| Mar 31, 2013
| 9:23 PM
It's April Fool's Day, but there's no foolin' around in Vegas where sports wagering is at a feverish pitch with the start of baseball season and the NCAA tournament now down to its Final Four. Vegas likes Michigan, slightly, over Syracuse and Louisville...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 4:29 PM
In a round-about way, Roy Halladay complained about the communication between him and catcher Erik Kratz. Kratz knew nothing about the pitcher’s frustrations. Manager Charlie Manuelsaid Halladay didn’t voice his concerns to him. Yet when...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Will we ever see the Giants coming?
The team Brian Sabean and Bruce Bochy put together since saying goodbye to Barry Bonds is the only National League team to win the World Series twice within three seasons since the Big Red Machine, yet the Giants...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:37 PM
The talk about the Orioles’ interest in Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel is again gaining steam, and executive vice president Dan Duquette will always inquire about a power bat like Kubel, who hit 30 homers last season and averaged 25 homers...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Yes, now we can assume Jason Kubel is off the trade block and off the Orioles’ radar.
Frankly, he wasn’t exactly in the center of their radar, but now the outfielder is expected to stay with the Arizona Diamondbacks, who agreed to trade...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 11:20 PM
Tennis--Australian Open, men’s semifinal, same-day tape, 11 a.m. (ESPN2); women’s championship, 2 a.m. (ESPN2)
Cycling--Tour Down Under, Stage 4, same-day tape, 2:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA Basketball--Minnesota Timberwolves at...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The Orioles have shown interest in young slugging outfielder Justin Upton, whom the Arizona Diamondbacks appear willing to move, but like most of the Orioles’ trade discussions this offseason, the organization seems very unwilling to make a deal...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 8:16 PM
B.J. Upton returned to the lineup and had two hits, including a game-ending single in the 10th inning that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night.
Upton, hitting only .145 at the start of the game, had been...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 6:30 PM
A woeful showing at the plate while losing two of three games to the Braves has left the Washington Nationals below .500 and with an embarrassing .229 batting average.
Davey Johnson hopes help is coming this week.
The Nationals managed only five hits in...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Orioles.
.368 -- Manny Machado’s batting average on the road in 2013.
Machado is batting .274 in 28 games at Camden Yards this season with 10...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:26 PM
Craig Stammen pitched four perfect innings after ace Stephen Strasburg left with a strained right oblique, Denard Span tripled and scored two runs, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Friday night.
Strasburg lasted just two...
| May 18, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Is anything cooler than tennis' electronic replay system?
A player who isn't sure about a line call raises a finger immediately after the call. The chair umpire announces the challenge, and the Hawk-Eye animation system appears on a nearby video...