| Sep 19, 2011
No pitchers for MVP
We'll start by throwing pitchers out of the MVP talk — deserving or not, they get overlooked by voters for what are, realistically, hitters-only awards.
In a tight American League MVP race, we'll...
| 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 24, 2011
| 12:50 AM
Enjoy the undercard.
There is an abundance of intriguing storylines in baseball these days, and most of them will be like Matt Kemp's run at the Triple Crown — over and out of sight by the time the World Series rolls around.
Justin Verlander could...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 8:51 PM
On a night when the league's most dominant hurler was trying to put an exclamation point on the best season for a pitcher in two decades and on a night when a likely Hall of Famer made international baseball history, the Orioles' 6-5 victory over the...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 1:20 PM
All-Star games are not a spectacle anymore. Across the board, in every sport, All-Star games are starting to lose their luster, the interest of wanting to see glorified exhibition games slowly waning.
Back in the days before the internet, satellite...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 7:57 AM
The All-Star Game was not exactly loaded with intrigue and excitement, but at least it didn't last all night. It came in at a crisp two hours and 59 minutes, only a few minutes longer than the introduction of the two lineups and the singing of the ...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 8:36 PM
Like Rudolf Nureyev, the Tigers have turned on a dime.
They appeared to be downsizing less than two years ago when they traded Curtis Granderson and Edwin Jackson in moves that seemed to show owner Mike Ilitch's concern over a bloated payroll. But that...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 11:53 AM
Big news day in Baltimore, so here’s the rundown after Buck Showalter’s press conference.
The Orioles purchased the contract of reliever Miguel Socolovich and activated catcher Taylor Teagarden from the 60-day disabled list – both 40-...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 4:59 PM
The Orioles turned in one of their most dramatic victories in recent memory Saturday evening, using two 13th-inning homers, including the game-winner by a backup catcher in his first game with the club, to beat the powerful Detroit Tigers.
| Jul 16, 2012
| 5:53 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, we'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.
** The Ravens have until 4 p.m. today to reach a deal with Ray Rice. If no deal is...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 8:34 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he doesn't pay attention to the standings until August.
For the past 14 seasons, Orioles fans haven't had the need to either, their team usually already long out of contention by this time of year.
"I haven't looked...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The Orioles completed their 10-game homestand Thursday night with seven wins. It didn’t end the way they wanted – with a sweep of the Boston Red Sox – but rather with a sobering 6-3 loss.
But think about where the Orioles are as they...