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By Ken Rosenthal | May 3, 1997
Every day, he comes to the park early. Every day, he takes extra hitting. Every day, he drains the most out of his ability.Shortstop Mike Bordick was a favorite of his new teammates and coaches even after he opened his Orioles career by going 75 at-bats without an RBI.His work ethic is that special.His game, too."Even if he hits .220, he's worth every penny," right fielder Eric Davis said after Bordick went 2-for-4 with three RBIs in last night's 7-1 victory over Oakland."When you're making plays when you're not going good [at the plate]
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
Three key members of the 1997 Orioles, the last team in club history to reach the American League Championship Series, gathered amidst the bustle of this year's pennant series to reflect on the last great era of the franchise and give their thoughts on the one currently blossoming. Former Orioles players Cal Ripken Jr., Mike Bordick, and Brady Anderson swapped stories of their successes in the mid-1990s, reflected on where the franchise went after those boom years, and savored the fact that the roar has finally returned.
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By Brad Snyder and Brad Snyder,Sun Staff Writer | September 1, 1995
Mike Bordick's two-run eighth-inning homer ruined what was a nice night for Cal Ripken, with his three-RBI performance at the plate and the public's recognition of his streak.The Orioles blew three-run and one-run leads, losing to Oakland, 8-7, last night for the Athletics' first series sweep of the Orioles in three years.At least, with six games to go before Ripken is expected to break Lou Gehrig's consecutive-games record, the pageantry was nice.It certainly meant a lot to Ripken.The Camden Yards crowd of 38,424 roared as the number 2,125 came down from the warehouse in the middle of the fifth inning.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2013
No one wants to be a downer when writing about opening day especially when the Orioles pull off a comeback victory like they did Friday over the Minnesota Twins by a score of 9-5. But  MASN's telecast of the home opener featuring Gary Thorne, Jim Palmer and Mike Bordick was nowhere near worthy of the play on the field by the Orioles. Someone needs to tell the boys in the booth it's the Orioles who made the playoffs last year - not them - and it's time for them to raise their games.
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By Roch Kubatko | October 6, 1997
Shortstop Mike Bordick had the honor of recording the last out, fielding Jay Buhner's grounder and throwing to first. On the surface, it was one of his more routine plays in a series highlighted by his spectacular defense. He acknowledged, though, feeling a little jumpy."It took a little funny hop," he said, grinning. "That was pretty exciting, you know? Once I got rid of the ball and I saw it was on a true line, I just threw my hands in the air. I knew we had done it. That was exciting, really exciting."
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By John Eisenberg | December 21, 2000
YOU WANT to complain about the Orioles? Go ahead. Knock yourself out. The club has made any number of moves and decisions about which you can complain. But their decision to re-sign shortstop Mike Bordick to a two-year deal yesterday isn't one of them. Their failure to re-sign Mike Mussina and fill the rotation with sure-thing starters? Sure, you can complain about that. But not about bringing Bordick back. Their failure to plug the holes in the bullpen, after owner Peter Angelos guaranteed it would happen?
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By John Eisenberg | March 10, 1997
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The mere mention of the Orioles possibly moving Cal Ripken to third base caused seemingly unending controversy in 1996, but the reality of it happening in 1997 is causing nary a peep.What's up with that? Simple. Mike Bordick is the right replacement for Ripken at shortstop.He is the only replacement, in fact, who could have made this delicate maneuver a go.Ripken wouldn't have signed off on the idea so happily if the Orioles had tried to replace him with erratic Shawon Dunston, swaggering Kevin Elster or any of the other debatable options they considered last winter.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | June 18, 2000
Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and Nomar Garciaparra are potential Hall of Famers, a latter-day Willie, Mickey and the Duke. How can Mike Bordick make the American League All-Star team against such competition? Most likely, he can't. But Bordick is worthy of All-Star consideration, and that fact alone is testament to his remarkable first half. Fans might not view the late-blooming Bordick as one of the game's best shortstops - he is fifth in the AL balloting - but his younger peers do. "He's solid, a great player, for sure," Garciaparra said.
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By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,SUN STAFF | December 14, 1996
Mike Bordick will no longer be known as the slick-fielding, pesky shortstop for the Oakland A's. He has become The Shortstop Who Replaced Cal Ripken.That fact was not lost on Bordick when he decided to sign with the Orioles, ensuring Ripken's shift to third base. Bordick, 31, said he pondered the move, and the expectations that come with it, for weeks leading up to the signing. He concluded he was up to the challenge."I had a few reservations," Bordick said at a news conference at Camden Yards yesterday.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | April 28, 2002
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The thought began hitting Orioles shortstop Mike Bordick last season, when a career-threatening shoulder injury came and left him staring at the end. "What will I do when my playing days are over?" Bordick thought. The answer was never far from his mind. He'd like to be a coach and perhaps even a manager. "There's no doubt I'm going to be involved in baseball," Bordick said last week. "I've thought about different career opportunities, and everything keeps coming back to what I know."
