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Throwback Thursday: Showing Machado some love for his first Gold Glove

On Tuesday, three Orioles were named Gold Glove winners. Adam Jones was awarded his third, J.J. Hardy received his second and Manny Machado earned his first career Gold Glove. To celebrate Machado’s first Gold Glove, we’re throwin’ it back to what is arguably the play of the year. I’m sure we all know which play I am referring to, so without further ado, relive this

Yard Work: With O’s season complete, all eyes already on March 31, 2014

Camden Yards is a gem, a rare baseball cathedral that blends classic, retro style with today’s version of the national pastime. But its lush outfield grass and manicured infield don’t happen by accident. They’re the result of a year-round effort by head groundskeeper Nicole McFadyen and her talented grounds crew. Each month during this offseason, Orioles Buzz will check in with McFadyen to see what’s

Weekly Wrap: Orioles’ All-Stars, pitching coach interviews and more

The World Series is two games in, and the Cardinals and Red Sox have each taken a game. Who do you have as the 2013 world champs? Since your eyes may have been on postseason baseball this week, let’s catch you up on all of the Orioles news that you may have missed. The Birds have continued to search for a new pitching coach to

Throwback Thursday: A great tag from the wrong side of the bag

With a cannon for an arm, Matt Wieters makes it very difficult for opposing runners. This past season, he caught 24 baserunners stealing, but in this play, he had a little bit of help. And by a little bit, I mean a lot. With Desmond Jennings looking to take second, Wieters threw the ball to the wrong side of the bag. Lucky for him, Alexi

Weekly Wrap: Orioles searching for new pitching coach

Watch any postseason baseball this season? If not, you’re seriously missing out on great pitching matchups, clutch hits and just overall fantastic baseball. With the Orioles in the offseason and some playoff baseball being played, you may have missed some developing stories surrounding the O’s this week, including Wednesday night’s news that Rick Adair will not return as pitching coach. Each Friday this offseason, I’ll

Grave matters concerning Baltimore baseball’s dearly departed

For as long as I remember, I’ve been intrigued by cemeteries. Not just the otherworldly aspects - which seem apropos now that Halloween is a couple of weeks away - but the intricate designs of the headstones and monuments. As a child, I can remember riding by local graveyards and being transfixed by the way the shadows of ornate obelisks and stately mausoleums reflected the

Throwback Thursday: Sealing the sweep in style

With Mariano Rivera jogging to the mound to protect a 1-0 lead, fans at Yankee Stadium thought the Yanks had it in the bag. Adam Jones thought otherwise. Watch the video below to relive Jones’ game-winner from July that sealed the sweep in New York. Also, be sure to check back every Thursday for more memorable moments from 2013. Your browser does not support iframes.

Throwback Thursday: Who needs a glove?

On more than one occasion, Manny Machado has proven that he doesn’t need a glove to make a spectacular play. In this instance, the Orioles were trying to protect a one-run lead against Tampa Bay. With the ball bouncing toward him, the O’s third baseman used his fingertips to get the crucial out in the ninth. Watch Machado’s amazing play below and make sure to

Throwback Thursday: A grand opening

You may already be counting down the days until opening day, but before we look forward, let’s take a look back at some of the Orioles’ greatest moments of the 2013 season. Every Thursday, we’ll be throwin’ it back to an amazing play from the O’s second straight winning season. And what better place to start than the beginning. The Birds hosted the Twins for

Camden Yards to host Nov. 2 KidsPeace Trick-or-Trot

That stone-cold visage he displays in the dugout isn’t the look on Buck Showalter’s face every minute of every day. The Orioles manager may look serious as a heart attack during a game, but he has a heart of gold when it comes to kids. So it’s no surprise that Orioles manager Buck Showalter has partnered with KidsPeace, an organization that gives hope, help and

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