Orioles fans will have the opportunity to say goodbye to former center fielder Paul Blair on Friday, when Blair¿s family will host a greeting open to the public at Ruck¿s Funeral Home in Towson (1050 York Road) from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Orioles announced Monday evening.
If it's true that Brian Roberts has agreed to a one-year, incentive-laden deal with the New York Yankees -- and there's no reason to doubt that -- it's another blindside hit on the Orioles offseason, but it actually makes a lot of sense.
Despite his gaudy run-production numbers this past season, first baseman Chris Davis will be an underdog to become the first Orioles player to win win the American League MVP award in more than two decade, but Davis was named one of three finalists for this award Tuesday evening.
The Orioles' search for a new pitching coach brought them a number of impressive resumes full of experience. But when the Orioles made their decision on who would replace Rick Adair, they turned to Braves minor league pitching coordinator Dave Wallace, who has a strong reputation of developing arms at the major league level.
Earl Weaver called Don Buford "the best leadoff man in the game," and who's to argue? In five years with the Orioles, Buford batted .270, ran the bases with ferocity and helped the club reach three World Series.
The Orioles have received permission to interview several external candidates who are currently committed to other organizations, according to industry sources, and one of the more high profile names will meet with club officials Wednesday.
Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. remains open to the idea of getting back into Major League Baseball in some capacity, but he said Thursday morning in an interview with The Baltimore Sun that he is by no means lobbying for any job, managerial or otherwise.
When Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez hit a game-tying homer in the bottom of the seventh inning on Monday, changing momentum in Game 4 of the American League Division between Detroit and Oakland, a lot of Orioles fans were surely taken back to 1996.
Harford County Public Schools officials have released the graduation schedule for the 2013-2014 school year, a schedule which is spread out over a slightly longer period than the 2013 graduation season.
If you're trying to handicap the race for the second American League wild-card slot, don't spend too much time agonizing over it. Just look at the soft schedule the Cleveland Indians have the rest of the way.
What is it about fathers, sons and baseball? What makes the sport so special that it is passed down the family line, normally among males? But I should quickly add that my wife learned to keep score from her father while going to Fenway Park in Boston in the 1970s, something she still does these days as a season ticket holder to the Washington Nationals
With the announcement he will be on a regional cover of Sports Illustrated this week, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis joined some elite company. Former Orioles including Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson and Cal Ripken Jr. have graced the cover of the magazine since its start in 1954, as have decorated athletes like Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan.