| Jan 15, 2012
| 3:51 PM
First in a series, counting down to the opening of spring training. First up: the Athletics, No. 30 in Phil Rogers' power rankings.
Loved the movie "Moneyball." If you weren't touched by Billy Beane's relationship with his daughter, you don't have a...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Through the first two months of the Orioles' season, second baseman Ryan Flaherty's reputation hinged much more on his glove than his bat.
In 30 games, Flaherty was perfect in the field. At the plate, though, he struggled, starting the year 0-for-17...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 11:46 PM
The Orioles' second win at The Coliseum since 2008 featured another solid start from one of the rotation's newest members, a shutdown relief appearance from a much-maligned lefty, and two clutch hits from the bottom of the order.
Tommy Hunter survived...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 11:15 PM
In the days leading up to Brian Matusz's return to the big leagues, Orioles manager Buck Showalter was asked several times about what he was looking to see from the 24-year-old left-hander.
His answer didn't include mention of the stadium radar gun,...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 5:42 PM
The final, frantic moment of another discouraging and depressing afternoon of Orioles baseball featured pinch runner Blake Davis sprinting around third base and eyeing the Oakland Athletics' catcher and his former Cal State Fullerton teammate, Kurt...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 7:25 PM
The 2012 Major League Baseball season began halfway around the globe in the wee hours of Wednesday morning with a pitch thrown by Glendale's very own Brandon McCarthy.
It was a mixed bag for the right-handed pitcher when it came to firsts, as he was...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 9:29 PM
George Horton ran a college baseball powerhouse at Cal State-Fullerton, the kind of program that had no place for someone like Kurt Suzuki. Horton had never seen or heard of Suzuki before a scout pal mentioned the high schooler in Hawaii.
| May 27, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel, even when he has put up a so-called “quality start” this season, has been visibly and vocally disappointed by how he has pitched.
By his exacting standards, he needs to do more, command his fastball...
| May 30, 2013
| 3:09 PM
The last time Orioles closer Jim Johnson had walked off the mound, it was after his fourth blown save in five opportunities Sunday, when was unable to preserve a three-run ninth-inning lead in a 6-5 walk-off loss to Toronto at Rogers Centre.
| May 30, 2013
| 8:31 PM
The clinic that Orioles right-hander Freddy Garcia put on Thursday night against the Washington Nationals wasn't one in power pitching, but it was effective nonetheless.
After the Orioles and Nationals combined for 14 homers the previous two nights, the...
| Jul 17, 2011
Angels starter Joel Pineiro retired only one of the 10 batters he faced before he was pulled in the first inning Sunday, giving up eight runs -- seven earned -- and four hits and walking four in a 9-1 loss......