| Apr 2, 2012
| 6:48 PM
The hard work Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta put in this offseason rebounding from elbow surgery would have happened regardless.
But on Monday came its reward.
Arrieta came into camp as a question mark. He ended it with an exclamation point.
| Apr 4, 2012
| 6:52 AM
The great thing about doing an interview with a great talker like former Orioles pitcher Rick Sutcliffe is that when you're done, you've got enough for a nice column on his first pitch at Camden Yards and you usually have a little left over in case...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:53 PM
It's best to start this slice of Jake Arrieta lore with a minor discrepancy; it was either a couch or an overstuffed chair.
The exact piece of furniture isn't essential, what Arrieta did with it and why, that's the point here. The fact that its...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 6:06 PM
Weeks before the annual ritual of jogging down the orange carpet in front of a sellout crowd — before the loud ovation Nick Markakis received during his pre-game introduction — there was the isolation of those back fields in Sarasota. Doing...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I wanted to see where Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta’s performance Friday ranked among the top Opening Day starts in club history and the good people at Elias Sports Bureau gave me an interesting stat.
Arrieta’s start against the Twins...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 3:40 PM
– Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds, who made his second straight start at designated hitter Saturday against the Blue Jays, said he is willing to play anywhere for the benefit of the team.
Reynolds has yet to play third base in the first two...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:35 AM
This is worth writing about, even though in Jamie Moyer’s last game as an Oriole I was still single. I got married a week after Moyer last pitched for Baltimore, back in 1995, his third and final season here. That was before three kids and 16...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 6:45 PM
Orioles infielder Mark Reynolds missed the club's doubleheader on Monday and may be out longer as he deals with the lingering effects of being hit in the helmet with a pitch Saturday.
Reynolds said he didn't pass cognitive tests that were administered...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 8:25 PM
For the first time in 13 years, the Orioles have multiple Gold Glove winners.
Catcher Matt Wieters and right fielder Nick Markakis, both of whom had never won a Rawlings Gold Glove previously, became the first set of Orioles teammates to capture...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 6:00 AM
For many years my wife Fran and I were subscribers to the Baltimore Pops series at the Meyerhoff. We especially enjoyed the years during Marvin Hamlisch's tenure as principal pops conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Little did we know that he...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 8:43 AM
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Mike Flanagan at his home in Monkton. He would be 60 years old. My thoughts are with his family and friends. Suicide is an exceptionally difficult issue for survivors to deal with. From my personal...