| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:27 AM
Welcome back to the bar. We got the furnace and leaky roof fixed just in time, apparently.
Today, I want to discuss a person whose name triggers some of the best arguments in Connolly's Bar history: Mike Mussina.
Every time we bring up the former...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:12 PM
The Orioles’ patience with Jake Arrieta ran out Tuesday, and you can’t really blame them for giving up on him.
A couple of years ago, Arrieta appeared to be the most promising of “the cavalry,” the nickname that former manager...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:40 PM
The evolution of Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman continued Friday night with an outing that was reminiscent of an experienced veteran and not a guy who was in the minors a year ago wondering about his future in the organization.
In the Orioles’...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:54 PM
The Orioles and their three remaining arbitration-eligible players have officially filed salary numbers for 2013.
Closer Jim Johnson, who led the majors in saves with 51, asked for $7.1 million while the Orioles countered with $5.7 million. He is in his...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 3:00 AM
It’s a pretty good time to be a Baltimore sports fan.
This is the first time since the Ravens came into existence in 1996 that both the Orioles and Ravens had season records above .500 in the same calendar year.
Both the Orioles and the Ravens...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Right-hander Jason Hammel pitched three innings and allowed just one hit in the Orioles' 10-inning, 7-7 Grapefruit League tie with the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium.
Hammels, who was making his second exhibition appearance, gave...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Right-hander Armando Galarraga, who is hoping to make the Orioles after missing much of last season because of injury, tired after a solid early performance and ended up allowing four runs in four innings as the Boston Red Sox beat the Orioles, 7-4, in...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 1:47 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. – In what has been a spring of watching the Orioles deal with injuries, one player that’s on the mend had a nice moment Friday in the team's 6-5 win over the Boston Red Sox.
Right fielder Nick Markakis who had just one extra-...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 2:23 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. – The Orioles roster thinned out a little Monday, with several players being sent out of camp including right-hander Brad Bergesen, who pitched in 34 games with the Orioles last year.
The Orioles have not yet announced the cuts, but...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 3:26 PM
The Orioles made nine roster moves heading into tonight’s Grapefruit League game with the Pirates, and when the dust clears, the team’s 25-man roster begins to get a little more clear.
The team optioned infielder Matt Antonelli to Triple-A...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 6:34 PM
– The Orioles thinned out their spring roster Monday, with eight players sent out of camp, including right-handers Brad Bergesen and Jason Berken and middle infielder Matt Antonelli, all of whom were optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.
Two more players,...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:53 PM
It's best to start this slice of Jake Arrieta lore with a minor discrepancy; it was either a couch or an overstuffed chair.
The exact piece of furniture isn't essential, what Arrieta did with it and why, that's the point here. The fact that its...