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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2012
The Orioles play their second straight day of split-squad games today, with the Birds going on the road to play the Braves at Champion Stadium at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in the afternoon before a nightcap tonight at home against the Yankees. I'm here at the Braves game, where Orioles LHP Tsuyoshi Wada will make his Grapefruit League debut today. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Wada will be limited to “30ish” pitches today. Some other items of note: - Orioles LF Nolan Reimold was scheduled to play in this afternoon's game because his wife was scheduled to deliver their baby in Jacksonville, which is closer than Sarasota.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Nearly three-quarters of a million Marylanders are expected to hit the roads and airways this Labor Day weekend even as the state struggles with congestion at its largest airport, on its most-traveled highway and around some of its largest tourist attractions. About 728,000 people in the state are expected to travel 50 miles or more between Thursday and Monday, the third-highest number on record for Labor Day in Maryland, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic, which is set to release its predictions Tuesday.
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By Dan Connolly | June 12, 2009
Atlanta is about as middle-of-the-road as a team can be. The Braves are stuck in the middle of the National League in ERA and batting average and head to Camden Yards with a 29-30 record after losing their past two at home to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Braves have shuffled things a little in an attempt to spark the club. Top pitching prospect Tommy Hanson, who throws a 97 mph fastball, was promoted last week and will make his second big league start today against the Orioles. Former Orioles general manager Frank Wren traded three prospects to Pittsburgh recently for outfielder and leadoff hitter Nate McLouth.
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July 2, 2014
Wikipedia notes that although the connotation of the term Redskins is debatable, the term is defined in current dictionaries of American English as "usually offensive, disparaging, insulting, and taboo" ( "Facts and logic say rename Redskins," June 27). Although there is controversy about whether a football team name is thought of in this demeaning way, why not avoid any possible negative connotation by changing the name to an acceptable alternative? Wikipedia states that the prior name of the Washington Redskins was the Boston Braves.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2012
Orioles left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada made his first major league Grapefruit League appearance, striking out three batters in two relief innings in a 2-2, 10-inning tie with the Braves at Champion Stadium at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. After entering the game in the sixth inning, Wada struck out Braves second baseman Martin Prado swinging on three pitches, fooling Prado with his change-up. He also struck out Dan Uggla looking to end the inning. “It being the first official spring training game for me, of course I was very glad to be ready to start,” Wada said through interpreter Danny McLeith.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2012
SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles won their second straight Grapefruit League game, backed by another superb pitching performance Thursday afternoon in a 2-1 victory over the Braves at Ed Smith Stadium. Right-hander Jason Hammel, making his first Grapefruit League start in an Orioles uniform, tossed a pair of scoreless innings despite allowing back-to-back one-out singles in the second inning. “Honestly, for the first time out, considering all things, results were good,” Hammel said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2012
The Orioles have traded minor-league left-hander Cole McCurry to the Braves, reportedly for cash. McCurry was 0-7 with a 6.10 ERA in 51 2/3 innings this season, mostly at Double-A Bowie, but had joined Triple-A Norfolk to work two outing in relief. Six days ago, when the Orioles added 49-year-old left-hander Jamie Moyer to Norfolk's roster, McCurry was assigned to short-season Class-A Aberdeen. On Saturday morning, McCurry -- a 43rd-round selection of the Orioles in 2007 -- acknowledged the trade on Twitter, saying, "Would like to thank the orioles for the opportunity.
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By Phil Rogers On baseball | April 4, 2010
Remember one thing about those of us on the other side of the keyboard. We are suckers for a good story. That doesn't mean "trying to sell newspapers" or "trying to make a name" for myself or any of the complaints that make the rounds about the decisions that go into what to put in a piece and what to leave out. It would be great to instinctively know about the staying power of a story. But the best we can do is to make an honest evaluation whenever we sit down at a keyboard. Still, caveat emptor is a wise policy in regards to the glowing reviews of the Braves and their unusually polished prospect, the powerful Jason Heyward.
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By Eduardo A. Encina | June 16, 2012
ATLANTA -   Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz's outing on Friday night came down to one batter - and specifically one pitch - against a rookie shortstop playing in just his 12th game in the major leagues. Matusz spent most of the night dodging disasters against the Braves at Turner Field, making key pitches to get critical outs. With two outs in the sixth, he was one out away from getting a quality start - and inched closer to his fifth win in his last seven decisions. But that's when Matusz hung a two-seamer split - one that was supposed to be low and away - over the plate to 22-year old Andrelton Simmons, and the Braves shortstop of the future sent Matusz's mistake into the left-field stands for a two-run homer.
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By Jonas Shaffer and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
Mount St. Joseph graduate and Atlanta Braves right-hander Gavin Floyd was pitching just fine Thursday night, until his right elbow sprouted something. Gavin Floyd's elbow ¿¿¿¿ pic.twitter.com/Tajqc1mRAW - Jake Rogers (@TheRealJakeR) June 20, 2014 This is the same elbow Floyd had Tommy John surgery on last year. The diagnosis, apparently, is a fractured olecranon , a funny word that I gather is used to describe the bony tip of the elbow. He could miss the rest of the season.
