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  • How the Orioles should use the playoffs to influence their starting rotation rebuild

    How the Orioles should use the playoffs to influence their starting rotation rebuild

    With the MLB playoffs in full swing, it's been part amusing and part morbid as I’m watching each game and series to try to conceptualize how the Orioles would have gotten their requisite 27 outs with the pitching staff they assembled this season. Their starts were already shorter than any other...

  • Staff picks for the ALCS and NLCS

    Staff picks for the ALCS and NLCS

    The Baltimore Sun’s Orioles beat writers and editors make their predictions for the American League and National League Championship Series. Click through the photos above to see who they pick.

  • How the back end of the Orioles roster came to define their 2017 season

    How the back end of the Orioles roster came to define their 2017 season

    While the Orioles’ roster maneuvering can become a punch line over the course of a six-month season, with constant changes required to keep the pitching staff afloat, this year's bevvy of transactions actually tells a pretty coherent story. From their Opening Day roster to the bloated one at the...

  • As playoffs progress, Orioles could learn from Yankees' rebuild

    As playoffs progress, Orioles could learn from Yankees' rebuild

    As the American League Championship Series opens Friday night in Houston, and Orioles fans are forced to watch the division-rival New York Yankees play for a ticket to the World Series, there’s a lot to learn from the way the Yankees have constructed a club built to win for years to come. The Orioles...

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Remembering Cal Ripken Jr.'s 2,131st consecutive game

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  • Remembering 2,131: Memories of Cal Ripken Jr.'s magical night

    Remembering 2,131: Memories of Cal Ripken Jr.'s magical night

    It has been two decades since Cal Ripken Jr. played in his 2,131st consecutive game, but for those who were at Camden Yards on the night Ripken stepped into history, the memories are still vivid. Twenty years later, some are still connected to the Orioles franchise. But one resounding theme most...

  • Twenty years after 2,131, Cal Ripken Jr. looks back at post-playing career, ahead to future

    Twenty years after 2,131, Cal Ripken Jr. looks back at post-playing career, ahead to future

    When Cal Ripken Jr. retired in 2001, there was an overwhelming sentiment about his future: No matter what he did post-playing career, baseball's Iron Man would be successful. His drive, work ethic and insatiable curiosity continue to be on display as he recently turned 55. Whether it's as a business...

  • Twenty years after 2,131, Orioles celebrate Cal Ripken Jr.'s 'superhuman' accomplishment

    Twenty years after 2,131, Orioles celebrate Cal Ripken Jr.'s 'superhuman' accomplishment

    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? Ripken conceded a few minutes before the 20th anniversary celebration of that moment that he...

  • The importance of the Streak that likely will stand forever

    The importance of the Streak that likely will stand forever

    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. He would tell you — and he did many times after the Streak took on a life of its own — that his only obsession was with playing on that day, not the ones that came after or the ones...

  • Orioles honor Cal Ripken Jr., mark 20th anniversary of 2,131

    Orioles honor Cal Ripken Jr., mark 20th anniversary of 2,131

    As a video commemorating Cal Ripken Jr.’s 2,131st consecutive game played on the video board at Camden Yards before Tuesday’s game, Ripken sat inside a VIP room under the seating bowl and watched quietly, reliving the historic moment of 20 years ago on a television set.  Ripken admitted to getting...

  • 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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