Seven-time Cy Young Award-winner Roger Clemens is on trial today -- again -- for allegedly lying to Congress, and that means the spotlight will again find Brian McNamee, the pitcher's former personal trainer. But the man I'll be thinking about is Andy Pettitte, Clemens' longtime friend and teammate.
Rick Sutcliffe expands on the reason why Johnny Oates wanted him to come to Baltimore to throw that first pitch and be the leader on an Oriole pitching staff that included young stars Mike Mussina and Ben McDonald.
Leave it up to the qualifying members of the Baseball Writers Association of America to make their own decision, says former Orioles great Rafael Palmeiro. The Hall of Fame doesn't need to offer any advice beyond what it already suggests about character and integrity, he believes.
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.
In what is thought the be the first dual-Bundy interview in the history of modern civilization, brothers and fellow Orioles pitching prospects Dylan and Bobby Bundy were guests on ¿The Norris & Davis Show¿ on 105.7 The Fan on Wednesday morning. They were asked how they would handle Bryce Harper if he blew them a kiss after hitting a home run like the cocky Nationals prospect did in a game Monday night.
The Orioles will do cartwheels down Eutaw Street if Dylan Bundy, their first-round draft pick on Monday night, has a career similar to the pitchers he is being compared to: Roy Oswalt, Roger Clemens, Nolan Ryan.