| Oct 11, 2012
| 6:45 AM
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....
| Oct 12, 2012
| 3:31 PM
NEW YORK — The big news coming before Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Friday afternoon was that New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi had benched their most expensive player, third baseman Alex Rodriguez, due to Rodriguez's continued...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Chris Davis is well aware of how his offensive numbers plummeted when he played right field in June and July.
In 16 games in right field prior to Sunday, Davis had hit just .138 with a .150 on-base percentage and struck out 22 times in 58 at-bats.
| Oct 14, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Grin and bear it
Los Angeles Times
Give him a pay cut! They did, actually. His contract calls for his salary to drop from $29 million this year to $28 million next year.
The issue is not that Rodriguez cannot play. He batted .272 with...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Down for the count
It's always dangerous to count the Yankees out — except right now. They're one blow from being out cold, and Justin Verlander is winding up for a haymaker.
These Yankees are old, and one-dimensional....
| Jun 30, 2012
| 6:38 PM
During the seventh-inning stretch of an otherwise brutal Orioles' beating on Saturday, the video scoreboard at Camden Yards flashed a message that drew a thunderous roar from the announced crowd of 35,335.
The Orioles had just traded two minor leaguers...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 7:30 PM
With a wide smile and a hint of bravado, Manny Machado says mostly all the right things about his baseball-playing future.
The Orioles' 19-year-old phenom doesn't have a timetable for when he'll make the majors, though he'd like it to be sooner rather...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 7:25 PM
TAMPA – For new Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel, this spring had been a re-introduction to the American League East. After three seasons in Colorado, he’s getting re-adjusted to the lineups he saw during his first major league seasons in...
| May 1, 2012
| 8:56 PM
By the end of Tuesday night, Orioles manager Buck Showalter had reached the 1,000-win milestone, left-hander Brian Matusz had sidestepped club infamy and designated hitter Nick Johnson had finally exhaled in a 7-1 victory over the New York Yankees.
| Aug 14, 2011
Angels reliever Scott Downs, a former Blue Jay, spoke for a lot of people in Toronto when he trashed the ESPN story speculating that sign stealing at the Rogers Centre has helped Jose Bautista establish himself as one of baseball's best hitters....
| Jun 1, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:...
| Jun 17, 2011
Milling about the club level of Ripken Stadium on Monday morning, awaiting the Aberdeen IronBirds' media day activities to begin, I was surrounded by members of this year's team who had been requested by myself and other attending journalists to sit and...