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  • The Sun remembers

    The Sun remembers
    June 10, 2003: A week after Sammy Sosa was caught using a corked bat, some of the announced 32,484 in attendance at Camden Yards greet the Chicago Cubs' slugger by throwing corks at him as he takes his spot in right field. "As long as no one touches me,...
  • Orioles trade for veteran slugger Jim Thome

    Orioles trade for veteran slugger Jim Thome
    During the seventh-inning stretch of an otherwise brutal Orioles' beating on Saturday, the video scoreboard at Camden Yards flashed a message that drew a thunderous roar from the announced crowd of 35,335. The Orioles had just traded two minor leaguers...
  • Some thoughts about the Jim Thome trade

    Some thoughts about the Jim Thome trade
    On Saturday, the Orioles dealt two minor leaguers, catcher Gabriel Lino and pitcher Kyle Simon, to the Philadelphia Phillies for likely Hall-of-Famer Jim Thome. At first blush, it’s a "why not?" trade. Thome doesn't have a high salary -- roughly...
  • Orioles designated hitter Jim Thome getting adjusted to new team, embracing every opportunity

    Orioles designated hitter Jim Thome getting adjusted to new team, embracing every opportunity
    MINNEAPOLIS -- If you walked into the Orioles clubhouse at Target Field at the right time this week, you might have seen the seventh-leading home-run hitter of all-time laying on the floor of the clubhouse, stretching his legs into the air with the help...
  • Orioles ride a big third inning to a third straight win

    Orioles ride a big third inning to a third straight win
    CLEVELAND — The Orioles have been victims of the big inning recently, when everything seemingly collapses around the starting pitcher. On Friday, the Orioles finally saw it from a different vantage point. They pounded the Cleveland Indians, 10-2,...
  • Jim Thome passes Sammy Sosa for 7th on all-time home run list

    Jim Thome passes Sammy Sosa for 7th on all-time home run list
    Jim Thome hadn’t hit a homer in his first 11 games with the Orioles. He finally did it in the fourth inning Friday night in Cleveland. The Orioles were already up by six runs, so it was a pretty meaningless bomb. But when you are 41, have played...
  • Thome remains mum on his chances of catching Griffey Jr. on home run list

    Thome remains mum on his chances of catching Griffey Jr. on home run list
    CLEVELAND — Orioles designated hitter Jim Thome hasn't decided how much longer he wants to play, but he has a legitimate chance to catch an old teammate and friend on one of the most noteworthy lists in baseball history if he sticks around a little....
  • The Sun remembers: Jan. 27-Feb. 2

    The Sun remembers: Jan. 27-Feb. 2
    Feb. 2, 2005: "I'm here in Baltimore, and I'm going to win the crowd," slugger Sammy Sosa says after being traded to the Orioles. A seven-time All-Star outfielder, the 36-year-old Sosa disappoints, mustering only 14 home runs, 45 RBIs and a .221 batting...
  • No players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    No players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    The electorate of the Baseball Writers' Association of America sent a clear message to tainted superstars Wednesday: If you were suspected of taking performance enhancing drugs, you don’t belong in the Hall of Fame. At least not in 2013. No players...
  • Jim Palmer says HOF results are 'a shot across the bow of the whole Steroid Era'

    Jim Palmer says HOF results are 'a shot across the bow of the whole Steroid Era'
    One of the perks of covering the Orioles is that we have easy access to Jim Palmer, a Hall of Fame pitcher who, unlike some other great players, has no problem speaking his mind. I talked to Palmer on Wednesday after he deplaned in Southern California...
  • Did baseball HOF voting surprise you?

    Bonds, Clemens snubbed Dan Connolly Baltimore Sun It's not surprising that no one received the needed 75 percent of BBWAA ballots. It's also not surprising that Craig Biggio, he of the 3,060 career hits for the Astros, was the highest vote-getter...
  • We're not perfect, but there is a way for writers to handle Hall of Fame controversy

    We're not perfect, but there is a way for writers to handle Hall of Fame controversy
    When it was announced that no candidate had received the 75 percent inclusion on ballots needed to be inducted into this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame class, I can’t say I was surprised. I honestly thought Houston’s Craig Biggio might...