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By Jonas Shaffer and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
Mount St. Joseph graduate and Atlanta Braves right-hander Gavin Floyd was pitching just fine Thursday night, until his right elbow sprouted something. Gavin Floyd's elbow ¿¿¿¿ pic.twitter.com/Tajqc1mRAW - Jake Rogers (@TheRealJakeR) June 20, 2014 This is the same elbow Floyd had Tommy John surgery on last year. The diagnosis, apparently, is a fractured olecranon , a funny word that I gather is used to describe the bony tip of the elbow. He could miss the rest of the season.
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The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
Gavin Sheets, the son of former Orioles outfielder and Gilman coach Larry Sheets, was drafted in the 37th round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft by the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. He was the No. 1,123 pick overall. Sheets just finished his senior season at Gilman, batting .400 with five home runs and 36 RBIs for the Greyhounds. A first baseman and pitcher, he is set to attend Wake Forest. Sheets, 6 feet 4 and 215 pounds, bats and throws left-handed. He is at least the third son of a former Oriole to be drafted Saturday.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - The scene played out on a sun-soaked afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium last week with Orioles manager Buck Showalter watching intently and chuckling. Atlanta Braves budding superstar shortstop Andrelton Simmons was on second base, trying to get the attention of Orioles rookie infielder Jonathan Schoop. Simmons was hoping to mess with the kid, distract him, make him laugh. But Schoop, who had spent several minutes before the game chatting with Simmons, wanted no parts of the potential frivolity.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - Spring training is making its way down the final stretch. There's only one week of games left here in Florida. The Atlanta Braves are traveling down from Disney World today to play the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium for their only spring meeting. Right-hander Chris Tillman was slated to start today, but Miguel Gonzalez - who was going to start in a Triple-A game today -- will get the start for the Orioles. Tillman is sick and isn't at the facility today.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Ervin Santana sweepstakes have come to a conclusion. After being courted heavily by the Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays recently, Santana has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves, the club announced Wednesday. The deal is reportedly worth $14.1 million, the amount of the qualifying offer he rejected from the Kansas City Royals in the offseason. The longer Santana remained unsigned this week -- especially after the Orioles and Blue Jays emerged as frontrunners over the weekend -- it appeared that the 31-year-old would eventually go to the Braves, who suddenly need rotation help after injuries to starters Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - When the Orioles first contacted Dave Wallace in October about their pitching coach vacancy, the 66-year-old baseball veteran took pause. Wallace already had a nice job as the minor league pitching coordinator for the Atlanta Braves. He was fulfilling his passion of developing young pitchers. He didn't like to leave a job unfinished, either, and he felt there was still work to do in Atlanta. There was nothing left to prove. As a major league pitching coach for four organizations, he had guided staffs to two pennants and won the World Series with the 2004 Boston Red Sox. After more than four decades in professional baseball, he'd been at every rung of the organizational ladder, from player to minor league coach to front-office official.
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April 2, 1992
Catcher Mike Heath, who had one season remaining on a guaranteed $2 million, two-year contract, was placed on unconditional release waivers yesterday by the Atlanta Braves.Heath, who played in only 49 games last season before surgery on his right elbow, hit .209 in 1991 with one homer and 12 RBI. He will get $1 million from the Braves: his $900,000 salary for 1992 and $100,000 as a buyout of Atlanta's $1.1 million option for 1993."Thirteen years; my first release. I can't be too unhappy about that," said Heath, who had only two at-bats this spring.
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June 21, 2006
ATLANTA -- Reed Johnson homered and had three hits, and Toronto extended Atlanta's longest losing streak in 17 years. The Braves have dropped eight straight for the first time since April 24-May 2, 1989.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2014
The air temperature was 14 degrees and the water was 30 degrees, so if state Sen. Allan Kittleman of Howard County had opted to simply plant a toe or two in the Chesapeake Bay on Friday morning, who could have blamed him? Instead, he immersed himself completely, making the most of his part in the 18th annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge, a fundraiser for Special Olympics Maryland at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. "You've got to plunge. It woke me up," said Kittleman, taking the second of what was to be a plunge every hour for 24 hours, placing him among 50 hearty souls in the Super Plunge category.
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By Gwendolyn Glenn | December 17, 2013
Cold temperatures, sleet and snow did not stop the nearly 200 people who came out for the Laurel Historical Society's Holiday House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 14. Warmly dressed people braved the cold to tour brightly lit homes and buildings, elegantly decorated for the Christmas holiday season. The event attracted newcomers and those who regularly take the self-guided house tours. "I've been coming for years because I love seeing the homes and the renovations the owners have made," said Shari Pollard, a member of the Laurel Historical Society, as she picked up tickets at the Laurel Museum, the starting point for the tour.
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