| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A couple decades ago Major League Baseball dealt with a more innocuous, but still illegal, practice — players taking "greenies," or amphetamines, to boost player performance ("Steroids and 'stealing,'" Aug. 6).
More often than not, they were...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 8:37 PM
The 2013 baseball season could be unlike any other in history, with an unprecedented wave of suspensions possible by the All-Star break in the mushrooming Biogenesis scandal.
Ryan Braun, the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player who beat the rap...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:24 PM
The news broke this afternoon that the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a five-year, $125 million deal, pending a physical, with talented but troubled slugger Josh Hamilton.
As a baseball writer, my first reaction was this: Maybe commissioner Bud Selig...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 8:32 PM
Lee MacPhail, a Hall of Fame baseball executive who served as the Orioles' general manager from 1959 to 1965, died Thursday evening at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 95.
Mr. MacPhail, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1998, represented the...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 6:34 PM
Not South Florida's fault
Why would baseball give up on South Florida? South Florida taxpayers paid $360 million to build a new ballpark and to improve the Marlins' chances of sustaining a competitive team.
| Apr 23, 2013
| 8:31 PM
The last time the Orioles faced knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, they were mystified by pitches with so little spin that you could nearly make out Bud Selig's signature on the baseball.
But Tuesday, the Orioles figured out the reigning National League Cy...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 11:59 AM
March 28, 2009: In the longest lacrosse game in NCAA history — seven overtimes — top-ranked Virginia defeats No. 9 Maryland, 10-9. Brian Carroll (Gilman) scores the winning goal for the host Cavaliers. The game lasts 3 hours, 45 minutes....
| Apr 27, 2012
| 3:16 PM
As a player and manager, Frank Robinson represented seven major league organizations in eight cities.
These days, he lives about 2,700 miles away in the Los Angeles area and makes it back to Baltimore only about two or three times a year.
| Mar 5, 2012
| 3:44 PM
As a teenager growing up in the shadow of Memorial Stadium, working as a batboy in the clubhouses with the Baltimore Orioles and opposing teams was a dream job for Ronald Shelton.
But Shelton said he quietly left the job before he had planned to do so...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 8:40 PM
David Stern, NBA
Still The Man, though the NBA has hit some potholes. Stern imposed the lockout to overhaul an economic system he says led 23 of 30 teams to lose money. Barring a quick agreement, the opening of training camps in early October will be...
| Sep 28, 2011
The Yankees and Phillies are in the playoffs, again. The Royals and Pirates are not, again.
Same teams, same big money, same October story?
Not so fast.
The Diamondbacks just went from last to first. The Tigers won a division championship for the first...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 8:36 PM
Keep an eye on the Blue Jays when teams start throwing around money this fall. After brilliantly ridding themselves of Vernon Wells and Alex Rios, the Blue Jays are expected to become major players in free agency within the next two years....