|2010 Season Preview: Baltimore Orioles|
Baseball is better when the Orioles are competitive and they have all of the necessary pieces (Wieters, great young arms) in place and enough cash on hand to keep it together to displace Tampa Bay as the third AL East banana, but that won't begin until 2011.
|2009 Season Preview: Baltimore Orioles|
The Orioles were a 61-63 team on August 17th, but lost an unreal 30 out of their final 37 games to finish the season 68-93. This kind of meltdown makes improving their win total by 7-10 wins an incredibly realistic scenario especially if Matt Wieters appears sooner rather than later.
|Grading The Deal: Orioles Get Former Top Prospect Pie|
Felix Pie displayed a very impressive combination of speed and power in the minors that made him one of the most highly touted outfield prospects in baseball but has struggled in the bigs.
|Orioles Soar Past Yankes, 12-2|
The Orioles scored seven runs and forced Yankees? pitcher Mike Mussina to the bench, and it was only the first inning. Things for the Yanks never improve,d and the Orioles (24-20) flew to a 12-2 victory.
|Orioles Looking To Turn The Page|
The Baltimore Orioles fired their manager, Sam Perlozzo, on Monday after the team started the season 29-40. It is also being reported that the Orioles have agreed on a deal with Andy MacPhail to become their chief operating officer. So, what do the Orioles need to do next to get back to their past successes?
|Disown The Owner|
At this most recent trade deadline, it appears that Peter Angelos, owner of the Baltimore Orioles, once again overrode the decisions of his front office executives (men he hired, by the way) and squashed deals that would have finally put the wayward Baltimore franchise back on track to being competitive. Peter the Terrible?s most recent transgressions revolved around Miguel Tejada and his steadfast refusal to trade away the player Angelos thought (wrongly) would resurrect the Orioles.
|The Woes Of The O's|
After Tuesday?s thorough drubbing of the Chicago White Sox, the Batimore Orioles had every reason to be in good spirits. They came into town, rode the coattails of another stingy outing by streaking Erik Bedard, and coasted to an 8 ? 1 victory. Players were upbeat and confident. Skipper Sam Perlozzo made affirming postgame comments about the virtues of playing one?s best ball against a team of Chicago?s caliber.
|Baltimore Mourns Passing Of Gentle Giant|
To his retired teammates he was known as ?the Babe Ruth of Mexico.? To his longtime friends like Baltimore Oriole Traveling Secretary Phil Itzoe, former Oriole baseball team manager Ray Miller, and former Oriole slugging first baseman Lee May, he was simply ?dude.? To his children Ryan, Ian, Abigail, Elroy, Berecia, and Elrod Jr., he was simply ?pops.? Elrod Gerome Hendricks, veteran Oriole baseball player and bullpen coach, has passed into the legions of immortality at the age of 65.
|Quick Changes, Not Quick Fixes, Spell Success for Baltimore|
The Baltimore Orioles organization may not yet have solved its team's many roster issues --replacements for 2005 fallouts Rafael Palmeiro, Sammy Sosa and Sidney Ponson, would be a great place to start. But the flurry of activity within both the coaching staff and the front office bodes well for a team hungry to finally return a winning ball club to the Orioles fans everywhere.
|Angelos, Orioles Drop 'Interim', Hold On to Perlozzo|
In an expected move, Peter Angelos and Jim Beattie "agreed" that the co-GM should no longer continue his duties in the Orioles organization, while longtime Oriole Mike Flanagan was given sole possession of the title. And today, almost as expected, Angelos dropped the 'interim' tag from Sam Perlozzo's name / neck, deciding to keep him as the Baltimore skipper for the near future.
|ORIOLES OUTLOOK: Ponson Arrested ...Again... Charged With DUI|
Last night --or very early this Thursday morning in Maryland-- Sidney Ponson was pulled over, arrested, then charged with Driving Under The Influence, his second of 2005, and just the latest of what is now a series of ongoing legal blunders by the starting pitcher.
|Angelos Looks To Hold Onto Perlozzo for 2006 Season|
It may not be the easiest job to walk into: interim manager for a Major League Baseball team. Its title alone says, "Don't unpack your bags just yet", not even remotely a secure future for any man in a career already defined as less than certain. But according to sources cited by The Baltimore Sun today, Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos is pleased with the job done so far by Orioles interim skipper Sam Perlozzo.
|Baltimore Sweeps Away A's, Losing Ways, With Spot Start, 5 - 3|
A Baltimore Orioles clubhouse, which for weeks had been trying its hardest to keep its heads from hanging down, had nowhere to look but up yesterday after completing the unlikeliest sweep of AL wild-card leader Oakland.
|Another Big Win For The Birds, With Raffy Waiting In the Wings|
With first baseman Rafael Palmeiro serving his tenth and final day of a MLB suspension for steroid use, the rest of the Baltimore Orioles went about their business of trying to resurrect their own season against Tampa Bay last night. And it payed off.
|BALTIMORE, SHORT ON ARMS, LOW ON GAS, LOSE TO WHITE SOX, 8 - 6.|
A.J. Pierzynski connected for a three-run homer in the eighth inning today at Oriole Park at Camden Yards; Jermaine Dye followed with his 21st home run in the four-run frame. Pierzynski's home run proved later to be the game-winner as the Chicago White Sox came from behind to stun the bewildered Baltimore Orioles 9 - 6, handing the home team its 12th loss in 14 games.
