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Rafael Palmeiro

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  • Ranking the top 10 sports stories of the past decade

    Ranking the top 10 sports stories of the past decade
    Did the past decade really go by this fast? Wasn't it just yesterday when the parade celebrating the Ravens' Super Bowl victory rolled through downtown with 200,000 packed in along the route? Maybe it just seems like it because the Ravens teased us last...
  • Grateful Hendricks returns to clubhouse for warm welcome

    First, Steve Reed came over and put Elrod Hendricks in a bearhug. Steve Kline did the same moments later. Jay Gibbons was next and then Miguel Tejada walked across the clubhouse to Hendricks' locker and gave the Orioles' longtime bullpen coach a firm...
  • A character with class, Elrod never failed the fans

    It's an old joke, and not a particularly funny one, either. ├čkern2 Its punch line is narrowly focused, but any sports fan who grew up in or around Baltimore gets it. Anyone who ever took a glove to Memorial Stadium or Camden Yards or a pen and keepsake...
  • No bows for Brooks

    THE ORIOLES will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Brooks Robinson's major league debut Saturday at Camden Yards, but Robinson won't be there to help. "They asked me, but I just don't want to do that," Robinson, 68, said yesterday. One reason is he...
  • Forgiveness is in air at yard as team's fallen hero signs in

    IT WAS big, almost as big as the girl waving it over her head. It was bright orange with black lettering, and it read, "Welcome Back Raffy." It was held aloft behind the Orioles' dugout about two hours before the first pitch at Camden Yards last night,...
  • Wasted words hang over return and leave little worth hearing

    HE COULD have had us at "Hello" ... but that was 10 days ago. Rafael Palmeiro could have stood up on the day he was suspended and made a clean breast of it - either that or delivered some kind of explanation that passed the smell test and put to rest...
  • 10 days were 'tough time'

    Moments before stepping onto the field at Camden Yards yesterday for the first time since serving a 10-day suspension for failing a drug test, Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro was joined in the home dugout by the team's best player, Miguel Tejada....
  • 'Sad' and 'sorry,' O's teammates will stand by Palmeiro

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - Sammy Sosa knows what everybody is thinking. The subject was steroids yesterday, and it drifted to Sosa's locker in a corner of the visiting clubhouse at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, encased in questions regarding Rafael Palmeiro's 10-...
  • Canseco extols 'safe' steroids

    In his new book, which hit stores yesterday, Jose Canseco not only names baseball players he says used steroids, but he also mounts a zealous and controversial defense of the drugs' alleged dramatic benefits, offering Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada as...
  • High tension at the table, media circus in the House

    WASHINGTON - The line started to form at 6 a.m. outside the hearing room at the Rayburn Office Building, reaffirming the drawing power of Major League Baseball, even in one of its darkest hours. There were fans and Capitol Hill interns and visiting...
  • Canseco book: Players injected each other

    Jose Canseco threatened to name names. He threatened to smear Major League Baseball's image with allegations of widespread steroid abuse. When pressed for details, he said they'd all be in the book. Turns out, Canseco wasn't kidding. Canseco, an...
  • Palmeiro: Canseco claims are 'ludicrous'

    Rafael Palmeiro yesterday denied ever taking steroids, calling those claims in Jose Canseco's pending book "ludicrous," and Orioles owner Peter Angelos rushed to Palmeiro's defense. In a combined statement released by the Orioles, Palmeiro and Angelos...