| Jun 9, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy couldn’t quite explain his sudden spike in the most-recent All-Star Game fan balloting, in which he became the leading votegetter among American League shortstops.
Other than providing his usual exceptional defense,...
| May 30, 2013
| 1:03 PM
So Chris Davis … wow.
There are so many ways to convey the absurdity of his start to the 2013 season. If he somehow continued hitting at his current pace, he would finish with totals that could slide neatly into Babe Ruth’s prime.
| May 1, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Former second baseman Roberto Alomar isn’t positive that 1996 was his greatest season as a big leaguer, but he knows that first year as an Oriole had to be among the highlights of his Hall of Fame career.
“Numbers-wise, I can maybe say yes,...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Former Baltimore Sun Orioles writer Buster Olney told me back in the 1990s that he thought Roberto Alomar was the best all-around player in the game. I don't think I fully agreed with him at the time, but he definitely wasn't very far from correct.
| May 1, 2013
| 10:16 AM
A couple of hours after it was announced that Roberto Alomar would be inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame, the former Orioles second baseman hopped on a conference call at noon Wednesday to talk about the honor.
I was curious to see what he had to...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 11:03 AM
I offhandedly tweeted that Manny Machado might be the most exciting ballplayer to come through Baltimore in 30 years. Which led to a quick mental review of the other candidates to see if I was crazy. The verdict?
Well first, let’s talk about...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 7:16 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Roberto Clemente was baseball royalty long before dying on a relief mission at the height of his Hall of Fame career.
Ernie Banks knew the kid had something as soon as he saw the young Puerto Rican play right field for the Pirates....
| Oct 30, 2012
| 8:27 PM
Heading 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...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Against 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...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 12:42 PM
Sept. 24, 2000: Rookie running back Jamal Lewis scores his first NFL touchdown and the Ravens defense holds Cincinnati to 4 rushing yards as Baltimore crushes the visiting Bengals, 37-0. "We set a standard with this game," defensive tackle Tony Siragusa...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:22 PM
In the end, these Orioles reduced the milestone to something small, almost insignificant. That's how weird, wonderful and exciting they have turned out to be in 2012.
For years, any big-picture assessment of the franchise has included a reminder of its...