| Jan 9, 2013
| 7:47 PM
The electorate of the Baseball Writers' Association of America sent a clear message to tainted superstars Wednesday: If you were suspected of taking performance enhancing drugs, you don’t belong in the Hall of Fame. At least not in 2013.
| Jan 9, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Bonds, Clemens snubbed
It's not surprising that no one received the needed 75 percent of BBWAA ballots. It's also not surprising that Craig Biggio, he of the 3,060 career hits for the Astros, was the highest vote-getter...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Major League Baseball and the players association have agreed to take the next step toward eradicating performance-enhancing drugs from the game by expanding random blood testing for human growth hormone to during the season and conducting additional...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 11:42 AM
One of the great things about Opening Day – and I believe this is my 17th as a sports journalist – is that there are always a few guys who have never experienced it before.
Rookie lefty T.J. McFarland had been to an Opening Day at Comiskey...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Yes, two bar blogs in two days.
It’s Christmastime, I’m feeling the holiday spirit (or holiday spirits, as it were).
I wrote a piece last week talking to a scout who briefly broke down the Orioles and the AL East for me.
At the time, R....
| Dec 20, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Dan Duquette’s Orioles have become the landing spot for players looking for a second chance.
If you were a failed, can’t-miss prospect, an aging veteran or a successful independent league player, well, come to the Orioles and show whether...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 3:30 AM
One of the teams the Orioles had to outlast to make the playoffs last season was the Tampa Bay Rays, and on Sunday night, the Rays made one of the biggest trades of the offseason.
The Rays dealt right-handers James Shields and Wade Davis to the Kansas...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 5:41 PM
When it became apparent that the New York Mets were willing to deal 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, the Orioles had to be a consideration.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter loves the 38-year-old knuckleballer. Showalter, Dickey&...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:52 AM
Now that the Blue Jays continue to load up this offseason – agreeing to acquire NL Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey from the Mets pending signing him to an extension – I’m continuing to get questions about why the Orioles are being so...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Nov.19, 1991: "The whole season, it just seemed like I couldn't do anything wrong," Cal Ripken Jr. says in winning his second American League Most Valuable Player Award. Ripken (34 home runs, 114 RBIs, .323 batting average) edges slugger Cecil Fielder...
| May 25, 2013
| 3:55 PM
TORONTO — Given the way the Orioles and Blue Jays have been scoring runs over the past three days here at the hitter-friendly Rogers Centre, both teams realize winning is just a matter of outlasting their opponent offensively.
The teams have...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:39 AM
For the first five weeks of the season, the Orioles slogged through one of the toughest early season schedules in baseball and came out clean on the other side. An impressive display of power, timely hitting and solid relief that has made them one of...