Tag: Baltimore Orioles

Frank Robinson, former Orioles legend, dies at 83

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By Jeff Seidel

Frank Robinson, who pushed the Orioles over the top and later became baseball’s first African-American manager, has reportedly died of bone cancer. He was 83.

Orioles complete overhaul with trades of Gausman and O’Day, Schoop

Jonathan Schoop. Photo by Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons.

With the trades of starting pitcher Kevin Gausman and reliever Darren O’Day, and second baseman Jonathan Schoop, Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette today pushed down on the last detonator in his effort to blow up and reshape the franchise.

All the times Nick Markakis should have made the All-Star Game as an Oriole

Nick Markakis in 2015 in a Braves-Orioles game. Photo by Keith Allison, via Wikimedia Commons.

The MLB All-Star Game rosters were announced last night, and for the first time in his career, former Oriole outfielder Nick Markakis is playing in the Mid-Summer Classic. In fact, he’s starting.

Anyone who’s checked out of the baseball season–and honestly, who could blame you given the woeful state of the Orioles–may have missed that Markakis is having a career year in his fourth season with the Atlanta Braves. As of this writing, he has a personal best in batting average (.322) and has hit more home runs (10) at this point than he did all of last year.

Gary Thorne adds to local legend status with observation O’s are ‘within shitting distance’ of opponent

Gary Thorne in 2015. Photo by Keith Allison, via Wikimedia Commons.

Watching the Orioles stumble through the 2018 season has been hard for everyone to watch. Most of us can just tune out for our own sanity, but MASN play-by-play announcer Gary Throne has to watch ’em all, or at least the many, many games he broadcasts.

Injuries keep mounting as Tim Beckham contemplates surgery

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By Rich Dubroff

In a season full of untimely injuries, the Orioles received more troubling news when infielder Tim Beckham’s left groin injury turned out to be more serious than originally thought. He may soon undergo surgery.

Weekend Events Calendar: Saying goodnight to Light City; the Orioles are back in town; Cheers to one year of Sagamore Spirit distillery; and more

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It is shaping up to be another beautiful weekend with temperatures in the 60s and the rain holding off. Take advantage of it by checking out Light City before its lights out or head to an Orioles game. Prefer to stay indoors? Check out some musical acts or grab your wallet for a little shopping spree. Want us to feature your event? Send us an email at [email protected]

Some observations after last night’s poorly attended Orioles game

The scene before first pitch at last night’s Orioles-Blue Jays game. Photo by Brandon Weigel.

In addition to the indignity of seeing a one-run deficit balloon to six in the top of the 9th inning, the Baltimore Orioles had the rather dubious honor of playing in front of one of the smallest crowds in Oriole Park at Camden Yards history.

Orioles release remaining tickets for Kids Cheer Free program

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The Wall Street Journal‘s Jason Gay just wrote a column praising the Orioles for their new Kids Cheer Free program, and deservedly so. It truly is one of the best deals in professional sports: Adults who buy an upper deck ticket can bring up to two kids ages 9 or younger for free.

Alex Cobb’s familiarity with AL East vital to Orioles

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By Rich Dubroff

SARASOTA, Fla. — Alex Cobb was the biggest name free agent still on the market, and the Baltimore Orioles never stopped showing interest in him. That interest paid off when Cobb officially signed a four-year, $57 million year deal March 21.

Orioles still have decisions before roster can be finalized

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By Rich Dubroff

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Orioles’ final Grapefruit League game is just seven days away, and there are still many roster decisions to be made.