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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2012
After committing two errors Thursday, the Orioles went into Friday's game in Anaheim with 74 errors this season, most in the majors. The Orioles are on pace to total 146 errors this season, which would tie them for the third highest total in club history (1959). Only the 1955 (167) and 1954 teams (147) committed more. Those were the Orioles first two seasons in Baltimore after moving from St. Louis. Around the horn Right fielder Nick Markakis will begin a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday playing for Double-A Bowie.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
TORONTO - Much bigger goals lie ahead for the Orioles, and their final regular-season series here is less about winning games than about fine-tuning for the postseason. Still, the Orioles don't want to trudge to the postseason. Following their 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre on Saturday, the Orioles have lost three consecutive games for the first time since being swept at Wrigley Field five weeks ago, and for just the second time since the All-Star break. The loss also ensured that the Orioles will finish the regular season with just their third road series loss since the break.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2012
As criticism of Baltimore's speed camera system mounted for a second day Monday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she would not tolerate a single erroneous ticket issued by the cameras under her administration. "We need to make sure we're administering the program accurately across the board," Rawlings-Blake said. "We're looking for a zero-error program. " State and city lawmakers pushed for more oversight of the camera program Monday after an investigation by The Baltimore Sun found that the $40 citations issued to motorists can be inaccurate and the process unfair.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
TORONTO -- Even though Orioles third basemen entered the final regular-season series having committed five errors over the past seven games, manager Buck Showalter isn't concerned about the position heading into the postseason. Defense has been one of the keys to the Orioles' success over the past three seasons. But since they lost American League Platinum Glove winner Manny Machado for the season following right-knee surgery in August, the club has struggled to find a steady replacement.
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February 25, 2013
After reading your recent article on efforts to reduce errors on disability claims by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, I find it sad but also somewhat amusing that Sen. Barbara Mikulski is making such a fuss about bringing better care to veterans in Baltimore ("The battle for Baltimore," Feb. 20). Senator Mikulski has been a career politician for more than 40 years, and she is now one of the most powerful members of Congress because of her seniority. Where was she all the time the VA was experiencing its nightmarish performance problems?
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May 22, 2012
A recent article about two former Department of Public Works meter readers did not accurately reflect the proactive steps taken by DPW to reduce water meter billing errors ("City official: Lazy workers faked water meter readings," May 15). The agency's new quality control processes were instrumental in identifying, addressing and resolving the issue by removing the two employees from government service before the reporters' inquiry. The truth is that when a pattern of errors emerged in December of 2011, the former employees were confronted, and they were quickly removed.
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By Scott Calvert and Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2013
When Baltimore Finance Director Harry E. Black revealed Wednesday that the city could not legally recoup more than $1.5 million in erroneous tax breaks from commercial property owners, he promised to provide the legal analysis on which he based the decision. He then blocked the release of a 12-page opinion by city lawyers laying out the rationale . The opinion could explain why the city does not think it can rebill property owners to recover excessive tax discounts granted for historic rehabs, even as it has charged many homeowners back taxes for a different kind of discount rife with problems - the homestead tax credit.
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By Matt Vensel | July 6, 2011
Eighty-three games into the 2011 season, Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds has hit 20 home runs and committed 20 errors, the most in baseball. The Orioles didn’t acquire Reynolds for his glove, but if not for his 13 home runs since June 1, his adventures in fielding would be scrutinized much more than they have been. "That part of my game has been frustrating," Reynolds said after committing error No. 20 in Monday’s loss to the Rangers . "I know it's frustrating a lot of fans, and frustrating [Orioles manager]
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By Todd Karpovich, For The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2013
After top-ranked Calvert Hall suffered its first league loss earlier in the week with several uncharacteristic errors, coach Lou Eckerl held a rare team meeting, urging his players to not only refocus but to stop putting so much pressure on themselves as the area's top-ranked team. The message resonated as host Calvert Hall bounced back Thursday with 7-0 victory over No. 6 Loyola. This time, it was the Cardinals who took advantage of several miscues and pitcher Ben Deaver pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings.
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January 22, 2014
I was amazed by The Sun's story on Sunday about the wrong phone number on the state's health care website ( "Latest glitch on health exchange," Jan. 19). Not that mistakes on websites don't occur - we're all human - but that this one has yet to be fixed, many days after it was reported. I manage the websites of several non-profits and take care of ordinary mistakes like that in 10 minutes. Even in the federal government, where I used to develop web content, typos on web pages were routinely fixed within a day. Is nobody minding the store at the Maryland health exchange?
