| Sep 19, 2012
| 6:14 PM
SEATTLE — Orioles set-up man Pedro Strop, who was supremely effective for most of this season, has struggled with his command for a few weeks, leading to speculation that he's getting worn down by the grind and spotlight of a major league season....
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:31 PM
It's early fall in Baltimore, that time of year when purple banners, car flags and sweatshirts normally dominate the landscape, as surely as the colors are soon to hit the trees. But Charm City isn't just NFL country now.
In grade schools and taverns, at...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 10:52 AM
Clearly, brick and steel age more gracefully than the rest of us, because Oriole Park is about to celebrate its 20th birthday on Opening Day Friday and who can believe it is already the 10th-oldest ballpark in the major leagues?
Time does fly, in this...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 4:50 PM
A month before he joined the Orioles as the organization's new executive director of international recruiting, curiosity took Fred Ferreira to the Mexican coastal city of Mazatlan.
With more than 40 years of experience scouring for international talent,...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 3:57 PM
BOSTON — If you're trying to make sense of the Orioles' otherworldly string of 16 straight extra-inning victories, don't even bother.
"You don't question the things you don't understand,'' manager Buck Showalter said moments after the Orioles shook...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 4:52 AM
For the first time in four days, the Orioles will be able to sleep in today.
The O's played three straight afternoon games this Labor Day weekend. They also played a 12:35 p.m. game Thursday before taking the train to New York.
The structure of the...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 4:45 PM
The Orioles added another left-handed reliever to their bullpen Monday, selecting the contract of Zach Phillips from Triple-A Norfolk before Monday's series opener in Toronto.
Phillips was told before Sunday's Tides game that he was being recalled and...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 4:37 AM
With Jason Hammel rejoining the Orioles on Thursday and given the fact that Chris Tillman has yet to be scratched from his next start, I asked Orioles manager Buck Showalter about the concept of going to a six-man rotation for the stretch run.
| Apr 15, 2011
| 5:01 PM
A day after Kevin Gregg squandered a one-run lead in a loss to the New York Yankees, Orioles manager Buck Showalter wouldn't change his stance on the team's closer situation.
He also didn't publicly endorse Gregg as his exclusive closer, even though...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 3:57 PM
It's no secret that the Orioles are more than a little concerned with Brian Matusz's declining velocity. Matusz insists that he's healthy, and that might be true, but the radar gun doesn't lie. A player who once regularly threw 94 mph fastballs now tops...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Brian Matusz got slapped around again on Saturday night, allowing nine hits, three homers and six earned runs before manager Buck Showalter had seen enough and removed the Orioles starter in the fifth inning. In his past three outings -- all Orioles...