| May 17, 2013
| 11:31 AM
In today’s Baltimore Sun, I wrote a story on the Orioles’ efforts to convert minor league pitchers Zach Clark and Eddie Gamboa into knuckleballers.
Clark and Gamboa are working with Hall of Fame knuckleballer Phil Niekro, who won 318 games...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:19 PM
TORONTO — Right-hander Jake Arrieta, who hasn't pitched in 16 days, was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk before Thursday's game to make space on the 25-man roster for starter Kevin Gausman.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the team was deciding...
| May 25, 2013
| 3:55 PM
TORONTO — Given the way the Orioles and Blue Jays have been scoring runs over the past three days here at the hitter-friendly Rogers Centre, both teams realize winning is just a matter of outlasting their opponent offensively.
The teams have...
| 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...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:54 PM
In rebuilding the Orioles into a contender, manager Buck Showalter knew a greater priority needed to be placed on playing exceptional defense.
Now, after a year during which the club set new standards for defensive excellence, the Orioles are being...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 8:49 PM
For much of the season, Orioles second baseman Ryan Flaherty struggled at the plate.
But now, as Brian Roberts is on the verge of being activated from the disabled list on Sunday to take over starting second-base duties, Flaherty has found his comfort...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:38 PM
In abandoning the traditional arsenal he honed for decades to start throwing a knuckleball this spring, Orioles minor leaguer Eddie Gamboa gave his career over to a fickle and foreign pitch that frustrates both hitters and the pitchers who throw it....
| Mar 28, 2013
MLB Opening Day 2013 TV schedule: The MLB regular season starts Sunday, March 31, with Texas at Houston. ESPN and ESPN2 air four games April 1. Get a FREE MLB TV schedule printable version! Once again, the Hot Stove cooked up an offseason stew of big...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 8:16 PM
NEW YORK– Back in 2005, when current Orioles manager Buck Showalter was with the Texas Rangers, he and two others convinced R.A. Dickey that the only way he would be a successful major league pitcher was to attempt to master the knuckleball.
| Jun 19, 2012
| 5:05 AM
We all know about the redemptive nature of baseball.
If you didn’t, you got a major dose of it yesterday.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter is a poster boy for baseball’s second chances. He’s been dismissed from three different managerial...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 11:02 AM
If you missed it, MASN play-by-play man Gary Thorne's post-game interview with Buck Showalter Monday night was both revealing and great theater.
Showalter, a hyper-competitive man who'd order a brushback pitch to his mom if it would get him a win, was...