Five for Friday: Surprises from the first three weeks of the 2014 baseball season

Five for Friday: Surprises from the first three weeks of the 2014 baseball season

Baseball is a long season. But each year there are developments from the first few weeks that make your raise an eyebrow.

If Manny Machado is Orioles' only major leaguer from 2010 draft, is that a success?

This discussion came about earlier this week when the Orioles released outfielder Trent Mummey from High-A Frederick. The Orioles drafted Mummey in the fourth round in 2010 out of Auburn.

Ravens reinstate Rolando McClain

The Ravens reinstated middle linebacker Rolando McClain from the reserved/retired list just two days after he was unable to finish the team's conditioning test and struggled in individual drills.

Tracking ex-Orioles in the 2014 season

Tracking ex-Orioles

See how former Orioles like Scott Feldman and Francisco Rodriguez are doing with their new teams in 2014.

McDonogh's girls lacrosse winning streak [Pictures]

McDonogh's record streak

A look back at some of the McDonogh girls lacrosse team's wins during their record streak.

Peter Schmuck's Orioles observation deck for April 17

Schmuck's observations

Columnist Peter Schmuck analyzes the week that was for the Orioles, including the reed-hot Matt Wieters.

Peter Schmuck's Orioles observation deck for April 17

Peter Schmuck's Orioles observation deck

Each week of the 2014 baseball season, Baltimore Sun columnist Peter Schmuck gives his take on four subjects involving the Orioles, then...

Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley visited the Ravens, source says

Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley visited the Ravens, source says

Alabama inside linebacker C.J. Mosley visited the Ravens this week, according to a league source.

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Duke's Jabari Parker to enter NBA draft

Duke's Jabari Parker to enter NBA draft

A bitter end to a brilliant freshman season tempted Jabari Parker to put professional basketball on hold in favor of another year at Duke....

Loyola extends win streak with 13-5 thrashing of Bucknell

Loyola extends win streak with 13-5 thrashing of Bucknell

A little pre-game adjustment helped Brian Schultz enjoy a career performance.

Another dominant day gives No. 1 McDonogh girls record 104th straight win

With another dominant win, No. 1 McDonogh girls set national record

McDonogh's girls lacrosse players put the finishing touch on their historic 104th straight victory Thursday afternoon with a raucous...

Horse trainer Small, Breeders' Cup Classic winner, dies at 68

Horse trainer Small, Breeders' Cup Classic winner, dies at 68

Prominent Maryland trainer Richard "Dickie" Small, who conditioned 1994 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Concern, died late Friday night...

Nadal claycourt winning run ended by bold Ferrer

(Reuters) - Rafael Nadal's 30-match claycourt winning streak ended on Friday when the world number one was stunned 7-6(1) 6-4 by fellow...

Kuchar shrugs off Masters fade, ties Heritage lead

(Reuters) - Matt Kuchar shrugged off his Masters near-miss last week to share the lead after the opening round of the RBC Heritage in...


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