Opposite dugout: Struggling Red Sox meet O's for last time this season

Manager: John Farrell, second year Record: 66-87 Last 10 games: 3-7 Who to watch: DH David Ortiz (.261/.355/.504, 27 doubles, 32 HR, 99 RBIs); LF Yoenis Cespedes (.257/.300/.451, 35 doubles, 21 HR, 95 RBIs, 84 R); RHP Rubby De La Rosa (5-7, 4.31 ERA, 1.47 WHIP); RHP Joe Kelly (4-4, 4.28 ERA, 1.38 WHIP) Season series vs. O's: 6-10, 52 runs scored, 73 runs allowed ... read more

Matthew Taylor: Seeing players as human beings

The appeal of sports is built on emotion, and the past week has delivered plenty of it for Orioles fans. The highs and the lows have served to humanize the players for whom we cheer and have reminded me of how limited my perspective on them actually is. If there's a common thread for me between the elation provided by the O's clinching their first ... read more

Looking back at the O's celebration Tuesday

The Orioles had a celebration for the books Tuesday. By taking down the Blue Jays in front of a roaring crowd of 35,257 fans, the O's clinched the American League East for the first time since 1997. The party began in the first inning on Steve Pearce's huge three-run homer, and then there was no turning back. Tommy Hunter got Ryan Goins to ground ... read more

O's music video pledge: "We Won't Stop"

Ever since its debut on the Diamond Vision scoreboard at Camden Yards on Friday, we've gotten a lot of requests for the "We Won't Stop" music video, the Orioles' thank you to their faithful fans that also serves as the team's anthem heading into the postseason. You've asked repeatedly for it. On Twitter. In the comments sections of our blogs. During our Facebook chats. During ... read more

Zach Wilt: Enjoying the DMV baseball renaissance

I've spent most of the last 24 hours wondering if Tuesday night actually happened and have been quietly humming "We Won't Stop" to myself over and over. It's a catchy tune. After watching highlights on MLB.com and listening to the interviews here on MASNsports.com, I can confirm that it really wasn't a dream, Baltimore. The Orioles are American League East champions. Yes, that crazy night ... read more

Daniel Clark: AL East champion Orioles overcome doubters and adversity

The Orioles are the 2014 American League East champions - it has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? As I sit here writing - some 10,201 miles away from the wild scenes of celebration last night at Camden Yards - I can't help but think how appropriate the following quote is with respect to the Orioles' 2014 season, a season that has seen the ... read more

Jon Shepherd: Responsibly addressing baseball's drug problem

Last week, an emotionally charged issue came back full-speed as the Orioles were calmly tying up the American League East. Chris Davis was suspended for 25 games for using an amphetamine without a doctor's note. The amphetamine in question, Adderall, is a fairly common one used to treat individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A little over 10 percent of major league players use the ... read more

Andrew Stetka: Orioles on the verge of something magic

As long as you haven't been living under a rock over the past week or so, you'd know that it was a pretty awful week in sports. Stories of off-the-field issues and injuries polluted the news landscape and made us all feel pretty down. Most of this horrible news was confined to the NFL, but some leaked its way into baseball, including Marlins star Giancarlo ... read more