| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:30 PM
The sight of Matt Wieters' home-run trot ending in a frenetic pile at home plate conjured memories of the 16 straight extra-inning wins the Orioles orchestrated last season.
But Thursday night's 10-inning 10-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays — which...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:41 AM
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. Each week, I hope to chat with one of them in a regular feature called Blogger on Blogger. This week, I exchanged emails with...
| May 18, 2013
| 7:15 PM
These Orioles, under manager Buck Showalter, pride themselves on keeping the long baseball season in perspective, not worrying about trends and streaks and snowballing defeats.
So when the club is forced to absorb what was arguably its biggest gut-punch...
| May 19, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Last season, Orioles manager Buck Showalter had the base of the right-field foul pole at Camden Yards painted black in order to help discern balls in play from home runs.
Most stadiums have a yellow line on the top of the wall that serves as a marker in...
| May 19, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Here's what umpire crew chief Gerry Davis told me about the delay on today's replay review on Rays right fielder Matt Joyce's eventual home run ball in the Orioles' 3-1 loss to the Rays:
"[Orioles manager] Buck [Showalter] wanted to know whether the...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:20 AM
OK, so the Orioles have lost five straight, but it’s not time to panic.
Last year’s team had just one losing streak over three games, a six-game skid from May 26 to June 1. But just four of those losses came on the road, as...
| May 20, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The day after Joe Maddon’s team was awarded a home run after a replay review showed that Matt Joyce’s ball hit the base of Camden Yards’ right-field foul pole in the Orioles’ 3-1 loss to Tampa Bay, the Rays manager blasted crew...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:19 PM
MIAMI In each of the last three seasons the Marlins have lost 18 or more games in a month. At least this year they got it out of the way a little earlier.
The Marlins, who lost a club record 23 games in June 2011 and followed it up with an 18-loss...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 4:41 PM
CHICAGO — Here at U.S. Cellular Field — where fireworks are launched past center field after every home run the White Sox hit — the Fourth of July celebration on Chicago's South Side occurred at the most inopportune time for the...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 6:00 AM
[Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming day for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.]
About last night
McLouth and Machado deliver a walk-off win
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:24 PM
Orioles rookie Manny Machado has spent his brief time in the big leagues making difficult plays at third base — like the slow roller down the line — appear routine.
But the dazzling plays he'd already made in his short time as a big leaguer...