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  • Looking back at the Orioles' 10-inning, walk-off win over the Astros

    Looking back at the Orioles' 10-inning, walk-off win over the Astros
    Catcher Steve Clevenger wore an appropriate T-shirt during his postgame interview after the Orioles’ 10-inning, walk-off, 5-4 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. “Just Happy to Be Here, Hope I Can Help The Ballclub,” the...
  • O'Day says Jim Johnson will be fine

    O'Day says Jim Johnson will be fine
    Like much of Baltimore, the Orioles organization has watched with interest as former closer Jim Johnson has struggled this early season with the Oakland Athletics. Interest probably isn’t the right word. Try empathy. “Everybody’s...
  • Orioles infielder Jemile Weeks taking changes in stride

    Orioles infielder Jemile Weeks taking changes in stride
    In early December, Jemile Weeks' baseball career was thrown upside down. He was traded away from the only organization he had ever known, the Oakland Athletics, and sent to the Orioles for one of the franchise's most popular players, closer Jim Johnson,...
  • Grant Balfour comes to Baltimore for first time since deal with Orioles fell through

    Grant Balfour comes to Baltimore for first time since deal with Orioles fell through
    The last time Grant Balfour was in Baltimore, he thought he had landed in the place where he'd spend the next two years of his career. In December, Balfour arrived at the Warehouse to take a club physical that he believed would be the last step in...
  • Over 40 baseball league 'just a bunch of guys who still want to play'

     Over 40 baseball league 'just a bunch of guys who still want to play'
    Wood bats, regulation uniforms and a desire to compete against peers are just part of what drives Baltimore Senior Baseball Over 40 League players to lace up their spikes every Sunday morning from April to August for some old-fashioned hardball. The...
  • Orioles head into FanFest with 'work to do,' and with excitement yet to build

    Orioles head into FanFest with 'work to do,' and with excitement yet to build
    As the Orioles prepared for last year's annual FanFest, it didn't seem to matter that the club had made only under-the-radar alterations to its roster. The organization was coming off its first winning season and first postseason appearance since 1997....
  • Orioles' Ryan Flaherty looking forward to opportunity at second base

    Orioles' Ryan Flaherty looking forward to opportunity at second base
    Now that longtime Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts has departed to wear the pinstripes of the New York Yankees, Ryan Flaherty finally has the opportunity to become an everyday major league player. Several candidates could fill the vacancy at...
  • With Davis hurt, Orioles to promote Weeks from Norfolk

    With Davis hurt, Orioles to promote Weeks from Norfolk
    Infielder Jemile Weeks was called up from Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday to provide extra infield help until the Orioles determine the seriousness of Chris Davis’ left oblique strain. The move was expected once Davis’ injury was made public....
  • Orioles newcomers Jemile Weeks, Johnny Monell eager to show their defensive flexibility

    Orioles newcomers Jemile Weeks, Johnny Monell eager to show their defensive flexibility
    Going over the list of the nearly 60 players who will be in Sarasota, Fla., when major league spring training opens for the Orioles next week and trying to project the club's 25-man roster for Opening Day is a tough task. However, there are roughly 13...
  • 1970-1979: Year-by-year capsules

    1970-1979: Year-by-year capsules
    1970 Record: 108-54 Place: First in American League East Postseason: Beat Cincinnati Reds in World Series (4-1) Manager: Earl Weaver Most Valuable Oriole: Boog Powell Batting leader: Frank Robinson (.306) Home run leader: Boog Powell (35) RBI...
  • Late additions could boost Orioles in wide-open American League East race

    Late additions could boost Orioles in wide-open American League East race
    — As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette sat in his office at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on a sunny afternoon earlier this month, overlooking a well-manicured cloverleaf of fields, a bitter winter seemed like an eternity ago in more ways...
  • Nothing like Jim Johnson off the mound, Tommy Hunter hopes to produce like him on it

    Nothing like Jim Johnson off the mound, Tommy Hunter hopes to produce like him on it
    SARASOTA, Fla. — If there is one thing you need to know about reliever Tommy Hunter, it is that he is the interpersonal opposite of the guy the Orioles hope he replaces in the critical closer role. Jim Johnson, who last year became the first...