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The Baltimore SunOne 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...
Tags: Gaylord Perry, Sammy Sosa, Fred McGriff, Baseball, Barry Bonds
The thick, white envelope arrives every year at this time, full of rules, names and numbers, but just one question. And it's a question heavier than history on this year's baseball Hall of Fame ballot. Who is worthy? The answer merits more than a...
Tags: Gaylord Perry, Sammy Sosa, Voting, Fred McGriff, Mark McGwire
We live in a world of sports that is broadcast in full color and high definition. We try to view it through a prism of moral and ethical absolutes. And still, when faced with the great issues of our time, everything ends up being cast in shades of gray....
The Baseball Hall of Fame ballot was released Wednesday and the list of great players on it is so long that I honestly don't know what I'm going to do with mine when it arrives in the brown envelope from Cooperstown, N.Y. I could frame it. I could return...
The Baltimore SunThe Baseball Writers' Association of America released its Hall of Fame ballot today, and now the next six weeks will be filled with debate on whether some of the biggest names -- and most controversial characters -- will get into Cooperstown's hallowed...
Tags: Voting, Roger Clemens, Curt Schilling, Jeff Conine, Steve Finley
While many optimists proclaim that the Steroid Era is over in baseball, former White Sox slugger Frank Thomas remains wary. "I don't think it's ever going to be over," the future Hall of Famer told me Wednesday before the Cubs-Sox series finale at U.S....
While Hyun-jin Ryu is not yet a big name in North America, losing him was a bigger blow for the Cubs than you probably think. President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer wanted the rights to the 25-year-old South Korean left-hander because they...
The Baltimore SunHeading into this season, the Orioles were known for being strong up the middle defensively. Now, with the team coming off its best season in 15 years, that strength is being acknowledged on a national stage. Shortstop J.J. Hardy, center fielder Adam...
The Baltimore SunAgainst anyone else, it would have seemed preposterous when the 12-year-old boy's hand reached into the field of play to change the course of the Orioles' 1996 playoff run. Against the New York Yankees? Jeffrey Maier was just another chapter in a long...
The Baltimore SunST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- On Wednesday night Center fielder Adam Jones became the first Oriole to play in all 162 regular season games since Miguel Tejada did it in 2006. Since 1954, only seven Orioles have played 162 games: Cal Ripken Jr. (10 times),...
The rain would not come for another hour, so Hall of Famer Eddie Murray had to settle for bathing in the affection of his close friends and the large gathering of fans who crowded into Legends Park to see his statue unveiled on Saturday. Maybe time...
Tags: Sculpture, Baltimore Orioles, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Arts
The Baltimore SunOrioles acquire Pearce again Always on the prowl for bench help, no matter how late in the season, the Orioles added outfielder Steve Pearce to the 40-man roster for the second time in 2012. He was claimed on waivers from the New York Yankees on...
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