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By Peter Schmuck, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2013
Orioles manager Buck Showalter pondered the question and then deftly evaded it. Just how good do you think right-hander Jason Hammel has a chance to be? Instead of answering, he reflected back on the deal last February that brought Hammel to the Orioles along with reliever Matt Lindstrom for veteran starter Jeremy Guthrie - a deal that was heavily criticized at the time for being one-sided in favor of the Colorado Rockies. "If I'd known then what I know now," Showalter said, "who knows what we would have given up for him. " The only thing anybody really knew about Hammel when he got here was that he was a big, rangy guy who threw hard and seemed to have a lot of untapped potential.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
Two television productions that pushed the LGBT envelope on the small screen this year were big winners Thursday, as the 2014 Emmy nominations were announced. The HBO movie "The Normal Heart," centered on the outbreak of AIDS in 1980s New York City , earned 16 nominations, while the women's prison comedy "Orange is the New Black" on Netflix took 12 nominations. Among the "Orange" nods was one for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for Laverne Cox, a transgender activist whose success on the show has launched her acting career -- and landed her on the cover of Time .  According to The Advocate , Cox's nomination is the first given to an openly transgender actress.
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By KEN MURRAY | September 28, 2008
Falling dominoes Now that Matt Millen is out as president of the Lions, can coach Rod Marinelli be far behind? A defensive line coach with the Buccaneers when he was hired in 2006, Marinelli has a 10-25 record and slim prospects for surviving with a new regime. Boiling pot Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress continues to be an enigma. He gave the team a big year - including great playoff performances en route to the Super Bowl title - after a contract extension last season. Docked two paychecks for skipping practice and not telling the team, he won't be a happy camper.
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From Sun staff reports | April 6, 2014
Julian Pimentel kept Ben's Cat under a snug hold until a furlong from home, then signaled for him to go and spurted away to win the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes, the first of three stakes races Saturday at Pimlico Race Course . This was the fifth year in a row that the King Leatherbury homebred has won the Mister Diz. Hall of Famer Kelso won the Jockey Club Gold Cup five straight times (1960-64). Making his season debut, the 8-year old son of Parker's Storm Cat covered the 5-furlong distance over the good turf in 1 minute, 1.75 seconds.
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By Ken Rosenthal | March 21, 1998
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- This need not end badly, need not turn ugly. Rafael Palmeiro is likely to be the next big Orioles name to depart, but his exit need not be as messy as Jon Miller's or Davey Johnson's.Palmeiro is toning down his rhetoric and vowing to produce another big season. The Orioles are hoping to replace him with a younger, cheaper Ryan Minor. It's not a divorce that's looming; it's a corporate breakup.No one should get too emotional; not Palmeiro, not the Orioles, not even their fans, who surely would be disappointed by the loss of one of the most productive hitters in club history.
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From Sun staff reports | April 6, 2014
Julian Pimentel kept Ben's Cat under a snug hold until a furlong from home, then signaled for him to go and spurted away to win the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes, the first of three stakes races Saturday at Pimlico Race Course . This was the fifth year in a row that the King Leatherbury homebred has won the Mister Diz. Hall of Famer Kelso won the Jockey Club Gold Cup five straight times (1960-64). Making his season debut, the 8-year old son of Parker's Storm Cat covered the 5-furlong distance over the good turf in 1 minute, 1.75 seconds.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
The American League Most Valuable Player award will be announced tonight at 6 p.m. on MLB Network, and one person in the Orioles organization knows two of the finalists -- Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera and Orioles first baseman Chris Davis -- very well. Few coaches have worked with both sluggers as closely as Orioles hitting coach Jim Presley, who was Cabrera's hitting coach with the Florida Marlins in 2006 and 2007 before he was dealt to the Tigers. Presley, who completed his third season as Orioles hitting coach in 2013, has also worked with Davis and has played an instrumental role in Davis blossoming into one of the game's top power hitters this season.
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April 26, 2010
History is our guide John Altavilla Hartford Courant After programming my 2011 Super Bowl GPS for directions leading me to its eventual participants, I can tell you there is only one team that absolutely, positively, surely will not play in the game — the Cowboys. This has nothing to do with Tony Romo or Jerry Jones or the lack of speed in the secondary. It has to do with history. Never has a team played in a Super Bowl in its home stadium.
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By Jim Henneman | April 26, 1991
Three years ago, any team in baseball, including his hometown team, could have gotten Mike Bielecki from the Pittsburgh Pirates for little more than the price of a phone call. Bielecki is from the Dundalk-Middle River area of Baltimore County, as is Dave Johnson, who left the Pittsburgh organization a year later and ended up with the Orioles, coming by way of Houston.The Chicago Cubs paid the modest price for Bielecki and got a big year out of the righthander while winning the National League East in 1989.
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By John Eisenberg | August 29, 1997
We don't know if the Ravens can run the ball without Bam Morris, and we don't know if they can stop anyone with their new defense, and we certainly don't know if they can protect a lead in the fourth quarter.But we do know what they can do.They can pass the football, friends.If the Ravens did everything else as well as they moved and scored with their passing game, they would be a playoff contender.They haven't done everything else nearly as well, of course, which is why they were 4-12 a year ago and 0-4 in the preseason in advance of their regular-season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at Memorial Stadium.
