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Dan Connolly

Writer

Dan Connolly has been covering sports for 18 years, and baseball and the Orioles for 14 seasons, including the past 10 with The Baltimore Sun. His first year covering baseball on a daily basis was Cal Ripken Jr.'s final season as a player. It's believed that is just a coincidence.

Recent Articles

  • Connolly's Bar: Do you still think the Orioles have a playoff shot?

    Connolly's Bar: Do you still think the Orioles have a playoff shot?

    The black curtains have been removed at the windows of this dive. We have them behind the bar just in case we have to put them back up for a funeral. But maybe we need to throw some orange on them before September is over. Because maybe the Orioles aren’t dead yet. It’s certainly is a long shot....

  • Orioles' four-run eighth sparks 4-3 comeback win over Rays

    Orioles' four-run eighth sparks 4-3 comeback win over Rays

    The Orioles had to overcome a flailing offense, outlast a strong pitching performance and survive a home run that defied the laws of gravity, but some way, somehow they won again to keep their faint playoff hopes flickering. The Orioles needed a four-run, two-out rally in the top of the eighth...

  • Orioles' Tyler Wilson gets start Friday against the Rays

    Orioles' Tyler Wilson gets start Friday against the Rays

    The Orioles have shuffled their rotation for the Tampa Bay Rays series, giving rookie right-hander Tyler Wilson a chance to start another big league game. It also seems likely that rookie Mike Wright, who allowed six runs in three-plus innings Wednesday, will head back to the bullpen, but Orioles...

  • Former Oriole Rafael Palmeiro to play three games for the Skeeters

    Former Oriole Rafael Palmeiro to play three games for the Skeeters

    Former Orioles great Rafael Palmeiro is making a comeback of sorts. The 50-year-old will be playing three games this upcoming weekend for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League. It’s more of a family bonding experience than a spirited comeback. His son, Patrick, is the third...

  • Orioles notebook: One year later, O's remember clinching first AL East since 1997

    Orioles notebook: One year later, O's remember clinching first AL East since 1997

    There's no question in Steve Pearce's mind what his career highlight has been so far: Picking up Ryan Goins' grounder in the top of the ninth on Sept. 16, 2014, running to first to step on the bag and then throwing his hands up in the air as Camden Yards roared. "Number one. That was a special...

  • Mike Wright goes wrong as Red Sox rock Orioles, 10-1

    Mike Wright goes wrong as Red Sox rock Orioles, 10-1

    On the one-year anniversary of one of the most memorable nights in Camden Yards history -- the club’s raucous clinching of their first division title in 17 years – the 2015 Orioles delivered a clunker Wednesday that served as a resounding but unnecessary reminder that this team isn’t what it was...

  • Kevin Gausman learning how to pitch in majors, plus other notes

    Kevin Gausman learning how to pitch in majors, plus other notes

    Right-hander Kevin Gausman keeps maturing before our eyes. And Orioles manager Buck Showalter may have paid the 24-year-old Gausman the ultimate compliment after the Orioles' 2-0 victory against the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. “He pitched as much as threw today,” Showalter said. We all know...

  • Jonathan Schoop bigger, showing more power than most second basemen

    Jonathan Schoop bigger, showing more power than most second basemen

    Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop said he thinks hitting 30 homers in a season is a possibility at some point in his career, but it's not a focus right now. "Of course, I see myself that way, but I don't want to put it to a number unless I have to. I just want to go out there and compete and...

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