| 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...
| May 3, 2012
| 8:49 AM
By taking two out of three games on the road against the New York Yankees to improve to 16-9 this season, the Orioles are off to one of their best starts in team history.
So, how does this team compare to the squads of yesteryear?
Well, for starters, of...
| May 9, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Earlier this year, I did two top-10 lists in connection with the 20th anniversary of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The first was rank the top 10 games in stadium history. The second was to rank the top 10 moments in stadium history.
Yes, there was some...
| May 15, 2012
| 2:51 PM
In another time, Maryland was a hotbed for horse racing, its history rich and its purses comparable to other states. It was a place where jockeys could make a career and not have to contemplate leaving for New York or California.
Since the late 1980s,...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Mike Mussina in the Orioles Hall of Fame? ("When Mussina, Dauer return, Hall doors to open," March 29).
In his 10 seasons with O's, he never had a 20-game win. He snubbed the people in the stands as though they didn't exist. Throughout the many seasons I...
| 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...