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  • Lots of love -- and snubs -- for Orioles in Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest' book

    Lots of love -- and snubs -- for Orioles in Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest' book
    We'll take a break from Orioles rumors that most likely won’t come to fruition -- I never say never, but I say "most likely not" a whole lot in the winter -- to look at the findings of a pretty cool book I thought would be of interest to many of...
  • Daily Dodger in Review: Kenley Jansen embraces role as closer

    Daily Dodger in Review: Kenley Jansen embraces role as closer
    KENLEY JANSEN, 26, closer Final 2013 stats: 4-3, 28 saves in 32 opportunities, 1.88 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 13.0 strikeouts per inning pitched and a .177 opponents batting average. Contract status: First year he’s arbitration eligible. The good: After...
  • Thoughts on Orioles closer Jim Johnson and a return to starting

    Thoughts on Orioles closer Jim Johnson and a return to starting
    Back in September, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said definitively that closer Jim Johnson would be tendered a contract and return next season. After leading the American League in both saves (50) and blown saves (9) in 2013, Johnson...
  • Batter up! Time Warner Cable and YES need new TV deal

    Batter up! Time Warner Cable and YES need new TV deal
    Finding a closer to replace Mariano Rivera isn't the only headache the Yankees face this off-season. The team's YES Network, which carries most of its games, will soon need a new distribution deal with Time Warner Cable, the biggest pay-TV operator in the...
  • Watch Mariano Rivera's emotional farewell to Yankee Stadium

    Watch Mariano Rivera's emotional farewell to Yankee Stadium
    Your browser does not support iframes.   The greatest closer in baseball history, Mariano Rivera, pitched his final game at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, and it turned into one of the most emotional moments in baseball history. Even though they were...
  • Mariano Rivera apologizes to Houston Astros fans for not pitching

    Mariano Rivera apologizes to Houston Astros fans for not pitching
    Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, make that former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, had two words for the fans in Houston on Sunday: "I'm sorry." Rivera sat out the Yankees' final three games of the season, at Houston from Friday to Sunday, because he wanted...
  • O'Day says Jim Johnson will be fine

    O'Day says Jim Johnson will be fine
    Like much of Baltimore, the Orioles organization has watched with interest as former closer Jim Johnson has struggled this early season with the Oakland Athletics. Interest probably isn’t the right word. Try empathy. “Everybody’s...
  • Angels' Albert Pujols is among players closing in on milestones

    Angels' Albert Pujols is among players closing in on milestones
    The newest addition to Angel Stadium is a dark green sign, behind the last row of the bleachers closest to center field. In white letters and numbers, the sign reads "PUJOLS 494." The number will change with every home run Albert Pujols hits. At Angel...
  • Late additions could boost Orioles in wide-open American League East race

    Late additions could boost Orioles in wide-open American League East race
    — As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette sat in his office at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on a sunny afternoon earlier this month, overlooking a well-manicured cloverleaf of fields, a bitter winter seemed like an eternity ago in more ways...
  • Nothing like Jim Johnson off the mound, Tommy Hunter hopes to produce like him on it

    Nothing like Jim Johnson off the mound, Tommy Hunter hopes to produce like him on it
    SARASOTA, Fla. — If there is one thing you need to know about reliever Tommy Hunter, it is that he is the interpersonal opposite of the guy the Orioles hope he replaces in the critical closer role. Jim Johnson, who last year became the first...
  • Jackie Robinson Had Impact On America, Baseball And Courant

    Jackie Robinson Had Impact On America, Baseball And Courant
    In 1997, upon the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, Major Legaue Baseball went all out. Robinson, who lived in Stamford from 1955 until his death Oct. 24, 1972, was the rookie of the year in 1947, the National League's Most...