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  • Ripken turns tribute into celebration of current Orioles

    Ripken turns tribute into celebration of current Orioles
    It all seemed so right. The Orioles long ago chose Thursday night to unveil Cal Ripken's statue at Oriole Park because of the obvious connection to what happened here on the same date 17 years ago, but they could not have known it would be so perfectly...
  • Ann L. Rector, longtime volunteer

    Ann L. Rector, longtime volunteer
    Ann L. Rector, a homemaker and longtime volunteer, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at her Towson condominium. She was 93. The daughter of an Internal Revenue Service agent and a homemaker, the former Ann Lorraine Armiger was born in...
  • Baseball's strike zone is the hotly contested center of the game

    Baseball's strike zone is the hotly contested center of the game
    The heater rides in at 91 miles an hour, belt-high and straight, giving Orioles hitter Matt Wieters a good view of what looks like a strike in the making. As it reaches the plate, it dives toward the ground. No mortal can say for sure whether the...
  • Young Orioles pitchers make smooth transitions to bullpen

    Young Orioles pitchers make smooth transitions to bullpen
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he didn't go old school by design. It was purely by necessity and circumstance that four of his young, inexperienced starters have ended up in the bullpen in September. "That's the way it used to be done," Showalter...
  • Coffee Companion (9/20): your daily Ravens fix

    Coffee Companion (9/20): your daily Ravens fix
    Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....
  • Recovering Orioles pitchers feeling good after simulated game

    Recovering Orioles pitchers feeling good after simulated game
    Three critical cogs of the Orioles' pitching staff spent Tuesday morning on the back fields of the Ed Smith Stadium complex. While the Orioles' travel squad was on its way to Fort Myers to play the Boston Red Sox for an afternoon game at JetBlue Park,...
  • This day in Orioles history: September 23

    September 23, 1978: Jim Palmer beat the Tigers to win his 20th game of the season, the eighth straight year he hit that milestone.
  • Orioles FanFest autograph session schedule announced

    Orioles FanFest autograph session schedule announced
    The Orioles have released the autograph session schedule for FanFest on Jan. 19 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Autograph session vouchers go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. on the team's website. Each station will be limited to 250 vouchers and each...
  • No players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    No players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
    The electorate of the Baseball Writers' Association of America sent a clear message to tainted superstars Wednesday: If you were suspected of taking performance enhancing drugs, you don’t belong in the Hall of Fame. At least not in 2013. No players...
  • Jim Palmer says HOF results are 'a shot across the bow of the whole Steroid Era'

    Jim Palmer says HOF results are 'a shot across the bow of the whole Steroid Era'
    One of the perks of covering the Orioles is that we have easy access to Jim Palmer, a Hall of Fame pitcher who, unlike some other great players, has no problem speaking his mind. I talked to Palmer on Wednesday after he deplaned in Southern California...
  • Covering Earl Weaver was a joy

    Covering Earl Weaver was a joy
    Earl Weaver was a reporter’s dream-come-true. If you were a young columnist covering the Orioles in the early 80s, as I was for the old Evening Sun, you couldn’t ask to be around a more colorful manager. You almost didn’t have to...