| Sep 11, 2012
| 6:10 PM
L.J. Hoes was at home in Mitchellville watching a Tom Selleck baseball flick Tuesday around noon when his phone rang.
A week after his Triple-A season ended, Hoes received notice to come to Baltimore — and be there in two hours or so.
"I got the...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Kevin Gregg, the hulking, bespectacled reliever who endeared himself to teammates for his brotherly advice and refusal to back down to the opposition — but drew the ire of fans for his ineffectiveness as a well-paid closer — was designated for...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 1:00 PM
The star of Adam Jones has shimmered more often than not in his three-plus seasons in Baltimore, so it’s not like the baseball world is unaware of the kid's immense skill set. But his flashy over-the-shoulder catch during Wednesday’s 2-1 win...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 9:22 PM
There was no on-field animosity that carried over from earlier this month, but that's not to say the Orioles didn't feel the effects of their ejection-marred previous series with the Boston Red Sox.
With closer Kevin Gregg serving the first game of a...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Things got pretty chippy between the Orioles and the Red Sox over the weekend. Sure, it was a one-sided series on the scoreboard, with the Red Sox sweeping all four games, but the Orioles showed some character in a bench-clearing brawl Friday and during...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 6:57 PM
The reports were still coming Sunday in from Brian Matusz's Saturday night start for Triple-A Norfolk, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter and pitching coach Rick Adair said they had heard only positives about the outing.
Matusz threw seven scoreless...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 5:09 PM
The Orioles series opener against the New York Yankees on Friday night was postponed because of rain, allowing the club to skip Chris Tillman's next start.
Tillman, who was originally scheduled to start Saturday night, has been dealing with right groin...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 2:00 PM
There is plenty of optimism in Baltimore right now with the Orioles set to start spring training next week. And why not? The rebuilt Birds brought in Mark Reynolds, Derrek Lee, Kevin Gregg and Vladimir Guerrero. Fans can already taste the oh-so sweet...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 12:00 PM
The Orioles arrived in Sarasota with plenty of intrigue, a starting lineup already pretty much set in stone and a rotation with perhaps just one opening. But Buck Showalter's bullpen is wide-open, which gives us an opportunity to do a little spring...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Nationally-known baseball blogger and numbers geek Rob Neyer joined SB Nation as its national baseball editor on Feb. 1 after 15 years at ESPN. He took time out of his busy schedule at his new gig to chat with me Wednesday about the 2011 Orioles, and I...