| Apr 5, 2009
Their lockers were very close, but Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis barely spoke during the Orioles' 2006 season. There was no animosity, no lingering jealousy between one of the team's biggest stars and its hot-shot rookie.
Roberts and Markakis were...
| Jul 11, 2009
Their fiery manager was watching in street clothes from an unused broadcast booth, but it was the Orioles' offense that seemingly wasn't allowed on the field Friday night.
Orioles manager Dave Trembley, serving the first game of a two-game suspension,...
| Jul 20, 2009
Orioles manager Dave Trembley believes starter Jeremy Guthrie arrived for the second half of the season more determined and confident than he has been all year.
Guthrie thinks he arrived finally feeling normal after battling a strength-sapping virus....
| Aug 20, 2009
After watching for more than a decade as their starting pitchers fall behind hitters game after game, year after year, the Orioles have stressed to their new crop of talented young arms the importance of throwing strikes.
Rookie Chris Tillman, who may...
| Aug 27, 2009
There might not be enough time left in the season for Jeremy Guthrie to achieve the number of wins he had hoped for before the year began, or to get his ERA down to a number with which he can be satisfied.
But if Guthrie continues over the next month...
| Sep 1, 2009
Had New York Yankees third baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. been able to field Adam Jones' routine ground ball in the seventh inning Monday night, Andy Pettitte's dominating performance might well have been a historic one.
It's impossible to know whether...
| Apr 3, 2009
| 4:40 PM
AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST
BOSTON RED SOX (95-67, 2nd)
MANAGER: Terry Francona (6th season)
PAYROLL: $130 million
X-FACTOR: If John Smoltz has one more comeback left in that Hall of Fame arm, he should make for quite a midseason addition.
BEST CASE: Mike...
| Apr 7, 2009
It went as well as even the most optimistic Orioles fan could hope, from the pounding of the New York Yankees' new $161 million ace, to the booing of the former savior turned archenemy, to the debut of their all-glove shortstop who proved adept with his...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 12:00 PM
We will see a totally different lineup in 2011 after the Orioles upgraded at four positions this offseason. Gone are the instant outs of Julio Lugo and Cesar Izturis (well, at least Izturis will only be an instant out once or twice a week), replaced...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 11:15 AM
A stiff neck shouldn't be much to worry about. But when that stiff neck is attached to the wonky back of Brian Roberts, the team's offensive catalyst who played in just 59 games in 2010 because of a herniated disk, there is cause for concern.
| Mar 4, 2011
| 8:15 AM
The Orioles have given Baltimore 13 straight seasons of losing baseball, a streak that would make them the laughingstock of the major leagues if not for that train wreck of an organization in Pittsburgh. There still has been plenty of giggling at the...