| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:00 AM
First, let me say I love the fact that people argue about Major League Baseball’s postseason awards.
You don’t get that very often in football or hockey or the NBA. But you get vitriol pretty much every year when the BBWAA season-ending...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 10:17 AM
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...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 5:35 AM
Barrett King's son, Camden, will turn 1 just 11 days after this weekend's Baltimore Marathon. He's King's inspiration.
"It sounds like a giant cliche, but becoming a dad made me want to set an example for my son ... that by focusing and persevering,...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 9:21 AM
It was the spring of Gavin Floyd's senior year, and professional baseball scouts were flocking to his games at Mount St. Joseph High School.
A right-handed pitcher with a blazing fastball and knee-buckling curve, Floyd was considered one of the top...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Karl Marx is credited with saying that religion is "the opium of the people." But here in the nation's capital, baseball is the drug of choice that rescues political junkies from the unpleasant realities around them.
Currently providing relief from...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Davey Johnson hadn't owned a home in more than a decade. But soon after being hired by the Orioles in 1995, he defied baseball managers' conventional logic by buying — rather than renting — a ranch house on the north side of Loch Raven...
| May 5, 2012
| 12:26 PM
For years, Orioles fans have had an almost primitive response to being outnumbered in their own stadium by thousands of visiting fans who root, root, root for the Red Sox or Yankees. To the home fans, it is as if invaders are threatening the castle....
| May 17, 2012
| 11:48 PM
Who would have thought that one of the highlights of the first weekend of interleague play would be – the Orioles and the Nationals?
But that’s the case. This year’s beltway series will feature two teams that are among the best teams in...
| May 18, 2012
| 6:17 PM
Orioles starter Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings on Friday night at Nationals Park, giving up just one run on a homer by Ian Desmond. He allowed six hits in all and struck out nine batters, but will have to settle for a no-decision because he...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:09 PM
Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis slammed a ball off the second-deck facade in right field at Nationals Park to carry the Orioles to a 2-1 victory in 11 innings on Friday night. It was his seventh home run of the season and second extra-base hit...
| May 19, 2012
| 9:01 PM
In their most recent hot stretch, the Orioles have milked the drama -- with their previous seven wins coming by a margin of three runs or fewer.
For much of Saturday’s 6-5 victory, the trend looked like it finally would end, with their most...
| May 20, 2012
| 9:34 AM
I read with great amusement the column by my friend Mike Wise this weekend in the Washington Post -- the one where he takes Orioles fans to task for shouting "O!" during the National Anthem.
Of course, I was amused because there were so many...