| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:01 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — If there is one thing you need to know about reliever Tommy Hunter, it is that he is the interpersonal opposite of the guy the Orioles hope he replaces in the critical closer role.
Jim Johnson, who last year became the first...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 12:16 PM
It’s fairly obvious that if the new instant replay system had been in place 40 years ago, we would all remember Earl Weaver differently.
No doubt, he still would have been one of the most successful managers in the history of baseball, but the...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 6:41 AM
Sunday was the one-year anniversary of the death of Orioles Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver, so it’s natural to think about Weaver’s impact on the franchise and the game this time of the year.
A great memory of Weaver is just a click away...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:27 AM
Welcome back to the bar. We got the furnace and leaky roof fixed just in time, apparently.
Today, I want to discuss a person whose name triggers some of the best arguments in Connolly's Bar history: Mike Mussina.
Every time we bring up the former...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 11:30 AM
The Red Maryland Network broadcasted live from the Change Maryland Harvest Party at the MDGOP Convention in Annapolis last week. The facility was overflowing with more than 1,100 people who came to hear Change Maryland Chairman Larry Hogan announce his...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Eighteen times, he suited up for baseball's All-Star Game. No American Leaguer has played in more. The two trophies Cal Ripken Jr. won as the game's Most Valuable Player gleam, plain to see, in the former Oriole's Reisterstown home.
Ripken played in the...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:43 PM
NEW YORK -- Manny Machado is hoping this isn’t his last All-Star Game. But if it is, it’s an experience the Orioles’ 21-year-old third baseman and his family won’t ever forget.
That’s because Machado brought his mother,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:25 PM
On my first night in Baltimore in 1981, in keeping with my adventurous and highly sophisticated palate, I took my wife out for pizza.
We were at this place in Towson and I was reaching for a slice of pepperoni with my fat little fingers when there was a...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Everyone knows what Paul Blair could do with a glove in center field and what he meant to some of the greatest teams in Orioles history. He was a terrific outfielder – those who saw him every day say he was the best at that position in club...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Few players could maneuver their way around center field at old Memorial Stadium like former Orioles outfielder Paul Blair.
The eight Gold Gloves that Blair — who died on Thursday at the age of 69 — won during his time with the great Orioles...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 10:29 AM
While gathering reactions from former Orioles players on the death of Paul Blair, Orioles Hall of Famer Jim Palmer shared an interesting story with me.
Palmer was quick to say how much Blair, who died Thursday at the age of 69, deserved a great deal...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:59 PM
PHOENIX — Orioles rookie Henry Urrutia hasn't started a game since Aug. 3, but he was still an important part of the club's eight-game interleague road trip through National League West parks in San Diego, San Francisco and Arizona, as he pinch...