| 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 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...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 3:17 PM
It took L.J. Hoes a roundabout way to get to from Triple-A Norfolk to Baltimore this weekend, but the outfielder eventually made it to the Orioles to make his first major league start.
Hoes left Rochester, N.Y., on Saturday evening with the goal to make...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 3:44 PM
A five-run offensive explosion in the ninth inning Saturday that made a nail-biter out of a blowout didn’t mask the most pertinent question surrounding the 2014 Orioles:
Will the starting pitching do enough to keep them in contention throughout the...
| Jan 18, 2014
The Phillies have signed yet another veteran middle infielder, and this one could be an indication that Cesar Hernandez is going to get a long look in centerfield this season. Jim Negrych, a 28-year-old who was Pittsburgh's sixth-round pick in 2006,...