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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | July 11, 2001
SEATTLE -- The Safeco Field crowd stood at 6:19 p.m., almost too late to force Cal Ripken from the batter's box to acknowledge its welcome as he led off the third inning of a scoreless All-Star Game. A tip of his helmet, a wave of the bat. Then a swing. On the first All-Star pitch by Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Chan Ho Park a fastball that drifted toward the middle of the plate 40-year-old Ripken turned on the mistake with a 22-year-old's hands. And suddenly a balding man who slipped into the game with the least impressive numbers of any All-Star was running and watching while his line drive hooked toward the spectacularly improbable.
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By Donna M. Owens and For The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Talking with Boog Powell can make you hungry. By the time the former Orioles star and current barbecue master has rhapsodized about the pleasures of, say, pit beef with horseradish sauce, homemade buttermilk biscuits and grilled asparagus with rosemary, chances are your mouth will be watering. "Oh, I love food," says the 6-foot-4 former slugger, laughing heartily. "I enjoy eating a good meal, whether it's steamed crabs, or collard greens and cornbread. … But my favorite is barbecue.
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SPORTS
July 15, 2013
Some video from today's All-Star media availability with Orioles first baseman Chris Davis and right-hander Chris Tillman.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
When Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce was sidelined for five games last week, his absence left a big hole in the lineup. Nobody realized it more than manager Buck Showalter. "He's in a little bit different stage of his career where people are counting on him, and he's kind of become a guy that we're leaning on," Showalter said. "That's what I've tried to relay to him, that you're a valuable part of this club. " Pearce, who was released by the Orioles earlier this season - and for the first six years of his career was the definition of a replacement player - has been one of several unlikely contributors for a team that won the American League East crown and is preparing to start the postseason on Thursday at Camden Yards.
SPORTS
By Baltimore Sun staff | February 18, 2010
Three Baltimore natives have been selected to play in the Jordan Brand Classic all-star basketball game. Lake Clifton point guard Josh Selby, Brewster (N.H.) Academy small forward Will Barton and Oak Hill (Va.) Academy forward Roscoe Smith were all chosen to participate, Jordan Brand -- a division of Nike -- announced Thursday. The game is scheduled for April 17 at 8 p.m. at Madison Square Garden in New York. It will be televised live on ESPN2. Selby, the No. 7 senior in the country according to ESPN.
SPORTS
July 10, 1993
Players who received bonuses for their election to Tuesday's All-Star Game:AMERICAN LEAGUE $100,000 Kirby Puckett, Minn.Cal Ripken, OriolesRick Aguilera, Minn.Roberto Alomar, Tor.Wade Boggs, N.Y.Joe Carter, Tor.Ken Griffey, Sea.Jimmy Key, N.Y.J. Montgomery, K.C.John Olerud, Tor.Greg Vaughn, Milw.Duane Ward, Tor.$25,000 M. Mussina, OriolesCarlos Baerga, Cleve.Albert Belle, Cleve.Cecil Fielder, Det.Travis Fryman, Det.Paul Molitor, Tor.Devon White, Tor.$10,000 Ivan Rodriguez, Tex.NATIONAL LEAGUE $50,000 Darren Daulton, Phi.Tom Glavine, Atl.Bryan Harvey, Fla.David Justice, Atl.John Kruk, Phil.
SPORTS
June 16, 1993
Because of a computer error made by the company tabulating ballots for Major League Baseball, American League All-Star balloting results will not be announced until today.
FEATURES
July 12, 1993
TODAY11 a.m.-9 p.m.: Upper Deck All-Star FanFest, a baseball theme park. Baltimore Convention Center and Festival Hall. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for seniors 62 and older, children 12 and younger and military.11 a.m.-9 p.m.: Baltimore's All-Star StreetFest Workout Day, Camden Street, south of Festival Hall. Features exercise and aerobic activities. (410) 837-4636.4 p.m.: StreetFest Step Competition, Camden Street. African-American fraternities and sororities perform rhythmic steps and cheers.
SPORTS
June 25, 1993
July 13, 1993 Oriole Park at Camden Yards In 1959, at the request of the players to raise money for the players' pension fund, the owners agreed to an arrangement of two All-Star Games a year to speed payment of pension fund indebtedness. However, after playing two games each in 1959 to 1962, the players approved a return to one game in December 1962.
