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  • He had their number in '66 — zero

    It was no thanks to Larry Jaster that the Dodgers made a second consecutive trip to the World Series in 1966. The rookie left-hander from the St. Louis Cardinals pitched five shutouts in 1966 — all, remarkably, against the National League...
  • A few out-of-line ideas about baseball realignment

    A few out-of-line ideas about baseball realignment
    Major League Baseball is considering realigning its leagues and divisions. Proposals have ranged from adding two teams to the 14 currently in the American League, thus equaling the number in the National League, to moving the Houston Astros to the...
  • Patience not a virtue for Orioles hitters

    Patience not a virtue for Orioles hitters
    Anyone who has closely followed the Orioles this year is likely able to identify one of their biggest problems on offense, and that certainly includes manager Buck Showalter. The hitters just aren't particularly patient, especially in high-leverage...
  • No replacement for Matusz in rotation named yet

    No replacement for Matusz in rotation named yet
    A day after optioning Brian Matusz to Triple-A Norfolk, Orioles manager Buck Showalter acknowledged that the replacement for the struggling left-hander in the rotation may not be decided until after this weekend. Assuming that everything goes as...
  • Orioles one-hit by Braves' Jurrjens in 4-0 loss

    Orioles one-hit by Braves' Jurrjens in 4-0 loss
    This time, there was no flurry of missed opportunities to lament, no rash of runners left in scoring position or rally-killing double plays. It took about everything the Orioles had to even get a hit off Atlanta Braves starter Jair Jurrjens, so...
  • Jordan leaves O's to become Phillies director of player development

    Jordan leaves O's to become Phillies director of player development
    Joe Jordan, who has overseen the Orioles' past seven drafts as director of amateur scouting, is leaving the organization to become the Philadelphia Phillies' director of player development. The Phillies asked for and received permission from the...
  • O's expect to have only one All-Star, though more are worthy

    O's expect to have only one All-Star, though more are worthy
    When the 2011 American League All-Star team is revealed Sunday afternoon, the Orioles expect one trend to continue. Even with perhaps more worthy All-Star candidates than in the past, a group that includes shortstop J.J. Hardy, center fielder Adam...
  • Orioles can't get out of own way, lose to Braves, 5-4

    Orioles can't get out of own way, lose to Braves, 5-4
    The Orioles finally did tonight what recently looked like an impossibility for them when they took their first lead in 39 innings on Mark Reynolds' towering two-run homer over the center-field wall in the top of the fourth. A lead over the Atlanta Braves...
  • Many worthy, but few chosen

    Matt Thornton provided the model. Gavin Floyd reaffirmed it, reaching his potential for the White Sox after frustrating the Phillies. General manager Ken Williams had those success stories, and others, in mind when he read scouting reports from one of...
  • Showalter one of many Orioles with ties to Rangers

    Showalter one of many Orioles with ties to Rangers
    Just about a year ago, when the Orioles were in town to play the Texas Rangers in the series prior to the All-Star Break, Buck Showalter was contemplating whether he should return to the game as Orioles manager. He even had a clandestine meeting near...
  • Who doesn't deserve to be in All-Star Game?

    Beltran, not McCutchen? Juan C. Rodriguez Sun Sentinel 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. Beltran is...
  • Pick the winner, MVP of the All-Star Game

    NL behind pitchers Phil Rogers Chicago Tribune Don't blink, or you might miss the All-Star Game. Two prevailing trends suggest a 3-1 victory by the National League in this the Year of the Pitcher II. Scoring is down, which is likely to eliminate...