| Aug 20, 2013
| 11:09 PM
Soon after winning their first Coastal Plain League Petitt Cup championship, the Peninsula Pilots (39-24) finished 14th in perfectgame.org's rankings of the top 50 summer collegiate teams across the country.
The Edenton Steamers (43-14), whom the Pilots...
| Dec 16, 2011
One of the downsides of the MLB offseason is that you have to rely on rumors and speculations until something actually materializes. At this point, the Cubs are in the middle of various potential moves (or so we think): The Cubs are supposedly...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 9:49 PM
Born: Dec. 29, 1973 in Brookline, Mass.
Famous relatives: Grandfather Philip Epstein and twin brother Julius shared an Oscar with Howard Koch for writing the screenplay of Casablanca.
First baseball job: Summer intern with Orioles in 1992.
| Oct 3, 2012
| 6:00 AM
[Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming day for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.]
About last night
Orioles beat Rays, 1-0, to stay alive in division race...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 6:02 PM
Angels pitcher Hisanori Takahashi was video chatting with his wife, Yeyol, in Tokyo when the picture started shaking.
Japan was being rocked by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake, the most powerful in that country's history. Takahashi was watching it live....
| Dec 14, 2011
| 3:27 PM
The Orioles announced shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday that they had signed 30-year-old Japanese left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada. An introductory conference will be held at Camden Yards at 4 p.m. on Thursday.
It won’t be as big of a deal as when the...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 10:36 PM
The Texas Rangers have won the right to negotiate with Japanese pitching phenom Yu Darvish. The next question: how high can the Rangers go in negotiating a contract for the 25-year-old?
We know how high the Rangers were willing to go just get get the...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 6:08 PM
Seattle Mariners rookie right-handed pitcher Michael Pineda has been selected to play for the American League in the Major League Baseball All-Star game held July 12 at Chase Field in Phoenix. Pineda will be taking the roster spot of Detroit Tigers right-...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 1:22 PM
Just over a year ago, on Sept. 27, 2010, the Orioles were leading the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-0, in the ninth inning of a largely meaningless road game when second baseman Brian Roberts came to the plate.
He felt prepared for the at-bat, and believed...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 6:22 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Orioles left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, visited the Orioles clubhouse for the first times since his surgery on May 11.
"I'm happy, being able to come here and see the coaches, the manager...
| Dec 19, 2010
The Milwaukee Brewers acquired Zack Greinke on Sunday, adding the 2009 American League Cy Young winner to the top of what looks to be a pretty sweet starting rotation. Remember Randy Wolf, the most dependable of the Dodgers starters in......