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  • Orioles' Adam Jones says he's 'going to have some fun' in the Home Run Derby

    Orioles' Adam Jones says he's 'going to have some fun' in the Home Run Derby
    Orioles center fielder Adam Jones’ decision to participate in Monday’s Home Run Derby at Target Field in Minneapolis came down to one simple criterion. “I wanted to do it,” Jones said Wednesday. Jones will join captain Jose...
  • Orioles, MLB foot bill for under-12 city softball team to play at All-Star Week

    Orioles, MLB foot bill for under-12 city softball team to play at All-Star Week
    When Ebony Johnson learned that she and her softball team would spend MLB All-Star Week in Minneapolis, she admitted to being a little more excited than her players. "They're just 11 and 12 years old," she said. "So many of them haven't left the city....
  • Orioles catcher Matt Wieters on rejoining team, All-Star Game and his Tommy John surgery rehab

    Orioles catcher Matt Wieters still has his right arm in a metal splint after season-ending Tommy John surgery last month. And while he returned to the team for the first time Thursday since surgery, Wieters said he expects to be around the team, and...
  • Angels can't overcome Kansas City's seven-run third inning

    KEY MOMENT: Mike Trout hit a really, really long home run. The Royals estimated the distance at 445 feet. ESPN had it at 489 feet — the longest in the major leagues this season, the longest ever hit by Angels player, and the longest ever hit at...
  • Hey, Mike Trout, could we see shots like that in home run derby?

    Mike Trout hit a ball nearly 500 feet here Friday. He is one of the most popular players in baseball, and he should be a natural for the All-Star game home run derby. The captain of the American League team is Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays....
  • Orioles' Nelson Cruz invited to Home Run Derby, says he likely won't participate

    Orioles' Nelson Cruz invited to Home Run Derby, says he likely won't participate
    Orioles outfielder-designated hitter Nelson Cruz was invited to participate in this year’s All-Star Game Home Run Derby earlier this week, but the major leagues' co-home run leader said Sunday that he likely won't take part in the event. Cruz said...
  • Angels' Mike Trout waffling on home run derby participation

    Angels' Mike Trout waffling on home run derby participation
    Mike Trout is a virtual lock to start his second straight All-Star game. The Angels center fielder had garnered more than 4 million votes in Monday’s final balloting update, ranking second among American League outfielders behind Toronto’s...
  • Angels' Mike Trout is undecided about home run derby

    Angels' Mike Trout is undecided about home run derby
    Mike Trout is torn. The Angels center fielder is widely considered the best all-around player in baseball, and he is also a premier slugger, as evidenced by his prodigious 489-foot home run, as projected by ESPN, in Kansas City on Friday night. Trout is...
  • Cubs' Core Four report: Bryant wins HR derby

    Cubs' Core Four report: Bryant wins HR derby
    Core Four report A look at how the Cubs' "Core Four" prospects are faring in the minor leagues: Javier Baez Shortstop, Iowa Cubs (AAA) Monday’s game: at Sacramento: 0-for-4, strikeout, stolen base Trending: 2-for-27, home run, 4 RBIs, 10...
  • Hosting baseball's All-Star Game in 2016 would boost the Orioles, city of Baltimore

    Hosting baseball's All-Star Game in 2016 would boost the Orioles, city of Baltimore
    When baseball commissioner Bud Selig said recently that Baltimore was a "very, very viable candidate" to host the 2016 All-Star Game at Camden Yards, those who have sought for the Midsummer Classic's return to the city for years received a boost to...
  • Before Baltimore hosts the All-Star Game, it needs to fix its broken transit system [Letter]

    Before Baltimore hosts the All-Star Game, it needs to fix its broken transit system [Letter]
    I was puzzled to read that Maryland Office of Sports Marketing Director Terry Hasseltine considers Orioles Park at Camden Yards to be connected to a "world-class transportation system" ("Hosting baseball's All-Star Game in 2016 would boost the Orioles,...