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Day: February 20, 2013

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Bryce Harper Sports Illustrated cover - Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Roy Sievers, Bryce Harper and Sports Illustrated

In 1958, Roy Sievers of the Washington Nationals (i.e., Washington Senators) was one of the best sluggers in the game. The previous year, he knocked out a league-leading 42 dingers and he would follow it up in ’58 with another 38 homers. Just before opening day in 1958, Mr. Sievers graced the cover of Sports […]

White House daguerreotype by John Plumbe, Jr. in 1846 (Library of Congress)

In Search of a Real White House Ghost

A great article in the Washington Post from November 2nd, 1902 is very apropos for this blog, or at least the name of the blog. We don’t really write about ghosts stories, except for the allegedly haunted suite at the Omni Shoreham and the Octagon House. Well, every now and then we make an exception, […]

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