| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:41 PM
Had things gone the way Joe Hicks planned, he would have spent Monday flying home from Scotland after watching his son, who a decade ago was a child golfing prodigy, play in the British Open.
Instead, Hicks left his job as a longshoreman and made the...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 6:34 PM
After throwing seven shutout innings Friday in the Orioles' 4-2, Opening Day win over the Minnesota Twins, right-hander Jake Arrieta wasn't proclaiming himself as the club's ace going forward.
"I don't know if I would necessarily say I am the No. 1 guy...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 3:37 PM
Jason Hammel didn’t begin the scoreboard watching until the end of the sixth inning Sunday afternoon. The right-hander took his seat in the Orioles dugout and thought to himself how quickly his first start of the season was going.
He had thrown...
| Jun 29, 2011
MILWAUKEE — A hirsute man in Miller Park turned his shirtless back to the TV cameras this weekend. Someone had shaved the word "Mauer" and the number "7" into his back hair.
Maybe it was Joe. He seems to have time on his hands.
That Mauer didn't...
| Jul 31, 2011
When the White Sox traded for Freddy Garcia in 2004, Ken Williams had the perfect explanation for the midseason move.
"1917,'' the general manage said, referring to the last time the White Sox had won the World Series.
As the general manager of the...
| Aug 14, 2011
Angels reliever Scott Downs, a former Blue Jay, spoke for a lot of people in Toronto when he trashed the ESPN story speculating that sign stealing at the Rogers Centre has helped Jose Bautista establish himself as one of baseball's best hitters....
| Aug 22, 2011
| 9:09 PM
With the Orioles limping toward the finish line of another lost season, the small victories that can be had in late August revolve more around the future than anything involving 2011.
Case in point: left-hander Zach Britton, the rookie who took the...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 9:12 PM
Forget about a better farm system, more quality free agents and a fundamentally sound cadre of players -- maybe all the Orioles need to be competitive is to move Baltimore a little more to the west.
Not close to Indianapolis, of course, but perhaps...
| Sep 18, 2011
The Cardinals are thrilled with the job Jason Motte has done as their closer. He tentatively has been written in for the job in 2012, keeping them from having to go outside the organization to get that piece. … The Red Sox are hoping...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 1:46 PM
The outfield walls at Target Field, the home of the Minnesota Twins, are lined with plants that occasionally eat home run balls. Last month, current Orioles designated hitter Jim Thome hit the 607th home run of his career while he was with the...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 5:10 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jim Thome’s 607th home run ball has finally landed in the right hands.
The 41-year-old Orioles DH, knowing that every homer he hits in his incredible big league career could be his last, has been collecting his home run balls since...