The Orioles are headed to Toronto on Thursday for a weekend series against the Blue Jays, but Cuban outfielder Dariel Alvarez will not be making the first half of the upcoming six-game road trip that concludes in New York.
Cal Ripken Jr. kept us all in suspense for the 13 years leading up to the night he broke Lou Gehrig's supposedly unbreakable consecutive-games record, so why should Tuesday night have been any different?
It’s almost hard to believe that Hall of Famer Frank Robinson turned 80 on Monday, but it has been 49 years since he led the Orioles to their first world championship in his first season in an Orioles uniform.
If you take Cal Ripken Jr. at his word, his quest to become baseball's all-time iron man was not a quest at all.
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.
J.J. Hardy's silver lining: It's hard to find a positive aspect to the injury that sent shortstop J.J. Hardy to the disabled list at such a critical time in the season, but there have been a couple of uplifting developments that have come as a direct result.
Through the miracle of the expanded wild-card playoff format, the Orioles remain in contention for a spot in the postseason despite the dramatic and deflating downturn that has called into question everything from the current structure of the team to the future composition of the front office.
If you're a Ravens fan, the past week has probably sucked a lot of optimism out of a preseason that started with such promise.