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  • An impressive but 'bittersweet' debut for McFarland

    An impressive but 'bittersweet' debut for McFarland
    As a media scrum surrounded him in the Orioles clubhouse after he made his major league debut Saturday night, left-hander T.J. McFarland was told by a reporter that if he was nervous out on the mound, it didn’t show. “Didn’t show it at...
  • Orioles center fielder Adam Jones places sixth in AL MVP vote

    Orioles center fielder Adam Jones places sixth in AL MVP vote
    This season's Most Valuable Oriole, center fielder Adam Jones, placed sixth in this year's American League Most Valuable Player voting. Jones became the Orioles' highest vote-getter in AL MVP balloting since Miguel Tejada placed fifth in 2004. He...
  • Marylander of the Year

    Marylander of the Year
    In 1987, The Sun's editorial board decided to bestow upon the Johns Hopkins University's then-president, Steven Muller, a newly created award: Marylander of the Year. The distinction was meant to honor the person who "contributed the most to Baltimore and...
  • Pablo Sandoval an inspiration to fat guys everywhere

    Pablo Sandoval an inspiration to fat guys everywhere
    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...
  • Analysis: Matt Wieters and J.J. Hardy should win Gold Gloves tonight

    Analysis: Matt Wieters and J.J. Hardy should win Gold Gloves tonight
    Three Orioles players were named American League Gold Glove finalists for the second straight season, and just as in 2011, two O’s players should win the game’s highest honor in fielding when they are announced tonight. Catcher Matt Wieters...
  • Brian Matusz dominates in first spring start as Orioles beat Twins

    Brian Matusz dominates in first spring start as Orioles beat Twins
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- While the consensus is that Brian Matusz will make the Orioles’ 25-man roster and pitch in the bullpen like he did superbly at the end of last season, the 26-year-old lefty has said repeatedly that he is approaching this spring...
  • With newfound confidence, Brian Matusz aims for a starting role

    With newfound confidence, Brian Matusz aims for a starting role
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Brian Matusz's roller-coaster season had landed him in Triple-A Norfolk last August, and he was walking along the city's harbor in the shadows of majestic naval battleships with his father, Mike. Days earlier, the Orioles left-...
  • The Sun Remembers: Nov. 4-10

    The Sun Remembers: Nov. 4-10
    Nov. 10, 2001: Johns Hopkins defeats archrival Western Maryland, 21-14, in Westminster, ending the latter's 33-game Centennial Conference winning streak. Zach Baylin's 15 receptions (three for touchdowns) set a school record for Hopkins (6-3). Western...
  • Buckling up for the televised BBWAA awards (and finalist show)

     Buckling up for the televised BBWAA awards (and finalist show)
    For the first time, the Baseball Writers Association of America will televise the announcement of its four prominent awards for each league: MVP, Cy Young along with Manager and Rookie of the year. Yes, we’ve entered the 21st century. It’s...
  • Orioles magic more ritual than superstition

    Orioles magic more ritual than superstition
    Zach Phillips keeps a few lucky quarters in his pocket. Pedro Strop wears Ninja Turtle boxers. And Jason Hammel — well, it got so extreme that he had to swear off the whole superstition thing. It was, he says, a distraction. "Yeah, I've actually...
  • Duquette: Miguel Tejada 'has a lot of enthusiasm for Baltimore'

    Duquette: Miguel Tejada 'has a lot of enthusiasm for Baltimore'
    The return of former Oriole Miguel Tejada still has several steps to overcome before coming to fruition, according to Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette. Tejada will report to the team’s spring training facility on...
  • Orioles working out Miguel Tejada

    Orioles working out Miguel Tejada
    Miguel Tejada, once the franchise player of the Orioles organization, could be near his third stint with the team. Tejada is slated to report to the Orioles spring training facility in Sarasota on Monday and work out with the organization's extended...