Brooks Robinson owned third base. Still does. At his sendoff in 1977 — a "Thanks, Brooks" Day at a packed Memorial Stadium — Robinson's successor, Doug DeCinces, removed third base from its moorings and presented it to the Orioles veteran.
The return of former Oriole Miguel Tejada still has several steps to overcome before coming to fruition, according to Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette. Tejada will report to the team¿s spring training facility on Monday to meet with Chris Correnti, who oversees the organization¿s rehab and conditioning. The 37-year-old former AL MVP will have a physical there and if he passes will then be signed to a contract to play in extended spring training, Duquette said.
The Orioles in 2012 will unveil statues of the six men who entered the Hall of Fame as Orioles. Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson, Earl Weaver, Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken Jr. will each be honored with his own monument at Camden Yards as part of the stadium's 20th-anniversary celebration.
Long a solid center fielder and one of baseball's best baserunners, Curtis Granderson has turned into a beast at the plate since working with New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long to rework his swing.
Orioles owner Peter Angelos will be adding a sizable chunk of change to all of his mesothelioma money after his law firm successful convinced a Baltimore County jury to force Exxon Mobil to pay more than $495 million in damages to local families and business from a 2006 gasoline leak in Jacksonville
The Orioles keep being mentioned as one of a handful of teams that are expected to vie for Albert Pujols' services. But I have trouble envisioning outbidding the big boys for one of the best players in baseball.