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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young wants to celebrate the life and career of baseball All-Star and longtime Orioles center fielder Paul Blair with a resolution that was introduced at Monday's City Council meeting. The resolution honors Blair, who played 13 seasons with the Orioles from 1964 to 1976, in advance of a ceremony to mark his contributions to the team and to Baltimore at the Orioles' game Friday. He is considered one of the greatest defensive center fielders in all of baseball.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones admitted before Saturday's Game 2 of the American League Championship Series that he might need to be a little more patient at the plate for his team to get back into the series against the Kansas City Royals. Jones doesn't make any apologies for his aggressiveness at the plate, but he noted that the playoffs offer a different game, inherently smaller strike zones and more opportunity for batters to wait on their pitch to hit. And Jones has struggled in the postseason, entering the day just 5-for-42 with 11 strikeouts in 10 career playoff games.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2013
While vacationing in Paris, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones and his longtime girlfriend, Audie Fugett, have gotten engaged. Fugett announced the engagement on her Instagram account (ais4audie22) , flashing a diamond ring on her left hand and writing, "We're engaged!!!!! So excited to spend the rest of my life with my best friend!" Minutes later, Jones tweeted that he "couldn't be happier right now. " The Baltimore-born Fugett is the daughter of former NFL player and local businessman Jean Fugett.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
Now that the Orioles have clinched the American League East title, the regular season is all over but the roster shuffling. The Orioles headed into Wednesday night trailing the Los Angeles Angels by three games for the top seed in the AL while leading the Detroit Tigers by seven games for the third seed. It puts the Orioles into a bit of a baseball limbo: Do they try to catch the Angels and not give their regulars as much rest over the next 11 games, or do they forget about trying to get home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, be happy with the No. 2 seed and try to spell their regulars?
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
Even though center fielder Adam Jones said he believes the Orioles already have the pieces to be competitive in the American League East in 2014, he won't hesitate to knock on starting pitcher A.J. Burnett's door in Monkton bearing gifts if it means the free agent lands in Baltimore this season. "I will reach out to anybody if need be," Jones said Thursday at "Babe's Birthday Bash," where he was awarded with the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation Community Service Award. "I know Burnett lives somewhere close to me. I'll go to his house.
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By Alejandro Zúñiga and The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2014
With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning Saturday, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones forced the Toronto Blue Jays into a rushed throw and an error by racing down the first base line to beat out a ground ball. Then, the real fun began. When Jones turned to second base, he came face-to-face with first base umpire Hunter Wendelstedt. Jones put both arms out, tried to dodge the umpire and began to sprint down the baseline, but in the process Wendelstedt toppled backward and thudded into the infield dirt.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2013
Adam Jones likes playing in Toronto. The Orioles center fielder launched a moonshot that hit off the bottom railing of the third deck of the Rogers Centre in the seventh inning of the Orioles' 6-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon. Jones, who now has nine homers this season, has homered in each of the first three games of the series here in Toronto. Saturday's blast was his eighth homer at the Rogers Centre since the beginning of the 2012 season, most of any opposing player in that span.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2014
NEW YORK -- As two fans who ran onto to the field interrupting Tuesday's Orioles game against the New York Yankees were escorted off through the outfield fence at Yankee Stadium, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones had some choice words for them. And after the game, Jones was just as vocal in expressing his disdain for fans who run onto the field, saying that they should be subject to harsher penalties. “I think it's idiotic for people to run on the field, and I think the punishment needs to be a lot harsher, and they should let us have a shot to kick them with our metal spikes on because it's stupid,” Jones said.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The Orioles' best slugger won't participate in this year's Home Run Derby, but the club still will be represented at the event. Designated hitter Nelson Cruz, who entered Tuesday leading the major leagues with 28 home runs, declined an invitation from American League captain Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays. But center fielder Adam Jones didn't turn down the opportunity to hit in the annual event, which will be held Monday at Target Field in Minneapolis. “I said, 'What do you want to do?
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By Joe Strauss | May 22, 2001
The Orioles, at least two months removed from Luis Matos' return from shoulder surgery and increasingly resigned to Eugene Kingsale's status as an eternal prospect, have shown interest in reacquiring center fielder Damon Buford, who cleared waivers yesterday after being released by the Chicago Cubs last Wednesday. Buford, 30, was hitting .176 with three home runs and eight RBIs after opening the season as the Cubs' starting center fielder. A season-opening 3-for-44 slump made Buford expendable, though he later hit safely in seven of eight games.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young wants to celebrate the life and career of baseball All-Star and longtime Orioles center fielder Paul Blair with a resolution that was introduced at Monday's City Council meeting. The resolution honors Blair, who played 13 seasons with the Orioles from 1964 to 1976, in advance of a ceremony to mark his contributions to the team and to Baltimore at the Orioles' game Friday. He is considered one of the greatest defensive center fielders in all of baseball.
