| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:31 PM
ST. LOUIS — Sunday night's bizarre ending necessitated a pep talk to rookie Kolten Wong from St. Louis Cardinals veterans.
The chat was to make sure Wong didn't put the weight of the Cardinals' 4-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox in Game 4 of the World...
| Dec 10, 2013
Several weeks ago, I wrote about professional baseball player Shane Victorino leaving his wallet on a chartered plane when he was traveling with the Boston Red Sox. Someone in Paris found the wallet and returned it. Victorino was asked if he was surprised...
| 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...
| 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, ...
| Oct 22, 2013
Last December, professional baseball player Shane Victorino signed a three-year, $39 million contract to play right field for the Boston Red Sox.
After the Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Division series in early October,...
| 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
| 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 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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:09 AM
BOSTON — The Orioles' extra-inning battles in Boston last season helped build this franchise a new foundation of winning against the big, bad Red Sox.
And this year's version of the Orioles never needed a victory at Fenway Park as badly as it did...
| 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...