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By Everett Cook and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2012
For the first time in 2012, someone not named Adam Jones is starting in center field for the Orioles. Jones is still in the lineup at designated hitter, but Nate McLouth will be in center for the first time this year. The last time Jones hasn't started a game in center field was September 19, 2011, a span of 122 straight games, and this is his first career start at DH. McLouth has started the past two games in left field, batting in the third spot in the lineup for the third straight game after getting called up to Baltimore on Friday.
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By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and center fielder Adam Jones, the Orioles' two representatives who played in the All-Star Game on Tuesday at Target Field in Minneapolis, had similar results in each of their two at-bats during the annual event. Both Cruz and Jones were retired after breaking a bat in their first at-bat Tuesday. And then both players struck out in their final trip to the plate. The American League eventually beat the National League, 5-3. After the AL scored the first three runs of the game against the NL's Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals, Cruz made the final out in the first inning.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
The Orioles play the rubber match of their three-game series against the Boston Red Sox tonight at Camden Yards. If third baseman Manny Machado is going to drop the appeal of his five-game suspension, it won't happen today. He is in the lineup, dropped to seventh, and playing third base. After two days serving as the designated hitter because of leg soreness, Adam Jones is back in center field. One other note: Miguel Gonzalez, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain, will start tonight on an injury rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
The Orioles play the rubber match of their three-game series against the Boston Red Sox tonight at Camden Yards. If third baseman Manny Machado is going to drop the appeal of his five-game suspension, it won't happen today. He is in the lineup, dropped to seventh, and playing third base. After two days serving as the designated hitter because of leg soreness, Adam Jones is back in center field. One other note: Miguel Gonzalez, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain, will start tonight on an injury rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2013
Orioles manager Buck Showalter is continuing to give some of his key players days off from playing in the field. Tonight, it is Adam Jones, who will be the Orioles' designated hitter against the Astros. Nate McLouth will make his first start of the season in center field, and L.J. Hoes will start in left field. On Tuesday, Showalter placed first baseman Chris Davis at designated hitter and gave Ryan Flaherty a start at first. On Sunday, catcher Matt Wieters was the DH and Showalter gave backup Taylor Teagarden the start behind the plate.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1997
CLEVELAND -- In a game where every play, and most certainly every mistake, was magnified to the size of Lake Erie, Brady Anderson had to wade through hot water Saturday.With one out in the seventh inning and a runner on first base, Cleveland's David Justice lofted a shallow fly ball to center field. Anderson stood motionless, appeared to take a small step back, then charged in much too late to make the catch. Matt Williams followed with a ground single up the middle, and the Indians had a 1-0 lead.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | August 1, 2004
NEW YORK - Unable to resolve their crowded second base situation with a deal before yesterday's non-waiver trade deadline, the Orioles came up with another solution: putting Jerry Hairston in center field. Manager Lee Mazzilli kept Brian Roberts at second base yesterday and moved Hairston to center field, saying the move could last at least until injured center fielder Luis Matos returns from the disabled list. "It's just hard to believe I'm not going to be playing second base the rest of the year," Hairston said after his team's 6-4 loss to the New York Yankees.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | April 12, 2001
BOSTON - Mike Hargrove can still remember the night his manager with the Texas Rangers, Billy Martin, became so frustrated with his team's pitiful offense that he crafted a batting order by placing names on slips of paper that were drawn from a hat. "Most people today would think that's terrible. He doesn't expect to win. But we did win, and we started swinging the bats from that spot," Hargrove said. Hargrove stopped shy of such creativity last night, but he did construct his most unique configuration of an 8-game-old season.
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March 29, 1992
Artifacts from a cafe owned by Babe Ruth's father were found in what is now center field.
