| Aug 11, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Aug. 12, 1997: At Camden Yards, flags fly at half-staff and the Orioles play without a public address announcer in honor of Rex Barney, 72, who had died overnight of natural causes. The stadium voice of the Birds for 23 years at Memorial Stadium and...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:37 PM
As the crowd filed into the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen to attend Art Donovan’s funeral mass one man lingered on the church steps, a Baltimore Colts jersey on his back and his little dog, Max, at his side.
“I live nearby and came to pay my...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 5:12 PM
There was a message left on the office phone one cold night in 2001, but the caller didn't leave his name. It was just an old raspy voice wanting to say hi.
I recognized the voice because I had heard him talk several hundred times, so I called him...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Samie Anderson chose to celebrate his 105th birthday with family and a few of his favorite people.
The Baltimore Orioles.
The centenarian fan returned to Baltimore on Sunday, where he lived for more than 70 years and was a devoted baseball fan, from...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Attempting to make the postseason for a second consecutive year, the Orioles made the boldest move of Wednesday’s exceptionally quiet non-waiver trade deadline, acquiring 28-year-old right-handed pitcher Bud Norris from the Houston Astros for two...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Ilias "Louis" Sabracos, a fixture in Baltimore's Greek community who owned several successful businesses, including a barbershop and diner, died Wednesday at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center after suffering a stroke. He was 81.
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Maureen Hall cradled the bulbous, papier-mache mask with its black feathers and orange beak. The temperature had pushed past 90 degrees, but the 6th-grade teacher from Parkville didn't hesitate to pull it over her head as onlookers snapped photos of her...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 3:05 AM
When Joe Zayatz arrived at Oakland Mills in 2009, the Scorpions baseball team was a proud but struggling organization.
After a 1-18 season in which Oakland Mills was outscored 238-44, there was much work to be done to bring the team back to...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Eighteen times, he suited up for baseball's All-Star Game. No American Leaguer has played in more. The two trophies Cal Ripken Jr. won as the game's Most Valuable Player gleam, plain to see, in the former Oriole's Reisterstown home.
Ripken played in the...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 3:57 PM
The next time you go to Camden Yards, keep your eye on him, the way he shifts a few feet before every batter to maximize his odds for an easy path to the ball, the way he avoids contorting himself into an awkward throwing position.
Try not to be...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:39 AM
The Orioles tried not to make a big deal of Wei-Yin Chen’s absence for nearly two months because of a strained oblique.
But the Taiwanese lefty has been exceptionally consistent in his year-plus, major league career and not having him take the...
| May 30, 2013
| 1:03 PM
So Chris Davis … wow.
There are so many ways to convey the absurdity of his start to the 2013 season. If he somehow continued hitting at his current pace, he would finish with totals that could slide neatly into Babe Ruth’s prime.