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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2013
No one wants to be a downer when writing about opening day especially when the Orioles pull off a comeback victory like they did Friday over the Minnesota Twins by a score of 9-5. But  MASN's telecast of the home opener featuring Gary Thorne, Jim Palmer and Mike Bordick was nowhere near worthy of the play on the field by the Orioles. Someone needs to tell the boys in the booth it's the Orioles who made the playoffs last year - not them - and it's time for them to raise their games.
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By Juan C. Rodriguez, Tribune Newspapers | January 26, 2013
During his 17-year managerial career with the Orioles, Earl Weaver crafted 1,480 winning batting orders. Arguably none was as impressive as the lineup that honored him Saturday. A star-studded collection of players, team representatives, and baseball dignitaries joined Weaver's family and friends during a stirring 90-minute memorial service. A week after Weaver, 82, passed away on a baseball-themed cruise, he received a tribute that encapsulated him not just as a feisty Hall of Fame manager, but a loyal friend and family patriarch.
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By Dan Connolly | January 23, 2013
Earl Weaver, the former Orioles Hall of Fame manager who died Friday night, left those around him with such great memories and stories, that it was hard to get them all in for the one story I did Sunday. So here are some of the leftovers. My most personal one came last year in Sarasota during spring training. Weaver was at the Ed Smith complex to talk Buck Showalter and his coaches. He was sitting in the lobby near the clubhouse, waiting by himself. So I went up to chat with him. I had interviewed Weaver several times before.
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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2013
Earl Weaver was a reporter's dream-come-true. If you were a young columnist covering the Orioles in the early 80s, as I was for the old Evening Sun, you couldn't ask to be around a more colorful manager. You almost didn't have to talk to any of the players on those great Orioles' teams. Weaver would fill your notebook all by himself. With Weaver, baseball meant show-time and the ballpark was his theater. His hat-spinning, spittle-flying confrontations with umpires were legendary, some of the funniest bits of vaudeville I've ever seen in the game.
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Peter Schmuck | January 19, 2013
For all the years that they did battle in the clubhouse or the sports pages or on the dais of some charity roast, Jim Palmer knew how Earl Weaver really felt about him. That's why he had to hold back tears Saturday when he related his favorite memory of the Earl of Baltimore - a memory made more poignant because it also involved his late teammate Mike Flanagan. It was way back, on one of those balmy spring training days in Miami, when the Orioles were always one of the best teams in baseball and Palmer was their pitching ace. Flanagan, still figuring things out in his early 20s, was sitting on the bench next to Weaver.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2013
One of the perks of covering the Orioles is that we have easy access to Jim Palmer, a Hall of Fame pitcher who, unlike some other great players, has no problem speaking his mind. I talked to Palmer on Wednesday after he deplaned in Southern California - he will be presented with the Professional Baseball Scouts' Foundation's lifetime achievement award on Saturday in Los Angeles - about the Baseball Writers' of America Association failing to induct anyone into this year's Hall of Fame class, including Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.
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Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2012
Lee MacPhail, a Hall of Fame baseball executive who served as Orioles general manager from 1959 to 1965, died Thursday evening at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 95. Mr. MacPhail, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1998, represented the middle of a four-generation baseball dynasty. His father, Larry, was also a Hall of Fame executive. His son, Andy, became the Orioles' top baseball executive from 2007 to 2011 after serving in similar roles for the Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2012
Lee MacPhail, a Hall of Fame baseball executive who served as the Orioles' general manager from 1959 to 1965, died Thursday evening at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 95. Mr. MacPhail, who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1998, represented the middle of a four-generation baseball dynasty. His father, Larry, was also a Hall of Fame executive. His son Andy became the Orioles' top baseball executive from 2007 to 2011 after serving in similar roles for the Minnesota Twins and Chicago Cubs.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | October 21, 2012
Forty-one years. Until now, that's how long it had been since Baltimore's baseball and football teams thrilled fans by making their respective playoffs in the same year. In January, the Ravens played New England for the AFC championship, and lost to the Patriots. Earlier this month, the Orioles advanced to the American League Division Series, bowing to the New York Yankees. For the first time in decades, Baltimoreans can wear the colors of two teams with equal pride. Orange one day, purple the next.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2012
We all know singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Joan Jett loves Rock and Roll; she's proclaimed that plenty of times since her breakout hit in 1982. She also has proclaimed her love for the Orioles for years. It's hard to forget when she donned an Orioles “Jett” jersey in the front row at Yankee Stadium in the 1980s. Well, now the 54-year-old rocker who grew up in Rockville - yes, very appropriate - wanted this generation of Orioles to know how much she's enjoying their resurgence.
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