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  • Hundreds rally for the Orioles at City Hall

    Hundreds rally for the Orioles at City Hall
    Hundreds of Baltimore Orioles fans rallied in front of City Hall on Wednesday, hoping their joyful noise would reach the team preparing to take on the Yankees in New York City in the third game of the American League Division Series. "We're sending a...
  • Earl Weaver preached moneyball before it became 'Moneyball'

    Earl Weaver preached moneyball before it became 'Moneyball'
    Earl Weaver’s last great season as a manager, 1982, coincided with my first as a young baseball fan, growing up in Baltimore. So in a sense, he has always been the manager — the Platonic ideal of the species — for me. What I didn&...
  • Reaction to Earl Weaver's death

    Reaction to Earl Weaver's death
    Peter Angelos, Orioles managing partner "Earl Weaver stands alone as the greatest manager in the history of the Orioles organization and one of the greatest in the history of baseball. This is a sad day for everyone who knew him and for all Orioles...
  • Adam Jones named Most Valuable Oriole; Steve Johnson ailing

    Adam Jones named Most Valuable Oriole; Steve Johnson ailing
    Center fielder Adam Jones, who has 32 homers and played every game of this season, has been named the Most Valuable Oriole, becoming the seventh player in club history to win the award in consecutive seasons. But not all the news Sunday morning was good....
  • Buck backs DeMarlo Hale and J.J. Hardy after baserunning miscommunication

    Buck backs DeMarlo Hale and J.J. Hardy after baserunning miscommunication
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter was interviewed from the dugout during the TBS broadcast and shared his thoughts on J.J. Hardy being deked by Alex Rodriguez at third base in the third inning of Game 2 of the ALDS on Monday night. Third-base coach...
  • Former Orioles manager Earl Weaver dies at 82

    Former Orioles manager Earl Weaver dies at 82
    Earl Weaver penned his own epitaph. “On my tombstone just write, ‘The sorest loser that ever lived,’ “ he once said. Weaver, the Orioles’ chain-smoking, umpire-baiting, tomato-growing manager who led the team to four...
  • Orioles fans are buying in to playoff hopes

    Orioles fans are buying in to playoff hopes
    It's early fall in Baltimore, that time of year when purple banners, car flags and sweatshirts normally dominate the landscape, as surely as the colors are soon to hit the trees. But Charm City isn't just NFL country now. In grade schools and taverns, at...
  • Art Donovan wasn't from here, but he epitomized Baltimore

    Art Donovan wasn't from here, but he epitomized Baltimore
    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...
  • Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy proud of his milestone

    Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy proud of his milestone
    Give Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy some kudos for knowing his franchise history. With his solo homer in the second inning Friday, Hardy became the third Orioles shortstop to record three consecutive 20-homer seasons. And when told of the accomplishment,...
  • Ripken abduction a year later bizarre and chilling [Editorial]

    Ripken abduction a year later bizarre and chilling [Editorial]
    A year later, it remains one of the oddest criminal cases in recent years in Harford County. On July 24, 2012, Vi Ripken, mother of baseball living legend Cal Ripken Jr., and first lady of the Ripken baseball family, went missing from her modest home in...
  • Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti ecstatic after team earns Super Bowl berth

    Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti ecstatic after team earns Super Bowl berth
    Holding a victory cigar in his right hand, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti was obviously an extremely happy man following the AFC championship game. Heading to the Super Bowl for the first time since becoming majority owner of the Ravens, taking over for...
  • Vi Ripken reflects on life a year after her mysterious kidnapping and safe return

    Vi Ripken reflects on life a year after her mysterious kidnapping and safe return
    One year after she was abducted at gunpoint and taken on a daylong trek in the back seat of her Lincoln Town Car, Vi Ripken still can't help worrying when she pulls into a parking spot and another car pulls up behind her. Ripken, the 75-year-old...