| Jul 18, 2011
| 6:20 PM
Orioles closer Kevin Gregg and Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, the two main combatants in the July 8 bench-clearing brawl in Boston, saw their suspensions reduced from four games to three and began serving them during the three-game series that...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Major League Baseball reduced Kevin Gregg's suspension from four games to three and made his fine easier on his wallet after the Orioles closer appealed the league's initial ruling. But Gregg is still frustrated that he is suspended as long as Red Sox...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 9:22 PM
There was no on-field animosity that carried over from earlier this month, but that's not to say the Orioles didn't feel the effects of their ejection-marred previous series with the Boston Red Sox.
With closer Kevin Gregg serving the first game of a...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Things got pretty chippy between the Orioles and the Red Sox over the weekend. Sure, it was a one-sided series on the scoreboard, with the Red Sox sweeping all four games, but the Orioles showed some character in a bench-clearing brawl Friday and during...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 8:37 PM
When third base umpire Phil Cuzzi incorrectly called Nick Markakis out at third base on a steal attempt in the fifth inning of the Chicago White Sox's 4-3 victory Tuesday night, the Orioles began an inevitable limp toward their ninth defeat in 11 games....
| Sep 19, 2011
| 9:43 PM
The Orioles felt pretty good about themselves Monday afternoon. By Monday night, they just wanted to lick their wounds and duck out of Fenway Park for a few hours.
Continuing their success against potential playoff teams, the Orioles beat the Boston...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 9:14 PM
The Orioles keep dismissing the spoiler angle, stressing there is no burning desire to beat contenders down the stretch.
Ultimately, in the final stanza of another disappointing season, these victory-starved Orioles simply want to win, no matter whom...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 9:03 PM
If the suddenly stumbling and bumbling Boston Red Sox fail to make the playoffs, some credit must go to the perennial basement dwellers of the American League East.
For the seventh time in nine games, the last-place Orioles inexplicably have beaten a...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
| Jan 1, 2011
Writing the daily Oriole notebook -- a hodgepodge of team updates, personnel news and injury reports -- can become monotonous on the best of days. On nights when you are by yourself on the road and you face tight deadlines, it often falls into the...
| May 27, 2011
| 8:31 PM
Brian Matusz felt like he needed one more rehab start before rejoining the Orioles. Now, it's up to the Orioles to decide whether he was right.
Matusz allowed one run on four hits and a walk while striking out seven in five-plus innings for Triple-A...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 3:40 PM
When the 2011 American League All-Star team is revealed Sunday afternoon, the Orioles expect one trend to continue.
Even with perhaps more worthy All-Star candidates than in the past, a group that includes shortstop J.J. Hardy, center fielder Adam...