A few days before the first-year player draft last year, Baltimore Orioles director of pitcher development Rick Peterson had a conversation with longtime scout Dean Albany about a young hurler from Millersville: Josh Hader.
TORONTO -- Four Orioles players are still in line to start for the American League in this year¿s All-Star Game, but one race is getting extremely close, according to the latest AL all-star fan balloting results released Saturday night.
OK, I really don¿t know whether Adam Jones and Mike Trout would actually vote for each other if it came down to one or the other starting in center field in the All-Star Game, and a couple of votes probably wouldn¿t make much difference with them locked in a tight battle to be the top votegetter among American League outfielders.
The Orioles sent three players to the All-Star Game last season, just the second time since 2000 that they had multiple representatives. They could have even more this summer, perhaps as many as five or six.
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. This week, we exchanged emails with Mark Brown, who blogs about the Orioles for the Camden Chat blog.
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. This week, we exchanged emails with Matt Taylor, who blogs about the Orioles for Roar From 34.
Everyone has been raving about mitt maestro Manny Machado, from Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter and teammates to scouts, players, managers and executives from other big-league teams. Is it too soon to start talking about the All-Star Game?
If there's anything fans will remember about the eighth inning of Tuesday night's All-Star Game in Kansas City, it'll probably be seeing flamethrowers Craig Kimbrel and Aroldis Chapman light up the radar gun one after the other for the National League.
Sitting here Monday, I discovered my office mate Allan Vought's column, taking a look back on Major League Baseball's All-Star Game from 20 years ago in 1962. The fact is, I wasn't alive 50 years ago, so I obviously have no memory of that game, nor have I been fortunate enough to attend one.
It's Major League All Star Week so I thought I would take the opportunity to reminisce a little about the only All Star Game I have personally witnessed which occurred 50 years ago this week on July 10, 1962, at what was then known as D.C. Stadium in Washington.
Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones got some Top Ten, David Letterman, TV action Monday night from Kansas City, the site of the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Here's Jones, along with some of baseball's best, trying their hands at comedy.
This year, his first as the Orioles' full-time closer, Jim Johnson leads the major leagues in saves with 26 at the All-Star break. Right-handed hitters are batting .113 against him, the second-lowest average against among AL relievers.
Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel finished third in the AL All-Star Game final vote fan balloting, which concluded Thursday afternoon. As expected, Rangers rookie right-hander Yu Darvish won the vote. White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy placed second.