| Feb 25, 2011
| 11:15 AM
A stiff neck shouldn't be much to worry about. But when that stiff neck is attached to the wonky back of Brian Roberts, the team's offensive catalyst who played in just 59 games in 2010 because of a herniated disk, there is cause for concern.
| Mar 14, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts has been sidelined with back spasms for a week now, and it's unclear when he'll return to the diamond down in Sarasota. Manager Buck Showalter says he isn't worrying yet, but he will be soon if Roberts remains...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Baltimore is blessed with a bunch of talented sports bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. I often link up to these local writers in my morning Coffee Companion posts, but instead of just exchanging anti-social links with them,...
| Apr 3, 2011
| 1:42 PM
All ballplayers have one.
Mark McGwire had "Welcome to the Jungle," Chipper Jones famously uses "Crazy Train" and Mariano Rivera still enters Yankee Stadium to Metallica's "Enter Sandman."
Entrance songs can be mellow, combative, sometimes inspiring....
| Apr 13, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
| Apr 22, 2011
| 5:09 PM
The Orioles series opener against the New York Yankees on Friday night was postponed because of rain, allowing the club to skip Chris Tillman's next start.
Tillman, who was originally scheduled to start Saturday night, has been dealing with right groin...
| May 7, 2011
| 3:37 PM
Orioles reliever Koji Uehara said he feels better than he did at any time last season. It just hasn't shown in his results recently.
Uehara started the year with 4 2/3 scoreless innings in his first five games, allowing just one hit and two walks. In his...
| May 19, 2011
| 11:32 PM
As it turns out, the Orioles not only blew a six-run lead on Monday against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, they lost the right side of their infield for what could be an extended period.
Veteran first baseman Derrek Lee, who strained his left oblique...
| May 20, 2011
| 5:02 PM
With their bullpen taxed after another abbreviated outing by a starting pitcher, the Orioles have decided to activate right-hander Alfredo Simon from Major League Baseball's restricted list a day earlier.
Simon, whose future with the club had been in...
| May 23, 2011
| 3:15 PM
The Orioles are sputtering along without their offensive sparkplug, Brian Roberts, who has called his headaches "certainly concerning" and will visit a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. But if their leadoff hitter’s latest injury issue...
| May 27, 2011
| 8:31 PM
Brian Matusz felt like he needed one more rehab start before rejoining the Orioles. Now, it's up to the Orioles to decide whether he was right.
Matusz allowed one run on four hits and a walk while striking out seven in five-plus innings for Triple-A...