| Feb 13, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Eleven pitchers threw their first bullpen sessions Wednesday, and Buck Showalter liked his first impression of left-hander T.J. McFarland, the team’s Rule 5 pick in December.
“He was impressive today,” Showalter said. “It's kind...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 9:24 AM
As expected, the Orioles' only representative on USA Baseball's 27-man provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic is center fielder Adam Jones.
The rosters for the rest of the countries will be announced later today, so other Orioles could be...
| May 30, 2013
| 10:57 AM
The final two games of a home-and-home series with the Washington Nationals this week mark Davey Johnson’s final trip to Baltimore.
And before the Orioles faced off with the Nationals in the first game of the series Wednesday, Johnson -- who has...
| May 19, 2013
| 11:41 AM
May 23, 1991: Mired in last place, the Orioles fire manager Frank Robinson and promote Johnny Oates, 45, the team's first base coach and a former Baltimore player. Oates will manage nearly four years here (291 wins and 270 losses) before going to Texas,...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:30 AM
We’ve discussed pitching a lot this offseason. The Orioles have a surplus of it. Their bullpen returns entirely intact and the club’s starting rotation looks pretty solid going into the spring.
So where does Rule 5 pick T.J. McFarland fit...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 8:57 PM
Chris Davis groans at the mere mention of it.
“I think it's becoming the new trend,” the Orioles first baseman says. “I'm not a big fan.”
He's talking about the shifts that have swept through baseball in recent years as teams...
| May 20, 2013
| 11:16 AM
The slumping Orioles have lost five in a row, but on Monday, they came away with a win off the diamond.
The Orioles have the best uniforms in the major leagues, according to a recent fan poll conducted by ESPN.
The O’s entered the SportsNation...
| May 12, 2013
| 12:32 PM
May 15, 2004: In sultry heat and on a bone-dry track, Smarty Jones wins the Preakness by a record 111/2 lengths before an announced record crowd of 112,668 at Pimlico Race Course. The victory gives Smarty Jones two legs up in his quest to win the Triple...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 9:46 AM
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&...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 11:58 AM
The end greets so many ballplayers like a concrete wall — faceless and unforgiving. Take away the 97-mph fastball or the 400-foot home runs and daily fulfillment no longer seems so easily attainable.
Chris Ray, though, he had beer.
| May 7, 2013
| 3:32 PM
The solitary orange banner waved over the left field wall at old Memorial Stadium for years. “HERE” is all it said in blocky black lettering.
No other words were necessary. Everyone knew what it meant: here’s where Frank hit it out....
| May 11, 2013
| 5:00 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Orioles rookie T.J. McFarland, who has transitioned nicely from a starter in the minors to a long reliever in the majors, had never pitched in back-to-back games in his professional career.
That changed this week when he pitched a...