Steve Pearce, who has played for all five American League East teams, including the Orioles, is named World Series MVP after helping the Boston Red Sox defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2018 World Series.
If Manny Machado is traded or sold elsewhere (especially — perish the thought! — to an American League rival) many diehard Baltimore Orioles fans will seriously consider swearing off the hometown team for good.
Former Orioles ace Mike Mussina saw his vote total climb again in the balloting for the Baseball Hall of Fame, but missed out on induction, while Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome, and Trevor Hoffman earned induction as the class of 2018.
Before the end of this latest skirmish between baseball's "old school" and a new generation of players who just want to have fun, let's get something straight. There really isn't an "old school" and a "new school," just old players who view the past with rose-colored glasses and young players who are living in a social media world that magnifies everything they do.
After homering in both games of Saturday¿s doubleheader, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has now homered in four straight games, hitting five homers in that span to increase his career-high total to 35.
Nelson Cruz arguably impacted the Orioles more in 2014 than any other one-year-and-done player in club history. If the Orioles and their players loved Cruz, he enjoyed Baltimore and he remains highly productive, why isn't he still an Oriole?
Former WBAL WMAR television and radio broadcaster Ted Patterson's entire life has been consumed by sports — and that goes for his Towson residence, too, which is overflowing with baseball, football and boxing memorabilia — some of which that dates back to the 19th century. Patterson will attend his 41st consecutive Orioles Opening Day March 31.
With another swing of the bat, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis continued his historic first half Saturday. In the second inning, Davis pushed a 3-2 offering from Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Todd Redmond into the left-center field seats next to the bullpen area.
In a game that featured the top two home-run hitting teams in the majors, the Orioles blasted Toronto left-hander Mark Buehrle for three homers, including Adam Jones¿ three-run blast, to give the Orioles a 8-5 win over the Blue Jays in Friday night¿s series opener in front of an announced 42,660 at Camden Yards.
A week ago, Manny Machado was about to head onto the field from the dugout at Camden Yards when someone yelled out to him, "Hey Manny." Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson wanted a few seconds of Machado's time.
When Orioles right fielder Chris Davis launched that mammoth blast onto the roof of the restaurant above center field at The Trop, he became only the second player in Orioles history to homer in six consecutive games. The other was Reggie Jackson, who homered in six straight games (July 18-23) in 1976.
It's Major League All Star Week so I thought I would take the opportunity to reminisce a little about the only All Star Game I have personally witnessed which occurred 50 years ago this week on July 10, 1962, at what was then known as D.C. Stadium in Washington.