|ORIOLES RECAP: Baltimore Again Scores Little, Again Loses Late, 2 - 1|
For the Orioles, talk was of Ponson, of course, later diagnosed with a contusion on the thumb of his right hand. He was visibly pained by the impact of the ground ball, which he tried to bare hand as it approached him at the mound. His hand dripped blood as he took himself off the field. The irony of course was that Sir Sidney himself looked to be putting out one of his rare strong outings.
|Orioles Lose Six Straight, Poor Hitting Leads To 4-2 Loss To Texas|
The Orioles tied their season-high six game losing streak falling to the Texas Rangers, 4-2, last night at Camden Yards. In five innings pitcher Daniel Cabrera gave up three hits and five runs. He was also good for seven walks, a career high.
|Orioles Lose Game, Then Ponson, But Will Nevin Approve?|
Reports surfaced shortly before the game started that Ponson, who is 0 - 5 in his last six starts, had been traded to the San Diego Padres for 1B/OF Phil Nevin. Nothing can be made official, however, unless Nevin waives the no-trade clause worked into his contract. It is believed that the Orioles are one of eight teams to whom he can refuse a trade.
|ORIOLES GAME RECAP: Cabrera Strong, In 5 - 3 Victory Over M's|
The Baltimore Orioles moved to within one game of the AL East Division-leading Boston Red Sox with a 5-3 win over the Mariners.
|Palmeiro Is Headed For Hallowed Ground|
Rafael Palmerio needs just one more hit to reach the career 3000-hit mark.
|Orioles Fall to 3rd, Lose to Red Sox, 7-2|
If Palmeiro getting closer to 3,000 was the highlight of the night, everything else was a struggle. In the fifth inning it appeared Miguel Tejada was on his way to tying the game with a home run. But that swing fell short and produced an out. Tejada?s frustration was visibly frustrated throwing his head back and shouting.
|Mother Nature Provides Much Needed Relief for Bullpen, O's Win 3 - 1.|
With the help of Hurrican Dennis, the Baltimore Orioles were able to defeat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 in a shortened six-inning game.
|Orioles? Wings Clipped by Yankees, 12-3|
The Orioles continue to have hard times on the road. Monday, they fell to the Yankees, 13-8. Yesterday?s loss keeps them just half a game ahead of the Yanks in the AL East.
|ORIOLES RECAP: Orioles Get Bombed In The Bronx, Lose Wild One 13-8|
For His 75th birthday, the New York Yankees deliverd the eccentric owner a mammoth comeback en route to a big win over the Baltimore Orioles.
|Orioles Still Struggling, Fall To Indians, 3-1|
June was a long month for the Baltimore Orioles. They lost eight of their final 10 games and posted a record of 12-15 for the month. Unfortunately, July has not begun any better. Last night?s 3-1 loss against the Cleveland Indians further highlighted areas of struggle for the O?s.
|ORIOLES GAME RECAP: Cabrera Shines in Rare Shutout, 4 - 0.|
Slugger Miguel Tejada took a back seat to Baltimore pitcher Daniel Cabrera whose 7 shutout innings helped the Orioles defeat the Indians, 4-0.
|ORIOLES OUTLOOK: Flightless Orioles Limp Through First Losing Month|
June was the Baltimore Orioles first losing month of the season and is an indication that they may need to go after some extra firepower, A.J. Burnett of the Florida Marlins appears to be the best candidate.
|Indians Dominate Orioles, 9-3|
Rookie pitcher Hayden Penn never made it past the fourth inning. The 20-year-old starter could not seem to get it together as the Cleveland Indians scored five runs while he was on the mound.
|Orioles Break Losing Streak Before Sold Out Crowd, 5-4|
A sellout crowd of 47, 465 filled Camden Yards to witness the end of the Orioles? losing streak. Even former Oriole Cal Ripken came out. ?I wanted to come out and bring them some luck, hopefully break the streak,? Ripken stated. ?I?ll be back tomorrow.?
|Yankees Balk On By Orioles, 6-4|
Not long ago, the Baltimore Orioles were first in the American League East. Now a six-game losing streak has placed them in second place and in low spirits. Leading 4-1 at the end of the fifth inning, the Orioles began to break down.
|ORIOLES OUTLOOK: Orioles Skipper Handed First MLB Suspension|
In a rare occurence, Baltimore Orioles manager Lee Mazilli was handed down his first suspension from the League, a two-game stint for "innapropriate actions" in last Sunday's win over the Rockies.
|Orioles Sweep Astros During Inter-league Play, 5-1|
A crowd of 31,547 gathered at Camden Yards to witness the Orioles wrap up a series sweep against the Houston Astros Wednesday night. Baltimore took the early lead with Melvin Mora?s first inning two-run homer. They added two more runs in the second following Brian Roberts? two-run single.
|Orioles End Astros' Winning Streak, 8-5|
Coming off a 14-day road trip, the Orioles felt good to be home last night in Camden yards. More than 23,000 fans were on hand to witness rookie pitcher Hayden Penn?s first major league win.