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  • Gary Thorne and Jim Palmer are third-best announcers in baseball, according to poll

    Gary Thorne and Jim Palmer are third-best announcers in baseball, according to poll
    Spending summer evenings with Orioles announcers Gary Thorne and Jim Palmer is a pleasure only afforded to us locals, but a new poll shows that few teams have the kind of respect and love for their broadcasters that Orioles fans do. The good folks at...
  • Late additions could boost Orioles in wide-open American League East race

    Late additions could boost Orioles in wide-open American League East race
    — As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette sat in his office at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on a sunny afternoon earlier this month, overlooking a well-manicured cloverleaf of fields, a bitter winter seemed like an eternity ago in more ways...
  • Former Arundel standout Pleffner looks to advance in Nationals' system

    Former Arundel standout Pleffner looks to advance in Nationals' system
    Shawn Pleffner, 24, took a lead off second base at the minor-league complex of the Washington Nationals at Viera, Fla., on a 72-degree day. The former Arundel High School standout was among a group of four top minor-league prospects working on leads...
  • Orioles in win-now mode for 2014 as Davis, Wieters, Hardy near free agency

    Orioles in win-now mode for 2014 as Davis, Wieters, Hardy near free agency
    Leave it to Adam Jones to cut past any bromides about staying in the moment. "It is going to be dicey to see what goes on in the next year, year and a half," says the Orioles' All-Star center fielder, preparing for another day's work at the club's...
  • Orioles' Steve Lombardozzi runs carpet, watches win

    Orioles' Steve Lombardozzi runs carpet, watches win
    Steve Lombardozzi didn't get the ovation of "Crush" or "Cruz," but he was made to feel welcome on the orange carpet during player introductions at Monday's Opening Day game between the Orioles and Boston Red Sox. It was a day when winter finally yielded...
  • Columbia native Steve Lombardozzi talks about first Orioles start, other pregame notes

    Columbia native Steve Lombardozzi talks about first Orioles start, other pregame notes
    Steve Lombardozzi, who grew up in Columbia and graduated from Atholton High School, made his Orioles debut Wednesday, batting ninth and playing second base. “It definitely means something. It’s very exciting to be part of this organization...
  • Norris 'champing at the bit' for first start of season for slumping O's

    Norris 'champing at the bit' for first start of season for slumping O's
    DETROIT —┬áBud Norris had to wait longer than last year to make his first of the regular season, but now that it is here, he couldn't be more psyched. "It's a little different, but we have such a good five-man rotation that as long as I get the...
  • Catching for Reservoir baseball keeps Danny O'Hagan 'in the game'

    Catching for Reservoir baseball keeps Danny O'Hagan 'in the game'
    Reservoir senior catcher Danny O'Hagan sees the season like a fastball headed straight down the middle of the plate. The No. 3 Gators (7-0) returned every starter from last year, added versatile Mount St. Joseph transfer Joe Kearney and have a...
  • GLCCB organizing 'Orioles Outings' for LGBT baseball fans this summer

    GLCCB organizing 'Orioles Outings' for LGBT baseball fans this summer
    The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore is organizing to bring LGBT baseball fans together at Oriole Park at Camden Yards this summer. "Baltimore is a town that really comes together in the name of its sports teams....
  • Over 40 baseball league 'just a bunch of guys who still want to play'

     Over 40 baseball league 'just a bunch of guys who still want to play'
    Wood bats, regulation uniforms and a desire to compete against peers are just part of what drives Baltimore Senior Baseball Over 40 League players to lace up their spikes every Sunday morning from April to August for some old-fashioned hardball. The...
  • Hopkins code cracks baseball scheduling

    Hopkins code cracks baseball scheduling
    In baseball, it turns out, making a perfect schedule can be as elusive as throwing a perfect game. There are a lot of rules, starting with the basics: For each major league team, 81 games must be on the road and 81 at home, with 13 home weekend series...
  • Harvey and Giolito meet in matchup of O's, Nationals top pitching prospects

    Harvey and Giolito meet in matchup of O's, Nationals top pitching prospects
    SALISBURY -- Hunter Harvey, the Orioles' 2013 first-round pick, and Washington Nationals top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito matched heat Wednesday night to start the first half of a frigid doubleheader at Perdue Stadium. Harvey struck out seven in...