| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Most adults develop a wonderful inner mechanism that stops us from saying egregiously wrong things at completely inappropriate times. For his many other gifts, Bobby Valentine, the former Major League Baseball player and manager, missed this one.
| Oct 11, 2012
Everything about the scene at Yankee Stadium reinforces the idea that the resident team is supposed to win — not just most of the time, but every night and, especially, every night in October.
It's more than the 27 World Series flags on the...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 3:00 AM
NEW YORK -- After the Yankees turned one of the weirdest triple plays you’d ever see in the eighth inning of the Orioles' 5-2 loss Friday night, the Yankees’ celebration was fitting for the act.
Left-hander CC Sabathia pumped his fist in the...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Against anyone else, it would have seemed preposterous when the 12-year-old boy's hand reached into the field of play to change the course of the Orioles' 1996 playoff run.
Against the New York Yankees? Jeffrey Maier was just another chapter in a long...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:12 PM
Dodgers fans can talk about what might be. Angels fans can talk about what might have been.
When the rosters for Major League Baseball's All-Star game were announced Saturday afternoon, the National League team included Dodgers left-hander Clayton...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford uses just any old bat when he faces Mariano Rivera. The more rickety and age-worn, the better.
He knows there's a good chance his bat — and his at-bat — will be doomed by what many consider the most...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:19 AM
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The greatest closer in baseball history brought his farewell tour to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington this week. And once again Mariano Rivera arranged to meet quietly with ordinary fans and stadium workers, as he has done in every city...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:55 PM
This column is a high-five to Boston Red Sox fans and their baseball organization. It is also a wrinkled brow and shake of the head to the same groups of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Sunday night, before the last regular-season game at Fenway Park...
| 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...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:55 PM
Orioles outfielder Michael Morse was hitless in his three at-bats Wednesday night and is now 0-for-15 since singling in the second inning on Sept. 3 in Cleveland. He is 0-for-13 as an Oriole at Camden Yards.
Morse said he wasn't overly concerned, and...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 9:10 PM
For the second straight night, the Orioles' fate was left to the bullpen, and the team's relievers were banged up and beaten yet again.
With the games remaining in the regular season dwindling, the Orioles blew another chance to gain ground in the...