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BaltimoreBaseball.com 16 hours ago

Mountcastle, Sisco, Stewart must be ready for spring training exam

At the end of a Buck Showalter-managed season, he’d often remark that it was time for the Orioles players to pick their own friends because for eight months their friends were effectively picked for them. As spring training nears, we’ll find out what Mike Elias and Brandon Hyde think of some of the players that […]
Baltimore Sun 18 hours ago

Former Orioles All-Star Mike Mussina's Hall of Fame wait might finally be over

The longer former Orioles All-Star Mike Mussina waits for his Hall of Fame election, the louder the voices calling to enshrine him get. Mussina's candidacy, which might finally earn him induction in Cooperstown, N.Y., this week when results are revealed Tuesday on MLB Network, is one that has grown...
Baltimore Sun Jan 20, 2019

Fire reported at Reisterstown mansion Cal Ripken Jr. sold to Adam Jones last year, is contained to boiler room

Firefighters were called to the Reisterstown mansion that was the longtime home of Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and recently sold to outfielder Adam Jones. After smoke appeared in the home’s gym, a fire was discovered in the boiler room about 10:13 a.m., Baltimore County fire spokesman...
BaltimoreBaseball.com Jan 19, 2019

Calling the Pen: One Oriole fan’s perspective as FanFest approaches

A week from today, Oriole fans will be almost within a snowball’s throw of Camden Yards. Standing in the cold outside the Convention Center should spark warm thoughts of shedding the winter coat for an Orioles jersey, the wool hat for a baseball cap, and the gloves for those that catch baseballs. FanFest is a […]
Call to the Pen Jan 18, 2019

Baltimore Orioles: Five ways to win back the fanbase

Coming off one of their worst seasons in franchise history, how can the Baltimore Orioles regain the fan base? The Baltimore Orioles fanbase has been around since 1954 through the good times and the bad with everything in-between. However, the Orioles suffered their worst season in their 64 years of existence in 2018. It’s hard […] Baltimore Orioles: Five ways to win back the fanbase - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Baltimore Sun Jan 18, 2019

Orioles Hall of Famer Jim Palmer auctioning off 1977 Gold Glove award, signed jersey

Former Orioles ace and Hall of Famer Jim Palmer is offering up a couple of pieces of memorabilia from his career in an auction this month. Palmer, the three-time Cy Young Award winner and current Orioles television analyst, is selling his 1977 Rawlings Gold Glove Award and a 1972 game-worn uniform...
BaltimoreBaseball.com Jan 18, 2019

Diner Question: What would you ask an Orioles legend?

The Orioles are holding their annual FanFest next Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Baltimore Convention Center. One of the most popular parts of the daylong event is the autograph stations that are set up, and this year, three Hall of Famers, Eddie Murray, Jim Palmer and Brooks Robinson join the active players in signing for […]
BaltimoreBaseball.com Jan 17, 2019

Brocail an impressive addition to Orioles’ staff

Most of the reported names on the list of Orioles coaches for 2019 aren’t widely known. However the news that longtime major league pitcher and pitching coach Doug Brocail has been added to manager Brandon Hyde’s staff was greeted with enthusiasm by one longtime observer of the Orioles. “Dylan Bundy will have a breakout year […]
Baltimore Sun Jan 17, 2019

Where's the free agent market for former Orioles star Manny Machado?

Even in a years-long free agency slowdown where teams have been reluctant to spend long-term on players who had accrued the service time to test the open market, Manny Machado and his ilk were supposed to be immune to this condition. Yet as January rolls on and Machado, the one-time Orioles superstar,...
Baltimore Sun Jan 16, 2019

Orioles announce FanFest autograph session participants, including Brooks Robinson, top prospects

With their major league roster lacking some of the star power of recent years, the Orioles are supplementing this year's FanFest with a pair of Hall of Famers-turned-special advisors during the autograph sessions in Brooks Robinson and Eddie Murray, plus a host of prospects. The pair, who each...
Lone Star Ball Jan 16, 2019
Reports: Doug Brocail hired as Orioles pitching coach

Reports: Doug Brocail hired as Orioles pitching coach

Former Texas Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail has reportedly been hired by the Baltimore Orioles as their new pitching coach Doug Brocail, the pitching coach for the Texas Rangers from 2016-18, has been hired as the new pitching coach of the Baltimore Orioles, per MLB.com. The Orioles, after a historically bad 2018 season, have essentially started over, firing general manager Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter. The Orioles replaced Duquette with new general manager Mike Elias, who they hired away from the Houston Astros, where he was the assistant general manager in charge of...
Baltimore Sun Jan 16, 2019

Baltimore Orioles will not play exhibition at Naval Academy in 2019

Last February, the Baltimore Orioles announced a multi-pronged partnership with the Naval Academy. It appears that some of the plans for 2019 will not happen. Naval Academy athletics officials have confirmed to The Capital the Baltimore Orioles will not play an exhibition game against another Major...
Baltimore Sun Jan 16, 2019

Orioles spring training tickets to go on sale to general public Jan. 26

Individual tickets for all 17 of the Orioles’ 2019 spring training home games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on sale Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. It is recommended that fans purchase tickets online. The Orioles will offer a special 36-hour online presale from Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. to Thursday,...
BaltimoreBaseball.com Jan 16, 2019

What will 2019 roster look like?

Pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota, Fla. four weeks from today, and while there are probably several moves still to be made, let’s look at what a 25-man roster with the current players in the organization could look like. Opening Day at Yankee Stadium is March 28. Pitchers (12) Starters: Dylan Bundy, Alex Cobb, Andrew […]
Baltimore Sun Jan 16, 2019

Three years after Chris Davis' record contract with Orioles, ramifications for club, baseball only grow

Absent anything but a 2014 American League East championship banner and a couple of good years of attendance, the most lasting relic from the early-to-mid-decade Orioles clubs that now seem a distant memory was established three years ago Wednesday: the seven-year, $161 million contract with two-time...

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