| May 27, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Some of you are wondering why manager Buck Showalter stuck with closer Jim Johnson in the ninth inning of the Orioles’ 6-5 loss to Toronto on Sunday afternoon.
The bottom line it that right now this Orioles bullpen is spent. This game was Johnson&...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 8:31 PM
The last time the Orioles faced knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, they were mystified by pitches with so little spin that you could nearly make out Bud Selig's signature on the baseball.
But Tuesday, the Orioles figured out the reigning National League Cy...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Orioles reliever Pedro Strop said he’s never lost his confidence even through some rough outings in the first three weeks of the season.
And the Orioles’ confidence in Strop to preserve a one-run lead in the eighth inning of their 4-3 win...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Right-hander Josh Stinson yielded four homers to the Toronto Blue Jays in his Orioles debut Wednesday afternoon, the most allowed by an Orioles starter in nearly 11 months.
Stinson, who was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk before Wednesday's game to...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 2:58 PM
When the topic of winning streaks arose before Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Orioles manager Buck Showalter insisted that his players don’t pay much attention to them.
“I don’t think they had a thing up...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 4:08 AM
Happy Black Friday. It’s the biggest shopping day of the year and at this hour, you’re likely either running through the aisle of a department store to snag that $99 high-definition TV or you're at home laughing at the thought of it.
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. Each week, I hope to chat with one of them in a regular feature called Blogger on Blogger. This week, I exchanged emails with...
| Aug 27, 2012
It may be a desire for immortality that pushes some athletes to seek to transcend the limitations of mere mortal bodies through the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Certainly Lance Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France winner and Olympic champion,...
| Jul 6, 2011
Beltran, not McCutchen?
Juan C. Rodriguez
Among the biggest head-scratchers is how Mets right fielder Carlos Beltran made his sixth All-Star team at the expense of Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen making his first.
| Jul 7, 2011
| 9:05 PM
A change of venue and a stern post-game lecture from manager Buck Showalter about 18 hours earlier did nothing to curb the Orioles' losing ways -- or even hide the team's countless inadequacies for one night.
For the Orioles still had more unsightly play...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 10:46 AM
OK, so in late October, the San Francisco Giants were shopping lefty Jonathan Sanchez and contacted the Orioles.
At the time, the Orioles were without a GM, so nothing materialized between the clubs. And in early November the Giants dealt Sanchez to...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 9:10 PM
As the Orioles' rotation continues to crumble and the front office scrambles for replacements, perhaps it is fitting that one of the club's only reliable options is a player who many thought wouldn't throw a pitch in 2011.
Alfredo Simon, who spent two...