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By Brian Compere, The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2014
For Allan Terhune, an Arnold resident and employee of the North Sails One Design sail-making company in Annapolis, a successful season of competitive sailing in 2013 is exciting, but it means he and his crew only have more work to do in 2014. Terhune, 34, won several races last year, including such major ones as the Cedar Point Yacht Club's (Conn.) Lightning North American Championships, the J/22 World Championship and the Thistle U.S. National Championship. He also was selected in December as one of nine nominees for the Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, which will be announced in mid-January.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
The American League Most Valuable Player award will be announced tonight at 6 p.m. on MLB Network, and one person in the Orioles organization knows two of the finalists -- Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera and Orioles first baseman Chris Davis -- very well. Few coaches have worked with both sluggers as closely as Orioles hitting coach Jim Presley, who was Cabrera's hitting coach with the Florida Marlins in 2006 and 2007 before he was dealt to the Tigers. Presley, who completed his third season as Orioles hitting coach in 2013, has also worked with Davis and has played an instrumental role in Davis blossoming into one of the game's top power hitters this season.
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By Peter Schmuck, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2013
Orioles manager Buck Showalter pondered the question and then deftly evaded it. Just how good do you think right-hander Jason Hammel has a chance to be? Instead of answering, he reflected back on the deal last February that brought Hammel to the Orioles along with reliever Matt Lindstrom for veteran starter Jeremy Guthrie - a deal that was heavily criticized at the time for being one-sided in favor of the Colorado Rockies. "If I'd known then what I know now," Showalter said, "who knows what we would have given up for him. " The only thing anybody really knew about Hammel when he got here was that he was a big, rangy guy who threw hard and seemed to have a lot of untapped potential.
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December 3, 2012
When the year started, the talk around Annapolis was that Gov. Martin O'Malley had already checked out. In the sixth year of his tenure, many believed he was already looking ahead to a national role and viewed his day job as something of a chore. But he came into this year's General Assembly session with a wide-ranging to-do list. He promised to back gay marriage, and his influence in pushing it through the legislature cannot be overlooked. But he also sought to set Maryland's longstanding budget problems on a path to resolution, to restrict development on septic systems that foul the Chesapeake Bay, to seek new funding for wastewater treatment plant upgrades and to win support for an ambitious plan to put wind turbines off the coast near Ocean City.
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April 26, 2010
History is our guide John Altavilla Hartford Courant After programming my 2011 Super Bowl GPS for directions leading me to its eventual participants, I can tell you there is only one team that absolutely, positively, surely will not play in the game — the Cowboys. This has nothing to do with Tony Romo or Jerry Jones or the lack of speed in the secondary. It has to do with history. Never has a team played in a Super Bowl in its home stadium.
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By KEN MURRAY | September 28, 2008
Falling dominoes Now that Matt Millen is out as president of the Lions, can coach Rod Marinelli be far behind? A defensive line coach with the Buccaneers when he was hired in 2006, Marinelli has a 10-25 record and slim prospects for surviving with a new regime. Boiling pot Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress continues to be an enigma. He gave the team a big year - including great playoff performances en route to the Super Bowl title - after a contract extension last season. Docked two paychecks for skipping practice and not telling the team, he won't be a happy camper.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,Sun Reporter | March 25, 2007
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. -- He has come in most mornings and quietly trudged to his locker, where he spends the majority of time before games or workouts going through his equipment or relaxing on his chair. While his clubhouse neighbors like Kevin Millar and Aubrey Huff often joke loudly with teammates on each side of him, Jay Gibbons rarely gets involved, aside from delivering a quick smirk or a barely-audible laugh. Gibbons is one of the longest-tenured Orioles and one of the most well-liked among his teammates, but for much of spring training, he has worn the look of an unsettled player.
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By Bill Tanton | April 8, 1991
When the White Sox worked out at Memorial Stadium yesterday they were visited by an old friend and adversary, Hall of Famer Jim Palmer.Somebody asked the ex-Orioles pitcher how the O's are going to be this year."
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,Sun Reporter | March 25, 2007
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. -- He has come in most mornings and quietly trudged to his locker, where he spends the majority of time before games or workouts going through his equipment or relaxing on his chair. While his clubhouse neighbors like Kevin Millar and Aubrey Huff often joke loudly with teammates on each side of him, Jay Gibbons rarely gets involved, aside from delivering a quick smirk or a barely-audible laugh. Gibbons is one of the longest-tenured Orioles and one of the most well-liked among his teammates, but for much of spring training, he has worn the look of an unsettled player.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Matthew Hay Brown and Julie Hirschfeld Davis,Sun Reporters | November 17, 2006
WASHINGTON -- When Steny Hoyer got into politics at the tender age of 27, his goal was to become a big man in Annapolis. But after rising through the legislative ranks and then losing a bid to become Maryland's lieutenant governor in 1978, he suddenly found himself out of office and out of a job. Instead, Hoyer turned his attention to Washington, winning the seat of disabled Rep. Gladys Noon Spellman in a 1981 special election that sent him to Capitol Hill....
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