| Sep 22, 2012
| 4:28 PM
BOSTON – When the Orioles acquired Jim Thome in early July, they did so hoping the 42-year-old had enough hits left in his bat to help get them get to the postseason for the first time in 15 years.
Thome himself said being thrust into a pennant...
| May 4, 2012
| 10:01 PM
BOSTON – The clock crept on midnight at Fenway Park – and most of the announced sellout crowd of 37,223 – was likely dozing off.
But it was the Orioles bullpen that put the Red Sox bats to sleep Friday night, throwing eight shutout...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 8:15 PM
| Mar 31, 2012
| 8:03 AM
| Sep 22, 2012
| 12:12 PM
Buck Showalter had all sorts of reasons for plugging veteran lefty Randy Wolf into Saturday’s start against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. There’s the experience factor, of course, and the nuanced rotation considerations, either of which...
| Jul 6, 2009
If nothing else over the past two days at sun-drenched Angel Stadium, the Orioles succeeded in putting on clinics on how to blow four-run leads in the middle innings.
On Saturday, it was two defensive miscues, coupled with an all-around implosion by a...
| Jul 12, 2009
Melvin Mora was expecting an extra-base hit off the right-field wall in the 12th inning of Saturday night's 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays when the ball kept carrying.
By the time he rounded first base, Mora realized he had just hit the second walk-...
| Jul 18, 2009
The Orioles started a fresh half of baseball at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday night, but the same old problems from the past three-plus months followed them.
Rookie starter Jason Berken again had to be pulled early, the staff as a whole yielded three...
| Dec 30, 2009
Why do we love watching sports? And what did we love the most in 2009?
Those are two questions each of us would answer differently. But the answer to the second question helps explain the answer to the first.
We love watching sports because they are a...
| May 25, 2010
| 9:08 PM
Before I get to your questions, I'd like to dedicate this week's Ask the White Sox writer segment to David Beck, a loyal White Sox fan who unfortunately passed away on May 17. I worked with David about 20 years ago but didn't know he was a Sox fan until I...