| Sep 9, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter often talks about the importance of separating emotion from every play of a baseball game — every pitch, every swing, every catch.
But the swing of emotion the Orioles rode Saturday night — seeing right...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 6:00 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
McLouth and Machado deliver a walk-off win
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:24 PM
Orioles rookie Manny Machado has spent his brief time in the big leagues making difficult plays at third base — like the slow roller down the line — appear routine.
But the dazzling plays he'd already made in his short time as a big leaguer...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:22 PM
In the end, these Orioles reduced the milestone to something small, almost insignificant. That's how weird, wonderful and exciting they have turned out to be in 2012.
For years, any big-picture assessment of the franchise has included a reminder of its...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 11:19 AM
Random thoughts as the Orioles go into tonight's game against the Rays with their backs against the wall, one game behind the Yankees for the AL East crown with two to go:
** Was that a great scene in the O's dugout last night after Chris Davis hit...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 8:45 PM
The Orioles have known since Sunday night that they were playoff-bound. On Wednesday night, they finally learned whom they'll play.
The club will begin its first postseason in 15 years at 8:37 p.m. Friday in Arlington, Texas, where the Orioles will...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:53 PM
Relievers usually don't throw regular side sessions because they're on call daily, but Patton said he wanted to start after struggling with command of his fastball.
In the eighth inning of Thursday night's win over the Washington Nationals, Nate McLouth...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 9:04 PM
Inside the Orioles clubhouse, a tub of champagne on ice sat in the middle of the room, a black tablecloth covering it. Plastic covers were rolled atop the lockers, ready to be unraveled to cue a celebration 15 years in waiting.
| Sep 19, 2012
| 2:44 AM
SEATTLE – As Tuesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners marched on, it became pretty obvious what the Orioles needed to do: Get Seattle rookie starter Erasmo Ramirez out of the ballgame and then play, you know, nine more innings before they...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 3:00 AM
On Sunday, the Orioles escaped Oakland – their house of horrors – and avoided a three-game sweep.
Two of three would have been nice, but not getting swept was paramount.
Now the Orioles step into a stretch in which they have to dominate....
| Sep 29, 2012
| 7:33 PM
Triple-A Norfolk manager Ron Johnson had seen enough.
All year the Orioles had sifted through the scrap heap and shipped former All-Stars and wanna-bes alike to the minors to be evaluated by Johnson, a baseball lifer with a keen eye for talent....
| Sep 18, 2012
| 1:09 PM
In the 10 months or so that executive vice president Dan Duquette has been on the job, there’s been a couple areas he has stressed more than anything else.
One is that he wanted to discover undervalued assets. Acquire players that can help the team...