Talking Baseball with Tim Kurkjian
With one week left in the season, the O's have already announced Sam Perlozzo will return next year. In Washington, it looks as though Frank Robinson's run will end at age 71. ESPN's Tim Kurkjian talks baseball with PressBox's Craig Heist.
The Last Laugh: Q&A with Angelos
Orioles owner Peter Angelos, who has always met controversy head-on, sits down with PressBox publisher Stan "the Fan" Charles to answer some of the questions his team's fans are asking after the ninth straight losing season.
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Orioles and Yankees Remember 9/11
Five years ago the sports world, along with the rest of the world, came to a standstill as our nation was under attack by terrorists. Sam Perlozzo, Joe Torre and others reflect back.
WNST Plans Protest
Nestor Aparicio wants to set something straight: the "Take Back the Birds" protest he's organizing against the Orioles isn't about money or publicity for his radio station, WNST. For the lifelong Baltimore resident, the protest is about a picture.
Who is Corey Patterson the Fan?
Orioles centerfielder Corey Patterson is a flash on the base paths, ranking among the MLB league leaders in steals this season. PressBox caught up with Patterson to find out where he comes in as a sports fan.
Newhan Back on the Diamond
David Newhan knew all along he would be activated from the disabled list before the season ended, but he probably didn't envision getting as much playing time as he has during his first week back with the Orioles.
From Crab Cakes to Cheese Steaks
After being traded from the Orioles to the Phillies on Sunday, Jeff Conine described his emotions as "bittersweet." The plus side? The 40-year old Conine is now in the midst of a pennant race in Philadelphia.
Twins and Birds: Same Goal, Different Hurdles
When the Orioles traveled to Minnesota in June, the team they faced wasn't all that different from themselves. Both the Twins and the Orioles were struggling to climb out of fourth place, but only one team found its way back to the playoff hunt.
Cabrera Tosses a Gem
After struggling with his control, Daniel Cabrera was demoted to Ottawa in July. Since his return, he has had two solid performances and impressed his coaches with his improvement.
• Plus: Who Is Brian Roberts the Fan? | Mazzone on the Mound
Cal's Field of Dreams
The Aberdeen complex is the crown jewel of Ripken Baseball. And, though the plans were first revealed during the 2000 session of the state legislature, they were a long time in the making.
Cal Ripken World Series Continues to Grow
More than 15,000 youth baseball fans descended upon the Ripken Baseball Complex in Aberdeen last week as 15 teams comprised of 11 and 12-year-olds, including five international squads, competed in the Cal Ripken World Series.
Ups and Downs of the First Full Year
Sam Perlozzo's first full season as manager of the Orioles has been anything but easy. The Orioles entered this week a season-high 16 games under .500, but Perlozzo believes there is a plan in place now to right the sunken ship.
Youse's Maryland Orioles Win Sunday Doubleheader
Faced with winning a doubleheader on the seventh day of the tournament, Youse's Maryland Orioles Under-20 team did just that Sunday afternoon, beating teams from New Orleans and Chicago to win their fourth straight All-American Amateur Baseball Tournament.
Markakis' Bat Heats Up
After getting off to a slow start, Orioles rookie Nick Markakis hit .338 in June and then a whopping .403 in July. And the 22-year-old outfielder is grateful to have been given the chance to prove he belongs.
Youse's Orioles Advance in Johnstown
Led by a pair of Calvert Hall graduates, Youse's Maryland Orioles Under-20 baseball team rolled to its third straight win in the All American Amateur Baseball Tournament .
Roberts Puts Injury Behind Him
After an All-Star season in 2005, Brian Roberts is making the comeback from last September's elbow injury.
Baltimore's Diamond Mine
Baltimore's entry in next week's 62nd annual All America Amateur Baseball Association tournament in Johnstown, Pa., will be seeking an unprecedented fourth straight national title, while continuing a tradition of excellence that has lasted more than a half-century.
Gibbons Returns In DH Role
His knee is not fully healed, but Jay Gibbons says it does not affect his swing and he's ready to serve as the team's designated hitter, the position he will likely occupy for much of the remainder of the season.
Baseball Hall of Fame Settles Some Unfinished Business
More than 50 years since their careers came to a close, 17 Negro Leaguers finally received recognition at the 2006 National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y.
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