| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Brian Roberts signing with the New York Yankees is one of those happenings that registers very little with the wider baseball world but carries a variety of intense meanings for Baltimore baseball lovers.
The interesting thing about Roberts is not the...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has been named the club's nominee for the annual Hank Aaron Award.
Davis, who led the major leagues with a franchise-record 53 home runs and also led the majors with 138 RBIs and 96 extra-base hits, is one of 30...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:18 AM
When Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday, changing momentum in Game 4 of the American League Division Series between Detroit and Oakland, a lot of Orioles fans were surely taken...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Back in September, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said definitively that closer Jim Johnson would be tendered a contract and return next season.
After leading the American League in both saves (50) and blown saves (9) in 2013, Johnson...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:43 AM
Since the season ended, I’ve been asked several times whether the Orioles are going to get an ace this offseason.
My answer is no. I don’t even hesitate. The reasoning is simple. There are no true aces on the market (Matt Garza? Japan’...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:54 PM
In rebuilding the Orioles into a contender, manager Buck Showalter knew a greater priority needed to be placed on playing exceptional defense.
Now, after a year during which the club set new standards for defensive excellence, the Orioles are being...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts concedes that he's had passing thoughts over the past several weeks about whether these might be his final days in the only major league uniform he's ever worn.
"Oh, sure, I think everybody thinks about their...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 6:05 PM
The revolving door has spun around once again in Cleveland, revealing yet another quarterback change for the Browns.
For Sunday’s game against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, Jason Campbell steps under center to start an...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:59 PM
William A. Miller Jr., a seasoned newsman and public relations executive who was the first managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, died Wednesday of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 88.
"He was a very special...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:13 AM
At first blush, the New York Yankees signing this weekend of free-agent catcher Brian McCann to a five-year, $85 million deal could be considered good news for the Orioles, at least as it pertains to catcher Matt Wieters.
For one, the deep-pocket...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:27 AM
Welcome back to the bar. We got the furnace and leaky roof fixed just in time, apparently.
Today, I want to discuss a person whose name triggers some of the best arguments in Connolly's Bar history: Mike Mussina.
Every time we bring up the former...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:32 PM
When this offseason started, the Orioles appeared to be a couple of key players away from moving to the next level and heading into 2014 with a realistic chance of playing deep into next October.
Well, make it three.
Now, with Jim Johnson headed to...