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  • Free and clear, Orioles pitcher Simon focuses solely on baseball

    Free and clear, Orioles pitcher Simon focuses solely on baseball
    The nightmare is over now. Alfredo Simon wakes up in a cushy bed every morning and goes to work at one of the most beautiful spring training venues in baseball. It is quite a contrast to the place where he spent most of spring training last year. "It...
  • Eagle Archive: Baseball memories can send us a bit far afield from Carroll County

    Local newspapers in 1895 carried a baseball column every week in the spring editions, according to research by historian and Maryland state Sen. Joe Getty. Getty wrote about his research in the early 1990s for the Historical Society of Carroll County....
  • Nick Johnson hoping to stay healthy, find a role on Orioles

    Nick Johnson hoping to stay healthy, find a role on Orioles
    SARASOTA, Fla. — More than a decade after he broke into the major leagues, first baseman Nick Johnson has little doubt that he can still hit a baseball. That part of the game has never been a problem for Johnson, signed by the Orioles to a minor...
  • Jason Hammel flirts with another no-hitter, settles for 1-hit shutout

    Jason Hammel flirts with another no-hitter, settles for 1-hit shutout
    Jason Hammel didn't arrive at Turner Field on Saturday night with many fond memories. He'd seen enough of the Braves in his three seasons in the National League. “These guys have given me nightmares, especially here,” he said. But it was...
  • Predicting the Most Valuable Oriole in 2012

    Predicting the Most Valuable Oriole in 2012
    Since the Orioles haven't posted a winning record since the Clinton administration, it's easy for fans to dismiss and mock any preseason predictions about who will be named the top player on the team. Still, there has been a Most Valuable Oriole selected...
  • Orioles sign Dontrelle Willis to minor-league contract

    Orioles sign Dontrelle Willis to minor-league contract
    The Orioles have signed left-hander Dontrelle Willis to a minor-league contract, according to an industry source. It is a split contract, which would pay him $700,000 if he remains in the major leagues all season. He is scheduled to report to Sarasota...
  • Nowhere to go but downhill

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Mike Matheny had just answered a reporter's question about the challenges of being a first-year manager when an unexpected situation presented itself. The visiting Cardinals were under the impression that the National...
  • Wei-Yin Chen pitches seven scoreless innings in Orioles' 2-0 win over Braves

    Wei-Yin Chen pitches seven scoreless innings in Orioles' 2-0 win over Braves
    This has been Orioles rookie Wei-Yin Chen's first foray into interleague play, where American League pitchers are forced to bat in National League parks, but the Taiwanese left-hander has already seen enough to know he's not a fan. “Not really,...
  • Orioles blanked by Mets for 2nd straight night

    Orioles blanked by Mets for 2nd straight night
    Orioles entered this six-game road trip to National League parks on their hottest offensive tear of the season. Consider it cooled. Considerably. The Orioles lost 5-0 to the New York Mets on Tuesday, the second consecutive night in which they have...
  • Orioles' bats remain quiet in 3-1 loss to Nats before sellout crowd

    Orioles' bats remain quiet in 3-1 loss to Nats before sellout crowd
    The brick wall that the Orioles' offense has hit over the past eight games can be somewhat attributed to the quality of pitching it has faced. But as the missed opportunities — and goose eggs on the Camden Yards scoreboard — continue to mount,...
  • The Sun remembers this week in sports: June 24-30

    The Sun remembers this week in sports: June 24-30
    June 25, 1997: For the second time in 27 days, the Orioles' Mike Mussina (9-2) flirts with a no-hitter before surrendering an eighth-inning single in a 9-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Earlier, in a 3-0 win over the Cleveland Indians, he had...
  • Orioles notes: Arrieta avoids the big inning to deliver a strong start

    Orioles notes: Arrieta avoids the big inning to deliver a strong start
    The monster inning, the one that has haunted Jake Arrieta for much of this season, lurked on Sunday afternoon. It loomed in the third inning after a leadoff double was followed by a hit batsman, and again after Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce...