If you thought the Orioles would have a Josh Hamilton hangover today, they apparently just decided that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Ryan Flaherty, J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis opened the bottom of the first inning with consecutive home runs off Texas Rangers starter Colby Lewis -- the first time back-to-back-to-back homer hat trick for the O's since July 20, 2010.
Friday is Opening Day for the Baltimore Orioles, as well as 17 other Major League teams. But it is also Good Friday, the most solemn day in Christianity, and the first day of Judaism's Passover, a confluence of events that is giving some fans theological pause.
Robert A. "Bob" Roesner, a former Baltimore County public school educator, coach and umpire, died Monday of heart failure at Imperial Gardens nursing home in Naples, Fla. The former longtime Joppatowne resident was 85.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
The Orioles, who can officially avoid the 100-loss plateau with one win in Monday's doubleheader against the Red Sox, haven¿t made a big splash in free agency in recent years -- unless you count overpaying for Zombie Vladimir Guerrero or inking the immortal Garrett Atkins -- but Jon Heyman says this winter could be different.