| Oct 1, 2012
| 9:05 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Orioles arrived at the visiting clubhouse of Tropicana Field with the 2012 playoff caps and postseason “O's for October” T-shirts hanging in their lockers.
For the first time in 15 years, the Orioles could...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis was back in the Orioles' clubhouse Wednesday for the first time since undergoing surgery on his left thumb on Tuesday morning.
Markakis was surprisingly upbeat talking to reporters, still optimistic that he could...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 6:10 PM
L.J. Hoes was at home in Mitchellville watching a Tom Selleck baseball flick Tuesday around noon when his phone rang.
A week after his Triple-A season ended, Hoes received notice to come to Baltimore — and be there in two hours or so.
"I got the...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 5:34 PM
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts, who had been in Sarasota, Fla., rehabbing from hip surgery, has rejoined the team and will travel with the O’s throughout the postseason.
“This is something that I’ve wanted to experience for a long...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 9:04 PM
Inside the Orioles clubhouse, a tub of champagne on ice sat in the middle of the room, a black tablecloth covering it. Plastic covers were rolled atop the lockers, ready to be unraveled to cue a celebration 15 years in waiting.
| Sep 18, 2012
| 6:22 PM
Assuming all goes well in Sarasota in the next two days, designated hitter Jim Thome and left-handed reliever Troy Patton will be back with the Orioles for Friday’s series opener in Boston.
They are expected to fly into Boston on Thursday and re-...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 1:09 PM
In the 10 months or so that executive vice president Dan Duquette has been on the job, there’s been a couple areas he has stressed more than anything else.
One is that he wanted to discover undervalued assets. Acquire players that can help the team...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 7:45 PM
SEATTLE — Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette never revealed his specific expectations for the season when it began in April.
But now his immediate goal is clear. And it's not winning an American League wild-card spot.
"We're in a...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 11:05 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — The Orioles' first playoff game in 15 years took them deep into the heart of Texas to face a team that spent most of the season as the best in the American League.
The eyes of the baseball world turned to the long-suffering...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 2:53 PM
When the playoff microscope gets rolled out next week and experts begin to dissect the Orioles — assuming they hold on to at least an American League wild-card spot — one of the primary criticisms is going to be the club's overall lack of...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 9:38 PM
With the way the Orioles have mixed and matched this season, bringing in rookies and former All-Stars, once-weres and never-have-beens to form an eclectic group that keeps winning when it's supposed to fall back to reality, perhaps Wednesday's 12-2...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 6:14 PM
SEATTLE — Orioles set-up man Pedro Strop, who was supremely effective for most of this season, has struggled with his command for a few weeks, leading to speculation that he's getting worn down by the grind and spotlight of a major league season....