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.
Cameron Chism returned an interception for the clinching touchdown in Maryland's 32-24 win over Miami on Monday night. ... The Terps unveiled another set of uniforms (though they probably should have left this one back in the locker room). ... Lee Evans returned to Ravens practice and said his injured left ankle is much improved. ... It looks like Cary Williams is going to start against the Steelers. ... In an 11-10 loss to the Yankees, Orioles starter Brian Matusz made a pretty strong case for getting the rest of the season off. ... On Tuesday, the Orioles are bringing back Chris Davis from the disabled list and calling up four more players from the minors. ... The 2012 Baltimore Grand Prix will likely take place on Labor Day, too.
Orioles: Former pitcher Mike Flanagan, a Cy Young Award winner who became a television announcer and top executive with the club, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday afternoon, according to sources with knowledge of the investigation into his death.
Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. got fans -- and at least one sports blogger -- all worked up when he told The Baltimore Sun that he had an "itch" to get back in the game in some sort of management capacity
It seems as if the stars are aligning for Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. to join the team's front office, and a little bit of star power would go a long way for Orioles fans who are desperate to watch a winning team.
The Orioles' second-half schedule began Thursday night much like the first half ended, with an early deficit turning into an 8-4 loss to the Indians. ... Vladimir Guerrero sat out the game with a hand injury. ... The Orioles were not happy with the suspensions handed out to Kevin Gregg and Buck Showalter after last week's brawl with the Red Sox. ... Maryland will pay Randy Edsall $2 million per year and Mark Turgeon $1.9 million annually. Turgeon's assistant Dalonte Hill is being paid $300,000. ... The Turkey Bowl, Baltimore's annual Thanksgiving high school football game featuring Calvert Hall and Loyola, will be played at Towson University this Thanksgiving.
With Prince Fielder launching a three-run home run and Roy Halladay setting the pitching tone with two perfect innings, the National League posted a 5-1 victory over the American League in Tuesday night's All-Star Game. ... Matt Wieters' first All-Star Game performance was not so memorable. ... With another Orioles season derailed, the organization is again looking ahead to the future. ... Baltimore's late television newscasts are shifting their focus away from sports.
We have countless awesome sports photos in the archives here at The Baltimore Sun, and I have decided to share one with you each week in a regular feature called "Throwback Thursday." Since I fantasized about Peter Angelos -- let me finish this sentence -- using his Exxon money to sign slugger Prince Fielder in this Thursday morning post, I decided to do an extensive search of Mr. Mesothelioma in our photo archives.
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
Will the Orioles be willing to pony up the eight-figure salary to sign Prince Fielder? We won't know until this winter, but ESPN's Jim Bowden thinks Baltimore is the most likely destination for Fielder, who has hammered 211 home runs and driven in 595 runs in 905 career games for the Brewers.
MLB debt: The Orioles were among nine teams in violation of MLB debt service rules, according to information presented in a confidential briefing at the owners' meetings last month and confirmed to the Los Angeles Times by three people familiar with the presentation.