| Oct 7, 2012
| 10:48 PM
Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel had waited nearly a month to pitch in a game. It had been almost three years since he had last started in the postseason.
Sunday's outing may not have been exactly as Hammel would have scripted it, but for the Orioles,...
| 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...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 10:54 PM
Baltimore had waited for this cold, soggy day for 15 years.
With anticipation in the crisp October air, the Orioles played their first home playoff game at Camden Yards in since 1997 on Sunday night, so waiting an extra two hours and 26 minutes really...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:58 AM
[Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming night for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.]
About last night
Hammel re-injures right knee in 9-2 win over Tampa Bay...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 7:10 AM
Yankees 18, White Sox 7, Someone fired.
Or at least waterboarded.
Alex Rios, hello.
I was hating on Rios last weekend, just hating on him, because he played defense like an absolute dog against Boston. Among other things, Rios...
| 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...
| Apr 18, 2011
There's been mention lately as to how some believe Buck Showalter reminds them of Earl Weaver in posture, nuances, physical characteristics, etc. I will agree with others that he is an excellent manager. There is one glaring difference that differentiates...
| May 19, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with 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:
| Jun 8, 2011
| 8:18 PM
North Harford, jr., pitcher
•Went 7-1 with a 0.77ERA and struck out 88 in 551/3 innings
•Showed his physical strength, Beat strong C. Milton Wright team, 5-1, in state 3A North Regional final and then came coming...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 1:33 PM
The Orioles -- fresh off their season-opening, three-game sweep of the Twins -- host the Yankees tonight for the opening of a three-game series.
The Bronx Bombers are 0-3, reeling from being swept out of Tampa Bay.
Tonight, the Orioles send left-...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 8:59 PM
Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz took the mound Monday night for his first start of this young season hoping he could begin to erase the images of his horrible 2011 season. He spoke of pitching with a clean slate, of April optimism and feeling stronger...