| Jul 12, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Nelson Cruz presents a deep rooting dilemma for the modern baseball fan.
Is the Orioles outfielder the well-mannered son of teachers who built himself into a slugger step by painstaking step? In this version of the story, Cruz is the perfect baseball...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:03 PM
Life has been so charmed for the Orioles in the past few days that on Thursday, they chased one of baseball’s best pitchers with a weather report.
They followed that up with a 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers without hitting one long ball —...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:57 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Inside the visiting clubhouse of Globe Life Park in Arlington, a weary Orioles team wanted to leave their 8-6 loss to the Texas Rangers behind them as quickly as possible.
With their bags packed, the Orioles headed home after going a...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:00 AM
With a lack of anything smart to say to lead off this edition of the Coffee Companion, let's tip our hat to beloved baseball man Don Zimmer, who passed away last night at the age of 83. You don't get the kind of universal acclaim he has without earning...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 5:19 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — From the first time Nelson Cruz stepped into the batter’s box at Camden Yards this season, he has heard that unmistakable sound from the home crowd — the long, steady chant of his last name.
With the success he has...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 4:13 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Chris Davis has admitted that coming to Baltimore — and leaving a Texas Rangers team which he grew up loving and struggled to live up to expectations with — was an important part in his development into one of the best...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:50 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Chris Davis was on the roster of two Texas Rangers teams that eventually went to the World Series.
He didn't make the postseason cut in 2010 and was traded to the Orioles halfway through 2011.
On Friday, he'll play the first big...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:01 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas – The Rangers have had success against left-hander Joe Saunders -- the Orioles' starter in tonight's AL wild-card game -- but Texas manager Ron Washington said Saunders is a much different pitcher that he one his team saw often in...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 6:35 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — A couple of wisecracking Orioles couldn't help themselves when they watched Tommy Hunter against the dugout railing shaking hands with members of the Texas media or Chris Davis and Omar Quintanilla chatting with Rangers fans in...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The Orioles won, 5-3, Tuesday night.
Chris Tillman pitched great. Nate McLouth homered. Manny Machado had a key triple. Jim Johnson picked up his 38th save. Those are the box-score highlights.
But the biggest moment of the game came in the seventh...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 12:50 AM
Enjoy the undercard.
There is an abundance of intriguing storylines in baseball these days, and most of them will be like Matt Kemp's run at the Triple Crown — over and out of sight by the time the World Series rolls around.
Justin Verlander could...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 7:37 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter actually thought Nick Markakis looked halfway decent at first base when Baltimore's regular right fielder was asked to play there in a pinch during the team's final game against the Seattle Mariners. Showalter would prefer,...