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  • Why O's pitching coach Dave Wallace's hire was a slight surprise

    Why O's pitching coach Dave Wallace's hire was a slight surprise
    I have to admit that I was a bit surprised when the Orioles named Dave Wallace their new pitching coach Tuesday. And it’s not because Wallace isn’t exceptionally qualified — he is. He has held the position for four other organizations...
  • Thoughts and observations on free agency, roster moves, Mark Ellis and the Platinum Glove

    Thoughts and observations on free agency, roster moves, Mark Ellis and the Platinum Glove
    The free-agency season is officially underway, and the Orioles made their first pair of roster moves since it began, outrighting infielder Dan Johnson and outfielder Chris Dickerson to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday. Both have the right to refuse the...
  • Orioles' Manny Machado wins American League Platinum Glove Award

    Orioles' Manny Machado wins American League Platinum Glove Award
    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado won the third annual Rawlings Platinum Glove Award for the American League, given to the league’s best overall defensive player and chosen from among this season’s nine AL Gold Glove winners. Machado, 21,...
  • Orioles hitting coach Jim Presley knows Chris Davis, Miguel Cabrera well

    Orioles hitting coach Jim Presley knows Chris Davis, Miguel Cabrera well
    The American League Most Valuable Player award will be announced tonight at 6 p.m. on MLB Network, and one person in the Orioles organization knows two of the finalists -- Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera and Orioles first baseman Chris Davis...
  • Manny Machado's fifth-inning homer had plenty of historical significance

    Manny Machado's fifth-inning homer had plenty of historical significance
    NEW YORK — Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has said repeatedly that he is just soaking up the playoff atmosphere, trying to have fun and not do too much. He's here to do what he can to contribute, not be a savior. That sentiment works, until...
  • Is lack of postseason experience good or bad for Orioles?

    Is lack of postseason experience good or bad for Orioles?
    When the playoff microscope gets rolled out next week and experts begin to dissect the Orioles — assuming they hold on to at least an American League wild-card spot — one of the primary criticisms is going to be the club's overall lack of...
  • Final Obama-Romney debate draws 59.2 million viewers

    Final Obama-Romney debate draws 59.2 million viewers
    The final presidential debate Monday drew a TV audience of 59.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media. That's down from the 67.2 million and 65.6 million for the first and second debates, respectively. But it still shows huge interest --...
  • Orioles' Jim Johnson, Rays' Fernando Rodney show importance of closers

    Orioles' Jim Johnson, Rays' Fernando Rodney show importance of closers
    When the Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays begin a three-game series Tuesday at Camden Yards, the two most effective relievers in the American League will be in uniform. It's fair to speculate that without Orioles closer Jim Johnson and Rays closer Fernando...
  • Chris Davis homers twice as Orioles come back to beat Nationals, 9-6

    Chris Davis homers twice as Orioles come back to beat Nationals, 9-6
    The long-accepted theory around these parts is that Camden Yards morphs from a neutral park to a hitter's haven in late May to early June when the temperatures start heating up and the humidity thickens. It was 86 degrees at first pitch Wednesday night,...
  • Transcript of Brooks Robinson's speech at sculpture unveiling ceremony

    Transcript of Brooks Robinson's speech at sculpture unveiling ceremony
    Following is a transcript of Brooks Robinson's speech at his sculpture unveiling ceremony Saturday at Camden Yards. “Thank you, thank you, and I promise you, this will be the last ‘thank you’ of my career. I know Paul Blair, the last...
  • Orioles call up Asencio, designate Jurrjens and trade Canzler

    Orioles call up Asencio, designate Jurrjens and trade Canzler
    The Orioles recalled right-hander Jairo Asencio (pronounced HIGH-row) from Triple-A Norfolk on Friday and designated for assignment right-hander Jair Jurrjens. Asencio made his first appearance for the Orioles on Friday, pitching a scoreless seventh. He...
  • The Sun Remembers July 14-20

    The Sun Remembers July 14-20
    July 19, 2000: As the Ravens prepare for training camp in Westminster, owner Art Modell predicts the first postseason berth for the fifth-year team. "I think we are a playoff team this year," Modell says. "Once you're in the playoffs, you never know...