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  • Seattle will cope with its football dynasty [Commentary]

    Seattle will cope with its football dynasty [Commentary]
    How odd is it that the two contenders in the Super Bowl -- the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos -- hail from the two states in the union that have legalized sale and use of marijuana? Are there two activities more different than the amped-up...
  • Angels' Josh Hamilton is keeping the faith for a rebound

    Angels' Josh Hamilton is keeping the faith for a rebound
    By one admittedly imperfect measure, Josh Hamilton is the most popular player in baseball history. Hamilton got a record 11 million votes in All-Star balloting last year. No one has attracted so many votes — not Ken Griffey Jr., not Albert Pujols,...
  • Davis ties career highs - on July 6

        In Chris Davis’ breakout season last year, he hit 33 homers and drove in 85 runs.     With a two-run homer in the first inning Saturday against Andy Pettitte, the Orioles first baseman now has 33 homers and 85 RBIs – and it is July 6. So...
  • Stability, faith help Chris Davis unlock power for Orioles

    Stability, faith help Chris Davis unlock power for Orioles
    The power? That blunt-force ability to lay wood to a baseball and propel it 400, 420, 450 feet? He had it even when he was a boy. Came from God, as far as he's concerned. Harnessing it? Well, that's the work of Chris Davis' life. There’s a...
  • With defensive shifts on the rise in baseball, Orioles among leading proponents

    With defensive shifts on the rise in baseball, Orioles among leading proponents
    Chris Davis groans at the mere mention of it. “I think it's becoming the new trend,” the Orioles first baseman says. “I'm not a big fan.” He's talking about the shifts that have swept through baseball in recent years as teams...
  • Richard McWilliam dies at 59; CEO of trading card company Upper Deck

    Richard McWilliam, hailed for revolutionizing the trading card and sports memorabilia industry as a co-founder and chief executive officer of Carlsbad-based Upper Deck Co., has died. He was 59. McWilliam died Saturday at his home in Rancho Santa Fe....
  • Jason Hammel's MRI shows only inflammation, no tears

    Jason Hammel's MRI shows only inflammation, no tears
    Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel admits that when he heard the diagnosis of his arm discomfort as a right flexor mass strain, he, too, had some concerns. That injury can be a precursor to problems — and possibly a tear — in the elbow...
  • Some more numbers that explain Chris Davis' historic season

    Some more numbers that explain Chris Davis' historic season
    TORONTO -- Orioles first baseman Chris Davis tied the franchise record for homers in a season with his 50th home run on Friday night. His next home run will pass with Brady Anderson's team mark set in 1996. while 50 is a nice round number, here are some...
  • 'Patience is paying off' for Orioles slugger Chris Davis

    'Patience is paying off' for Orioles slugger Chris Davis
    Chris Davis' astonishing start to this season hasn't occurred by accident. Through 12 games, he's putting up numbers that are only fit for video games. But it's the result of the 27-year-old Orioles first baseman's realizing that he can truly get more...
  • Roberto Alomar was simply the best at second base

    Roberto Alomar was simply the best at second base
    Former Baltimore Sun Orioles writer Buster Olney told me back in the 1990s that he thought Roberto Alomar was the best all-around player in the game. I don't think I fully agreed with him at the time, but he definitely wasn't very far from correct. We'...
  • Chris Davis breaks Brady Anderson's first-half homer mark

    Chris Davis breaks Brady Anderson's first-half homer mark
    Leading off the second inning, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis sent Yankees starter Hideki Kuroda’s 2-1 pitch into the left field seats for his major league-leading 31st home run this season. Davis broke former Orioles outfielder Brady Anderson&...