| Dec 30, 2009
Why do we love watching sports? And what did we love the most in 2009?
Those are two questions each of us would answer differently. But the answer to the second question helps explain the answer to the first.
We love watching sports because they are a...
| Jul 2, 2009
The momentum from Tuesday's improbable Orioles comeback at Camden Yards undoubtedly had legs for most of Wednesday afternoon.
Key hits were falling in, Boston's ace was falling apart and Brad Bergesen, the Orioles' rookie pitching sensation, was mowing...
| Jul 9, 2009
When George Sherrill took the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning to preserve another improbable Orioles win, his first baseman was Luke Scott, who had played one inning at the position in his major league career.
Ty Wigginton was at shortstop, a...
| Jul 12, 2009
Melvin Mora was expecting an extra-base hit off the right-field wall in the 12th inning of Saturday night's 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays when the ball kept carrying.
By the time he rounded first base, Mora realized he had just hit the second walk-...
| Jul 13, 2009
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts will spend the All-Star break in Baltimore, trying to rid himself of an upper respiratory infection that has dogged him for the entire month.
Pitching coach Rick Kranitz will return to his Arizona home to relax and...
| 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 9, 2009
It was both historic and unspectacular.
It also was enough for Koji Uehara and his Orioles teammates to feel satisfied with the right-hander's indoctrination to major league baseball, a 7-5 victory over the New York Yankees.
"The Yankees have a great...
| Apr 11, 2009
There were some anxious moments, but the meltdown that everyone predicted whenever a starter not named Jeremy Guthrie or Koji Uehara takes the mound for the Orioles never occurred Friday night.
Then again, Mark Hendrickson was pitching in April, so...
| May 10, 2009
Gameday Live 31: Yankees at Orioles Good afternoon Yankee fans! Happy Mother's Day! I'm Chris Mascaro and I'll be bringing you all of today's live game action, as the Yankees (14-16) take on the Orioles (13-18) at Camden Yards in......
| Jul 22, 2009
Gameday Live 94: Orioles at Yankees Hello everyone! I'm David Cassilo, and I will be taking you through this afternoon's contest between the Yankees and the Orioles. With their win and a Red Sox loss last night, the Yankees are......
| Sep 15, 2009
They're only opinions, but at least they're all mine: Nice to see the Angels warming up for the playoffs in Boston, isn't it? . . . Is it just me, or does this team seem to visibly tighten up every......