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  • Orioles welcome possibility of 'Battle of the Beltways' World Series vs. Nationals

    Orioles welcome possibility of 'Battle of the Beltways' World Series vs. Nationals
    The Orioles believe they could meet the Washington Nationals again this year. And not just Aug. 4, either, when they make up Tuesday’s rainout at Nationals Park. “We love the competition, and we love the fact that you never know what could...
  • With 4-3 win over Nationals, Orioles reach 50 victories in their fewest games since 1997

    With 4-3 win over Nationals, Orioles reach 50 victories in their fewest games since 1997
    After their gritty, 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night, the Orioles will have to wait until August for the opportunity to claim true "Beltway Series" bragging rights. They took two of three against the Nationals this week, but...
  • Nationals GM Rizzo says bench is a likely target for deal

    With Major League Baseball's trade deadline Wednesday at 4 p.m., Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo does not see the next two days as an opportunity to blow up a struggling team or a chance to spark a late-season push. "We're going to...
  • In battle of best records, Nationals best Orioles by a game

    In battle of best records, Nationals best Orioles by a game
    If you're a local baseball fan and inspired by a false sense of rivalry, this mostly meaningless last week of the regular season could be boiled down to a battle of the Interstate 95 beltways. Inside the Baltimore Beltway were the Orioles, eliminated...
  • Blanton to Orioles not done; money could be an issue

    Blanton to Orioles not done; money could be an issue
    The Orioles are deep into negotiations with the Philadelphia Phillies about acquiring right-hander Joe Blanton, but the amount of money the Orioles would have to pick up could be a sticking point in reaching an agreement before Tuesday's 4 p.m. non-waiver...
  • Bob Melvin beats Buck Showalter for American League Manager of the Year Award

    Bob Melvin beats Buck Showalter for American League Manager of the Year Award
    The Orioles’ improbable run to the postseason wasn’t enough to earn Buck Showalter the American League Manager of the Year Award. Up until Tuesday evening’s announcement on the MLB Network, the race between Showalter and Oakland A&...
  • Laurel baseball fans have best of both worlds

    Laurel baseball fans have best of both worlds
    Is Laurel at the center of the Major League Baseball universe? That may be a stretch, but then again it was also far-fetched at the beginning of the season that the Baltimore Orioles would have a winning record, let alone make the playoffs for the first...
  • O's and their opponents prepared for a 'five-horse race' in the AL East

    O's and their opponents prepared for a 'five-horse race' in the AL East
    SARASOTA, Fla. — For most of the past two decades, the American League East has been considered the toughest division in baseball, primarily because it contained the sport's two financial behemoths, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox....
  • Which NL teams will make the playoffs?

    The same suspects Kevin Baxter Los Angeles Times If you liked last season's NL playoffs, chances are you'll like this fall's version since you'll be seeing many of the same teams. Washington, with Stephen Strasburg cleared to pitch a full season...
  • Some random Orioles thoughts going into this weekend's series

    Some random Orioles thoughts going into this weekend's series
    This is about the fifth time I’ve uttered this phrase this season, but this upcoming stretch will be a good test. The Washington Nationals lead the NL East, the Cleveland Indians lead the AL Central and the Los Angeles Angels are the hottest team in...
  • Who is your pick for the World Series?

    Phillies over Yankees Phil Rogers Chicago Tribune Normally I don't break out The System until late September, but there's nothing wrong with taking it for a test spin. The formula that picked the Giants to win a year ago lines up with conventional...
  • Are Phillies leaving the door open for Nats?

    Are Phillies leaving the door open for Nats?
         There's no joy right now in Philadelphia, where Phillies fans have to be wondering just what will go wrong next.      The Phillies just announced that Chase Utley, who missed spring training and a chunk of last season with a sore knee, is headed...