Sales in Birdland are soaring, as the team advances to the post-season. Team merchandise sales leapt 80 percent in the last four weeks, according to SportsOneSource, which collects data from major retailers. In the last 13 weeks, sales rose 33 percent compared to the same period in 2013.
Defense has been one of the keys to the Orioles' success over the past three seasons. But since they lost American League Platinum Glove winner Manny Machado for the season following right-knee surgery in August, the club has struggled to find a steady replacement.
Over the past three seasons, one of the foundations of the Orioles success has been their defense. But in recent days, it's becoming evident that the team¿s defense isn't up to the standard that manager Buck Showalter has set.
If Derek Jeter could have scripted his perfect ending at Yankee Stadium, it would have looked a lot like what actually happened Thursday night, but it wouldn't have happened if the Orioles hadn't worked so hard on the rewrite.
After the Orioles were held to one hit on Monday, they responded with 17 hits in Tuesday's 5-4 win. Seeing leadoff hitter Nick Markakis get four hits, including a two-run homer, was a good sign for the Orioles.
The Orioles hit three home runs, including Nelson Cruz's 40th of the season, and had 17 hits in a 5-4 win over the Yankees in front of an announced 43,201, putting a dagger in New York's already faint postseason hopes.
The Orioles are still chasing the American League's best record and are still 2 1/2 games back of the Los Angeles Angels for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs after both teams lost on Monday.
Down, 2-1, in the bottom of the ninth after Darren O'Day served up a homer to Brian McCann in the top of the inning, the Orioles rallied with two runs on three doubles against Yankees closer David Robertson.
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter said his final visit to Camden Yards this week brought back memories of his first full season in pinstripes, playing against the Orioles in the American League Championship Series and being in awe of Cal Ripken, Jr., who was a role model for Jeter.
ESPN is bringing its Sunday Night Baseball crew to Baltimore this week to cover the final stop of New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter's farewell tour at Camden Yards and, oh yeah, to showcase the first-place Orioles.
MLB and ESPN keep talking and writing about Derek Jeter's legacy and final visits to this stadium and that. There's even talk of a ceremony at Fenway Park during Jeter's final game. Our turn, so to speak, comes this week. The Yankees visit Baltimore for four games from Friday through Sunday, and the series will mark Jeter's last visit to Camden Yards. And you know how I feel about that? Good riddance. I have no problem with the Yankees doing special things to recognize their superstar at their
No matter how well the Orioles do this season, perhaps the most improbable moment of 2014 for those who have followed this club over the past several years occurred in the third inning of the All-Star Game in Minnesota in July -- and it had little to do with the current Orioles.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter thinks the club's gift to Derek Jeter should be a photo of the home run that Jeter hit in Game 1 of the 1996 American League Championship Series against the Orioles -- the one that 12-year-old Yankees fan Jeffrey Maier reached over the wall to deflect into a game-tying homer.
The Orioles' trade with the Boston Red Sox on Thursday that added left-handed reliever Andrew Miller to the bullpen was received with positive reviews in the clubhouse, both for what he does on the mound and what he won't be doing anymore.
JET magazine, the pocket-sized source of news about blacks since 1951, has bowed to the ages and gone digital with a new app. But its debut digital issue this month makes clear that JET is no longer the magazine for anyone who claims to be at least middle-aged.
There's a distinct dichotomy that surrounds Orioles center fielder Adam Jones in Baltimore. He is the club's most consistent performer and surely one of its most ardent community ambassadors. And yet he also receives the most criticism from fans for his play.
Playing before another split and soldout crowd at Camden Yards — this sellout, the seventh here this year, was announced at 46,667 — the Orioles were shut out for the seventh time this season and first since June 13 against Toronto.
Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and injured catcher Matt Wieters still lead their respective positions in American League All-Star Game voting, according to fan voting results released by Major League Baseball on Monday afternoon.
Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz has passed David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox as the top All-Star Game vote-getter at his position in the American League, according to results released Monday by Major League Baseball.
Orioles third baseman Jonathan Schoop knows he will have his share of growing pains at the major league level, but as he struggled through the first five games of the season, one of his teammates noticed that something was amiss with the 22-year-old.