Adam Jones and Nick Markakis have different personalities, but when the two take the field together -- as they have on most summer days for the past seven seasons -- they become unified partners for one purpose: capturing the Orioles' first World Series title in 31 years.
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.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter wants to see his collective group of starters in action today for the team's final regular-season game and last action before Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Thursday.
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
Nick Markakis' catch to rob a home run in Monday's 8-2 win over the Chicago White Sox received some national attention. While Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Markakis deserves that recognition, the right fielder often shuns it.
Over the years, John Von Paris and the Savage-based moving company he now heads have had their share of Orioles' highlights. This week, the 122-year-old Von Paris Moving and Storage will add one more highlight to the reel when Von Paris and his company are honored before an Orioles game at a celebration recognizing long-time season ticket-holders.
The atmosphere at the O.co Coliseum during the Orioles¿ workout on Thursday evening was more like one that took place on the back fields of the team¿s spring training complex in February rather than the end of the All-Star break.
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.
Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis ranked 10th among American League outfielders in the most recent All-Star Game fan balloting, but manager Buck Showalter campaigned Wednesday for the team's longest-tenured player to make his first All-Star Game.
With a single in the first inning and a double in the seventh Thursday, right fielder Nick Markakis tied and then passed former teammate Brian Roberts for seventh on the Orioles' all-time hits list with 1,453.
Catcher Matt Wieters celebrated his 28th birthday Wednesday on the road with his team. But Wieters is still waiting out the stiffness in his right elbow, and he remains unsure about when he'll be able to test it by throwing.
Eddie Murray was honored by Ripken and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, along with Japanese baseball legend Sachio Kinugasa and New Jersey high school basketball coach Bob Hurley Sr.
Hundreds gathered at Ruck Towson Funeral Home to celebrate the life of Orioles great Paul Blair, a smiling, always-chatting Gold Glove center fielder who helped lead Baltimore to four World Series and two world championships.