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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2014
The Orioles clinching a division title had been inevitable for weeks. But for fans who'd waited 17 years to reclaim bragging rights in the American League East, witnessing the actual moment at Camden Yards Tuesday night seemed essential. A sweet moment it was, with orange and white confetti raining from the upper deck as the Orioles formed an exultant mob on the field after beating the Toronto Blue Jays, 8-2, to seize their first divisional title since 1997. “This was awesome.
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Dick Hall can put his mind at rest. The Orioles are division champions. "I've been counting down, like everyone else," said Hall, 83, a reliever on Baltimore's World Series champs of 1966 and 1970. Back then, he would compute pitchers' earned run averages in his head in the bullpen. "But this was a lot easier," said Hall, a retired accountant. "And more fun. " When the Orioles clinched the American League East title Tuesday night, the victory struck a chord with alumni who've gone this route before.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
All the postseason math - all the talk of magic numbers and scoreboard watching - is now a thing of the past. Just one win now separates the Orioles and their first American League East division title since 1997. Opening up their three-game series with the second-place Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night at Camden Yards, the Orioles' path to the postseason was simple: Win two of the games and punch a ticket to the playoffs. And the Orioles took one humongous step Monday toward winning the division with their 5-2 win over Toronto, giving the club an opportunity to clinch a division title with a win Tuesday.
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September 17, 2014
Not long ago, it was suggested by more than one sportswriter that the Baltimore Orioles would never again win the American League East. Not merely because they were bad (although during the post-1997 cellar-dwelling years, they certainly were) but because the checkbook-advantaged franchises in New York and Boston had too great an advantage in the age of free agency. So that raucous celebration by players and fans alike Tuesday evening at Camden Yards after the Orioles clinched the division with an 8-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays was understandable and well-deserved.
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Peter Schmuck | September 13, 2014
While the Orioles deal with the reality that slugger Chris Davis cannot come back this year unless they get past the divisional round of the playoffs, it might be time for Orioles fans to deal with the possibility that he won't be coming back at all. Davis is still under club control for one more season, but even before he was suspended for 25 games for a second violation of baseball's amphetamine policy, you had to wonder whether he would start...
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September 28, 2012
Congratulations to Maria and Matt Wieters on the birth of their new son, Maverick Luther, who arrived very early on Friday morning. It is customary in this day and age for a player to take a day or two off to be with his wife and new baby, so backup catcher Taylor Teagarden is in the lineup for tonight's series opener against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards. Wieters is expected to be back in the lineup for tomorrow's game. Wieters has been the hardest-working catcher in the American League this year, so getting two consecutive days off (with the offday Thursday)
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2012
Matt Wieters  and his wife, Maria, had their first child, a boy, this morning at 5:11. Maverick Luther Wieters was 8 pounds, 2 ounces. He cries from both sides of the crib. No word on how long Wieters will be away from the team - he can go on paternity leave for a few days - but knowing Matt it won't be long. Wieters' mom and dad were in town this week and on Wednesday I joked with his dad about what he was more excited about -- the pending birth of his grandson or the Orioles in a pennant race.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
When Nelson Cruz was first introduced as an Oriole at a February news conference in Sarasota, Fla., eight of his new teammates attended to show support. It meant the world to Cruz, who was coming off a 2013 season in which he was suspended 50 games for his involvement in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing-drug scandal. One of those eight was Chris Davis, the club's 2013 Most Valuable Oriole and an outspoken opponent of PED users. Seven months later, Davis has been suspended 25 games for testing positive for the amphetamine Adderall.
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Peter Schmuck | September 16, 2014
It's almost hard to get your arms around. Three years ago, the Orioles were a divisional doormat with a 14-year losing streak and a frustrated fan base that didn't know if the franchise would ever figure out which way was up. Six months ago, they were a projected third-place team - at best - with a one-dimensional offense and a questionable pitching staff. Today, they are American League East champions and they are headed for the postseason with a chance to reach the World Series for the first time since 1983.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2013
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters says if there have been contract extension talks between the Orioles and his agent, Scott Boras, he doesn't know about them. And he won't unless Boras thinks things are getting close. “I told Scott that I am leaving that in the hands of my agent and right now I am focused on playing this year,” Wieters said. “And I told him to make me aware if it comes down to making a decision. Then I'll ask Scott's advice and go from there. But right now I am just focused on playing baseball and I'm going to let any negotiations stay behind the scenes.” CBSSports.com reported Wednesday that the Orioles have reached out to Boras about a Wieters' extension, which is at least five years in length.
