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September 5, 2000
Quote: "There still isn't anybody feeling sorry for themselves like this is some catastrophic thing." - manager Bobby Valentine after his Mets lost their fourth straight, falling a game behind the Braves. It's a fact: Ten Cardinals had sideline passes for the Broncos-Rams game last night. Who's hot: Bobby Abreu has 14 walks and five stolen bases in 15 games as the Phillies' leadoff hitter. Who's not: The Expos' Jose Vidro is in a 1-for-15 slump. On deck: Two of the league's winningest pitchers, the Diamondbacks' Randy Johnson (17-5)
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August 15, 2012
Who's running asylum? Peter Schmuck Baltimore Sun This is both a simple question and a complex one. If the Red Sox go in the tank like they did last September, it's hard to imagine Bobby Valentine lasting the season. But owners John Henry and Larry Lucchino have to know they will be sending a horrible message to the team and its fans if they give in to the grumpy players and fire him because he's, well, the guy they hired to fix a broken clubhouse. The reason he's the manager instead of the popular Terry Francona is because there was the perception that the inmates were running the asylum last season.
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August 15, 2012
Who's running asylum? Peter Schmuck Baltimore Sun This is both a simple question and a complex one. If the Red Sox go in the tank like they did last September, it's hard to imagine Bobby Valentine lasting the season. But owners John Henry and Larry Lucchino have to know they will be sending a horrible message to the team and its fans if they give in to the grumpy players and fire him because he's, well, the guy they hired to fix a broken clubhouse. The reason he's the manager instead of the popular Terry Francona is because there was the perception that the inmates were running the asylum last season.
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April 18, 2012
Players must adjust Ron Fritz Baltimore Sun It's too early to tell. Bobby Valentine certainly has the experience, and he convinced ownership he's the guy. Now he needs to work on the players. They clearly preferred the country-club atmosphere under Terry Francona. But after the late-season collapse and missing the playoffs last year, the players lost their country-club membership. Thanks to their pitiful performance and clubhouse shenanigans, someone had to go. What second baseman Dustin Pedroia said after Valentine criticized Kevin Youkilis was stunning: "I really don't know what Bobby's trying to do, but that's not the way we go about our stuff around here.
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April 18, 2012
Players must adjust Ron Fritz Baltimore Sun It's too early to tell. Bobby Valentine certainly has the experience, and he convinced ownership he's the guy. Now he needs to work on the players. They clearly preferred the country-club atmosphere under Terry Francona. But after the late-season collapse and missing the playoffs last year, the players lost their country-club membership. Thanks to their pitiful performance and clubhouse shenanigans, someone had to go. What second baseman Dustin Pedroia said after Valentine criticized Kevin Youkilis was stunning: "I really don't know what Bobby's trying to do, but that's not the way we go about our stuff around here.
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By JOE STRAUSS | February 16, 2000
Atlanta Braves Manager: Bobby Cox 1999 record: 103-59, first place No. 1: The John Rocker riddle. Traded, suspended or merely ostracized? No. 2: Does Chipper Jones get an extension before it becomes another distraction for an organization long immune to controversy? No. 3: Can Andres Galarraga (38) contribute after missing a year with cancer? No. 4: Was last season an aberration for Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz, or is the rotation finally showing wear? No. 5: Will a third hitting coach in three seasons solve the chronic postseason offensive woes?
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2011
Here are some more nuggets from Buck Showalter's meeting with the media. On Jim Johnson. Showalter said whether Johnson gets moved to the rotation or stays in the bullpen as a late-inning reliever is still dependent on what moves are made this offseason and “what presents itself that may change that.”  Showalter called Johnson a “key piece” because he allows the club the flexibility to have in either spot. A decision will be made for spring training “I talked to [Johnson]
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | February 26, 1999
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Yes, Cal Ripken had a conversation with New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine. And yes, the topic was former Orioles closer Armando Benitez, who was traded to the Mets in December in a three-way deal that brought catcher Charles Johnson. But Ripken's version of what was said differs greatly from Valentine's account.Is anyone surprised?Valentine has been quoted in Newsday as saying that Ripken referred to Benitez's act of hitting New York Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez in the back with a fastball last season, which incited an ugly brawl, as one of the "manliest" things he had ever seen.
