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  • Hal 'Skinny' Brown, former MLB pitcher, dies at 91

    12/18/2015 4:20:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Greensboro News & Record ^ | December 18, 2015 | Staff Reports
    Greensboro resident Hal "Skinny" Brown, who pitched in the major leagues for 14 seasons, has died at age 91 ... Brown, who was 6 feet 2 and 180 pounds during his playing days, compiled a record of 85-92 with a 3.81 earned-run average in 358 appearances with the Chicago White Sox (1951-52), Boston Red Sox (1953-55), Baltimore Orioles (1955-62), New York Yankees (1962) and Houston Colt .45s (1963-64) ...
  • Curt Schilling compares Muslim extremism to Nazis

    08/25/2015 10:31:15 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 25, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Curt Schilling took on the Internet – and the entire Muslim world – on Tuesday and lost. Badly. The two-time National League strikeout king took to Twitter to voice his concern over Islamic extremism. He posted a photo of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler with the words, “It's said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?” The 48-year-old also tweeted, “The math is staggering when you get to true (numbers).” Schilling, who won three World Series championships during his 20-year MLB career, deleted the post after 10 minutes. Currently working with...
  • The Bigoted, Jew-Ranting Oriole Whom the Media Ignores

    05/11/2015 11:55:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 9, 2015 | Phil Mushnick
    For sustaining evidence of a world gone nuts with the media’s steady, selective and frightened compliance, there’s Delmon Young — now with the Orioles, who spent the week here playing the Mets, then Yankees. But first the lasting legacy of John Rocker — the big, white, not too bright Braves pitcher quoted in Sports Illustrated making bigoted, ethnic and racist remarks about NYC’s inhabitants. Though he broke no laws or jaws, Rocker, at 24, became a national symbol of hate, a pariah, too. On TV, radio and in print — “Saturday Night Live” to “The CBS Evening News with Dan...
  • Orioles notebook: Birds honor late NYPD officer, O's fan Brian Moore

    05/05/2015 11:43:05 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 10 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 05-05-2015 | Eduardo A. Encina
    When manager Buck Showalter found out that slain New York police officer Brian Moore was an Orioles fan, he immediately wanted to do something for Moore's family.. The Mets already had planned to hold a moment of silence before Tuesday's interleague game against the Orioles at Citi Field to honor Moore, a 25-year-old officer who was shot in the head Saturday in Queens, N.Y., and died Monday. A man has been arrested and charged with his murder.
  • Baseball's First Ever Game Behind Closed Doors Gets Underway in Baltimore as Orioles and White ....

    04/29/2015 12:37:26 PM PDT · by Cecily · 43 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 28, 2015
    The players of the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox lined up for the national anthem this afternoon in front of an empty stadium, in unprecedented scenes never before witnessed in the history of baseball. With the National Guard posted outside Camden Yards and debris still being cleaned up off the streets, the Orioles played the first ever MLB game behind closed doors. Just before the players took the field The Beatles 'Day Tripper' blared out the PA system to an otherwise eerily silent stadium and 45,000 empty seats.
  • Baltimore Orioles Caleb Joseph Signs Fake Aurographs, Takes Fake Applause at Game no one attends!

    04/29/2015 11:15:04 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 56 replies
    Twitter via VINE ^ | 4-29-2015 | Jake Ciely
    This Vine from twitter really says it all about what's happening in Baltimore, doesn't it?
  • Wednesday’s White Sox-Orioles Game Moved To Afternoon, Will Be Closed To Public

    04/28/2015 12:12:03 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 43 replies
    Amid civil unrest in Baltimore, Wednesday’s game between the White Sox and Orioles at Camden Yards has been moved to a 1:05 p.m. CT/2:05 p.m. ET start and will be closed to the public, the Orioles announced Tuesday. The game had been scheduled for Wednesday night. The change comes after Monday and Tuesday’s games between the teams were postponed due to safety concerns after rioting broke out near the stadium. The latest round of demonstrations follow the recent death of Freddie Gray, 25, an African-American suspect who had been taken into police custody.
  • An Empty Stadium in Baltimore (no fans for Orioles game)

