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  • For the Orioles, the American League East is suddenly there for the taking

    Suddenly, it seems like it's all right there for the taking, and everyone — the Orioles, their fans and maybe even their closest competition — senses the leaves are going to turn orange and black in the fall. The Orioles moved to six games...
  • Maybe everyone was just too optimistic about the Orioles

    Maybe everyone was just too optimistic about the Orioles
    Maybe everybody just expected too much after the Orioles went on that free-agent spending spree in spring training and opened the season with such promise. The Las Vegas sports books picked the Orioles as barely a .500 team before the season, and a...
  • Stop offering Samardzija money, OK, Theo?

    Stop offering Samardzija money, OK, Theo?
    It's not that Jeff Samardzija would turn down $85 million from the Cubs, it's why would the Cubs offer him even that much? As an employee for the company that holds a 5 percent stake in the Chicago National League Ball Club, I need to know how stupid...
  • Old friends settle a 42-year-old sports debt – with 34 dozen doughnuts

    FORT LAUDERDALE – My mission, if I chose to accept it, was simple. Simple but crazy. Good crazy. Heartwarming crazy. At the request of a Purdue University communications professor named Glenn Sparks, I would deliver 34 dozen doughnuts to a Fort...
  • Orioles head to Big Apple all tied with a gleam in their eye

    Orioles head to Big Apple all tied with a gleam in their eye
    Did you really doubt them? Did you watch the New York Yankees run circles around the Orioles on Sunday night in the first game of the Division Series and just assume that the O’s would wilt at the first sign of the legendary Yankee mystique? If...
  • Orioles' road to success this season has taken some strange turns

    Orioles' road to success this season has taken some strange turns
    The Orioles have spent a modest fraction of the 2014 season at the top of the American League East standings, but give them credit for great timing. They moved into first place by percentage points Thursday night and took sole possession of the division...
  • In ailing AL East, Orioles need to get wins while the getting is good

    It has become fairly obvious that the team that makes the playoffs out of the American League East — and there probably will be only one — will be the team that best weathers what has been a division race influenced by an unusual amount of...
  • When grading Orioles, it's finally time to judge them on current status

    When grading Orioles, it's finally time to judge them on current status
    Let's be honest. The hardest thing about evaluating the Orioles organization at the nonmathematical halfway point in the 2014 season is trying to do that without depending on the two most obvious measuring sticks. It would be easy to simply look at...
  • Sox playing well enough to make a deal

    While you were sleeping last night, and while you were sleeping through this Chicago baseball season, the White Sox became watchable. Or maybe it was while watching the Blackhawks, but whatever, the Sox not only won’t make you throw battery acid...
  • Now Cubs will miscommunicate in a different language

    Now Cubs will miscommunicate in a different language
    Cubs season-ticket renewals went out this week. Yeah, baby, seize on that Manny Acta mania. Or is it Rick Renteria fever? No, wait, it’s Dave Martinez delirium. The good news for season-ticket holders is the Cubs will not raise prices next...
  • Power rankings: No. 15 Blue Jays

    Power rankings: No. 15 Blue Jays
    No. 15 Blue Jays: 16th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Dodgers. One more year, two at the most. Unless that pesky Mayan calendar is correct, and the Earth drifts into a black hole or is attacked by a higher species we never knew...