For the first time since 1955, the Baseball Writers' Association of America has voted in four players into the National Baseball Hall of Fame -- three of which were first-time eligible and made their marks on the mound.
In the top of the fifth inning of Tuesday night's 84th All-Star Game, Adam Jones led off with a double against the Philadelphia Phillies' Cliff Lee, moved to third on a single by the Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer and then scored on a fielder's choice ground out by J.J. Hardy.
Major League Baseball and the players association have agreed to take the next step toward eradicating performance-enhancing drugs from the game by expanding random blood testing for human growth hormone to during the season and conducting additional testing for testosterone.
I had a chance to talk to former Oriole Rafael Palmeiro about Wednesday's Hall of Fame announcement that the Baseball Writers' Association of America did not vote in anyone for the 2013 induction class.
The electorate of the Baseball Writers Association of America sent a clear message to tainted superstars on Wednesday: If you were suspected of taking performance enhancing drugs, you don¿t belong in the Hall of Fame. At least not in 2013.
The New York Yankees have almost always been the measuring stick for the Baltimore Orioles. And pardon O's fans if they've always felt the game was a little bit rigged, whether by baseball economics or by the dark magic of an adolescent fan.
Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson went out of his way to thank Peter Angelos and his family for the effort and expense involved in honoring all six of the Orioles greats who are immortalized in bronze on the center field plaza, but that doesn¿t necessarily mean that we¿ll be seeing him around the ballpark a lot more next year.
The Pesky Pole got the best of the Orioles on Sunday afternoon. In the Orioles' 2-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, the 100-year-old ballpark's fabled right-field corner played a huge part in two key plays.
They call the right-field foul pole at Fenway Park the "Pesky Pole" after Red Sox great Johnny Pesky, who was honored after the game with a ballpark memorial service that drew about a thousand admirers and featured several dozen former Red Sox players, including Roger Clemens, Jim Rice and Carlton Fisk.
Roger Clemens had a press conference before the Sugar Land Skeeters-York Revolution game in York, Pa. on Tuesday. And a guy named Brooks Robinson showed up -- the 75-year-old Hall of Famer is a part owner of the York and Sugar Land teams of the independent Atlantic League.