    04/28/2015 10:30:46 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 38 replies
    the atlantic ^ | 4-28-15
    RUSSELL BERMAN APR 28, 2015 When the Baltimore Orioles host the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards on Wednesday, it won't really feel like a baseball game. There will be no cheering, and no booing. Nor will there be heckling, hot dogs, or beer. There will be no fans in the stadium at all, in fact. After riots in the city forced the postponement of games for two straight days, Major League Baseball announced that the Orioles will play on Wednesday, but the game will be closed to the public. RELATED STORY Two States of Emergency in Baltimore For a...
  • The Orioles and White Sox will play in front of an empty stadium

    04/28/2015 1:21:43 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 65 replies
    SB Nation ^ | April 28k 2015 | Grant Brisbee
    n Monday and Tuesday, games between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards were cancelled due to safety concerns related to protests and civil unrest in Baltimore. Because of a lack of common off days among teams in the typical Major League Baseball schedule, additional cancellations would have been nearly impossible to make up, but the solution is still stunning: Wednesday's game will be played in front of an empty stadium. From an Orioles press release: After consultation with Major League Baseball and city and local officials, tomorrow's game between the Orioles and the Chicago White Sox...
  • Orioles-White Sox game will be played Wednesday, closed to public

    04/28/2015 12:20:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-28-2015 | ESPN/ABC News
    The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox will play the finale of their three-game series Wednesday at Camden Yards in a game that will be closed to the public. The revised plan was announced Tuesday after widespread public unrest in Baltimore forced a postponement of a White Sox-Orioles game for the second consecutive day.
  • Orioles postpone game against White Sox amid violent protests in Baltimore

    DC Sports Bog Orioles postpone game against White Sox amid violent protests in Baltimore By Kelyn Soong April 27 at 6:13 PM Baltimore Police officers in riot gear block a street Monday afternoon on Reisterstown Road near Mowdamin Mall in Baltimore. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Updated at 6:20 p.m. EDT: Baltimore Orioles announce game has been postponed Amid the violent protests that erupted Monday afternoon in Baltimore, the Orioles announced that Monday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed. The decision, made after consultation with the Baltimore City Police Department, came less than an hour before the game...
  • Former CF Paul Blair dies at 69

    12/26/2013 10:18:28 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    AP ^ | December 27, 2013
    BALTIMORE -- Paul Blair, the eight-time Gold Glove center fielder who helped the Baltimore Orioles win World Series titles in 1966 and '70, has died. He was 69. Blair died Thursday night at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Blair's wife, Gloria, told The Baltimore Sun that Blair played a round of golf with friends Thursday morning and later lost consciousness at a celebrity bowling tournament in Pikesville.
  • Earl Williams, Baseball Slugger, Dies at 64

    02/03/2013 6:19:18 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 1, 2013 | BRUCE WEBER
    Earl Williams, a slugging if ambivalent catcher and infielder — “My favorite position is batter,” he once said — who won the National League rookie of the year award in 1971 but whose promise went unfulfilled amid a welter of minor controversies, died early Tuesday at his home in Somerset, N.J. He was 64.
  • Earl Weaver, 82, dies while on cruise

    01/19/2013 7:46:55 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies news services ^ | January 19, 2013
    BALTIMORE -- Earl Weaver, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who won 1,480 games with the Baltimore Orioles, has died, the team says. He was 82. Weaver was traveling on an Orioles fantasy cruise in the Caribbean when he collapsed in his room with wife, Maryanne, at his side on the cruise's ship at about 2 a.m. Saturday, the New York Daily News reported. Weaver never regained consciousness, the report said.
  • Red Sox epic collapse one for the record books

    09/29/2011 7:43:01 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 79 replies
    see bs ^ | 9-29-11
    BOSTON - Move over, Bucky Dent. Step aside, Bill Buckner. Make room, incredibly, for Jonathan Papelbon. The star closer is the stunned symbol of the latest Red Sox collapse. This one lasted a month and finally ended when there were no more games left to lose. Rays, Cardinals clinch playoff spots "This is just maybe the worst situation that I ever have been involved in my whole career," designated hitter David Ortiz said. "It's going to stay in a lot of people's minds for a while." No team has blown a bigger lead in September — a nine-game margin through...
  • Orioles Great Mike Flanagan Found Dead Near Monkton Home

    08/24/2011 6:52:37 PM PDT · by Alistair Stratford IV · 28 replies
    The Patch ^ | Tyler Waldman and Sean Welsh
    Orioles Great Mike Flanagan Found Dead Near Monkton Home The Cy Young winner is dead at 59. By Tyler Waldman and Sean Welsh Orioles great Mike Flanagan was found dead Wednesday afternoon outside his home in northern Baltimore County, according to Orioles officials and news reports. WBAL-TV reports that police found a body shortly before 4:30 p.m. outside Flanagan's Monkton home in the 15000 block of York Road. The Baltimore Sun reports that police remained outside Flanagan's home Wednesday night, and a police car blocked the driveway. Flanagan was a member of the 1983 World Series championship team, and in...
  • Vlad brings big faith with his big bat

    02/06/2011 7:12:31 AM PST · by MDJohnPaul · 7 replies
    The Narthex at The Catholic Review ^ | Feb. 5, 2011 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    With the much-anticipated signing of Vladimir Guerrero, the Baltimore Orioles are getting a proven slugger with a reputation for some amazingly freewheeling swings. (Two years ago in Baltimore, the Dominican superstar famously smacked a bloop single against the O’s by connecting on a pitch that bounced in front of the plate). Yet, there’s something else the long-suffering birds might be getting with their latest signing: a man of deep Christian faith who says he takes his Bible with him everywhere he goes.
  • Orioles' Simon suspected in murder

    01/02/2011 8:44:08 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    AP ^ | January 2, 2011
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Baltimore Orioles reliever Alfredo Simon is the main suspect in the New Year's Eve killing of a man in the Dominican Republic, police said Sunday. The pitcher shot and killed 25-year-old Michel Castillo Almonte and wounded his 17-year-old brother during a New Year's Eve celebration in the northeast coastal town of Luperon, police said in a statement. No motive was disclosed. Simon is from the Dominican Republic, and police said he fled after the violence.
  • MLB Slugger Luke Scott Brings Obama's Constitutional Eligibility To Sports Pages

    12/09/2010 10:40:58 AM PST · by JLWORK · 34 replies
    Here's The Right Side Of It ^ | December 9, 2010 | John L. Work
    Thanks To Drudge Report: For a couple of years now, Joseph Farah and his staff at World Net Daily, along with Diana West and a precious few other writers have led the charge into the investigation of President Obama’s Constitutional eligibility to hold office. The questions about his hidden documentary history, including all college records, public and private school records, Harvard Law Review records – virtually everything that many of us who have served in public official capacities had to produce in order to get past the requisite background checks – remain unanswered. His paper trail is either sealed by...
  • Baltimore Orioles Slugger: "Obama was not born here"

    12/08/2010 12:59:30 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 101 replies
    Politico ^ | December 8, 2010 | Natasha Lennard Luke Scott: Obama wasn't born here By: Natasha Lennard December 8, 2010 01:40 PM EST ________________________ ________________________ _____ Baltimore Orioles slugger Luke Scott segued into his belief in the Obama “birther” conspiracy near the end of an otherwise unremarkable interview with Yahoo News’s Answer Man. “He [Obama] was not born here” Scott said. “That's my belief. I was born here. If someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go — within 10 minutes — to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and I can go, ‘See? Look! Here it is....
  • Answer Man: Luke Scott talks Nugent, hunting and Obama origin (Barf)

