As part of the Major League Baseball Players' Association Players' Choice awards, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was named the 2015 Marvin Miller Man of the Year, which annually recognizes one player for his combination of on-field performance and community dedication.
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.
Former Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro will not be inducted into the Hall of Fame by the vote of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, but three other candidates were selected for enshrinement, the most in one year since 1999.
As Orioles slugger Chris Davis sits here in early July with 33 homers and 85 runs batted in, precisely as many as he had in each of those categories in all of last season, it seems like a foregone conclusion that if he stays healthy he will break Brady Anderson's franchise record of 50 home runs in a single season, set back in 1996.
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.
Newly-acquired designated hitter Jim Thome has accepted the twilight of his big-league career with grace. He's been an Oriole for just 11 games, and the club hopes Thome, who turns 42 in six weeks, can help the it stay in the playoff hunt.
Dan Duquette tells Orioles fans that reaching .500 is just the starting point. At his first FanFest, the Orioles' executive vice president continues to set the bar high, but not necessarily at signing Prince Fielder.
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.
Running back Ricky Williams agreed to a two-year deal with the Ravens on Monday. ... Sergio Kindle will finally make his Ravens debut against the Eagles, but tight end Ed Dickson is likely out for Thursday's preseason opener with a hamstring injury. ... Free-agent receiver Jerricho Cotchery will visit the Ravens on Tuesday. ... J.J. Hardy hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the seventh inning Monday night, but the Orioles blew the lead and lost to the White Sox. ... Jo-Jo Reyes will make his first start for the Orioles on Tuesday night.
Orioles fans, you can probably relate to this. I was sent a link to an excellent video summing up what it has been like to be an Orioles fan over the past 13 years, and it comes in an acoustic parody of "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails.