February 13, 2013
Eleven pitchers threw their first bullpen sessions Wednesday, and Buck Showalter liked his first impression of left-hander T.J. McFarland, the team's Rule 5 pick in December. “He was impressive today,” Showalter said. “It's kind of nice. You see so much tape of these guys coming in and you read so many reports, and to be able to actually see them live, it's always a different look. Quickly, you can see why he's had success, the deception he has in his delivery. McFarland was maybe a guy who caught my eye today.” McFarland, who was 16-8 with a 4.03 ERA in 27 starts with the Cleveland Indians' Triple-A and Double-A affiliates last season, is a career starting pitcher, and the Orioles intend on him competing for a rotation spot.
October 11, 2000
In 1811, the first steam-powered ferryboat, the Juliana, was put into operation between New York City and Hoboken, N.J. In 1942, the World War II Battle of Cape Esperance began in the Solomons, resulting in an American victory over the Japanese. In 1962, Pope John XXIII convened the first session of the Roman Catholic Churchs 21st Ecumenical Council, also known as Vatican II. In 1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, was launched with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Fulton Eisele and R. Walter Cunningham aboard.
July 30, 1998
TANEYTOWN will be the site of this year's Carroll County National Night Out Against Crime event Tuesday.Col. David B. Mitchell, Maryland State Police superintendent, will join Taneytown Police Chief Mel Diggs and Lt. Leonard Armstrong of the Westminster State Police barracks at the event.Activities begin at 6: 30 p.m. with a gathering at the Taneytown Bank & Trust headquarters at Baltimore Street and Trevanion Road. A parade will begin at 7 p.m. and travel to Memorial Park, which will be the site of a free picnic and brief comments by dignitaries.
June 1, 2014
HOUSTON -- Catcher Matt Wieters' second light throwing session was successful, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. It was much like his first session on Friday, when he made 25 throws from about 75 feet while playing catch with bench coach John Russell. The Orioles are optimistic that Wieters, who is on the disabled list with right elbow discomfort, can return this season and avoid surgery, but Showalter said, even in the best-case scenario, he wouldn't expect Wieters to return within the next two weeks.
August 27, 2012
Baltimore County will hold sessions next week for Sparrows Point workers and others affected by the steel mill owner's bankruptcy. The workshops will offer resources for the laid-off workers, particularly information about federal aid for retraining and other benefits available to them through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program. State and local agencies will have staff on hand to answer questions. The sessions will run from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 4 and 6 at the training conference center just inside the Sparrows Point complex.
January 10, 1995
When nearly 44 percent of its members are newcomers, predicting what will happen is extraordinarily difficult. That's the case with the 1995 General Assembly, which begins its 90-day session in the State House tomorrow. With so many freshmen lawmakers, the tenor and direction of the legislature are wrapped in mystery.The size of the incoming class of legislators is unmatched in modern times. Will that mean revolutionary changes, or extreme caution in taking controversial action?It will be different, though.