    12/08/2010 11:38:47 AM PST · by Teflonic · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/7/10 | David Brown
    Baltimore Orioles slugger Luke Scott(notes) stopped by baseball's winter meetings Tuesday and, after some harmless chatter about his team's offseason dealings, stated with conviction that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. Oh, yes, he did. Scott's opinion about the president's birthplace — while certainly not unique — was a stunning climax to a friendly and frank 20-minute Answer Man session that spanned his enthusiasm for baseball, hunting, firearms, personal responsibility and smaller government. "(Obama) was not born here," Scott asserted to Answer Man in the session's last segment. "That's my belief. I was born here. If...
  • Baseball 2010 Thread

    07/05/2010 4:23:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Online Sources and Our Twisted Imaginations | Monday, July 5, 2010 | everybody
     East W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 New York Yankees 50 31 .617 -- 28-13 22-18 20-11 10-7 9-6 Won 2 6-4 Boston Red Sox 49 33 .598 1.5 29-17 20-16 18-17 10-9 8-2 Lost 1 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays 48 33 .593 2.0 20-19 28-14 19-10 11-6 11-6 Won 2 6-4 Toronto Blue Jays 41 42 .494 10.0 21-19 20-23 13-14 11-9 10-8 Lost 2 2-8 Baltimore Orioles 25 57 .305 25.5 16-25 9-32 9-27 4-6 5-13 Lost 1 5-5  Central W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 Detroit...
  • Orioles fire manager Trembley

    06/04/2010 12:26:35 PM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies · 238+ views
    AP ^ | June 4, 2010 | Staff
    Dave Trembley was fired Friday as manager of the Baltimore Orioles, who have the worst record in the major leagues and are staggering toward a franchise-record 13th consecutive losing season. Third base coach Juan Samuel was appointed interim manager by president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail, who hired Trembley to take over on an interim basis for Sam Perlozzo on June 18, 2007.
  • Still Golden: Brooks Robinson buoyed by faith, family, friends

    05/05/2010 3:45:06 PM PDT · by MDJohnPaul · 20 replies · 485+ views
    The Catholic Review ^ | May 5, 2010 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    When Lee May cracked a two-bouncer inside the third-base line in game one of the 1970 World Series, Brooks Robinson’s response was nothing short of legendary. Wheeling three paces to his right, Baltimore’s third baseman fielded the ball in foul territory, took two more steps and threw against his momentum. The throw bounced once on its way to first baseman Boog Powell and beat May. It was one of many in a spectacular defensive performance by Robinson that helped the Orioles defeat the Cincinnati Reds in five games, as the World Series MVP lived up to his nickname of the...
  • Orioles pitching great Mike Cuellar dies at 72

    04/02/2010 6:51:46 PM PDT · by PallMal · 51 replies · 1,250+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 4/2/2010 | PallMal
    Orioles pitching great Mike Cuellar dies at 72...
  • C-17 Globmaster III flyover last night

    07/05/2009 10:53:08 AM PDT · by SideoutFred · 9 replies · 847+ views
    Youtube ^ | July 5, 2009 | Me
    At the Angels - Orioles game last night, I caught this C17 Globemaster III flyover. Sorry about the wobbly camera as my kids were pulling on my shirt as they were looking at the plane.
  • Photos: Bringing the Heat on Opening Day (Caption PLUGS- ROFL!)

