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  • Jake Arrieta plans to savor his Wrigley Field start while hoping for more

    Jake Arrieta plans to savor his Wrigley Field start while hoping for more

    A proverbial limb, not a fence, is where Jake Arrieta will find himself standing when this season is over. The free-agent-to-be, along with his agent Scott Boras, both have said the 2015 Cy Young winner will test the market. Late last week, Boras called Arrieta "a squirrel with a lot of nuts in...

  • 'Bullpenning' all the rage as playoff teams yank starters earlier and earlier

    'Bullpenning' all the rage as playoff teams yank starters earlier and earlier

    A new terminology has entered baseball vernacular: “bullpenning.”It started with a phone call ... to the bullpen. Cubs fans got a major dose of it during the team's run to the 2016 world Series title, especially when manager Joe Maddon pulled starter Kyle Hendricks with two outs in the fifth inning...

  • NLCS Game 4 pitching matchup: Jake Arrieta vs. Alex Wood

    NLCS Game 4 pitching matchup: Jake Arrieta vs. Alex Wood

    Pitching matchup for Game 4 of the National League Championship Series between the Cubs and the Dodgers. Dodgers' Alex Wood Wood doesn't rust. Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood will test that law of nature when he takes the mound for Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. Wood, who hasn't...

  • Five things you may not remember about Justin Turner when he was an Oriole

    Five things you may not remember about Justin Turner when he was an Oriole

    The hero of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ walk-off victory over the Chicago Cubs’ in Game 2 of the NLCS may look familiar to longtime Orioles fans. Justin Turner played for the Orioles from 2009-2010 (though he didn’t sport his beard back then). Here are five things you may not remember about Turner,...

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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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