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  • Lots of love -- and snubs -- for Orioles in Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest' book

    Lots of love -- and snubs -- for Orioles in Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest' book
    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...
  • Orioles thoughts and observations: Being eliminated from the playoff race and Manny Machado

    Orioles thoughts and observations: Being eliminated from the playoff race and Manny Machado
    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...
  • How does Manny Machado compare with some of baseball's young phenoms?

    How does Manny Machado compare with some of baseball's young phenoms?
    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...
  • Chris Davis makes his first major league start in right field

    Chris Davis makes his first major league start in right field
    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...
  • After flashing the leather, will Orioles' Chris Davis go back to using it?

    After flashing the leather, will Orioles' Chris Davis go back to using it?
    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...
  • Wilson Betemit discovers hitting zone in Atlanta

    Wilson Betemit discovers hitting zone in Atlanta
    – 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...
  • Who in NL should get final All-Star spot?

    Regional hero: Freese Ron Fritz Baltimore Sun 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...
  • Orioles 2011 entrance songs

    Orioles 2011 entrance songs
    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....
  • One-on-One with Peter Schmuck: Cal Ripken Jr.

    One-on-One with Peter Schmuck: Cal Ripken Jr.
    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...
  • No replacement for Matusz in rotation named yet

    No replacement for Matusz in rotation named yet
    A day after optioning Brian Matusz to Triple-A Norfolk, Orioles manager Buck Showalter acknowledged that the replacement for the struggling left-hander in the rotation may not be decided until after this weekend. Assuming that everything goes as...
  • Orioles can't get out of own way, lose to Braves, 5-4

    Orioles can't get out of own way, lose to Braves, 5-4
    The Orioles finally did tonight what recently looked like an impossibility for them when they took their first lead in 39 innings on Mark Reynolds' towering two-run homer over the center-field wall in the top of the fourth. A lead over the Atlanta Braves...
  • Reynolds blasts Orioles past Braves, 5-4

    Reynolds blasts Orioles past Braves, 5-4
    A day after a frustrated Mark Reynolds stood by his locker and said his two-homer game meant nothing because the end result was another loss, the third baseman rescued the Orioles with one more powerful swing. A half-inning after the Atlanta Braves had...