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Orioles find out that things really are tough all over

It was bad enough that the Orioles got shut out and swept in Texas, but that would not be the end of the indignity that would attach to them over the course of a very eventful Sunday across the major leagues.


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  • For struggling O's starter Ubaldo Jimenez, another tale of two half-seasons

    For struggling O's starter Ubaldo Jimenez, another tale of two half-seasons

    One of the more concerning components of the Orioles' recent collapse has been the regression of starter Ubaldo Jimenez, who was so good in the first half this season and has struggled mightily in the second.

  • Source: Indians president Mark Shapiro (Gilman) leaving for Blue Jays

    Mark Shapiro worked his way up from the bottom in Cleveland's front office, becoming one of baseball's most respected executives. He'll start at the top in Toronto. Shapiro, who has spent the past five years overseeing the Indians organization, is leaving Cleveland to become president and CEO of...

  • Twenty years later, Cal Ripken Jr. reflects on 2,131

    Twenty years later, Cal Ripken Jr. reflects on 2,131

    Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. has been thinking a lot about his playing career lately — partly because the media keep asking him about it. We have an infatuation with round numbers and anniversaries of historic events, and, for Baltimore, one of the most monumental is quickly approaching:...


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  • The path forward for city schools

    The path forward for city schools

    It's the first day of school in Baltimore, and I'm feeling the excitement and optimism I always feel on this day of the year. But in my decades as a teacher, administrator and superintendent, I have never felt more urgency and concern on a first day than I do today.

  • Caution: Children on board

    Caution: Children on board

    Across Maryland, most students are back in school as of today, and here's a preliminary number that schools, parents and everyone else ought to contemplate for the next nine months — 83. As a test score, that might not sound threatening, but it's no "B" and it's definitely not something that anyone...

  • Open the primaries

    Open the primaries

    The fastest growing segment of Maryland's electorate is voters who decline to identify as Republicans or Democrats. As The Sun's John Fritze reported recently, their numbers are up by 57 percent in the last decade, and they continue to grow despite the likelihood that both major parties will have...


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