| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:58 PM
When the Orioles promoted Manny Machado last August to play third base, they felt the 20-year-old's impact immediately. His defense solidified one of the club's weaknesses, and the stability he provided at the position was instrumental in the Orioles'...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 9:07 AM
Another day, another inquiring mind wanting to know what it's like to be baseball's next big thing.
Manny Machado is ushered into the large conference room at the Orioles' Ed Smith Stadium training complex, his attention quickly drawn to the portraits on...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:24 PM
Orioles rookie Manny Machado has spent his brief time in the big leagues making difficult plays at third base — like the slow roller down the line — appear routine.
But the dazzling plays he'd already made in his short time as a big leaguer...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:44 PM
When rookie third baseman Manny Machado was charging Evan Longoria's slow grounder in the ninth inning of the Orioles' 3-2 win Wednesday, the 20-year-old said that intincts took over.
By now you surely know what happened. By Thursday morning, fans in...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Every time the Oriolesarrive at what I like to call a “critical juncture” in the season, they seem to do something that reinforces the notion that they are on a special mission to change the face of baseball in Baltimore.
| Sep 13, 2012
| 9:30 AM
In the top of the ninth inning last night, with the Tampa Bay Rays threatening to break a 2-2 tie, rookie Manny Machado made a sparkling play at third base to help closer Jim Johnson get the Orioles out of the jam.
Evan Longoria hit a dribbler down the...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 4:23 AM
The Durham Bulls and the Omaha Storm Chasers are coming to town. Durham won its fourth Governors' Cup championship since 2002 Saturday night, riding a combined two-hitter from Merril Kelly and three relievers for a 7-0 win over host and defending champion...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:14 PM
The face was familiar and so was the place, but rather than patrolling center field as he did for parts of five seasons with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Rich Thompson was on the concourse level overlooking the field on Tuesday night at Coca-Cola Park....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:22 PM
My seatmate Daryl and I always are discussing all manner of baseball matters while we watch IronPigs games. One of our topics the other night was shortstop Freddy Galvis and where he ranks with the best Phillies prospects we've seen......
| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:26 PM
IronPigs fans missed out on the return of one of their all-time favorites this week when Rich Thompson suffered a season-ending foot injury earlier this month for Durham. But barring anything too bizarre over the next 48 hours, another Coca-Cola Park...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:28 PM
The IronPigs currently own the International League's highest batting average in June, hitting .282. Their ERA of 4.01 for the month is sixth-best in the IL and has reduced their season's mark by nearly half-a-run to 4.4.73. But just as important to...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Catching up with some news after after a long holiday break ... * When the IronPigs season ended, veteran Scott Elarton said he was hoping he'd get the chance to continue his comback in 2013. Minnesota has provided that opportunity. Elarton, who had a...