| Jun 8, 2013
| 11:58 AM
The end greets so many ballplayers like a concrete wall — faceless and unforgiving. Take away the 97-mph fastball or the 400-foot home runs and daily fulfillment no longer seems so easily attainable.
Chris Ray, though, he had beer.
| Jun 8, 2013
| 10:22 PM
Pimlico Race Course
Russell takes jockey title; Vazquez wins trainer crown
The Pimlico Race Course spring meeting ended Saturday with jockey Sheldon Russell and trainer Juan Vazquez winning individual titles. The 36-day stand began April 4. Russell...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 12:00 PM
While his star doesn’t yet shine as brightly as Mike Trout or Bryce Harper, the profile of Manny Machado has steadily risen since he arrived in Baltimore last August. His accomplishments before his 21st birthday have gotten him in the same sentences...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 8:37 PM
The 2013 baseball season could be unlike any other in history, with an unprecedented wave of suspensions possible by the All-Star break in the mushrooming Biogenesis scandal.
Ryan Braun, the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player who beat the rap...
| May 30, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Melancholy fits the game of baseball like a batting glove. For every moment of heroic achievement, there is one of misery and despair; for each Bobby Thomson "shot heard 'round the world" to win the 1951 National League Pennant for the New York Giants,...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 5:40 AM
Matt Fortese came 75 miles from Hagerstown to meet Taylor Queen at Camden Yards. She drove more than three hours from Virginia. Their second date was going well, Queen said, until an hour of taunting from two fans boiled over into an altercation that left...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Major League Baseball and the players association have agreed to take the next step toward eradicating performance-enhancing drugs from the game by expanding random blood testing for human growth hormone to during the season and conducting additional...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 12:47 PM
Steve Johnson's journey to becoming an Oriole had its twists and turns. It had its share of doubters, too, including Johnson, who didn't know whether he would ever get a chance to make a big league roster.
The 25-year-old right-hander was a four-time...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 4:47 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — Travis Ishikawa doesn't remember getting hit square in the right cheek, only the glance of a fastball speeding at his head, then waking up on the ground thinking his jaw was shattered.
"I have to say it was the best hit by pitch...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Albany last played in the NCAA tournament in 2007. That drought may end this spring.
The No. 19 Great Danes improved to 7-3 after edging No. 12 Johns Hopkins, 10-9, at Homewood Field in Baltimore Friday night. Already 1-0 in the America East, they...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Another night, another oh-for at the plate for an Orioles designated hitter.
On Wednesday night, it was Nolan Reimold who kept his glove in the clubhouse and took some hacks as the designated hitter. He was hitless in four at-bats -- with three...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 6:40 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — Earlier this spring, an Orioles official was talking causally about the competition for the fifth starter's spot. He mentioned Jake Arrieta, Zach Britton, Brian Matusz, Jair Jurrjens.
And then he paused.
"I'm forgetting somebody,"...