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.
SAN FRANCISCO --The Orioles have to be feeling good about themselves heading into their three-game series in Arizona tonight. They took two of three from a Jekyll-and-Hyde Giants team that can play well enough to be deserving of the title defending World Champions on day and can then stink up the joint the next.
After shutting out the San Francisco Giants for five innings Saturday afternoon, Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen appeared well on his way to his fourth win in five decisions since coming off the disabled list.
Sunday's loss to the Seattle Mariners dropped the Orioles to 4-5 on a homestand that featured the division rival Boston Red Sox, the last-place Houston Astros and up-and-coming but below .500 Seattle team.
Two years ago Tuesday, Tommy Hunter and Chris Davis received a set of phone calls in a Toronto hotel room: They were traded from the pennant-chasing Texas Rangers to the last-place Orioles in a move that would help alter the course of a franchise and their careers.
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.
Weeks before the trade deadline, the Orioles bolstered their starting pitching on Tuesday, acquiring right-hander Scott Feldman from the Cubs along with catcher Steve Clevenger for right-handed pitchers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop.
Mike Yastrzemski, grandson of Carl Yastrzemski and an outfielder for the Aberdeen IronBirds, has the baseball lineage, but, like the rest of his teammates trying to prove themselves at the Single-A level, he has a long way to go if he wants to leave the impression his grandfather did.