| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
We'll take a break from Orioles rumors that most likely won’t come to fruition -- I never say never, but I say "most likely not" a whole lot in the winter -- to look at the findings of a pretty cool book I thought would be of interest to many of...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:32 AM
The Orioles knew their chances of making the playoffs this season were minuscule entering Tuesday night -- a less than 0.1 percent chance, according to CoolStandings.com -- but manager Buck Showalter had his team believing down to that last sliver of...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:22 PM
When he charges onto the infield grass, makes that barehanded pickup and throws a rocket to first, Manny Machado reminds Orioles fans of a superstar third baseman of yesteryear.
When he breaks out of the batter's box on a liner into the gap and hits...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 6:43 PM
Ryan Flaherty rattles off the different gloves he has in his locker at Ed Smith Stadium.
"There's outfielder, a second baseman's one, one for third and short, one for first," he said.
No catcher's mitt?
"Not yet," said Flaherty, who was taken from...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 8:30 PM
A simple comparison
All you need to do to know that Chipper Jones is a first-ballot Hall of Famer is compare his career statistics to those of other third basemen enshrined in Cooperstown.
Let's start with traditional stats....
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:56 PM
The first thing you notice about Wilson Betemit as he talks about his career is that there is no bitterness in his voice, no spite toward previous organizations for a perceived lack of opportunities.
No, Betemit, the 30-year-old switch-hitter the Orioles...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 7:11 PM
ATLANTA — Chris Davis couldn't pinpoint the last time he made a start in right field — a statement in itself how long and infrequent it's been.
But with the Orioles losing the designated hitter Friday in Atlanta, manager Buck Showalter's...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Before making his first big-league start in rightfield on Friday night, Chris Davis picked his words carefully, but still got his point across.
“I’m just happy to be playing on the other side of the ball,” he said.
In the dugout...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 4:36 PM
– Orioles third baseman Wilson Betemit began his big-league career with the Braves, spending parts of four seasons as the organization's shortstop of the future.
Six organizations later, Betemit returns to Atlanta for the third time since he was...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 8:37 PM
Regional hero: Freese
Why not an almost local hero? David Freese isn't from Kansas City, but he plays for the Cardinals and grew up outside of St. Louis, about a four-hour drive to Kansas City. He led the Cardinals to the...
| Apr 3, 2011
| 1:42 PM
All ballplayers have one.
Mark McGwire had "Welcome to the Jungle," Chipper Jones famously uses "Crazy Train" and Mariano Rivera still enters Yankee Stadium to Metallica's "Enter Sandman."
Entrance songs can be mellow, combative, sometimes inspiring....
| Aug 23, 2010
| 4:31 PM
It's hard to believe, but the fresh-faced kid who burst into the Orioles lineup in 1982, caught the final out of the World Series in 1983 and broke Lou Gehrig's supposedly unbreakable consecutive games record in 1995 has reached the half-century mark. Cal...