| May 19, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Here's what umpire crew chief Gerry Davis told me about the delay on today's replay review on Rays right fielder Matt Joyce's eventual home run ball in the Orioles' 3-1 loss to the Rays:
"[Orioles manager] Buck [Showalter] wanted to know whether the...
| May 19, 2013
| 4:45 PM
In the end, the umpires got the call right.
But it sure took long enough. And a rough five-game homestand for the Orioles got even rougher in the sixth inning Sunday when Tampa Bay's Matt Joyce hit a soaring fly ball down the right field line in the...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 3:30 AM
One of the teams the Orioles had to outlast to make the playoffs last season was the Tampa Bay Rays, and on Sunday night, the Rays made one of the biggest trades of the offseason.
The Rays dealt right-handers James Shields and Wade Davis to the Kansas...
| May 20, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The day after Joe Maddon’s team was awarded a home run after a replay review showed that Matt Joyce’s ball hit the base of Camden Yards’ right-field foul pole in the Orioles’ 3-1 loss to Tampa Bay, the Rays manager blasted crew...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses
1. Rangers (1): It's safe to say that Ron Washington's hitters enjoyed their weekend in Houston — 24 runs overall and three homers in every game. Their assault on Philip Humber Saturday was vicious.
| May 10, 2013
| 8:32 AM
Here's an interesting story for your Friday lunch hour, one that includes a reference to former Orioles outfielder Luke Scott, whose quotes never cease to amaze.
Under manager Joe Maddon, the Tampa Bay Rays have made traveling fun in recent years,...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 1:38 PM
What's in a name?
Even a horse's name.
Or even an imaginary horse's name.
We got some great answers to that question in the past week during the revival of our pre-Kentucky Derby contest of naming a great Derby winner. To my delight, about 300 of...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon is known to do some unusual things in the clubhouse to try to loosen up his team.
On Sunday, he brought in a magician to do some pre-game card tricks for the Rays. On Tuesday before the Rays faced the Yankees, he...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
We're almost a month into the season, and it seems an appropriate time for another trip "Around the AL East."
Here’s a look at a main storyline for each opponent in the Orioles' division as well as a look at who's hot and who's not on each club:...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:07 PM
BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox and Rays were making their ways out of Fenway Park when two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon were heard at the stadium.
The Red Sox beat the Rays 3-2 on an RBI double by Mike Napoli in the ninth...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:26 PM
A visibly increased police presence greeted Orioles fans Tuesday as they ventured to Camden Yards for Baltimore's first major sporting event since the previous day's deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Nonetheless, fans, players and team officials...