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July 14, 1993
Paul Molitor has played five different positions in All-Star play -- designated hitter, first base, second base, third base and center field -- tying Pete Rose's record.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez had already caught one break in the third inning of Sunday's game against the Oakland Athletics when a grand slam by John Jaso was overturned by review and ruled a two-run double. But Jimenez still couldn't manage to get out of his own way, his control failing as he suffered his shortest outing in 13 starts with the Orioles. Jimenez left the game with the Orioles trailing, 6-0, after Oakland first baseman Brandon Moss hit a monster grand slam to center field that didn't need a review.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
NEW YORK -  Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, whose postgame comments Tuesday about fans who run onto the field during games sparked national headlines, said Wednesday that he doesn't regret that he said players should be able to “kick them with our metal spikes,” and police should “tase the living [heck] out of them.” A day after making the remarks, Jones said he meant no harm by his comments, but he still stood by his words. Jones' comments were being reviewed by Major League Baseball on Wednesday, an MLB spokesperson told The Baltimore Sun. “My comments weren't malicious or anything like that,” Jones said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2013
While gathering reactions from former Orioles players on the death of Paul Blair, Orioles Hall of Famer Jim Palmer shared an interesting story with me. Palmer was quick to say how much Blair, who died Thursday at the age of 69, deserved a great deal of credit for the Orioles' success during the 1960s and '70s. He was especially important to Palmer, who said he wouldn't have been a Hall of Famer and wouldn't have won three Cy Young Awards without Blair patrolling center field.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2013
When Hall of Famer Frank Robinson joined the Orioles in 1966, he was surprised by the youth the club had in key areas, including then-22-year-old center fielder Paul Blair who would play to Robinson's right for most of the next six seasons. Blair was coming off his first 100-plus-game season in the majors when the 30-year-old Robinson was acquired to man right field. “I didn't know how many years [Paul] had been there, I just had heard we had a [young] center fielder, a rookie second baseman [Davey Johnson]
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2013
Few players could maneuver their way around center field at old Memorial Stadium like former Orioles outfielder Paul Blair. The eight Gold Gloves that Blair - who died on Thursday at the age of 69 - won during his time with the great Orioles teams of the 1960s and 1970s are a testament to that, but his former teammates remembered him Friday not only as an exceptional defender but also as a cherished teammate with a loquacious personality. In an era before web gems and defensive highlights aired on television, Blair was a showman and center field was his stage.
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By Mike Klingaman, Baltimore Sun | December 26, 2013
Three days before Christmas, Paul Blair felt the pain. It was as if he'd hit the fence, chest first, while chasing a fly ball. Rushed to Howard County General Hospital, Blair, the former Orioles' outfielder, learned he had suffered a heart attack. “Doctors said that my main (coronary) artery was 98 percent blocked,” said Blair, 66, of Woodstock. “If it had closed up, they said I could have cancelled Christmas.” Instead, surgeons inserted a stent in the artery and prescribed four months of physical therapy for Blair, who expects to complete it this week.
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August 23, 1991
TC Twenty-two baseball games remain to be played at Memorial Stadium in this so-called "season to remember," but at least one souvenir hunter has already begun demolition of the old ball yard -- swiping a piece of the center field fence as an apparent keepsake.Although the stadium is guarded by Baltimore police officers around the clock, they said someone managed to climb the chain-link fence on the north side and cut out a piece of the vinyl-covered rubber padding on the center field barrier -- probably between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2013
It's not the bubble-gum chewing - let's get that out of the way first. He's been chewing gum and blowing bubbles during games since he was a little kid. And it's not his hot-dogging style. Adam Jones has always played center field with a certain flair and showmanship, and that was good enough to win two Gold Gloves. But he's definitely struggling in the outfield. And at times, such as last night's 8-3 Orioles loss to the Mariners, it can be painful to watch - especially when you think about all the great plays he's made for this team over the past five years.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2013
PHOENIX -- A day after posting a tweet saying a banana was thrown toward him during Sunday's game in San Francisco, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones tried to move on from the incident. In the bottom of the ninth inning of the Orioles' 10-2 win over the Giants at AT&T Park, Jones said a banana was on the ground in center field near him. Witnesses said Jones calmly picked up the banana and laid it over the center field fence. Monday, Jones wouldn't specifically say he thought the act was racially motivated - there have been incidents at sporting events where bananas were thrown at black athletes on the field, which is considered a racist act, particularly in European soccer matches - but he said there was no place in the game for it. “I'm one of the nicest guys out there,” Jones said as the Orioles prepared to play the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2013
Orioles manager Buck Showalter is continuing to give some of his key players days off from playing in the field. Tonight, it is Adam Jones, who will be the Orioles' designated hitter against the Astros. Nate McLouth will make his first start of the season in center field, and L.J. Hoes will start in left field. On Tuesday, Showalter placed first baseman Chris Davis at designated hitter and gave Ryan Flaherty a start at first. On Sunday, catcher Matt Wieters was the DH and Showalter gave backup Taylor Teagarden the start behind the plate.
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