| Jun 28, 2012
| 8:34 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter calls it “having too much want-to,” those critical moments when his players' effort doesn't match up with their execution.
He's had to use the phrase far too often over the past 12 games. The offense's...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 11:42 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Orioles, searching for five able arms to keep their season afloat, had already sent two members of their Opening Day starting rotation down to the minors.
Early Friday morning, the Orioles sent down a third. Right-hander Jake...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 5:13 PM
Bags were packed and travel plans had been arranged. The only thing between the Orioles and the All-Star break was their series finale against the Angels in Anaheim on Sunday.
And on a sunny Southern California afternoon, the Orioles played like they...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 6:06 PM
The Orioles’ 3-2 extra-inning win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday afternoon was a long time coming — in more ways than one.
The Orioles needed 14 innings — and five hours and 14 minutes — to complete a three-game sweep of...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 12:01 AM
SEATTLE —In recent years, the Orioleshave experienced plenty of these games in September, when a contender demolishes and demoralizes an overmatched also-ran playing out the string.
Almost exclusively, though, the Orioles were on the wrong end of...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 2:44 AM
SEATTLE – As Tuesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners marched on, it became pretty obvious what the Orioles needed to do: Get Seattle rookie starter Erasmo Ramirez out of the ballgame and then play, you know, nine more innings before they...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:35 AM
If the Orioles’ 4-2, 18-inning, five-hour and 44-minute victory over the Seattle Marinerswasn’t weird enough, consider the plight of reliever Tommy Hunteron Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.
He picked up the win. And some bird excrement in the...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:29 AM
SEATTLE – Hitting his 30th home run of the season means something to Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, he’s not going to lie.
But what really matters is when it happened and what it means to this surprising season.
| Sep 23, 2012
| 4:54 PM
Of all the nooks and nuances of Fenway Park — from the afternoon shadows that creep along the infield in the fall to the adventurous outfield that includes the Green Monster and the Pesky Pole — none of them go unnoticed by Orioles manager...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 6:50 PM
There’s been little rest for the Orioles recently, and fresh off a three-city, nine-game road trip, even manager Buck Showalter said that his team hoped to grind through the three days before their final off-day of the regular season on Thursday....
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:31 PM
It's early fall in Baltimore, that time of year when purple banners, car flags and sweatshirts normally dominate the landscape, as surely as the colors are soon to hit the trees. But Charm City isn't just NFL country now.
In grade schools and taverns, at...
| 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...