| Jul 3, 2012
| 3:07 PM
Two Sundays ago the Orioles won for the 41st time, guaranteeing a winning record at the mathematical mid-point of the season — Wednesday's game in Seattle will be their 81st — for the first time since 2008. Despite a recent swoon, the club...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 3:48 PM
No sport lends itself more to comparative statistical analysis than major league baseball.
Crunch the numbers in key areas, stack them up against the others in the league and simple conclusions can be made.
Doing this with the Orioles' first half of the...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 9:04 AM
The Baseball Writers' Association of America released its Hall of Fame ballot today, and now the next six weeks will be filled with debate on whether some of the biggest names -- and most controversial characters -- will get into Cooperstown's hallowed...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 6:42 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia pitched superbly in sweeping three games at last weekend's NCAA tournament regional. The opponents, however, were Elon and Army. No offense to the Phoenix or Cadets, but top-25 clubs they were not.
Mississippi State is....
| Jun 16, 2013
| 10:43 AM
June 22, 1996: Trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Orioles hit three home runs to defeat the Kansas City Royals, 5-3. Rafael Palmeiro, Bobby Bonilla and Mark Smith connect for the second-place Birds (39-31).
June 20, 1974: Moses Malone,...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Orioles.
three -- straight months with at least nine homers for Chris Davis.
Davis is having such a crazy season, I could rename this segment “...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:10 PM
After recording just two hits in the first 27 at-bats of his rehab assignment, Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold turned in the most successful outing of his nine-game stint with Double-A Bowie on Wednesday.
Reimold went 3-for-6 with one run scored and...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 7:47 PM
The electorate of the Baseball Writers' Association of America sent a clear message to tainted superstars Wednesday: If you were suspected of taking performance enhancing drugs, you don’t belong in the Hall of Fame. At least not in 2013.
| Jan 9, 2013
| 3:12 PM
One of the perks of covering the Orioles is that we have easy access to Jim Palmer, a Hall of Fame pitcher who, unlike some other great players, has no problem speaking his mind.
I talked to Palmer on Wednesday after he deplaned in Southern California...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 9:31 AM
I had a chance to talk to former Oriole Rafael Palmeiro about Wednesday’s Hall of Fame announcement that the Baseball Writers' Association of America did not vote in anyone for the 2013 induction class.
That includes Palmeiro, who was on his third...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Former second baseman Roberto Alomar isn’t positive that 1996 was his greatest season as a big leaguer, but he knows that first year as an Oriole had to be among the highlights of his Hall of Fame career.
“Numbers-wise, I can maybe say yes,...