From thousands of empty seats at Camden Yards to boos for struggling first basemen Chris Davis, there were plenty of reminders of the Orioles' 2018 futility at the team's 2019 home opener. But the fans who showed up said they were encouraged by the rebuilding club's energy and winning start.
The Orioles are trying to lift themselves from the ashes of their historically bad 2018 season, and — win or lose — they can lift up their troubled city if their effort sends the right message to the fans.
The Orioles looked to recent champions in Houston and Chicago to assemble the trio of general manager Mike Elias, manager Brandon Hyde and assistant general manager for analytics Sig Mejdal to take the team in a new direction
What's proved to be a year of seismic changes for the Orioles on and off the field still packed in plenty of actual baseball over the required 162 games, even if it might have been nice for them to mercifully end by about halfway through.
Reds manager David Bell said his brother, Orioles managerial candidate Mike Bell, 'would do great, given the opportunity' if new executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias chose him to replace Buck Showalter.
Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias said on the 105.7 The Fan Orioles Hot Stove show that the club had done background on dozens of managerial candidates and was past phase one of the search to replace Buck Showalter.
The Maryland Sports Boosters put on a 1983 World Series reunion gala on Wednesday night in conjunction with the Babe Ruth Museum. There were plenty of players from that team in attendance and many of them were wondering when the Orioles will knock them off that pedestal.
A month after dismissing executive vice president Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter following the worst season in franchise history, the Orioles' search for a new individual to lead the organization’s baseball operations continues.
Almost a full month after they dismissed executive vice president Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter, ushering in a new era of Orioles baseball once new hires are made, what that means for the offseason is only now coming into focus.
Sometime after a brand-new Boston Red Sox ownership group fired general manager Dan Duquette in early 2002, I wrote a national baseball column extolling him for leaving the long-suffering franchise with a promising future. Will I get to write another about his impact on the Orioles?
When he arrived in August 2010, the Orioles were the worst team in baseball. As he leaves, they’re no better. Somewhere in between rests Buck Showalter’s legacy as Orioles manager, an 8 1/2-year term that roused the club from a 14-year losing skein unprecedented in franchise history.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter led the Orioles to success as part of a wave taking over the game that emphasize bullpen usage and defense. That the rest of the league caught up and passed them on that front doesn't take away from the success it brought.
As the Orioles and Showalter part ways at the end of a 115-loss season, players said the manager who oversaw that collapse was the same who led them to three playoff appearances in five years, for better or worse.
It's a rare manager to inspire tee shirts and garden gnomes, much less to arrive in town already made it in New York and on Seinfeld even. But that was Buck Showalter, and now Orioles fans are left to mourn his passing.
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis won't play in the final homestand, manager Buck Showalter said, reversing what he'd said Wednesday in Boston and solidifying Davis as having one of the worst seasons in baseball history.
Orioles rookie John Andreoli had to wait until the final inning Wednesday for his first Fenway Park hit, adding to a memorable first trip as a major leaguer to the park he visited countless times growing up.
Though his contract is set to expire in October, Orioles manager Buck Showalter is at peace with his uncertain future. "You know how good they’ve been to me," he said of the club he's managed for nine seasons. "I’m not ever going to forget that, regardless of what happens.”
Speculation abounds that the Orioles will not bring Buck Showalter back for next season. That's very possible, but they better choose his replacement wisely and not settle for a lesser or cheaper option.