| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:53 AM
On a beautiful sunny evening, approximately 20 kids wearing bathing suits and swimming caps tear into Lake Linganore, swim feverishly and then bound out of the water.
There is no game of Marco Polo, no diving to touch the bottom, no leisurely back...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Infielder Jonathan Schoop, the Orioles’ top position player prospect who has missed the past two months with a stress fracture in his lower back, returned to action earlier Thursday in the Gulf Coast League.
Schoop went 0-for-2 with a walk in...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 4:30 AM
One of the things that may have gotten lost in the Orioles' 6-2 loss to the Rays on Wednesday night is that Adam Jones’ two-run homer in the third inning was overturned by umpires after a video review of the play.
By my count – and I’m...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 10:13 AM
Baseball America has acquired the list of minor leaguers that have applied for free agency and there are 25 former Orioles farmhands that can now look for work elsewhere.
It’s a procedural filing – some of the players will come back to the...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Orioles.
one -- hits by J.J. Hardy in 15 spring training at-bats.
By his standards, Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy had a down year at the plate in...
| May 14, 2011
| 2:51 PM
If it were up to Matt Wieters, he'd catch 162 games in a season. That, of course, will never happen.
"I'd like to catch them all," Wieters said with a smile, "but I don't think that is physically possible."
Orioles manager Buck Showalter sat Wieters...
| May 14, 2011
| 6:20 PM
Brad Bergesen pumped his fist and grabbed catcher Jake Fox in an embrace after throwing the first complete-game shutout of his big-league career Saturday in the Orioles' 6-0 victory over the first-place Tampa Bay Rays.
Really, it couldn't have come at...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some 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:...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 12:15 PM
Orioles utilityman Jake Fox is staking his claim for the Grapefruit League Triple Crown with a scorching spring down in the Sunshine State. He has belted an MLB-high seven home runs in 45 at-bats and is hitting .356 with 12 runs batted in. How hot is Fox?...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 12:16 PM
Just catching up with some recent minor league signings made by the Orioles that I don’t believe we had mentioned here before.
The Orioles have signed right-handed pitchers Ross Wolf and Willie Eyre and lefty Ryan Edell to minor league deals....
| Aug 23, 2011
| 5:39 PM
The three-season, up-and-down Orioles career of Felix Pie likely came to an end Tuesday when the outfielder was designated for assignment to make room for outfielder Matt Angle.
As he walked out of the visitors' clubhouse at Target Field, Pie said he was...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 6:23 PM
When Jake Fox was taken off the Orioles' 40-man roster June 1, he assumed he would be gone from the organization and would land a shot with another club.
But no one claimed him off waivers, so he returned to Triple-A Norfolk, a bit surprised but...