The Orioles usually only have advanced meetings before the first game of a series, where they go over scouting reports for their upcoming opponents. But before facing Kansas City Royals' starter Johnny Cueto on Wednesday night, the club held an advanced meeting dedicated to solving the quirky right-hander.
They came from very different cultural backgrounds and very different eras of Orioles baseball, but Melvin Mora and Gary Roenicke showed up at a very special place at exactly the same time. Both were inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame during a ceremony before Friday night's series opener between the Orioles and Oakland Athletics at Oriole Park. Outfielder John Lowenstein who teamed with Roenicke in a legendary left-field platoon during the 1983 world championship season, and long-time scout
The ancient sport of fencing is not something you¿ll see only at the Renaissance Festival. At the Maryland Fencing Club in Abingdon, the sport is thriving. We talked with owner Greg Paye, a certified United States Fencing Association coach, and several of his pupils to find out what¿s attracting so many families to this 500-year-old pastime.
While fans are waiting for the high-profile signing that Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette has promised, Jones said he'll leave the negotiating to the club's front office for now while he prepares for spring training to start this month.
After lasting just 2 1/3 innings Wednesday in his first big league start since July, lefty Zach Britton's next appearance seemed tenuous. It's now expected to happen within the next week for the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds.
First baseman Chris Davis, shortstop J.J. Hardy and center fielder Adam Jones were all elected by the fans for their first times in their careers and will start the annual exhibition, which will be Tuesday, July 16 at Citi Field in New York City. Orioles third baseman Manny Machado
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.
It has been nearly five years since he set foot in Camden Yards. But if the Orioles advance to host American League Division Series games this weekend, Jay Gibbons will be there, clad in orange and black, whooping it up in the cheap seats with a mob of playoff-starved fans.
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.
Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis missed his first game of the season Wednesday night, forced to watch his team's series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays from the dugout with his right hand and wrist wrapped tightly.