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

  • Here's the Baltimore Sun staff World Series predictions, share yours

    Here's the Baltimore Sun staff World Series predictions, share yours

    With the semifinals of Major League Baseball’s postseason upon us, we wanted to get your thoughts on what happens from now until Nov. 4 (or earlier if a World Series Game 7 isn’t necessary). Many posted on Friday’s bar blog that you were pulling for the Chicago Cubs -- for various reasons. But...

  • Are you pulling for the Chicago Cubs and their ex-Orioles?

    Are you pulling for the Chicago Cubs and their ex-Orioles?

    I had an interesting interaction with a reader on Twitter this week. I made the assumption that Orioles fans are pulling for the Chicago Cubs because that team has several ex-Orioles on their roster. There’s right-handed starter Jake Arrieta, also known to a disgruntled fan base as the ace that...

  • Looking at the top of the 2012 baseball draft

    Looking at the top of the 2012 baseball draft

    I made a joke on Twitter earlier this week that the Orioles did not let Carlos Correa get away. I was being sarcastic -- having a little fun at the theme of this fall: That the Orioles didn’t sign or retain various “fill in the blank” players who would have helped them get back to the playoffs...

  • Colby Rasmus wouldn't have been of much help to the Orioles

    Colby Rasmus wouldn't have been of much help to the Orioles

    This past Orioles season – and now the 2015 postseason – has been ripe for hindsight criticism. After winning 96 games in 2014 and then just 81 in 2015, moves that weren’t made – and some bad ones that were – have received plenty of understandable finger-pointing. The Orioles should have re-signed...

  • Dan Duquette, Buck Showalter vow to work together to make Orioles better

    Dan Duquette, Buck Showalter vow to work together to make Orioles better

    One day after completing a disappointing .500 season, Orioles manager Buck Showalter and executive vice president Dan Duquette spoke with reporters together at Camden Yards on Monday afternoon and vowed to assemble a competitive team for next year — and to do it together, despite assertions that...

  • 'I wanted to catch today,' Matt Wieters says

    'I wanted to catch today,' Matt Wieters says

    Orioles catcher Matt Wieters started 54 of the club's first 161 games behind the plate this year as he worked his way back from Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery in 2014. But he really wanted to start Sunday — the Orioles' 2015 season finale, which might have been his final game in an Orioles...

  • Buck Showalter's mother dies at age 87

    Buck Showalter's mother dies at age 87

    Orioles manager Buck Showalter was dealing with a heavy heart Sunday that had nothing to do with baseball. His mother, Lina Carrie Spires Showalter, died late Saturday night in Florida at age 87. Showalter's mother visited Baltimore several times to watch her son manage during his tenure and took...

  • Manny Machado only player in MLB to play every game this season

    Manny Machado only player in MLB to play every game this season

    After ending each of his past two seasons prematurely because of injuries, 23-year-old third baseman Manny Machado did something this year that no Oriole had accomplished since Adam Jones in 2012. For the first time in his young career, Machado played all 162 games — the only major leaguer to accomplish...

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