| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:50 PM
When Eddie Murray's sculpture is unveiled at Camden Yards this afternoon, if the sun catches the bronze just so, onlookers might get a glimpse of themselves in the reflection.
It's fitting for the Orioles' most prolific hitter ever. Writers, and even...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 7:04 PM
The rain would not come for another hour, so Hall of Famer Eddie Murray had to settle for bathing in the affection of his close friends and the large gathering of fans who crowded into Legends Park to see his statue unveiled on Saturday.
| Jan 9, 2012
| 12:29 PM
Former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin, who at times was overshadowed at the position by his contemporary -- the Orioles’ Cal Ripken Jr. -- was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame this afternoon.
Larkin, in his second year of...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The person who perhaps could be helped or hurt most if the National Baseball Hall of Fame offered specific instruction to its voters on whether candidates with a history of using performance-enhancing drugs should be enshrined has his own opinion as to...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 8:43 AM
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Mike Flanagan at his home in Monkton. He would be 60 years old. My thoughts are with his family and friends. Suicide is an exceptionally difficult issue for survivors to deal with. From my personal...
| 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...
| Jun 2, 2012
TALLAHASSEE — Two days before getting the starting nod in Florida State’s NCAA Regional opener against UAB, Seminoles pitcher Scott Sitz said that when he faced the Blazers, he wanted to last six or seven innings. Well, he had the chance...
| Jan 11, 2013
A lot of people view Pete Rose these days with a mixture of anger and pity. Anger that his long-ago sin of betting on baseball games still keeps the sport's all-time hit king out of the Hall of Fame, and pity at the sad caricature they think he's become....
| Jun 17, 2009
No one in the Cubs and White Sox clubhouses expressed surprise at the allegation Tuesday that Sammy Sosa tested positive for steroids in 2003, including his fellow Dominicans and Frank Thomas, who watched Sosa grow from a skinny South Side teammate to a...