Oriole Park a finalist in Reader’s Digest balloting for “Nicest Place in America”

People are continuing to take notice of just how fantastic Oriole Park at Camden Yards is - and not just because the venerable stadium is celebrating its 25th anniversary season. The ballpark is a finalist in a poll by Reader’s Digest to determine the “Nicest Place in America.” Oriole Park is vying with nine other locations - buildings, towns and attractions - for the honor. ... read more

Opposite dugout: Blue Jays trying to overcome slow start to season

Manager: John Gibbons (10th season) Record: 36-39 Last 10 games: 4-6 Who to watch: 1B Justin Smoak (.304 with 20 HR, 48 RBIs), 3B Josh Donaldson (.280/.379/.536), DH Kendrys Morales (15 HR, 44 RBIs), RHP Marcus Stroman (7-4, 3.69 ERA), RHP Roberto Osuna (19 saves, 2.40 ERA) Season series vs. Orioles: 2-7 Pitching probables: June 27: RHP Kevin Gausman v. RHP Joe Biagini, 7:07 p.m., ... read more

Andrew Stetka: If Orioles sell, who could actually be moved?

With five weeks to go until baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline, teams are starting to assess whether or not they will be buyers or sellers at the end of July. It’s a conversation every front office has this time of year, and it’s no different for the Orioles. What is different this year than from recent seasons is the position the Birds find themselves in. Despite ... read more

Zach Wilt: Even former O’s starting pitchers are underperforming

Starting pitching has been the story of the 2017 season for the Orioles. It seems to be a topic every night in Charm City as the Birds have again fallen below .500 at 35-37 and their rotation has produced just two quality starts in their last 16 games. Collectively, the O’s pitching staff has allowed five or more runs in 19 consecutive games and they ... read more

Opposite dugout: Youngsters stepping up to keep Rays in AL East race

Manager: Kevin Cash (3rd year) Record: 39-36 Last 10 games: 6-4 Who to watch: 1B Logan Morrison (21 HR, 51 RBIs), CF Mallex Smith (9 SB), 3B Evan Longoria (18 doubles, 38 RBIs), OF/DH Corey Dickerson (.326/.365/.583), RHP Jacob Faria (3-0, 1.37 ERA, 0.966 WHIP), Alex Colomé (20 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: 1-2 Pitching probables: June 23: RHP Chris Archer vs. RHP Ubaldo Jiménez, ... read more

Dillon Atkinson: Orioles offense being asked to perform a difficult task

After dropping the series opener to the Indians on Monday night by the score of 12-0, the Orioles came back to even up the series at one game apiece by defeating the Tribe 6-5 Tuesday evening. Although they counted differently in the win-loss column, there’s one thing that’s common between not only those two scores, but the scores of the past 17 games. In each ... read more

Yard Work: Episode 10

Hey, Orioles fans. Welcome to another edition of Yard Work. On this week’s episode ... The struggles continue for the O’s, who have fallen to fourth place in the American League East and are hovering near the .500 mark. Both sides of the ball have been problematic, but it begins with starting pitching, where the Birds have allowed five or more runs in 17 consecutive ... read more

O’s economic impact in Sarasota grows with expanded Wilson tournament

Just because Orioles spring training at Ed Smith Stadium has ended doesn’t mean the end of baseball in Sarasota. Thanks to the Orioles, baseball continues to be a year-round activity in and around their preseason home. After impressing organizers of the prestigious Wilson Premier baseball tournament program in 2016, the Orioles will host 15 days of competition in Sarasota County this summer from June 22-July ... read more