    04/06/2009 10:17:32 PM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 1,752+ views
    NY Times ^ | 4/6/09 | staff
    Two political heavy hitters took part in baseball’s opening day festivities. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. took to the field before the Baltimore Orioles opening day game against the New York Yankees. The team said Mr. Biden was the first sitting vice president to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at the stadium.
  • Baltimurder

    08/23/2007 4:15:19 PM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies · 586+ views
    Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | August 23rd, 2007 | Jeff Kallman
    In the newspaper world, of which I am a lapsed citizen, the number thirty is the traditional code that ends a perfect piece of copy. In baseball world as we knew it Wednesday night, thirty is the number that represents the worst night of human rights violations in the long enough and, once upon a time, glorious enough history of baseball in Baltimore. If that city has seen any crime wave equal to Wednesday night’s mass murder in Camden Yards, I’m willing to bet the the newspaper morgues (no pun intended) and the police records don’t show it. You’d have...
  • Rangers' 30 runs sets AL record in rout of Orioles

    08/22/2007 8:21:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies · 1,072+ views
    AP ^ | August 22, 2007
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Texas Rangers rounded the bases at a dizzying pace, touching the plate so often it became almost embarrassing to make an out. The Rangers became the first team in 110 years to score 30 runs in a game, setting an American League record Wednesday in a 30-3 rout of the Baltimore Orioles. Trailing 3-0 in the opener of a doubleheader, Texas scored five runs in the fourth inning, nine in the sixth, 10 in the eighth and six in the ninth. It was the ninth time a major league team scored 30 runs, the first since...
  • Cowherd: Bill Hagy was one wild fan of the O's

    08/22/2007 5:28:23 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 12 replies · 399+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 22, 2007 | Kevin Cowherd
    I am not going to tell you "Wild Bill" Hagy was a choirboy, because someone who guzzles nine or 10 Budweisers and shot-puts his cooler from the upper deck of a stadium before being led away in handcuffs probably doesn't qualify for that.
  • Hank Bauer dead at 84

    02/09/2007 2:06:20 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 31 replies · 1,084+ views
    Yahoo! Sports/ AP ^ | February 9, 2007 | Hal Bock
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Hank Bauer, the hard-nosed ex-Marine who returned to baseball after being wounded during World War II and went on to become a cornerstone of the New York Yankees dynasty of the 1950s, died Friday. He was 84. Bauer died of cancer in Shawnee Mission, Kan., said the Baltimore Orioles. Bauer managed the 1966 Orioles to their first World Series title. A three-time All-Star outfielder, Bauer played on Yankees teams that won nine American League pennants and seven World Series in 10 years. He set the Series record with a 17-game hitting streak, a mark that still...
  • Couple arrested for trespassing hire attorney, plan to sue the city

    05/18/2006 10:34:01 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 109 replies · 5,172+ views ^ | 5 18 06 | Stephen Janis
    BALTIMORE - The Virginia couple arrested Saturday for trespassing after getting lost trying to find Interstate 95 have retained an attorney and plan to sue the city. “In view of what’s happened, it’s a given,” said Dale Anstine, an attorney in York, Pa., who is representing the family. “I personally know these people; they are good kids. I think the conduct of this police officer is beyond outrageous.” Llara Brook, 20, and her boyfriend, Josh Kelly, 22, traveled from Chantilly, Va., to Baltimore to see an Orioles game Saturday. The couple stopped in the 800 block of Bridgeview Drive in...
  • Couple Arrested In Baltimore Asking For Directions

    05/17/2006 12:00:24 PM PDT · by fjsva · 123 replies · 9,030+ views ^ | May 17th, 2006 |
    Baltimore City police arrested a Virginia couple over the weekend after they asked an officer for directions. WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team reporter David Collins said Joshua Kelly and Llara Brook, of Chantilly, Va., got lost leaving an Orioles game on Saturday. Collins reported a city officer arrested them for trespassing on a public street while they were asking for directions . "In jail for eight hours -- sleeping on a concrete floor next to a toilet," Kelly said. "It was a nightmare," Brook said. "I was in there thinking I was just dreaming and waiting to wake up." Collins reported...

