| Feb 14, 2013
| 8:50 AM
The American League East has long been considered one of baseball’s toughest divisions, and that should hold true again in 2013. But it’s no longer a division dominated by a couple high-spending teams and the occasional upstart. Suddenly,...
| Apr 3, 2011
| 1:42 PM
All ballplayers have one.
Mark McGwire had "Welcome to the Jungle," Chipper Jones famously uses "Crazy Train" and Mariano Rivera still enters Yankee Stadium to Metallica's "Enter Sandman."
Entrance songs can be mellow, combative, sometimes inspiring....
| 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 18, 2011
Ryne Sandberg has done it again.
Cast aside by the Cubs a year ago, he has turned in another highly successful season as a minor league manager. Sandberg guided the Lehigh Valley IronPigsto the Governor's Cup championship series in the International...
| Sep 11, 2011
As much fun as it would be to see the Brewers and Tigers create havoc in October, this is shaping up as a postseason that will be low on surprises. The three best teams entering the playoffs are likely to be the Yankees, Phillies and Red Sox, in that...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 3:23 PM
If anybody expected the Orioles to mail in their makeup game Thursday afternoon, right fielder Nick Markakis made it fairly clear how much they want to have an impact on the outcome of the American League East race.
Markakis leveled New York Yankees...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 8:36 PM
Not having won a home series against the New York Yankees in more than two years, the Orioles seemingly had the perfect opportunity Monday night.
The Yankees were without shortstop Derek Jeter, who missed his second consecutive game with a knee bruise,...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 12:23 PM
The Baltimore Orioles may have lost more games (35) than they've won (29) when playing before the home fans at Oriole Park at Camden Yards this season.
But that lack of success, especially compared with the team's 17-37 record away from home this season,...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 6:10 PM
The Orioles knew heading into their four-game, three-day series with the New York Yankees in the Bronx that it would be draining one.
Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Yankees -- the Orioles' ninth loss in 10 tries this season against their American League East...
| Aug 5, 2011
It's fortunate personal computers and their use for rotisserie baseball format hadn't been invented when I was growing up, otherwise I might not have made it out of grade school.
Then again, most guys who grew up in the 1950s were the equivalent of...
| Aug 14, 2011
Mark Buehrle rolls on. He's headed toward both the last turn in what has been one of his best seasons and a chance to go on the free-agent market this winter.
But Buehrle is only one of five elite left-handers who could control his fate in the next 16...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 9:49 PM
The night was staged for Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen to take the spotlight. And with more than 1 million viewers in his native Taiwan watching his big league debut half a world away at 7 a.m. there, Chen nearly pitched well enough to earn his first...