“Don’t Miss the Magic” providing inspiration for those battling disease

We’re still a few weeks away from the end of the regular season. Orioles fans are hoping the season isn’t over for quite a while, of course. But even with the playoff picture still unsettled, it’s a year that’s seen the Birds clinch their fourth winning season in the last five years, another installment of Orioles Magic. Now, the team has a song that perfectly ... read more

Tour Babe Ruth’s Baltimore on Saturday

If you’re an aficionado of Baltimore baseball history, and you’ve got nothing planned for Saturday morning, have I got something you’ll be interested in. On Sept. 24, 82 years to the day that Baltimore-born Babe Ruth played his last game with the New York Yankees, Baltimore Heritage will sponsor “Babe Ruth’s Baltimore By Bus,” a tour through the Charm City sites that were important in ... read more

Ryan Romano: Wade Miley isn’t this bad, but he has struggled

Across April, May, June and July, not a single left-handed pitcher started for the Orioles. The club made sure that would change in August by swinging for the Mariners’ Wade Miley, a veteran southpaw with a history of reliability and durability. Yet while Miley has taken the hill every fifth day for the O’s, he hasn’t pitched very well - opponents have roughed him up ... read more

Andrew Stetka: Finishing with non-losing record still an underrated sight

It hit me like a ton of bricks the other day. I suppose I was caught up in the aftermath of a thrilling win that took a perfect relay throw to seal it: Michael Bourn to Manny Machado to Matt Wieters for the tag and win. It preserved Zach Britton’s 44th save of the season and capped a comeback from four runs down. It also ... read more

Opposite dugout: Red Sox take three-game lead into crucial series

Manager: John Farrell (4th season) Record: 85-64 Last 10 games: 7-3 Who to watch: 2B Dustin Pedroia (.324 average with 189 hits); DH David Ortiz (.317 average with 34 HR, 116 RBIs); RF Mookie Betts (.314 average with 30 HR, 106 RBIs); SS Hanley Ramirez (28 HR with 150 hits); RHP Rick Porcello (20-4, 3.12 ERA); RHP David Price (16-8, 3.91 ERA). Season series vs. ... read more

Matthew Taylor: On the tortuous nature of September baseball

My wife and I discussed pennant races Thursday night shortly after the Orioles dropped a disappointing 7-6 decision to the Rays. She concluded our brief conversation with this simple truth: “So they’re fun when you’re winning, but they stink when you’re losing.” Truer words were never spoken. Moments later, the Red Sox completed a ninth-inning comeback versus the Yankees with a three-run walk-off home run, ... read more

Zach Wilt: As weather cools, O’s starting pitching heats up

Like most people across the country, I updated my phone’s firmware to its fancy new version yesterday evening. I’ve gotta have those updated emojis and goofy message effects that all my friends are talking about. After it completed, I was sure that something went wrong because the calendar app read “September 14,” but according to the Orioles’ matchup against the Red Sox that I was ... read more

Opposite dugout: Rays hoping to buck recent trend vs. O’s

Manager: Kevin Cash (2nd season) Record: 62-83 Last 10 games: 4-6 Who to watch: 2B Logan Forsythe (.279 average with 19 HR, 50 RBIs); 3B Evan Longoria (32 HR, 155 hits); SS Brad Miller (72 RBIs, 122 hits); RHP Jake Odorizzi (9-6, 3.81 ERA); RHP Chris Archer (8-18 with 217 strikeouts); RHP Alex Colome (2.01 ERA with 32 saves). Season series vs. Orioles: 4-11 Pitching ... read more