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By Jon Meoli and Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones caused a bit of a stir Thursday during the pregame Social Media Night event at Camden Yards by behaving in a way that wasn't particularly sociable. The star outfielder irked some fans in attendance with short responses during the question-and-answer session, and he earned especially negative attention for saying his favorite place in Baltimore was the airport so he could fly home. After the game, Jones said he was joking, adding that he likes the airport because it's where he picks up his friends and family who come to visit and support him. “I guess my shtick wasn't appreciated at the time,” Jones said.
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By Cody Goodwin and The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones sent the first pitch he saw Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Angels over the center-field wall in the first inning for a two-run home run. It was Jones' 21st home run of the season -- 11 of which have come in the first inning, the most in the major leagues. It's also the most by an Orioles player since Brady Anderson hit 13 in 1996. “Cool,” Jones said. “That's my only answer to it. ... I just play the game.” Jones also hit a first-inning homer Tuesday night off the Angels' Jered Weaver to tie the game at 1. The Orioles ultimately won that game, 7-6, in 12 innings.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Orioles center fielder Adam Jones wasn't worried at all that participating in the All-Star Game Home Run Derby would mess with his swing in the second half of the season. Jones said he seldom deviates from his swing-from-the-heels power stroke. And while he didn't win the Home Run Derby, he has put on quite a power display for the Orioles since returning for the start of the second half. In Monday night's series opener against the Los Angeles Angels, Jones hit a pair of two-run homers off rookie right-hander Matt Shoemaker for his fifth career multihomer game, providing the Orioles with all the offense they needed in a 4-2 victory in front of an announced 39,028 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
On Tuesday, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association named center fielder Adam Jones as the Orioles' recipient of the 2014 Heart and Hustle Award. The honor values athletes who “demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game” and is the only big league award voted on by former players. Jones, along with the 29 winners from the other clubs, was selected for his work ethic and passion for baseball. “He represents all the best qualities of a teammate and competitor,” Brooks Robinson, Orioles Hall of Fame third baseman and Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association president, said in a statement.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Writing another piece about Orioles center fielder Adam Jones as he prepares to play in tonight's All-Star Game could have been a real challenge. After all, we have written about the man hundreds of times in his career with the Orioles. But I must admit, I find him pretty fascinating. When Jones wants to be, he is one of the more thoughtful and introspective players I have covered. (When he doesn't want to be, it's best to leave him alone and catch him on another day). Jones also gets the importance of connecting with fans.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2002
The Orioles' outfield situation became more clouded over the weekend, when projected center fielder Melvin Mora suffered a broken finger in a winter league game in Venezuela. Mora fractured his left ring finger during a collision at second base and will be in a cast for the next four weeks. The injury was evaluated yesterday in Baltimore by Orioles orthopedist Dr. Charles Silberstein, who estimated that Mora could resume baseball activities about the time the Orioles open full-squad workouts in late February.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | August 13, 1992
TORONTO -- Move over Pat Tabler, a successor for yourspecialty act has been found.When the bases become loaded, so does the bat of Mike Devereaux. The Orioles' center fielder has a long way to go to match Tabler's career numbers, but his performance this year in bases-loaded situations borders on the incredible.Tabler, who did most of his damage with the Cleveland Indians but now is a utility player for the Toronto Blue Jays, has a career average of .489 when batting with the bases loaded.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The Orioles' best slugger won't participate in this year's Home Run Derby, but the club still will be represented at the event. Designated hitter Nelson Cruz, who entered Tuesday leading the major leagues with 28 home runs, declined an invitation from American League captain Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays. But center fielder Adam Jones didn't turn down the opportunity to hit in the annual event, which will be held Monday at Target Field in Minneapolis. “I said, 'What do you want to do?
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
A fast-rising Adam Jones was fifth in the outfield balloting for the American League when results were last released Monday, and MLB tweeted today that he's been gaining on Toronto's Melky Cabrera and Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes, both of whom were ahead of him and one of whom will likely occupy a third starting spot with Angels' Mike Trout and Blue Jays' Jose Bautista. Whether the three-time All-Star will get his fourth nod in the Midsummer Classic - let alone start in it - has dominated the local discourse for days.
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