| Jul 7, 2011
| 9:05 PM
A change of venue and a stern post-game lecture from manager Buck Showalter about 18 hours earlier did nothing to curb the Orioles' losing ways -- or even hide the team's countless inadequacies for one night.
For the Orioles still had more unsightly play...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 8:42 PM
The psychoanalyst Helene Deutsch once said "the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth." It's in that spirit that we conclude Curtis Granderson should be the American League's first-half Most Valuable Player.
A crowd of players...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
| Jul 12, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano outslugged Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, 12-11, in the final round of the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night. Isn’t it telling that three of the final four in the annual long ball contest -- Boston'...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 3:55 PM
Ah, the Home Run Derby. It’s hard for me to think of many American traditions that top watching baseball’s best sluggers (cameos made by Vernon Wells in 2010 and Brandon Inge the year before) while listening to Chris Berman shriek NFL...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 10:00 AM
I'm not sure what Buck Showalter did during his three-day vacation over the All-Star break. But I know one thing the Orioles manager didn't do: watch Robinson Cano win the MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night.
“It’s hard to watch the home run...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Baltimore is blessed with a bunch of talented sports bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. I often link up to these local writers in my morning Coffee Companion posts, but instead of just exchanging anti-social links with them,...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 8:14 AM
Looking ahead to the 2011 season, ESPN's Buster Olney thinks your Baltimore Orioles are the most intriguing team in the AL East, which is significant considering the Red Sox overhaul, the Yankees' Cliff-Lee-less rotation and the changes in Tampa Bay....
| May 15, 2012
| 11:18 AM
The ball from his first major league hit sat in his locker, and Orioles rookie outfielder Xavier Avery promised he’d give it a good home.
“Put it in my trophy room at home, back in Atlanta,” Avery said. “I’m going to hold on...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 10:31 AM
Sitting here Monday, I discovered my office mate Allan Vought's column, taking a look back on Major League Baseball's All-Star Game from 50 years ago in 1962. The fact is, I wasn't alive 50 years ago, so I obviously have no memory of that game, nor have I...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 10:34 PM
If this is the end for Jeremy Guthrie, if the right-hander's five seasons as an Oriole are over, at least he walked off the mound successfully.
He finally won as an Oriole at new Yankee Stadium.
Guthrie spun seven strong innings in the Orioles' 4-2...
| Jul 30, 2011
| 4:26 PM
For two innings Saturday afternoon, the Orioles saw the Chris Tillman they have been longing for: A confident, strike-throwing fast worker with zip on his fastball.
But after that, Tillman — who was officially recalled from the minors before the 8-...