    01/22/2006 7:59:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies · 1,535+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 22, 2006 | ERIN CALABRESE
    January 22, 2006 -- Brazen baseball wife Anna Benson blasted the Mets last night for tossing her pitcher hubby a curve via a trade to Baltimore. The buxom Benson feels she was "misled" by management — which insists she's not why Kris was shipped south. "If he was traded because of any potential talks with . . . Playboy or anything like this, that's a dirty, nasty, rotten trick — and I think that's really freedom-of-speech infringement," she charged.
  • Longtime Oriole Hendricks dead at 64

    12/22/2005 1:25:31 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 85 replies · 1,196+ views ^ | 22 December 2005 | AP
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Elrod Hendricks, who spent nearly four decades as a player and coach with the Baltimore Orioles, died Wednesday. He was 64. Hendricks died at Baltimore-Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, hospital spokeswoman Allison Eatough said. The cause of death was not immediately known. Acting Lt. Will Bethea of the Anne Arundel County fire department said the department received a call at 8:17 p.m. that Hendricks was unconscious at a hotel near Baltimore-Washington International Airport. A fire department ambulance took him to the hospital. Hendricks got most of the playing time at catcher for the Orioles on teams...
  • Baseball All-Star Pat Kelly Dies at 61

    10/03/2005 1:27:21 PM PDT · by Borges · 16 replies · 671+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 10/03/05
    BALTIMORE -- Former All-Star outfielder Pat Kelly, who played for five different teams during a 15-year major league career, has died. He was 61. Kelly died Sunday from a heart attack. He was selected to play in the 1973 All-Star game during a season in which he hit .280 in a career-high 144 games with the Chicago White Sox. Kelly played in the World Series as a member of the 1979 Baltimore Orioles. Kelly was a reverend for Lifeline Ministries in Maryland after his retirement. Born in Philadelphia as Harold Patrick Kelly, the fleet-footed outfielder was 23 when he played...
  • Hall of Lame is getting crowded

    09/28/2005 11:10:30 AM PDT · by JZelle · 11 replies · 569+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-28-05 | Tom Knott
    Rafael Palmeiro vowed to tell his side of the story after he was suspended for steroid use in August. He said he did not knowingly inject steroids into his body. No, no, no. Never. Ever. And oh how he wanted to make that clear to the public and the perjury-minded members of Congress. But now we know better. We know Palmeiro believes he tested positive because of a dose of B-12 vitamin supplied by teammate Miguel Tejada. At least that was his theory during his grievance hearing. It could have been the B-12. Yep. Or maybe someone stuck something in...
  • Orioles end Palmeiro's season early - don't let the door hit you on the way out

    09/24/2005 11:12:36 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 6 replies · 484+ views
    ABC ^ | Sep 23, 2005 | Reuters
    Sep 23, 2005 — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rafael Palmeiro's season came to an abrupt end on Friday, when the Baltimore Orioles slugger was told by the American League team to stay at home for the remainder of the campaign. Palmeiro was scheduled to return from injury for the final homestand of the season, but was informed by the club on the eve of his 41st birthday that he would not be required for the balance of the regular schedule, ending on October 2. The Cuban-born player picked up a 10-day suspension earlier this season for a drugs violation and...
  • Van Halen Closing in on Orioles

    08/13/2005 7:46:08 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 83 replies · 1,631+ views
    E! Online (via Yahoo) ^ | 12 Aug 05 | Joal Ryan
    Van Halen Closing in on Orioles By Joal Ryan Fri Aug 12, 8:57 PM ET If Van Halen was a sports franchise, the argument could be made it'd be the dysfunctional, "Bronx Zoo" version of the New York Yankees. In which case the Baltimore Orioles might be in trouble. More often than not, the Yankees of that era beat the Orioles. A showdown between Van Halen, the hard-rock supergroup, and the Baltimore Orioles, the fourth-place baseball club, is on after a judge rejected the team's attempt to bench the band's lawsuit challenge, the Baltimore Sun reported Friday. The start of...
  • Ripken 'in a state of denial' over Palmeiro's test

