| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:17 PM
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.
| Mar 1, 2012
| 1:13 PM
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....
| Mar 1, 2012
| 5:54 PM
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...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 9:02 PM
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...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:20 AM
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...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:27 PM
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...
| Mar 21, 2012
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...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 7:04 PM
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.
| Jun 19, 2012
| 8:22 PM
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...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 9:03 PM
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,...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 11:08 AM
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...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 3:48 PM
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...