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  • Orioles pregame notes: Hammel will be activated and pitch Thursday

    Orioles pregame notes: Hammel will be activated and pitch Thursday
    TORONTO -- The Orioles are just one game out of first place in the AL East, and they'll be rooting for the Rays to beat the Yankees tonight to give them a change to have a share of first place for the first time since June 7. The Orioles can also claim a...
  • Transcript of Cal Ripken Jr.'s speech Thursday night

    Transcript of Cal Ripken Jr.'s speech Thursday night
    [Following is a transcript of Cal Ripken Jr.'s speech at his sculpture unveiling ceremony Thursday at Camden Yards.]Thank you, thank you. Just for the record, just because you stood up and clapped, I’m not taking a lap around the ball park again....
  • Orioles pregame: Early notes and starting lineups from Camden Yards

    Orioles pregame: Early notes and starting lineups from Camden Yards
    Following last night's thrilling 10-6 win over the Yankees at Camden Yards, the Orioles can gain sole possesion of first place in the AL East with a victory over New York tonight. Orioles rookie left-handed Wei-Yin Chen can win his 13th game of the...
  • Baseball's strike zone is the hotly contested center of the game

    Baseball's strike zone is the hotly contested center of the game
    The heater rides in at 91 miles an hour, belt-high and straight, giving Orioles hitter Matt Wieters a good view of what looks like a strike in the making. As it reaches the plate, it dives toward the ground. No mortal can say for sure whether the...
  • Orioles pregame notes: Chris Tillman likely to start Monday in Seattle

    Orioles pregame notes: Chris Tillman likely to start Monday in Seattle
    Here are some nuggets from Buck Showalter’s pregame news conference in Oakland: ** Chris Tillman (elbow) threw a successful bullpen on Thursday and will likely throw one more Saturday before taking the starting assignment Monday in Seattle. It will...
  • Orioles notes on Troy Patton, Jim Thome and more

    Orioles notes on Troy Patton, Jim Thome and more
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that lefty Troy Patton(ankle) threw to four batters -- including two lefties -- in one inning in the organization’s first instructional league game Sunday in Sarasota. He will pitch again Tuesday and Wednesday...
  • Young Orioles pitchers make smooth transitions to bullpen

    Young Orioles pitchers make smooth transitions to bullpen
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he didn't go old school by design. It was purely by necessity and circumstance that four of his young, inexperienced starters have ended up in the bullpen in September. "That's the way it used to be done," Showalter...
  • Thome could be back within a week

    Thome could be back within a week
    Orioles designated hitter Jim Thome, who has been on the disabled list since July 31 with a herniated disk in his neck, took five to six at-bats in a simulated game in Sarasota, Fla., on Monday and experienced no pain, setting the stage for him to...
  • Coffee Companion (9/18): your morning Ravens fix

    Coffee Companion (9/18): your morning Ravens fix
    Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....
  • Jim Thome ahead of schedule, headed to start rehab in Sarasota on Wednesday

    Jim Thome ahead of schedule, headed to start rehab in Sarasota on Wednesday
    The big news coming out of Buck Showalter’s press briefing today in Arlington is that designated hitter Jim Thome is ahead of schedule and will head down to Sarasota, Fla., on Wednesday to begin rehab. Thome, who hasn’t played since July 27...
  • Playing in Texas has become a homecoming for Orioles

    Playing in Texas has become a homecoming for Orioles
    ARLINGTON, Texas — A couple of wisecracking Orioles couldn't help themselves when they watched Tommy Hunter against the dugout railing shaking hands with members of the Texas media or Chris Davis and Omar Quintanilla chatting with Rangers fans in...
  • Orioles' Thome might need another epidural, Showalter says

    Orioles' Thome might need another epidural, Showalter says
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter's pregame press briefing unearthed one decent sized item and a couple other interesting things. Designated hitter Jim Thome, who has been rehabbing in Sarasota with a herniated disk in his neck, has been experiencing some...