Ceasefire represents a conscious choice to chase away the darkness with light and positive energy; to celebrate life even — and especially — when it feels like death surrounds us. We do this in part, by embracing the artists in Baltimore working against violence, like Lor Scoota was.
The Orioles’ Manny Machado continues to lead in American League All-Star voting at shortstop and has increased his hold on the top spot from a week ago in voting results released Tuesday by Major League Baseball.
There they were, two of the best infielders during their playing days, hugging in the Orioles dugout. It wasn't hard to imagine a left side of the infield with Brooks Robinson at third and Manny Machado at shortstop.
The first results released of American League All-Star voting show the Orioles' Manny Machado leading at shortstop by 110,000 over the Indians' Francisco Lindor. No other Oriole shows up among the leaders.
With shortstop Manny Machado out Monday with illness and the open acknowledgement that Zach Britton is returning from the DL only to be showcased for trades, the Orioles returned home from a four-game sweep in Toronto making no airs about where they are as a club.
If Manny Machado is traded or sold elsewhere (especially — perish the thought! — to an American League rival) many diehard Baltimore Orioles fans will seriously consider swearing off the hometown team for good.
Orioles shortstop Manny Machado is the only player on the team who has been good all season. But he's been far from perfect, and making sense of how to evaluate that is another complicated part of his 2018 season.
Manny Machado was made to talk about his future as the Orioles visited Yankee Stadium for the first time in 2018. One thing the prospective free agent made clear: He doesn't plan to move off shortstop.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter didn't seem to take the allegations of tampering stemming from Aaron Judge telling Manny Machado he'd look good in pinstripes too seriously, joking that he was glad Machado got away with recruiting Judge.