| Oct 6, 2013
BOSTON — Joe Maddon was the bench coach for the 2002 Angels when John Lackey became the first rookie pitcher to win a Game 7 of the World Series in 93 years. The Rays manager said Friday that he was always grateful to Lackey for the winner's share...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Now that the Orioles are reasonably certain that Manny Machado will be ready for spring training next February, maybe it's time for the front office and ownership to parlay that positive news into an enhanced commitment to hit the ground next spring...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:41 PM
ST. PETERSBURG — Bud Selig's one-game wild-card playoff deal is pure gimmick.
It's the bearded lady in the circus, the guess-your-weight booth at the county fair, and the beautiful time-share in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. We try to resist...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 2:10 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — It is simply a quirk of the schedule that the Orioles have drawn three straight American League East rivals during the opening weekend of their Grapefruit League exhibition season, but it is also a gentle reminder that the strongest...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:17 PM
SARASOTA, FLA. — It's a loaded question, but that's OK, because the Orioles just added to what was already a loaded lineup.
So, is there a better offensive team in the American League than the one that led the majors in home runs last year and...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 3:14 PM
If you're having trouble keeping your eyes open right now, you probably stayed up into the early hours of Saturday morning waiting for the Orioles to register another one of those classic marathon victories that characterized their magical 2012 season....
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Talking baseball while marveling at the differences a good tight end can make:
1. You don’t know what results the baseball gods will pull out of the bag when a season begins, yet 2013 remains a clunker as far as playoff races go.
Yes, there is...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 12:51 PM
With his team reeling from three straight losses and desperate to win every game possible over the final 2 ½ weeks of the regular season, Orioles manager Buck Showalter started unheralded backup catcher Steve Clevenger behind the plate instead of two-time...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:46 AM
For those of you scoring at home, that was eight runs, seven hits, two walks and two errors.
In just the fourth inning.
Leave it to the White Sox to out-disaster this season’s disaster.
The Sox waited through a long rain delay, then took to...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 8:34 AM
I don’t care how old I get and carbon dating will soon be needed, the anticipation on game day for the start of the high school football season makes you feel young.
Opening night thoughts---
Carroll is…well, Carroll. Kapaun’s...
| Sep 4, 2013
We keep hearing how the Red Sox have no ace. We keep hearing how it will cost them when it matters most.
Against a guy who was pitching for baseball history, well, Jon Lester certainly looked like an ace Tuesday night.
Then again, we kept hearing...