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Peter Schmuck | September 16, 2014
It's almost hard to get your arms around. Three years ago, the Orioles were a divisional doormat with a 14-year losing streak and a frustrated fan base that didn't know if the franchise would ever figure out which way was up. Six months ago, they were a projected third-place team - at best - with a one-dimensional offense and a questionable pitching staff. Today, they are American League East champions and they are headed for the postseason with a chance to reach the World Series for the first time since 1983.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2014
The Orioles clinching a division title had been inevitable for weeks. But for fans who'd waited 17 years to reclaim bragging rights in the American League East, witnessing the actual moment at Camden Yards Tuesday night seemed essential. A sweet moment it was, with orange and white confetti raining from the upper deck as the Orioles formed an exultant mob on the field after beating the Toronto Blue Jays, 8-2, to seize their first divisional title since 1997. “This was awesome.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2014
Somehow, some way, the Orioles are the 2014 American League East champions. With the embattled Ubaldo Jimenez going five innings for the victory and scrap-heap addition Jimmy Paredes hitting a solo homer and cut-and-re-signed first baseman Steve Pearce smashing a three-run blast, the Orioles won Tuesday night's clincher, 8-2, over the Toronto Blue Jays the way they've done it all year. Power, good pitching and a pass-the-baton offense - which included a three-run triple by scorching newcomer Alejandro De Aza in the seventh to put the game and title out of reach.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
All the postseason math - all the talk of magic numbers and scoreboard watching - is now a thing of the past. Just one win now separates the Orioles and their first American League East division title since 1997. Opening up their three-game series with the second-place Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night at Camden Yards, the Orioles' path to the postseason was simple: Win two of the games and punch a ticket to the playoffs. And the Orioles took one humongous step Monday toward winning the division with their 5-2 win over Toronto, giving the club an opportunity to clinch a division title with a win Tuesday.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Kelly Johnson has worn an Orioles uniform for just two weeks, but he already owns his own little part of Oriole Magic. Derek Jeter, who was Johnson's teammate for most of this season with the New York Yankees, was the main attraction this weekend in his final regular-season visit to Camden Yards. As has been the case in Jeter's other final stops this season, the Orioles pretty much rolled out the orange carpet for him, giving him a U.S. Navy captain's hat, a bushel of steamed crabs, an oversized crab mallet, a custom-made cake and a $10,000 donation in his name to the Miracle League of Manasota (Fla.)
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Peter Schmuck | September 13, 2014
While the Orioles deal with the reality that slugger Chris Davis cannot come back this year unless they get past the divisional round of the playoffs, it might be time for Orioles fans to deal with the possibility that he won't be coming back at all. Davis is still under club control for one more season, but even before he was suspended for 25 games for a second violation of baseball's amphetamine policy, you had to wonder whether he would start...
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2012
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who was away from the team yesterday for the birth of his first child, Maverick Luther, is back with the team. He's in the starting lineup, batting cleanup and catching. Also back is Lew Ford, who had been dealing with a hip injury since Sunday. He will be the team's DH. Here's the Orioles lineup versus the Red Sox on Saturday: McLouth 7, Hardy 6, Jones 8, Wieters 2, Davis 3, Reynolds 3, Machado 5, Ford dh, Andino 4, Steve Johnson 1.
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By Matt Vensel | March 2, 2011
My post on Baseball Prospectus labeling Orioles catcher Matt Wieters as one of the " most disappointing prospects of all time " was on fire yesterday and continued to simmer today. Most of you vehemently disagreed with those highly-regarded statheads making that assessment before Wieters' 25th birthday , though a few folks didn't think it was too premature. I haven't once thought about giving up on Wieters. Of course, he needs some work at the plate; He's 24 and hasn't even played two full major-league seasons.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
When Nelson Cruz was first introduced as an Oriole at a February news conference in Sarasota, Fla., eight of his new teammates attended to show support. It meant the world to Cruz, who was coming off a 2013 season in which he was suspended 50 games for his involvement in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing-drug scandal. One of those eight was Chris Davis, the club's 2013 Most Valuable Oriole and an outspoken opponent of PED users. Seven months later, Davis has been suspended 25 games for testing positive for the amphetamine Adderall.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
With the Orioles closing in on their first division title in 17 years, the resilient ballclub found out Friday its pennant run would not include slugging first baseman Chris Davis, who Major League Baseball suspended 25 games for a drug policy violation. "I can't speak for everybody, but I'm sure guys are disappointed to lose such a big part of our team like that at this time of year," said Orioles pitcher Darren O'Day, who was Davis' teammate for three seasons with the Texas Rangers before both came to the Orioles.
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