TORONTO -- Yes, the Orioles¿ 7-6 loss to the Blue Jays on Friday night was a tough one to swallow. But let¿s remember that this road trip began with a loss to the Tigers in Detroit, but the Orioles rebounded to take the final two games of the series.
A week ago, Manny Machado was about to head onto the field from the dugout at Camden Yards when someone yelled out to him, "Hey Manny." Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson wanted a few seconds of Machado's time.
Before "Moneyball" hit the best sellers list and before Brad Pitt brought Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane to the big screen, Dan Duquette's Montreal Expos were perhaps the first incarnation of the Moneyball concept.
The Orioles¿ scheduled interleague series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, which was postponed by inclement weather, will be made up as part of a split day-night doubleheader on Saturday at 1:05 and 7:05 p.m.
The Orioles are still awaiting the results of this morning's MRI on second baseman Brian Roberts¿ injured right hamstring, but utility man Ryan Flaherty is in starting lineup at second base for today¿s home opener against the Twins.
Cal Ripken Jr. stopped by The Baltimore Sun as part of the promotional tour for his third children's novel, "Wild Pitch," which came out Monday. Ripken sat down for a quick Q&A touching on the O's, his color commentary, the late Earl Weaver and his son Ryan.
Hall of Famer Earl Weaver, who passed away on a baseball-related cruise last month, was honored during pregame ceremonies for the opening of the Grapefruit League exhibition season on Saturday at Ed Smith Stadium.
Earl Weaver, the former Orioles Hall of Fame manager who died Friday night, left those around him with such great memories and stories, that it was hard to get them all in for the one story I did Sunday.
Former Orioles manager Earl Weaver became a fixture at the annual Baltimore Baseball Cruise, traveling around as part of a baseball-themed trek around the Caribbean during the offseason for many of the past 22 years.
Funeral services for former Orioles manager Earl Weaver, who died early Saturday morning aboard a baseball-themed cruise in the Carribbean, have not yet but scheduled, but a private service will likely be held later this week in South Florida.
While Saturday's announced crowd of more than 18,500 marked a single-day Orioles FanFest record, the day revolved around remembering Earl Weaver, the Hall of Fame manager who died late Friday night at the age of 82.
Earl Weaver, the franchise's Hall of Fame manager, died Friday while on a baseball-themed cruise in Caribbean. On Saturday, the club held its annual FanFest at the Baltimore Convention Center with a record attendance and heavy hearts.