Dusty Baker was officially introduced as the new manager of the Washington Nationals on Thursday morning. He said this will be his final managerial job and he's looking to check off the final box on his bucket list -- a world title as manager.
After Matt Wieters hit his first homer in more than a year in Sunday's 7-3 Orioles win against the Indians, he rounded the bases and headed to the dugout. But instead of his teammates waiting to great him with high-fives, they acted as if nothing happened.
Orioles greats Cal Ripken Jr., Mike Bordick, and Brady Anderson swapped stories of their successes in the mid-1990s, reflected on where the franchise went after those boom years, and savored the fact that the roar has finally returned.
Former Mets pitcher Ron Darling will be part of a three-man broadcast booth anchored by play-by-play man Ernie Johnson and former Oriole great Cal Ripken Jr. during the American League Championship Series.
Former Orioles manager Davey Johnson, who was the last Orioles manager to lead the team to the ALCS and managed four other clubs, including most recently the Washington Nationals, seemed to pick Baltimore over his most recent stop in an MLB Network Radio interview this morning.
When Orioles season-ticket holders receive their renewal packages in the mail over the next few days, they will find slightly higher average ticket prices and an expanded version of the variable-pricing plan that the club has used for single-game ticket sales over the past seven years.
The Orioles lost their fifth consecutive game on Monday, a 5-4 defeat to the Tampa Bay Rays that ended when pinch-hitter James Loney hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning against right-hander Tommy Hunter.
Moments after Orioles third baseman Manny Machado crumbled to the ground beyond the first base bag with an apparent left leg injury on Monday afternoon, fellow major leaguers extended their best wishes to one of the game's brightest young starts.
The impending return of switch-hitter Wilson Betemit from the injury he suffered in spring training does not preclude the Orioles from adding a designated hitter within the next two weeks, according to the club¿s top executive.