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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN REPORTER | July 23, 2008
Die-hard Orioles fans could have been forgiven for feeling tinges of panic when Mike Flanagan hobbled off the mound on May 17, 1983. With Jim Palmer already on the shelf and Dennis Martinez unable to find any consistency, Flanagan's twisted knee made him the third mangled piece of the club's projected pitching puzzle. Flanagan's injury occurred in the first half of a doubleheader against the slugging Chicago White Sox. Set to take the mound in Game 2 was a lithe Iowan named Mike Boddicker, who had come to Baltimore for brief stretches of the previous three seasons.
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
Mike Boddicker has a World Series ring from the Orioles, whom the right-hander helped win it all in 1983. On Friday, however, he'll wear a Kansas City Royals T-shirt to watch the start of the American League Championship Series. "I bleed Royals blue," Boddicker said by phone from his home in Overland Park, Kan., 20 minutes from Kauffman Stadium. "This city has gone nuts. We've waited 29 years for a playoff team. These people have been so loyal for so long; I'll root for the city because it deserves this.
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By Brad Snyder and Brad Snyder,Sun Staff Writer | July 2, 1995
It didn't matter if it were cards, pingpong, tape ball or clubhouse wrestling, Cal Ripken liked to win. So did the handful of holdovers from the team's glory years - Eddie Murray, Mike Flanagan, Scott McGregor, Mike Boddicker and Tippy Martinez. As long as they had been playing baseball, they were winners.2 * Leads Orioles in eight offensive categories.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2010
When asked during his pre-game media conference about the importance of David Hernandez's start against the Washington Nationals on Friday, Orioles manager Dave Trembley offered four words. "It speaks for itself." Trembley wouldn't specifically say that Hernandez needed to pitch well to keep his rotation spot and hold off Triple-A Norfolk starters Chris Tillman and Jake Arrieta. But the implication was made. What Trembley and the Orioles witnessed in their 5-3 win over the Nationals was the best and worst of the 25-year-old right-hander.
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May 13, 2007
Poll results Last week, we asked you to pick a cause for the Orioles' recent struggles. You decided the fault mainly resides in the team's bats. The results: Clutch-hitting difficulties, 39.6 percent (639 votes) The starters' inability to pitch deep, 24.7 (398) Mental mistakes and lack of intensity, 19.0 (307) Sam Perlozzo's managerial decisions, 12.0 (193) A brutal schedule, 4.8 (77) Poll position Who would you like to see come out of retirement to pitch for the Orioles? Mike Boddicker Mike Flanagan Dennis Martinez Scott McGregor Jim Palmer Steve Stone Vote at baltsun.
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By Kent Baker | September 18, 1990
With Roger Clemens out, Mike Boddicker has been shouldering a heavy load as the most experienced starter in the Boston Red Sox rotation.But Boddicker wasn't particularly interested in being called temporary staff ace after winning a pennant-race game last night against the Baltimore Orioles, his former team."
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | October 14, 1992
TORONTO -- Blue Jays outfielder Joe Carter has not had a major offensive impact on the American League Championship Series, but he isn't letting it get him down."
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By Laura Vecsey | May 27, 2005
THE MEDIA guide gives only the basic raw data. Full name: Hayden Penn. Born: October 13, 1984. Opening Day age: 20. Height: 6 feet 3. Weight: 197. Bats: R. Throws: R. Then, the fact that stands out the most. M.L. Service: None. Well, that's about to change ... in a hurry. It's about to change on a stage that even the most steel-nerved prospect must admit is probably bigger and more daunting than the one he dreamed about all those years. The Orioles are in first place in the American League East, determined to stave off any advance by the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Penn is replacing the team's most dominant pitcher so far this season, Erik Bedard, who was 5-1 before a strained knee ligament sent him to the disabled list yesterday.
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By Ken Rosenthal | February 24, 1992
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Ask assistant general manager Doug Melvin what the Orioles must do to contend this season, and he points to the necessity of three pitchers combining for 90 starts.Sounds simple enough, but for the Orioles, it's anything but. Seventeen of the other 25 clubs met Melvin's standard last season. The Orioles, for the fourth time in five years, did not.It's clear the trend must be broken. But it isn't clear whether the club's projected five-man rotation includes three pitchers dependable enough to average 30 starts.
