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  • Knee-jerk reactions to the Mitchell Report

    Knee-jerking 20 times over the Mitchell Report: 1. Today was to be baseball's stern reckoning with its past. I don't have a sense of closure, though. While it feels a bit like well-choreographed theater today, I suspect history will look back on this day...
  • O's prominent in Mitchell Report

    O's prominent in Mitchell Report
    Yesterday's Mitchell Report thrust the Orioles back into the steroid scandal spotlight, with two of their All-Stars - second baseman and just-traded shortstop - linked to the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Roberts, considered the current face of the...
  • Steroids report includes an All-Star list

    Steroids report includes an All-Star list
    Former Sen. George J. Mitchell unveiled his 409-page report on steroid use in baseball yesterday, naming two current and 17 former Orioles among dozens of players and delivering a stinging assessment of the league and team officials who allowed a drug...
  • For Hendricks, O's Hall is `icing on cake'

    Membership in the Orioles Hall of Fame swelled to 44 yesterday with the inductions of bullpen coach Elrod Hendricks, former pitcher Mike Boddicker and former general manager Hank Peters. No one has logged more time in an Orioles uniform than Hendricks,...
  • A tribute brighter than Elrod's smile

    The stoic Hall of Famer, the one with the icy glare and unnerving calm in baseball's most pressured situations, stood outside the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in a spitting rain yesterday contemplating his most difficult challenge. An hour earlier,...
  • Maker of magical moments leaves imprint for all time

    Like everyone else, Mike Flanagan carries a moment, a flash that offers an indelible impression of Cal Ripken, his former teammate who grew to become, as Ripken's younger brother Bill liked to say, "the biggest man in the game." The moment was Aug. 9, 51...
  • To O's, ephedrine use still deemed a tossup

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - With paramedics working desperately inside the training room Sunday to try to save Steve Bechler's life, Orioles pitcher Matt Riley recognized a bottle of Xenadrine RFA-1 from Bechler's locker and threw it in the trash. Riley knew...
  • Out of the blue

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -- Opening Day, like summer, comes late to this small city in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. And like summer, the annual love affair between the townspeople and the Bluefield Orioles is intense and short, just 10 weeks...
  • Scouts of merit lay dynasty's foundation

    In their heyday, the Orioles won three World Series titles and six American League pennants and produced baseball's best regular-season record from 1956 through 1985, winning six more regular-season games than the New York Yankees. Their enduring success...
  • In Ripken's sentimental journey, last chance to play is the real trip

    WHY DID YOU and Cal become such good friends?" a reporter asked Brady Anderson before Cal Ripken's last game last night at Camden Yards. "We're alike," Anderson said. "We're not that sentimental." Suddenly, it was clear how the evening would unfold, and...
  • Waiting game is only one O's play

    The Orioles yesterday continued their open-ended series against the surreal. While players gathered inside Camden Yards for an impromptu workout, Baltimore City Fire Department officials instructed the team to postpone last night's game against the...