| Dec 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The soap opera between the Orioles and Grant Balfour gets weirder by the day.
How’s his shoulder? Is it healthy? Is it not? He did have major surgery on it back in 2005, but he's never missed time because of his shoulder since. Where’s the...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:41 PM
There are times when I find some of your observations and statements to be befuddling unless you are trying to protect players so they can be traded.
You recently said Jared Mitchell needs a little more seasoning. He's a great athlete, but if he gets...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Detroit completed a four-game sweep of Cleveland on Thursday night, turning a three-game lead in what for months was a tight American League Central race into a seven-game bulge, when the message came across Twitter.
"Congratulations to the Tigers,...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 8:38 PM
DETROIT — Inside a silent visiting clubhouse at Comerica Park, Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta sat and stared blankly at his locker until he was summoned into manager Buck Showalter's office.
Following the Orioles' 5-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship.
While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:08 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to fix parking at Dodger Stadium.
The Skinny: I'm a little groggy today, but it's for a good reason: I was at the Dodgers game last night. It was a great experience except for leaving the stadium. I'm not the first to...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:18 AM
When Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday, changing momentum in Game 4 of the American League Division Series between Detroit and Oakland, a lot of Orioles fans were surely taken...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:51 PM
DETROIT — It took only one bad pitch from Justin Verlander to decide Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday at Comerica Park.
But one was enough for Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli.
With Verlander continuing the...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Right-hander Jason Hammel was ejected in the fourth inning Saturday when he hit the first batter he faced after allowing three consecutive home runs to the Detroit Tigers in Saturday’s 10-3 loss.
Hammel hit Tigers left fielder Matt Tuiasosopo in...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 6:44 PM
The debate whether right-hander Jason Hammel intentionally threw at Detroit Tigers left fielder Matt Tuiasosopo's head was markedly one-sided in both clubhouses following the the Orioles' ugly 10-3 loss Saturday.
Both dugouts agreed that Hammel had no...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Orioles rookie right-hander Kevin Gausman's first two major league starts were marred by home runs and inconsistencies. After losses to Toronto and Washington, the rookie entered Sunday's matchup with Detroit — the best hitting team in the majors...