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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2012
The Orioles have an opening in their broadcast booth for a color commentator, and they are considering popular former shortstop Mike Bordick. Bordick said he has had some conversations with MASN and expects to meet with officials from the Orioles-owned station again Thursday. “I am very interested in a MASN opportunity, and they seem interested, too,” said Bordick, who was inducted into the club's Hall of Fame last year. Bordick, 46, spent six of his 14 seasons in the major leagues with the Orioles and became a fan favorite for his hustle, work ethic and humility, acting as a steadying influence on a terrific 1997 team that was filled with stars.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
Three key members of the 1997 Orioles, the last team in club history to reach the American League Championship Series, gathered amidst the bustle of this year's pennant series to reflect on the last great era of the franchise and give their thoughts on the one currently blossoming. Former Orioles players Cal Ripken Jr., Mike Bordick, and Brady Anderson swapped stories of their successes in the mid-1990s, reflected on where the franchise went after those boom years, and savored the fact that the roar has finally returned.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
Three key members of the 1997 Orioles, the last team in club history to reach the American League Championship Series, gathered amidst the bustle of this year's pennant series to reflect on the last great era of the franchise and give their thoughts on the one currently blossoming. Former Orioles players Cal Ripken Jr., Mike Bordick, and Brady Anderson swapped stories of their successes in the mid-1990s, reflected on where the franchise went after those boom years, and savored the fact that the roar has finally returned.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
Spending summer evenings with Orioles announcers Gary Thorne and Jim Palmer is a pleasure only afforded to us locals, but a new poll shows that few teams have the kind of respect and love for their broadcasters that Orioles fans do. The good folks at Awful Announcing polled their readership , and determined that the MASN broadcast team of Thorne and Palmer, along with fill-ins Jim Hunter and Mike Bordick, are the third-best local announce...
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2012
I have been putting off this post for a couple of weeks. It's about Mike Bordick's performance on MASN as an analyst on Orioles games. It started with a colleague, who is usually a keen observer of sports media, casually stopping me in the newsroom to say, "Z, you gotta write about Bordick. " As he said it, he shook his head side to side, winced and gestured with two thumbs down. So, I started watching and listening to the likable former Orioles shortstop. Instead of jumping into print with what I saw after a couple of games though, I also started asking other media types who watch a lot of Orioles baseball about their impressions of him. Representative of what I mainly heard was this: "Geez, Z, you're not going to rip Bordick, are you?
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | December 13, 1996
Cal Ripken's 15-season tenure as the Orioles' shortstop ended yesterday, when the team signed free-agent shortstop Mike Bordick to a three-year contract. Ripken, 36, will be moved to third base, with his consecutive-game streak intact at 2,316.Bordick, said Orioles general manager Pat Gillick, "is one of the premier shortstops in the American League, and, with Cal Ripken at third base, he gives us a very strong left side of the infield. I don't think many balls will get between Cal and Mike."
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | February 19, 1998
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The first week of spring training is supposed to be a pitchers and catchers invitational. Bunting drills, running, sharpening mechanics. So what is Mike Bordick, shortstop, doing at first base on a pickoff drill?And why is he strolling through the clubhouse before tomorrow's official reporting date, only to be razzed for his high-and-tight spring haircut?Bordick's union strongly suggests that only players coming off injuries, such as second baseman Roberto Alomar, arrive early.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | February 12, 1997
The kid couldn't hit much and didn't have enough speed to steal bases, two compelling reasons to ignore him. But there was something in the way he played that made Oakland Athletics scout J. P. Ricciardi believe the young shortstop might have a future in professional baseball.Twenty-six teams picked a total of 982 players in the June 1986 draft, and the kid was not among them. But, as Ricciardi watched him play a month later in the Cape Cod League, the scout thought that maybe if the kid continued to develop, if he could hit just a bit, he could become a utility infielder in the majors.
