Baseball Archive: July / August 2010
Fewer Pitches Not The Answer
Jim Henneman weighs in on the latest prognosis for Stephen Strasburg. As much as some may want to blame Nationals manager Jim Riggleman and the team's management for abusing Strasburg, he believes fewer pitches is not the answer.
Jim Johnson Returns To Orioles
Jim Johnson is due to be activated off the disabled list by the Orioles Aug. 27, and manager Buck Showalter said he considers the right-hander another of his vast late-inning options.
Thinking About Arbitration
Luke Scott is one of five Orioles who will be eligible for arbitration at the end of season, along with Adam Jones, Felix Pie, Jeremy Guthrie and Matt Albers.
The Next A-Rod?
The Orioles signed Miami high school shortstop Manny Machado, the third overall pick in June’s amateur draft, just minutes before Monday's midnight deadline. Often compared to Alex Rodriguez, Machado is expected to arrive in Baltimore for his physical exam sometime before the end of the O's current homestand.
Showalter Hoping For 'Wedding March'
Buck Showalter would love to someday bring a World Series to Baltimore.
Jon Miller: The One That Got Away
Jon Miller, who spent 14 years as the voice of the Orioles, was inducted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame July 25 in Cooperstown.
Wigginton's Future In Birdland
Assuming the Orioles don’t try to pass infielder Ty Wigginton through waivers this month to facilitate a trade to a contender, would you want Wigginton back in 2011?
A Major League First
Assuming Buck Showalter hangs around through the rest of the year, the O's will accomplish something no other team in major league history has.
MacPhail Gets Partner In Showalter
Stan "The Fan" Charles thinks Andy MacPhail and Buck Showalter may be as odd a couple as you'll see in baseball.
Showalter Officially In O's Uniform
The Orioles welcomed new manager Buck Showalter to Baltimore Monday, the day before his first game at the helm. And the new skipper wasted no time in paying tribute to a former Orioles player, coach and manager..
Stan "The Fan:" Orioles Buck Trend With Showalter
After much deliberation and sweating from the fans, the Orioles finally made the decision on Buck Showalter as the new manager of the team. Showalter will be in uniform August 3, and Stan "The Fan" shares his take on the new skipper.
O's Trade Tejada To Padres
The Orioles, making the first of what could be several moves before Saturday’s 4 p.m. non-waiver trading deadline, shipped Miguel Tejada and cash to the San Diego Padres.
Baseball Holds Trumps In HOF
Jim Henneman thinks the NFL could learn a thing or two from baseball, especially when it comes to Hall of Fame departments.
MLB, First Lady Tell Kids: Let's Move
Major League Baseball joined Michelle Obama at Camden Yards to announce the league's participation in the Let's Move campaign to fight childhood obesity.
Why The Delay On Showalter?
Jim Henneman says, if Buck Showalter isn't named manager of the Orioles before the week is out, he's not the man.
Can O's Ever Dig Out Of The Pits?
Three years in, the Orioles' brain trust is still looking for ways to climb out of their seemingly bottomless hole.
O's Place Wieters On DL, Turn To Tatum
With Matt Wieters on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, it looks like backup Craig Tatum will inherit the starting spot for the time being.
Can't Anybody Here Play this Game?
Charlie Vascellaro poses the question, are the 2010 Orioles worse than the '62 Mets?
Former Greats Don’t Enjoy Watching Present Failures
When members of the 1970 Orioles World Series championship team convened at Camden Yards for a reunion on June 26, they weren't shy about sharing their feelings when asked what needed to be done to improve a team that has fallen on hard times.
Latest Team Tactic Makes 'I Was There' A Sheer Lie
Soon after Phillies ace Roy Halladay threw the 20th perfect game in big league history at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, the Marlins started selling the unused ticket stubs on their team Web site.
All-Star Game Memories
There were plenty of special moments through the years, but Cal Ripken's final All-Star Game was a magical night of drama in Seattle.
Moyer Is Superman For Old Folks
On June 23, 1986, a rookie pitcher by the name of Jamie Moyer surrendered his first home run, to the Phillies' Juan Samuel. Fast forward 24 years and while Samuel is serving as interim manager of the O's, Moyer is still on the mound, and still giving up the long ball.
Orioles Place Millwood On 15-Day Disabled List
The Orioles have placed RHP Kevin Millwood on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm and activated OF Felix Pie, who has been on the disabled list since April 16 with a strained upper back muscle.
Time To End The Tejada Experiment
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Stan "The Fan" Charles charges Miguel Tejada with the baseball crime of butchering the position and asks the Orioles to end this third base experiment.
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