| Dec 14, 2012
| 5:41 PM
When it became apparent that the New York Mets were willing to deal 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, the Orioles had to be a consideration.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter loves the 38-year-old knuckleballer. Showalter, Dickey&...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:52 AM
Now that the Blue Jays continue to load up this offseason – agreeing to acquire NL Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey from the Mets pending signing him to an extension – I’m continuing to get questions about why the Orioles are being so...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:19 PM
TORONTO — Right-hander Jake Arrieta, who hasn't pitched in 16 days, was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk before Thursday's game to make space on the 25-man roster for starter Kevin Gausman.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the team was deciding...
| May 25, 2013
| 3:55 PM
TORONTO — Given the way the Orioles and Blue Jays have been scoring runs over the past three days here at the hitter-friendly Rogers Centre, both teams realize winning is just a matter of outlasting their opponent offensively.
The teams have...
| May 17, 2013
| 11:31 AM
In today’s Baltimore Sun, I wrote a story on the Orioles’ efforts to convert minor league pitchers Zach Clark and Eddie Gamboa into knuckleballers.
Clark and Gamboa are working with Hall of Fame knuckleballer Phil Niekro, who won 318 games...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:27 PM
When right-hander Zach Clark was summoned to Orioles manager Buck Showalter's office two weeks ago and told he was being designated for assignment, the conversation suddenly veered off in a peculiar direction.
Clark, who at that moment was still...
| May 6, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Right-hander Zach Clark had a crazy week -- he went from being promoted to the majors, to pitching in his first big league game, to being designated for assignment and then finally to clearing waivers on Monday.
The 29-year-old UMBC graduate has been...
| May 7, 2013
| 4:16 AM
I was asked before the Orioles left for their 11-game, three-city swing out west what would constitute a successful trip. I said 6-5. Luckily I wasn’t asked to amend it after the Orioles won three of four in Oakland.
They ended up 7-4. And that...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 8:31 PM
The last time the Orioles faced knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, they were mystified by pitches with so little spin that you could nearly make out Bud Selig's signature on the baseball.
But Tuesday, the Orioles figured out the reigning National League Cy...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Orioles.
66 -- saves, most in the major leagues, for Orioles closer Jim Johnson since Sept. 7, 2011.
With Tuesday’s win over the Toronto Blue...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 5:20 PM
We already knew Jim Johnson hadn't finished in the top 3 for the American League Cy Young Award, but the Orioles closer ended up getting some love from the Baseball Writers' Association of America voters when the results were announced Wednesday night....
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:30 AM
The Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission has announced that the fourth annual Town of Bel Air Film Festival will be held this weekend - Oct. 19-21 - at the Bel Air Reckord Armory at 37-41 North Main St.
This year's festival features four documentaries, all...