| Mar 10, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Forever a cut above
Let's be honest. Luis Gonzalez didn't exactly smoke his single off Mariano Rivera in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series. He fought off a cutter and fisted it just out of Derek Jeter's reach. But that's the...
| 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....
| Feb 14, 2013
| 8:55 AM
To use a baseball metaphor, former Baltimore Orioles vice president Jim Duquette will always be the Most Valuable Player in daughter Lindsey's battle to defeat Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a rare and debilitating kidney disease.
| May 6, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Right-hander Zach Clark had a crazy week -- he went from being promoted to the majors, to pitching in his first big league game, to being designated for assignment and then finally to clearing waivers on Monday.
The 29-year-old UMBC graduate has been...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 6:25 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — Mark Hendrickson is trying to re-invent himself at the age of 38.
The Orioles, especially manager Buck Showalter, believe he can.
The 6-foot-9 left-hander — a veteran of five different major league teams, including a stint...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Orioles designated hitter Steve Pearce entered Thursday night hitless in his first 13 at-bats this season.
Certainly, it's not the way the 30-year-old wanted to start the year, but it is not without explanation.
Pearce has made five starts in 2013...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:30 PM
The sight of Matt Wieters' home-run trot ending in a frenetic pile at home plate conjured memories of the 16 straight extra-inning wins the Orioles orchestrated last season.
But Thursday night's 10-inning 10-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays — which...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 12:55 PM
One of the most popular areas of concern as the Orioles prepare to wrap up the third week of the regular season with a three-game interleague series against the Los Angeles Dodgers is the performance of the last two pitchers in the starting rotation....
| Apr 23, 2013
| 8:31 PM
The last time the Orioles faced knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, they were mystified by pitches with so little spin that you could nearly make out Bud Selig's signature on the baseball.
But Tuesday, the Orioles figured out the reigning National League Cy...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Orioles.
66 -- saves, most in the major leagues, for Orioles closer Jim Johnson since Sept. 7, 2011.
With Tuesday’s win over the Toronto Blue...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Jan. 23, 2004: P.J. Wakefield's goal in overtime gives the surging Blast its seventh straight victory, 5-4 over the Monterrey Fury at 1st Mariner Arena. It's the 16th win in 21 games for Baltimore, which will win the Major Indoor Soccer League...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
We're almost a month into the season, and it seems an appropriate time for another trip "Around the AL East."
Here’s a look at a main storyline for each opponent in the Orioles' division as well as a look at who's hot and who's not on each club:...