| Oct 25, 2011
| 6:48 AM
Tip to Theo Epstein: Don’t call your new team the “Cubbies.’’
It’s lame and reeks of carpet-bagging. It sounds as if you’re here for some easy cash and looking to cross another item off your bucket list....
| Oct 22, 2011
| 6:36 AM
Tom Ricketts got it done. He got Theo Epstein to the Cubs.
It always seemed like it would happen. The Cubs agreed to pay him $18.5 million, after all.
It also seemed like it would never happen. The more stories that come out of Fenway, the more it seems...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:17 PM
Bobby Valentine has managed in the World Series and won a championship in Japan but he never has taken a major league team to a division title in 15 seasons as a manager. It's not likely to happen this year either.
A year after widespread indifference...
| May 6, 2012
| 7:12 PM
J.J. Hardy has done plenty to help the Orioles this season with his glove, but it wasn't until Sunday when he felt his bat was catching up.
In the Orioles' 17-inning 9-6 win over the Red Sox, Hardy had a career-high five hits, including two solo homers...
| May 28, 2011
BURBANK — In the hour-plus he spent signing autographs and greeting fans, Matt Kemp didn't stop smiling and laughing.
Although the Los Angeles Dodgers player had a rare off-day Thursday, Kemp, the team's starting centerfielder, took time away...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 10:14 PM
This time, there was no flurry of missed opportunities to lament, no rash of runners left in scoring position or rally-killing double plays.
It took about everything the Orioles had to even get a hit off Atlanta Braves starter Jair Jurrjens, so...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Over 13-plus years of losing baseball, the Orioles have seemingly hit rock bottom so many times that it's impossible to recount.
They finished 4-32 in 2002 and started 2-16 in 2010. They went from first place to fourth in a little more than three...
| Sep 18, 2011
The Cardinals are thrilled with the job Jason Motte has done as their closer. He tentatively has been written in for the job in 2012, keeping them from having to go outside the organization to get that piece. … The Red Sox are hoping...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 5:01 PM
His Orioles teammates have said that he's the kind of player who can carry a team with one of his power binges, and first baseman Mark Reynolds is starting to heat up.
Reynolds took the first pitch of the bottom of the second inning to straight away...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 9:10 PM
The Orioles left Baltimore on Thursday night having completed a 7-3 homestand that finally established themselves as contenders. They have admitted in recent days that they've started scoreboard watching, even though — with 44 games left in the...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 9:23 PM
It was the second inning and Orioles were already in position to blow the game open.
Mark Reynolds had started the inning off with a home run — his fourth in six games. Then Manny Machado doubled and Omar Quintanilla walked. There were no outs, and...