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Kevin Cowherd | March 25, 2012
The first thing that strikes you about the American League East is this: every day will be like the arena fights in "The Hunger Games. " This is just what Orioles fans need to hear, of course, but it's true. The AL East is even more of an AL Beast than ever. Baseball's toughest division? Absolutely. The toughest division in all of professional sports? I'm not sure I'd argue against that, either. Four teams have a legitimate shot to win the division this season. Which leads us, of course, to this shocking bulletin: the Orioles aren't one of them.
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By Peter Schmuck | November 26, 1991
It took Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. nearly a decade to prove to the baseball world that he is more than just an offensive player, but today he'll finally get some tangible recognition for his outstanding defensive performance.Today is the day that the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards will be handed out in New York, and a club source confirmed yesterday that Mr. Ripken will be at Manhattan's World Trade Center tonight to pick up his first Gold Glove at a black-tie gala honoring all of the winners.
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Kevin Cowherd | March 25, 2012
The first thing that strikes you about the American League East is this: every day will be like the arena fights in "The Hunger Games. " This is just what Orioles fans need to hear, of course, but it's true. The AL East is even more of an AL Beast than ever. Baseball's toughest division? Absolutely. The toughest division in all of professional sports? I'm not sure I'd argue against that, either. Four teams have a legitimate shot to win the division this season. Which leads us, of course, to this shocking bulletin: the Orioles aren't one of them.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2011
Here are some more nuggets from Buck Showalter's meeting with the media. On Jim Johnson. Showalter said whether Johnson gets moved to the rotation or stays in the bullpen as a late-inning reliever is still dependent on what moves are made this offseason and “what presents itself that may change that.”  Showalter called Johnson a “key piece” because he allows the club the flexibility to have in either spot. A decision will be made for spring training “I talked to [Johnson]
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September 5, 2000
Quote: "There still isn't anybody feeling sorry for themselves like this is some catastrophic thing." - manager Bobby Valentine after his Mets lost their fourth straight, falling a game behind the Braves. It's a fact: Ten Cardinals had sideline passes for the Broncos-Rams game last night. Who's hot: Bobby Abreu has 14 walks and five stolen bases in 15 games as the Phillies' leadoff hitter. Who's not: The Expos' Jose Vidro is in a 1-for-15 slump. On deck: Two of the league's winningest pitchers, the Diamondbacks' Randy Johnson (17-5)
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By JOE STRAUSS | February 16, 2000
Atlanta Braves Manager: Bobby Cox 1999 record: 103-59, first place No. 1: The John Rocker riddle. Traded, suspended or merely ostracized? No. 2: Does Chipper Jones get an extension before it becomes another distraction for an organization long immune to controversy? No. 3: Can Andres Galarraga (38) contribute after missing a year with cancer? No. 4: Was last season an aberration for Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz, or is the rotation finally showing wear? No. 5: Will a third hitting coach in three seasons solve the chronic postseason offensive woes?
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | February 26, 1999
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Yes, Cal Ripken had a conversation with New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine. And yes, the topic was former Orioles closer Armando Benitez, who was traded to the Mets in December in a three-way deal that brought catcher Charles Johnson. But Ripken's version of what was said differs greatly from Valentine's account.Is anyone surprised?Valentine has been quoted in Newsday as saying that Ripken referred to Benitez's act of hitting New York Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez in the back with a fastball last season, which incited an ugly brawl, as one of the "manliest" things he had ever seen.
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By Peter Schmuck | November 26, 1991
It took Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. nearly a decade to prove to the baseball world that he is more than just an offensive player, but today he'll finally get some tangible recognition for his outstanding defensive performance.Today is the day that the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards will be handed out in New York, and a club source confirmed yesterday that Mr. Ripken will be at Manhattan's World Trade Center tonight to pick up his first Gold Glove at a black-tie gala honoring all of the winners.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2010
The Orioles ushered in another new era Monday afternoon, introducing their 17th full-time manager -- and third skipper this season -- in baseball lifer Buck Showalter, who took both a humorous and a realistic approach to the challenges he and the declining franchise face in the basement of the ultracompetitive American League East. "They talk about the three leagues: the American League, the National League and the American League East," Showalter said. "But I don't think they handicap games.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | October 27, 2000
NEW YORK - If the heavily hyped Subway Series proved anything, it is that the New York Yankees are the third rail of postseason baseball. It's a bad idea to come in contact with them in October. They won their third consecutive world championship last night with a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets in Game 5 at sold-out Shea Stadium, enhancing their status as the most successful team of their generation and one of the greatest teams in the glorious history of the Yankees' franchise. Who's going to argue after they won their fourth championship in five years and continued to be one of the most dominant teams in World Series history?
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