| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
One of the key questions for the Orioles this season is whether their bullpen can repeat its success from 2012. Bullpens could actually be a deciding factor in a taut American League East.
Hall of Fame pitcher and TBS MLB analyst Dennis Eckersley joined...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:53 PM
It was an emotional start to the game for both the
Red Sox and Royals, as a pregame ceremony honored the victims of Monday's bombings in Boston, along with the first responders who helped treat the victims and law enforcement who captured the suspects....
| Oct 13, 2013
| 10:14 PM
BOSTON — When Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino strolls to the plate at Fenway Park, the public-address system blares the opening lyric to his walk-up song:
"Don't worry about a thing …"
The Red Sox faithful promptly finish the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:27 PM
BOSTON — "Don't worry about a thing," sings Bob Marley in the song that's become a Red Sox anthem for 2013.
Really, what could be more fitting? Boston is in the World Series and Thursday was one of those beautiful blue sky Beantown days, when...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:54 PM
In rebuilding the Orioles into a contender, manager Buck Showalter knew a greater priority needed to be placed on playing exceptional defense.
Now, after a year during which the club set new standards for defensive excellence, the Orioles are being...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 1:03 PM
If you can remember all the way back to the Orioles' Kevin Millar era, you know that I enthusiastically supported the call from the clubhouse for the team’s ownership to relax its highly restrictive facial hair policy. I also grew up in the 60s...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:23 AM
For Orioles fans, the only thing more painful than watching an October without their favorite team this season was probably seeing the Red Sox win the World Series.
And the fact that the Orioles won 11 games against Boston this year, most of any team, ...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:53 AM
World Series MVP David Ortiz needed encouragement to keep from shaving his beard this season. Boston Red Sox teammate Shane Victorino struggled just to grow his.
Neither of them had a problem with ridding themselves of the facial hair Monday during a...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:08 PM
What if the Hall of Fame held an induction ceremony and no one came? That was painfully close to the truth last July, after the Baseball Writers Assn. of America rejected all the players presented for election.
There were three inductees, selected by...
| Jul 24, 2013
In a recent television interview, Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino said "y'know" 72 times in three minutes.
In a way it was refreshing to hear that long-infuriating verbal crutch resurrected with such gusto, because "y'know" has been largely...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:31 PM
When Chris Tillman was struggling in past years, when he was yo-yoing between Triple-A and the majors and perhaps falling out of favor with the organization's decision makers, the Orioles right-hander never made excuses, always putting the blame on...