| Jun 15, 2013
| 8:57 PM
Chris Davis groans at the mere mention of it.
“I think it's becoming the new trend,” the Orioles first baseman says. “I'm not a big fan.”
He's talking about the shifts that have swept through baseball in recent years as teams...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:15 AM
When it was announced that no candidate had received the 75 percent inclusion on ballots needed to be inducted into this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame class, I can’t say I was surprised.
I honestly thought Houston’s Craig Biggio might...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 10:14 PM
After Oriole Park sat silent for six months and the Orioles spent the past seven weeks in Sarasota, Fla., preparing for the season, manager Buck Showalter believed his players needed the “pickup” that only a Camden Yards sellout crowd could...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 7:25 PM
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has been here before, with fans screaming his name and his teammates shaking their heads at his latest incredible power display.
Davis, though, also has been on the other side, when things are going terribly and he's...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 4:37 AM
Recently, it has become en vogue for major league clubs to hire two hitting coaches.
The Braves, Cardinals and Padres all employed assistant hitting coaches last season, while the Phillies last month hired former major leaguer Wally Joyner to assist...
| May 16, 2012
| 11:40 PM
Adam Jones stepped up the plate for his seventh at-bat Wednesday night with the voices of the hecklers around home plate ringing in his ears. With Kauffman Stadium emptied out from 15 innings of baseball, he could hear the Royals fans reminding him of his...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 7:46 PM
Many character issues
Juan C. Rodriguez
It won't happen soon.
Clemens' acquittal probably sways some voters on the fence about his candidacy. It won't put a big enough dent into the broader cross-section of writers who aren't prepared...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The person who perhaps could be helped or hurt most if the National Baseball Hall of Fame offered specific instruction to its voters on whether candidates with a history of using performance-enhancing drugs should be enshrined has his own opinion as to...
| Jul 27, 2011
The choice is the fan's
When Christian Lopez wrapped his meaty arms and defensive tackle's body around the ball struck for Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit, the ball and its historic significance became his — and his...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 12:56 PM
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...
| Dec 14, 2007
November 1988Distribution and possession of anabolic steroids becomes a crime in the United States.
June 1991Commissioner Fay Vincent issues a memo adding steroids to baseball's list of banned substances.
August 1998Reporters spy a jar of...
| Dec 14, 2007
New York Yankees pitchers Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte are the most prominent players identified as users of performance-enhancing drugs in the Mitchell Report, which was released yesterday.
The most stunning aspect of the report, which was...