| Jun 3, 2011
| 7:37 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter actually thought Nick Markakis looked halfway decent at first base when Baltimore's regular right fielder was asked to play there in a pinch during the team's final game against the Seattle Mariners. Showalter would prefer,...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 3:40 PM
When the 2011 American League All-Star team is revealed Sunday afternoon, the Orioles expect one trend to continue.
Even with perhaps more worthy All-Star candidates than in the past, a group that includes shortstop J.J. Hardy, center fielder Adam...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 2:42 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter and acting bench coach John Russell wanted to deliver the news to Matt Wieters, but there was the small matter of finding the young catcher on a day the players didn't have to report until much later. Their search took all...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 5:16 PM
On Saturday when he was asked about the possibility of being named an All-Star, Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez said teammate Anibal Sanchez would get his vote.
But National League All-Star manager Bruce Bochy had the vote that counted, and Bochy used...
| Jul 6, 2011
Beltran, not McCutchen?
Juan C. Rodriguez
Among the biggest head-scratchers is how Mets right fielder Carlos Beltran made his sixth All-Star team at the expense of Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen making his first.
| Jul 12, 2011
NL behind pitchers
Don't blink, or you might miss the All-Star Game.
Two prevailing trends suggest a 3-1 victory by the National League in this the Year of the Pitcher II. Scoring is down, which is likely to eliminate...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 9:30 AM
Matt Wieters entered Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game in the sixth inning, getting a couple of innings to soak in first All-Star experience. But if it wasn't for Russell Martin, who reportedly did something selfless for his Orioles catching counterpart,...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 5:54 PM
Designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero didn't hit cleanup for the Orioles on Thursday night, but it had nothing to do with his waning production in the first half.
Guerrero came into the clubhouse Thursday afternoon still feeling discomfort in his right...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 5:32 PM
Asked recently to describe his first year at the helm of the Orioles, manager Buck Showalter searched for the perfect word or phrase.
Has it been frustrating? Exhilarating? Draining? A mixed bag?
"It's been, 'Under construction,'" Showalter eventually...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 8:51 PM
When Cal Ripken Jr. built his youth baseball facility in Aberdeen, Md., he wanted kids to feel what it is like to play in big-league stadiums. He spent heavily to construct a 3,500-seat replica of Camden Yards, complete with a hotel that stands in for the...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 12:50 AM
Enjoy the undercard.
There is an abundance of intriguing storylines in baseball these days, and most of them will be like Matt Kemp's run at the Triple Crown — over and out of sight by the time the World Series rolls around.
Justin Verlander could...