| Apr 12, 2014
| 11:08 PM
Sports is a star-driven business. In this town, baseball is about Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, about Clayton Kershaw and Yasiel Puig.
But no team wins on star power alone. The supporting cast is critical.
For the everyman in baseball, for the men...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The dawn of the baseball season is an existential moment. For big market teams with owners willing to pay for marquee players, and general managers who build playoff-bound teams, it is a time of great anticipation.
It's also a time of hope, albeit dim,...
| May 21, 2014
| 12:36 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The Orioles public relations department crunched some more numbers on Chris Davis’ three home-run game Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, the second of his career.
It’s the 20th time it has happened in...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:36 AM
No sport engenders more discussion than baseball as to who, historically, is best at what. So it's a feat among feats that Mariano Rivera is regarded as baseball's all-time greatest closer by pretty much everyone who has ever pondered, for five seconds,...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 4:59 PM
The men who play baseball are fans of the sport too. The MLB Network is the default setting for every clubhouse television. When veterans hear about The Next Big Thing, well, they would rather not take the word of a talking head. They prefer to see with...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 6:23 PM
KEY MOMENT: The Rangers scored three runs in the third inning to tie the score, 4-4, but Kole Calhoun blooped a one-out double to left field in the fourth, and Mike Trout, who will make his second straight All-Star game start Tuesday night, followed...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:07 PM
By definition, it was the New York Yankees who were in pinstripes at Camden Yards for the Orioles’ 3-2 win in 10 innings Friday night.
Their fans, as always, were out in abundance, making up at least half of the sellout crowd. But these weren't...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Nelson Cruz presents a deep rooting dilemma for the modern baseball fan.
Is the Orioles outfielder the well-mannered son of teachers who built himself into a slugger step by painstaking step? In this version of the story, Cruz is the perfect baseball...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:11 PM
And now for some unfortunate news for the rest of the National League:
Troy Tulowitzki, a superstar on a career-year path, is not done improving. Not the player he still imagines he can be, not content with being what most already consider the best all-...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Bill Shaikin ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: Raiders owner wants to “tear that Oakland Coliseum down the minute the 2015 baseball season’s over.”...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:17 PM
As Manny Machado appealed the five-game suspension he received Tuesday for throwing his bat in Sunday’s game against the Oakland Athletics, the Orioles prepared for life without the third baseman — regardless of whether the punishment is...