Infield-third base coach Juan Samuel was pretty direct, as always, when I asked him how Miguel Tejada’s transition from shortstop to third was going. “We have a lot to work on,” he said. That’s been fairly apparent as Tejada tallied his fifth error on the season on a botched Brett Gardner grounder in the third inning of Tuesday’s game against the Yankees. Samuel said
A day after snapping their nine-game losing streak, the Orioles failed to capitalize on what looked like a major turning point. There’s no question the Mariners are a good team, but they’re not even in first place in their own division - which is nowhere near as tough as the AL East. The Orioles are making Doug Fister, who in all fairness did pitch
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On a day when MLB celebrates the 63rd anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, most of the discussion turns to the declining numbers of African Americans in the game today. It is sad that there are seventeen MLB teams this season with two or fewer African Americans on the roster. According to USA Today, in 2009 MLB rosters were 10.2%
We all know Brian Roberts was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday. However, reporters just found out shortly before the game that Roberts received an epidural in his back. He has been instructed to rest (he has no choice) for 4-5 days. Roberts won’t pick up a baseball until at least Friday. Between the abdominal pull and the herniated disk in his back,
There’s nothing impressive at all about a veteran pitcher throwing 100 pitches and only making it three batters into the sixth inning as Kevin Millwood did Opening Day in Tampa. What was impressive was that the gruff righty made that exact point quite clear in his post-game comments. Though he said he felt good throwing the ball and was glad to keep the game
April is an exciting yet brutal month on the baseball schedule because in most cities, spring hasn’t sprung. It’s freezing and the threat of a rain delay or postponed game always looms heavy. This April the impending weather should be the least of the Orioles concerns. The schedule on the other hand could be the back breaker. Or---it could be a launching pad to