| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:29 PM
The beauty of baseball is that even fat guys can play it, and play it well. It's the most democratic of sports. You can be chunky, you can be roly-poly, you can be out and out blubbery and still find a place in this game.
I should know. I played it for...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Orioles fans need to wait until next week to find out if Buck Showalter has won the prestigious American League Manager of the Year Award.
But the first step toward that is now out of the way.
Showalter was announced Wednesday night as one of three...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:55 AM
No sport carries more superstition than baseball. Whether it's really the mistreatment of a goat that has doomed the Chicago Cubs or the sale of Babe Ruth's contract that forced Boston into decades of World Series exile is irrelevant. Fans know it might...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 8:17 AM
[Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming day for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.]
About last night
O's win over Yankees tempered by Markakis' injury
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:13 PM
Power trumps defense
That depends on how you define "work."
Miguel Cabrera will not be a good third baseman. He's not a good first baseman, and he'll be asked to field more balls at the hot corner. In fact, the Tigers are set...
| Jan 27, 2012
Pujols in short term
Dave van Dyck
Are we talking long- or short-term?
For the next three years, Pujols will mean more to the Angels than Fielder will to the Tigers. After that, the roles reverse, only because of Pujols' age (no matter...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 10:19 PM
The stars are aligned
Los Angeles Times
Yes. While it appeared uncertain, the stars appear to be aligning for the Tigers slugger.
Cabrera has seven games to hold on to his batting-average lead over the Angels' Mike Trout and his RBI...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 9:07 PM
From catcher Matt Wieters' perspective, Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel was bringing his best stuff in his first start after the All-Star break Friday night.
“Probably the best he's thrown since early in the year,” Wieters said about...
| 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 15, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Steve Johnson pitched two innings in his major league debut Sunday against the Detroit Tigers and then was sent back to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for Monday’s starter, Chris Tillman, on the 25-man roster.
Johnson, a St. Paul’s graduate...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 10:13 PM
Coming off a nearly five-hour, 14-inning, comeback win on Tuesday, the Orioles don’t have much time to rebound.
And they need some reinforcements.
So the club recalled right-hander Steve Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk, and he will start...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 9:16 PM
DETROIT — Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds offered no apologies after getting ejected from Friday night’s 5-3 loss to the Tigers at Comerica Park, only a frustrated sermon on how he believed two controversial calls forced the O’s to...