| Aug 17, 2013
| 7:02 PM
It's impossible to pinpoint exactly when baseball commissioner Bud Selig got religion on the expansion of video replay to correct faulty umpiring decisions, but it's not so hard to pick the watershed moment in the long-running replay debate.
| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:25 PM
On my first night in Baltimore in 1981, in keeping with my adventurous and highly sophisticated palate, I took my wife out for pizza.
We were at this place in Towson and I was reaching for a slice of pepperoni with my fat little fingers when there was a...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Now in its 59th season, Martins Creek is the oldest franchise in the Blue Mountain League.
The Creekers entered this year with 1,047 BML wins, more than 100 more than its nearest rival, the Metlife Orioles, who entered the 2012 season with 929.
| May 23, 2008
Urban myth? Or Orioles legend?
In the end, I wish I had never sent the e-mail and never asked the question. Ignorance isn't so bad, is it? At least not as it concerns Earl Weaver and his linguistic skills, dirtier than the Preakness infield on a rainy...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 6:34 PM
Ever since my daughter announced she'd been cast in her first Theatre UCF production, we'd counted down the days until Kelli was on stage.
That day came last Saturday. We were enthralled. Yes, our little girl was singing and dancing her heart out. But it...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 6:46 PM
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...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 3:28 PM
Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver took a long look at the larger-than-life bronze likeness of himself that was unveiled at Camden Yards on Saturday and expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the people who made it possible.
"My thanks to Mr. Angelos and the...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Ozzieball was always a misnomer.
Taking their lead from the guy in the manager's office, White Sox marketing types and some of their more casual fans romanticized the Ozzie Guillen era as one of in-your-face baseball — aggressive baserunning,...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 4:22 PM
The pose was pure Jim Palmer. The ceremony to unveil his sculpture, as you might expect, was pitch perfect.
Palmer became the third Orioles great to be immortalized in bronze and put on display in the Garden of Greats behind center field at Camden...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 7:00 PM
I'm always looking to make new friends, which is the way I approach a youth baseball draft — new coaches, new buddies. Twenty guys in a community room of the local church, in creaky chairs the preschoolers usually use. Someone jokes, "Who brought...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 3:27 PM
For all the years that they did battle in the clubhouse or the sports pages or on the dais of some charity roast, Jim Palmer knew how Earl Weaver really felt about him. That's why he had to hold back tears Saturday when he related his favorite memory of...