portion of the All-Star Game celebration, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones wasted no time volunteering.

It’s always helpful to seek out other people’s thinking on big issues.

So, have you caught the fever yet?

I believe Daniel Snyder, the owner of the Washington Redskins, when he says that he will never change the name of the team.

Every so often, we who regularly spend time with young people, whether it’s in a classroom setting or around the dinner table, would be wise to remember that they are young, capable of brilliant conduct in one moment and astoundingly silly behavior in the next.

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