    08/10/2005 10:50:47 AM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 76 replies · 1,233+ views
    ESPN.COM ^ | 10 August 2005 | AP
    HUNT VALLEY, Md. -- Calling steroid use "cheating" and a "black cloud" hanging over Major League Baseball, former Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken said he was dismayed Rafael Palmeiro tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance and was suspended. Speaking Tuesday at a media event for next month's Constellation Energy Classic, the Champions Tour golf event for which he is honorary chairman, Ripken said he was "shocked, surprised, just like everyone else. I hope there's a reason or an explanation." Ripken, who played with Palmeiro from 1994 to 1998, said he was in the Bahamas when he learned his former teammate...
  • Orioles' Mazzilli Eager for 2005 Season

    10/03/2004 11:56:40 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 13 replies · 321+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Posted on Sun, Oct. 03, 2004 | DAVID GINSBURG
    BALTIMORE - Rookie manager Lee Mazzilli knew all along he would be back in the dugout next season with the Baltimore Orioles. Having gained on-the-job experience in guiding the team to a third-place finish this year, he expects to accomplish even more in 2005. "I'm under contract for next season, and hopefully two more years as well," he said Sunday before the Orioles' finale against Boston. "We have a mission that we're set on doing, and we're on that track. We made a lot of progress this year." Mazzilli signed a two-year contract in November as the replacement for Mike...
  • The Greatest Oriole - Frank Robinson

    09/22/2004 3:03:03 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 25 replies · 549+ views
    Sun ^ | September 22, 2004 | Peter Schmuck
    The flag, which fluttered above left field at Memorial Stadium, was a study in simplicity - a surprisingly unobtrusive reminder of the day that Frank Robinson became the only player to hit a baseball completely out of the old ballpark. Maybe you have to be from Washington to agonize over what the meaning of "is" is, but nobody from Baltimore ever had to be reminded what the meaning of "Here" was on that orange banner. It represented the defining moment of the most talented player ever to put on an Orioles uniform. Robinson played only six years for the Orioles...
  • Orioles' chaplain goes to bat for God

    08/17/2004 3:26:54 PM PDT · by MDJohnPaul · 12 replies · 1,311+ views
    The Catholic Review ^ | Aug. 12, 2004 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    Orioles' chaplain goes to bat for God By George P. Matysek Jr. Staff correspondent Father John Bauer was looking for a cold drink on a hot day at the ballpark when God threw him a curveball. It happened when the Baltimore Orioles’ season ticket holder stepped up to a booth where designated drivers receive free soft drinks in exchange for not drinking alcohol at the game and giving a safe ride home to their friends. The concession stand workers discovered this particular O’s fan was a priest when they saw his driver’s license showing a portly Redemptorist cleric in a...
  • O's Keep Wells From 200th Win [show me the money]

    09/18/2003 12:54:41 PM PDT · by lainie · 4 replies · 267+ views
    WP ^ | September 18, 2003 | Dave Sheinin
    Before the game, the Orioles announced that Thursday's series finale has been moved up from 7:05 p.m. to 12:35 p.m. in hopes of getting the game in and allowing the Yankees to catch their flight to Tampa Bay afterward. The announcement came only 12 hours after a team spokesman insisted there was no chance it would be changed. No doubt the decision also had to do with the bottom line: If the game is played Thursday, the Orioles get to keep the gate, but if the game is postponed, it will be made up next weekend at Yankee Stadium, with...
  • Let the Hate Begin (Yankees-Red Sox Style)

    03/28/2003 1:51:40 PM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 76 replies · 968+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/28/3 | By RUSS SMITH
    <p>Granted, there is upheaval in the world and there are battles where a great deal is at stake -- life itself. All the more precious, then, the minor skirmishes on the home front that mean a great deal in a small way and remind us of how lucky we are to feel innocent hatreds, from summer to summer, at the ballpark.</p>