NEWS
August 24, 2014
For the 16th time this season, the Aberdeen IronBirds lost a one-run game Sunday, 3-2, in 10 innings to the Lowell Spinners, who took two of three from the IronBirds over the weekend. Aberdeen (22-45) begins its final week of the season Monday at Hudson Valley. The IronBirds play three at Hudson Valley and three more at Lowell to conclude its road season. Aberdeen will be back at Ripken Stadium Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 with two games against Hudson Valley. The Spinners wasted no time getting to Aberdeen starter Matthew Grimes.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig contends that the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network television rights dispute between the Orioles and the Washington Nationals can be resolved before he leaves office in January and that both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., are viable candidates to host an All-Star Game in the near future. Perhaps more important for Orioles fans, Selig said the two issues are not connected - that there is no consideration in holding the All-Star Game hostage from either franchise if the MASN legal entanglement continues.
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Peter Schmuck | August 12, 2014
To put it mildly, Baltimore is an interesting choice for the potentially historic owners meeting this week that is expected to determine who will be baseball's next commissioner. Representatives of the 30 clubs will come together Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency for two days of meetings and politicking that could shape Major League Baseball for the next generation. That's great. We love it when important things happen in Baltimore, but we'd probably love it a lot more if the election of baseball's new fearless leader came along with an announcement that the 2016 All-Star Game will be at Camden Yards or some kind of resolution to the long-simmering television rights dispute between the Orioles and the Washington Nationals.
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By Paul Pierre-Louis and The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2014
Before the doors opened Saturday evening at SECU Arena, there was a line of people in front of the main entrance that stretched down the sidewalk. The Ball Up All-Stars, a team of streetball legends, stopped at Towson as part of their countrywide summer tour, and some fans waited 21/2 hours to make sure they had good seats. Demetrius Spencer, CEO of streetball tour Ball Up, said after the game that attendance gradually has increased since the team was formed in 2009. That trend was evident in the All-Stars' matchup against a team of Baltimore locals hoping to someday earn the same fame as their Ball Up opponents.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Amy Watts and For The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
There are a lot of neon colors in this opening number, which is essentially a neon nightmare of a line dance. I'm old enough to remember when neon was a thing in the '80s. The boys are in cowboy shirts with 10-gallon hats. Then there's a jump rope and I think I'm in the middle of some kids' show I never wanted to watch. Oh, and now there are chairs, because what this routine needed was more props. This whole thing feels so jumbled and not cohesive. Now that we're down to the Top 10, the contestants are introduced solo: Bridget Whitman, Emilio Dosal, Tanisha Belnap, Rudy Abreu, Jacque LaWarne, Zack Everhart, Jessica Richens, Casey Askew, Valerie Rockey and Ricky Ubeda.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Orioles center fielder Adam Jones wasn't worried at all that participating in the All-Star Game Home Run Derby would mess with his swing in the second half of the season. Jones said he seldom deviates from his swing-from-the-heels power stroke. And while he didn't win the Home Run Derby, he has put on quite a power display for the Orioles since returning for the start of the second half. In Monday night's series opener against the Los Angeles Angels, Jones hit a pair of two-run homers off rookie right-hander Matt Shoemaker for his fifth career multihomer game, providing the Orioles with all the offense they needed in a 4-2 victory in front of an announced 39,028 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina | July 17, 2014
OAKLAND - The atmosphere at the O.co Coliseum during the Orioles' workout on Thursday evening was more like one that took place on the back fields of the team's spring training complex in February rather than the end of the All-Star break.  Orioles manager Buck Showalter held court near the pitcher's mound and instructed players on pickoff plays and bunt defense. Down the right-field line, pitchers took turns throwing bullpen sessions. The Orioles will begin the second half Friday here in Oakland, opening a three-city, 10-game West Coast trip against three teams that would be in the postseason if the season ended today - the Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
I'm not going to run down the All-Star Game, mostly because I decided to not really watch it, but let's just bask in the fact that we're very close to real baseball coming back. I miss real baseball, which you can tell th er e is none of judging by what fills the Coffee Companion this morning. - Nelson Cruz and Adam Jones each went 0-for-2 last night in the All-Star Game, which the AL won 5-3. It was all about Derek Jeter , and that's fine. - Cal Ripken Jr., who's also familiar with getting a pitch grooved to him in an All-Star Game, said the Orioles are playing well in a radio appearance yesterday.
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