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By Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
The Maryland Republican Party admitted Wednesday that it used a trademarked logo of the Baltimore Ravens to raise funds without seeking the team's permission. The party's executive director said it had been an error on his part. The unauthorized use of the purple-and-black logo and Ravens shield came as the party publicized a fundraiser at a private home in Edgewater. In emails, on Facebook and on the party Web page, the state GOP used the logo to invite people to "an afternoon of Ravens football and Republican Party politics" during Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Howard County police say their speed camera vendor has corrected a year's worth of inaccurate data the company submitted about the cameras there.  In a letter submitted to the County Council this week, Chief Gary Gardner reported that Xerox State & Local Solutions had resolved its data issues to the police department's satisfaction. "Xerox has resubmitted the report to the police department after manually checking the data points and it now includes all of the original, complete information," Gardner wrote.
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August 5, 2014
Letter writer Mark Campbell recently referred to improper Earned Income Tax Credit payments as "fraud" ( "Want to expand the EITC? Cut fraud first," July 30). While there's no arguing that the number of such payments is alarmingly high, most are made in genuine error rather than as a result of deliberate fraud. The EITC phases in and out at varying income levels, and also varies depending on marital status and number of children as well. That can cause confusion about who is eligible and how big a credit they can claim.
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July 30, 2014
The state set a goal to reduce hospital errors "by 30 percent in the next 5 years," but regulators acknowledge the number of errors reported is inaccurate ( "Maryland hospitals aren't reporting all errors and complications, experts say," July 27). How can you can reduce something by 30 percent when "something" (i.e., hospital errors) cannot be determined? The paramount rule in establishing strategic goals is that they must be measurable. This goal is not. Terry Callanan - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
Other people's typographical errors are always more amusing than one's own.  The mechanism is simple. An instant's distraction, the wrong neuron fires, and the mind, knowing what it intended  to write, slides over the error without recognizing it.  One makes them. Everyone makes them. This is why (How often must I tell you this before it sinks in?) I ought to have a copy editor. You ought to have a copy editor. Everyone ought to have a copy editor.  The endless fertility of typographical errors makes possible a book, Just My Typo (Three Rivers Press, 181 pages, $11.99)
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
Before Monday's game against the Texas Rangers, Orioles slugger Chris Davis joked that it might take years until he was completely comfortable playing third base. But the club's regular first baseman, manning the other side of the infield because of Manny Machado's suspension, didn't look too out of place in the Orioles' 7-1 win over the Rangers. Starting at the position for the first time since 2011, Davis recorded four assists, receiving loud ovations for each one from the announced 15,252 at Camden Yards.
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By Jamison Hensley and Sun reporter | October 22, 2007
If the penalties, misplayed returns and overall lack of focus didn't get the players' attention, Ravens coach Brian Billick certainly did after the game, yelling more loudly than most can ever remember in the locker room. The message, as a few players recounted: It's easy to point fingers at times like these, but be men and take accountability. The translation: The Ravens' season is teetering on the brink of disaster. Whether it was overlooking the downtrodden Buffalo Bills or looking ahead to the bye, the Ravens watched their playoff hopes take a major hit in a 19-14 loss before an announced 70,727 at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2014
Chris Tillman battled through the early innings of his outing Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays. In his mind, he wasn't carrying his best stuff, so he huddled with catcher Matt Wieters between innings to figure out how to maneuver through a dangerous Toronto lineup. The results were worthy of a win. Tillman held Toronto to two unearned runs and three hits over eight innings. But despite another spectacular start, Tillman was a tough-luck loser in the Orioles' 2-0 loss because of some rare fielding miscues behind him. An Orioles team that committed the fewest errors (54)
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June 26, 2014
The back-and-forth between the campaigns of Republican Larry Hogan and Democrat Anthony Brown on Wednesday provided a good preview, just hours after the polls closed in the primary, of what the race for governor is going to be like. Mr. Hogan released a quickly produced, web-only ad attacking Mr. Brown as incompetent and blaming him for the tax hikes and rise in unemployment that occurred during his eight years as lieutenant governor. And the Democrats and Mr. Brown's campaign quickly responded by trying to make the conversation about something else.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
City officials want to hire their own assessors to determine the size of historic tax credits in response to errors blamed on the state that left some property owners with wildly inaccurate bills. The proposal is the latest step by the Rawlings-Blake administration to resolve problems in the calculation of the tax credits for improvement to historic properties. The calculations were sometimes wrong, and some property owners wound up owing thousands of dollars more in taxes than they anticipated.
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