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July 7, 1991
Don't trust LucchinoLarry Lucchino was quoted June 7 as saying: "When the ownership transfer occurred in 1988, I had authority to do what I thought was good for the team. We made the Eddie Murray deal, we traded Mike Boddicker and Fred Lynn during that time period."Based on what Lucchino got in return, let's hope he is not allowed to handle anything if the team is sold again.W. Donald BellBaltimore7/8 I have been an avid Orioles fan since I attended Opening Day in 1954. I have supported the team through the good and lean years.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2010
The Orioles' season is just 13 games old, but is it too early to consider it a lost cause? At this rate, the Orioles will finish with a record of 12-150. That's where the team is headed, off a 1-12 start and a 10-game losing streak. How bad are things going for this ballclub? Consider: The lineup is riddled with injuries from top (leadoff man Brian Roberts) to cleanup hitter (Miguel Tejada) to bottom (relief pitcher Michael Gonzalez). And it's only April. The Orioles have already set a franchise record for lowest single-game attendance at Camden Yards (9,129)
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By Jeff Zrebiec | jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | March 10, 2010
More than a year after his stint as an Orioles executive ended, Mike Flanagan will return to the organization as a color analyst for the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. Flanagan, who spent more than 30 years with the Orioles as a player, coach, front office executive and broadcaster, will work about half the 2010 schedule, sharing color duties with Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer. Gary Thorne and Jim Hunter will handle the play-by-play responsibilities. "I'm excited to be back certainly with MASN, and to be able to give perspective and a richer experience to the broadcast," said Flanagan, who replaces Buck Martinez, now a play-by-play guy for the Toronto Blue Jays' broadcast team.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN REPORTER | July 23, 2008
Die-hard Orioles fans could have been forgiven for feeling tinges of panic when Mike Flanagan hobbled off the mound on May 17, 1983. With Jim Palmer already on the shelf and Dennis Martinez unable to find any consistency, Flanagan's twisted knee made him the third mangled piece of the club's projected pitching puzzle. Flanagan's injury occurred in the first half of a doubleheader against the slugging Chicago White Sox. Set to take the mound in Game 2 was a lithe Iowan named Mike Boddicker, who had come to Baltimore for brief stretches of the previous three seasons.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,Sun reporter | March 30, 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Orioles continue to recite the mantra of a rebuilding team, whether it's done inside the brick walls of the B&O Warehouse or the cramped offices and sun-drenched fields at their spring training home. Sometimes it's necessary to take one step backward to move two steps forward. Count on the stride being shorter in the wrong direction. Unless a team is willing to raise its payroll through the roof, this method is the only way to go from bad to good - and this especially applies to clubs that have posted 10 straight losing seasons.
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May 13, 2007
Poll results Last week, we asked you to pick a cause for the Orioles' recent struggles. You decided the fault mainly resides in the team's bats. The results: Clutch-hitting difficulties, 39.6 percent (639 votes) The starters' inability to pitch deep, 24.7 (398) Mental mistakes and lack of intensity, 19.0 (307) Sam Perlozzo's managerial decisions, 12.0 (193) A brutal schedule, 4.8 (77) Poll position Who would you like to see come out of retirement to pitch for the Orioles? Mike Boddicker Mike Flanagan Dennis Martinez Scott McGregor Jim Palmer Steve Stone Vote at baltsun.
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By Laura Vecsey | May 27, 2005
THE MEDIA guide gives only the basic raw data. Full name: Hayden Penn. Born: October 13, 1984. Opening Day age: 20. Height: 6 feet 3. Weight: 197. Bats: R. Throws: R. Then, the fact that stands out the most. M.L. Service: None. Well, that's about to change ... in a hurry. It's about to change on a stage that even the most steel-nerved prospect must admit is probably bigger and more daunting than the one he dreamed about all those years. The Orioles are in first place in the American League East, determined to stave off any advance by the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Penn is replacing the team's most dominant pitcher so far this season, Erik Bedard, who was 5-1 before a strained knee ligament sent him to the disabled list yesterday.
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October 9, 1993
FOR THE first time in years, there's a press war at Johns Hopkins University. An upstart weekly, the Hopkins Standard, has published four issues and has diverted some reporters, advertising revenue and attention from the 96-year-old News-Letter.The Standard was founded by senior Ethan "Juice" Skolnick, who spent the summer organizing a staff, finding a printer and seeking advertisers. It's a tabloid, deliberately different from the News-Letter's broad-sheet format. It comes out on Thursdays (when it comes out on time)
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Sun Staff Writer | August 6, 1995
He was considered the best in the business during his time, but George Bamberger says he couldn't operate in today's game.He was the Orioles' pitching guru during a period (1968-1977) BTC that produced at least one 20-game winner each season -- 17 overall, including four in the 1971 season. Some were admittedly outstanding pitchers (Hall of Famer Jim Palmer, Dave McNally, Mike Cuellar), but just as many (Pat Dobson, Mike Torrez, Wayne Garland) had limited success -- and none of them peaked until they came under the tutelage of Bamberger.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | September 9, 2001
Late Orioles game: Last night's game between the Orioles and Mariners in Seattle ended too late to be included in this edition. A complete report can be found in later editions or on the Internet at http://www. sunspot.net. SEATTLE - It's axiomatic in baseball that teams able to perform the little things well naturally take care of the larger things. Turn the routine double play, advance the runner, pitch ahead, and don't allow an opponent extra outs. For the Orioles there have been far too many innings like Friday night's first against the Seattle Mariners combined with too many ruinous starts by Jose Merce des. This time they created an early hash of what finally ended as a 10-1 loss to the best team in baseball, a team committed to doing the little things correctly rather than relying on a collection of superstars.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2001
Membership in the Orioles Hall of Fame swelled to 44 yesterday with the inductions of bullpen coach Elrod Hendricks, former pitcher Mike Boddicker and former general manager Hank Peters. No one has logged more time in an Orioles uniform than Hendricks, who's in his 33rd season as a player or coach in the organization. He's the first person still active in his position to be enshrined. "All my rewards come from being in this uniform," Hendricks said. "This is a bonus and something I never expected.
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