| Jun 27, 2011
| 5:38 PM
Lance Berkman swung, smashing the 90 mph fastball up the middle "about as hard as I could hit it."
As Berkman dashed from the batter's box in the first inning of that Houston Astros-Pittsburgh Pirates game April 24, 2010, the baseball hurtled back toward...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 3:57 PM
It's no secret that the Orioles are more than a little concerned with Brian Matusz's declining velocity. Matusz insists that he's healthy, and that might be true, but the radar gun doesn't lie. A player who once regularly threw 94 mph fastballs now tops...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 3:52 PM
Cincinnati Reds catcher Ramon Hernandez was peering at the Orioles lineup card posted in the visiting clubhouse before Friday's series opener, and he was reminded of just how much things have changed since the last time that he played at Camden Yards....
| Jul 18, 2011
| 6:52 PM
Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail said he received "legitimate interest" from clubs looking to upgrade at shortstop this month, but in the end he felt the Orioles should keep J.J. Hardy instead of dealing him away for prospects.
| Jul 17, 2011
| 6:06 PM
Continuing to tinker with their roster on a daily basis, the Orioles optioned starter Mitch Atkins to Triple-A Norfolk after Sunday's game and are planning to add right-handed reliever Mark Worrell and third baseman Josh Bell before Monday's series opener...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 6:12 PM
Several local baseball players were selected on the third day of major league baseball's amateur draft Wednesday, starting with former Mount St. Joseph standout Ryan Kemp. The St. Joseph's University reliever was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 3:22 PM
John Carroll's K.J. Hockaday set the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association career record for home runs this season with 31. It could be a record that stands for a long time. Next season Maryland, like the rest of the country, will follow the new...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 7:42 PM
Forty-seven days since he last faced a major league hitter, Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz will take the mound Tuesday night at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum with a lot more confidence in his health and his ability to get big league hitters out....
| Jun 22, 2011
Calvert Hall coach Lou Eckerl and his players still remember the home run.
Cardinals' senior outfielder Matt Bosse clubbed a breathtaking blast an estimated 485 feet over the left-field scoreboard at Ripken Stadium, in Aberdeen, in the Maryland...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 2:00 PM
There is plenty of optimism in Baltimore right now with the Orioles set to start spring training next week. And why not? The rebuilt Birds brought in Mark Reynolds, Derrek Lee, Kevin Gregg and Vladimir Guerrero. Fans can already taste the oh-so sweet...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Baltimore athletic supporters are dreaming about the possbility of Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols signing with the Orioles next offseason. But franchise icon Cal Ripken Jr. doesn't think Pujols will go anywhere if he becomes a free agent at season's end....
| Aug 23, 2011
There will be Giants
Seldom has a wild-card era September offered less excitement for baseball fans. About the only real drama lies in whether two of baseball's best pitching staffs — the Giants and Angels —...