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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

  • Reimold trying to make most of opportunity with Orioles

    Reimold trying to make most of opportunity with Orioles

    It would be easy to call this a strange year for Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold. But his career trajectory has fluctuated so much over the years that 2015 has become just another crazy trip for the player who has been around the organization longer than any current Oriole. This year, he initially...

  • Digesting Friday's Orioles win and plunking fireworks

    Digesting Friday's Orioles win and plunking fireworks

    This isn’t football. Or the NCAA basketball tournament. Orioles manager Buck Showalter likes to talk about how the momentum of one win in baseball doesn’t mean much -- it’s all about the next game’s starting pitcher. But he almost bit after Friday night’s emotionally charged 14-8 victory over the...

  • Orioles notebook: Adam Jones returns to action, Matt Wieters sits

    Orioles notebook: Adam Jones returns to action, Matt Wieters sits

    The Orioles welcomed back one of their banged-up veterans to the starting lineup Friday, while another was out because of a lingering injury. Center fielder Adam Jones, who left Monday's game in the eighth inning with a sore right shoulder and hadn't played since, was in his customary third spot...

  • Which pending free agent(s) should the Orioles bring back?

    Which pending free agent(s) should the Orioles bring back?

    The NFL season officially starts this week. So let’s celebrate at the bar. We’ll even bring back Prediction Friday for you old-timers. Purple shots on me. But you know how we roll here. We’re a baseball-first joint. So let’s throw an Orioles question at you to start. In Friday’s paper I wrote a...

  • Wieters could be playing his last three weeks for Orioles

    Wieters could be playing his last three weeks for Orioles

    Matt Wieters has spent most of his life studying complex situations with an engraver's penchant for detail. He's always processed any available information before cautiously proceeding to the next step. So, yes, Wieters understands the gravity of the next few weeks and months. If he told you otherwise,...

  • DJ Stewart among prospects on Orioles instructional league roster

    DJ Stewart among prospects on Orioles instructional league roster

    The Orioles have announced their roster for the upcoming Instructional League to start later this month and the list is headlined by the club’s top two picks from the 2015 draft, outfielder DJ Stewart and infielder Ryan Mountcastle. The organization holds the Instructional League practices and...

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