| Sep 22, 2013
| 4:46 PM
When Orioles manager Buck Showalter approached the media after Sunday’s 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, the first question he was asked started with a statement about the obvious focus being placed on the club’s lackluster...
| 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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:25 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – As is his laid-back Southern Californian nature, Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman has tried to avoid having the spotlight shine on him.
In his start on Tuesday, however, Tillman has a chance to reach a milestone that few...
| 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...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 8:20 PM
As wild and wacky as the World Series was — Game 3 ending on an obstruction call at third base, Game 4 on a pickoff play at first . . . really? — the Boston Red Sox celebrating their third championship in 10 years won't be baseball's most...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:29 PM
It was the kind of game the Orioles needed desperately earlier this month.
Paced by a tremendous outing from starter Miguel Gonzalez, a bullpen that preserved the lead and some timely hitting, the Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-2, on Thursday...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Remember when all you ever wanted was for the Baltimore Orioles to be a contender in the month of September? Or to win half their games? Or simply not finish with the worst record in the American League East?
Surely, you haven't forgotten because that...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Last year’s American League Most Valuable Player race was one of the most contested in recent years, stoking a debate between two distinct schools of thought about the basis of baseball’s highest individual award.
This season, Orioles...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Since the Orioles are not one of those teams willing to throw caution and good business sense to the wind and spend freely in the free-agent market, every offseason seems to present the same dilemma and create the same kind of speculation.
| Nov 24, 2013
| 9:30 AM
NEW YORK -- Free-agent catcher Brian McCann and the New York Yankees are about to complete a five-year deal worth around $85 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:27 AM
Welcome back to the bar. We got the furnace and leaky roof fixed just in time, apparently.
Today, I want to discuss a person whose name triggers some of the best arguments in Connolly's Bar history: Mike Mussina.
Every time we bring up the former...