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2012
I have been putting off this post for a couple of weeks. It's about Mike Bordick's performance on MASN as an analyst on Orioles games. It started with a colleague, who is usually a keen observer of sports media, casually stopping me in the newsroom to say, "Z, you gotta write about Bordick. " As he said it, he shook his head side to side, winced and gestured with two thumbs down. So, I started watching and listening to the likable former Orioles shortstop. Instead of jumping into print with what I saw after a couple of games though, I also started asking other media types who watch a lot of Orioles baseball about their impressions of him. Representative of what I mainly heard was this: "Geez, Z, you're not going to rip Bordick, are you?
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By Dan Connolly | January 12, 2012
Before former Orioles shortstop Mike Bordick began talking with MASN about becoming a color analyst for 2012, he was already in line for expanded duties within the Orioles organization. And that likely won't change even if Bordick is hired by the Orioles-run television station, according to Orioles player development director John Stockstill. Bordick is expected to be the organization's minor league base running and infield coordinator in 2012 and will also work more closely with Stockstill to have an expanded voice in player placement as the season progresses.
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By Eduardo A. Encina | January 12, 2012
The Orioles just sent out this release announcing that former Orioles shortstop Mike Bordick will join MASN as a TV color analyst. He will work approximately 80 games this coming season. The Sun reported Wednesday that Bordick had discussions with MASN about the position and planned to meet with them today. Bordick has also been a valued instructor within the organization -- he was the club's coordinator of offensive fundamentals -- and will likely have an expanded role within the organization despite moving to the broadcast booth.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2012
The Orioles have an opening in their broadcast booth for a color commentator, and they are considering popular former shortstop Mike Bordick. Bordick said he has had some conversations with MASN and expects to meet with officials from the Orioles-owned station again Thursday. “I am very interested in a MASN opportunity, and they seem interested, too,” said Bordick, who was inducted into the club's Hall of Fame last year. Bordick, 46, spent six of his 14 seasons in the major leagues with the Orioles and became a fan favorite for his hustle, work ethic and humility, acting as a steadying influence on a terrific 1997 team that was filled with stars.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2011
The man who replaced Cal Ripken Jr. at shortstop in 1997, and had one of the greatest defensive seasons at the position in 2002, will be inducted into the Orioles' Hall of Fame this August. Mike Bordick , who played with the Orioles for parts of six seasons from 1997 to 2002, will receive the honor on Aug. 13 before the team's game against the Detroit Tigers at Camden Yards. Also to be honored that night will be head athletic trainer Richie Bancells , who will receive the Herb Armstrong Award for contributions to the organization from non-uniformed personnel.
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By Dan Connolly | dan.connolly@baltsun.com | March 23, 2010
. - When Miguel Tejada was a minor leaguer in the Oakland Athletics' organization in the 1990s, he heard Mike Bordick's name every day. It was almost always in the context of how to do things the right way. "Every time the instructors made some comment about infielding, they would always point to him as an example," Tejada said. Back then, Tejada was a bit intimidated by Bordick, the A's starting shortstop whom Tejada essentially replaced in 1997 when Bordick left for Baltimore as a free agent.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | April 16, 1998
If it's any consolation to Orioles shortstop Mike Bordick, he's off to a better start than last year. But the difference isn't as pronounced as his latest slump.Bordick has only two hits in 30 at-bats this season. Both came more than a week ago, in an April 7 win in Kansas City.So, where's the improvement? Last season, he didn't drive in a run until his 76th at-bat, compared to his 13th this season, on a groundout against Detroit.Bordick almost did a spit-take with his bottled water upon hearing this, pumping his fist in an exaggerated fashion and telling a visitor, "Thank you for pointing that Bordick out to me."
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By Dan Connolly and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 22, 2010
When Miguel Tejada was a minor leaguer in the Oakland A's organization in the 1990s, he heard Mike Bordick's name every day. It was almost always in the context of how to do things the right way. "Every time the instructors made some comment about infielding, they would always point to him as an example," Tejada said. Back then, Tejada was a bit intimidated by Bordick, the A's starting shortstop who Tejada essentially replaced in 1997 when Bordick left for Baltimore as a free agent.
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