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By MILTON KENT | April 18, 2007
The sounds and sights around the Boys' Latin baseball field and the makeshift batting cages are a relentless ping, ping, ping of balls making contact with aluminum bats combined with the image of balls flying through the air or on the ground or trapped against netting. Eventually, though, the eyes and ears are drawn to the sight of a man with flecks of gray hair around where his baseball cap fits on his head, holding a fungo bat, taped heavily around the barrel. And the sound coming from the bat is immediately foreign, but ultimately familiar, that of wood meeting horsehide, probably the way God intended it and certainly the way Mike Bordick has always known the game.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2000
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Mike Bordick is coming off the best season of a nine-year career and is in the best shape of his life. So why is the Orioles shortstop experiencing a mid-career crisis? The answer has nothing to do with performance, health or attitude and everything to do with age and his obvious desire to remain with the Orioles beyond the upcoming season. A pending free agent, Bordick senses his future may be most closely tied to the team's near-term success. "Nothing has been discussed or negotiated" with the Orioles, Bordick said without inflection yesterday.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2013
The next time you go to Camden Yards, keep your eye on him, the way he shifts a few feet before every batter to maximize his odds for an easy path to the ball, the way he avoids contorting himself into an awkward throwing position. Try not to be distracted by the 21-year-old to his right, doing a pretty fine Brooks Robinson imitation. This isn't about virtuosity. It's about watching a man apply his mind to a craft so he can do it adeptly play after play, inning after inning, week after week.
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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 Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2013
Orioles manager Buck Showalter, back in Baltimore Monday evening to be honored as the Baltimore Sun Marylander of the Year, told a group of local business leaders that former Orioles closer Gregg Olson is planning on joining the team to help with spring training instruction. Olson, who was the Orioles closer from 1989 to 1993, remains the franchise's all-time saves leader with 160. The list of former Orioles who have helped with spring training instruction this spring include catcher Chris Hoiles, outfielder Al Bumbry and outfielder B.J. Surhoff.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2012
Heading into this season, the Orioles were known for being strong up the middle defensively. Now, with the team coming off its best season in 15 years, that strength is being acknowledged on a national stage. Shortstop J.J. Hardy, center fielder Adam Jones and catcher Matt Wieters were named American League Gold Glove winners at their positions Tuesday night. It's the first time since 1998 that three Orioles have earned baseball's annual benchmark of fielding excellence in the same season.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2012
Rookie left-hander Wei-Yin Chen  had just finished speaking with reporters following the Orioles' 4-0 win over Tampa Bay on Saturday night when MASN analyst Mike Bordick strolled by to congratulate the Taiwanese pitcher on a job well done. “Que paso,'” Chen responded - in Spanish - which turned everyone's head in the hallway toward a smiling Chen. Yes, the 27-year-old rookie has made a seamless adjustment to the big leagues. He gave one of his best outings of the season Saturday, throwing seven shutout innings and holding the Rays to five hits for his team-high 10th win of the season.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2012
I have been putting off this post for a couple of weeks. It's about Mike Bordick's performance on MASN as an analyst on Orioles games. It started with a colleague, who is usually a keen observer of sports media, casually stopping me in the newsroom to say, "Z, you gotta write about Bordick. " As he said it, he shook his head side to side, winced and gestured with two thumbs down. So, I started watching and listening to the likable former Orioles shortstop. Instead of jumping into print with what I saw after a couple of games though, I also started asking other media types who watch a lot of Orioles baseball about their impressions of him. Representative of what I mainly heard was this: "Geez, Z, you're not going to rip Bordick, are you?
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By Peter SchmuckISMAEL ROLDAN: SPECIAL TO THE SUN and Peter SchmuckISMAEL ROLDAN: SPECIAL TO THE SUN,SUN STAFF | March 30, 1997
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- It's going to happen to Brady Anderson. He's going to pick up a ball in the outfield and look for the cutoff man coming out from shortstop and, for a split-second, wonder who that strange guy is where Cal Ripken has always been."
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By Text by John Makely and Text by John Makely,Sun Staff | March 17, 2002
Veterans Jeff Conine, Mike Bordick and Scott Erickson are back, but it's the first spring in two decades without Cal Ripken Jr. For the young Orioles of 2002, it's back to basics: bunting, sliding, turning the double play. Fans can only hope all the spring drills pay off in that sweet sound of summer: "Orioles win!"
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By Eduardo A. Encina | January 12, 2012
The Orioles just sent out this release announcing that former Orioles shortstop Mike Bordick will join MASN as a TV color analyst. He will work approximately 80 games this coming season. The Sun reported Wednesday that Bordick had discussions with MASN about the position and planned to meet with them today. Bordick has also been a valued instructor within the organization -- he was the club's coordinator of offensive fundamentals -- and will likely have an expanded role within the organization despite moving to the broadcast booth.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2012
The Orioles have an opening in their broadcast booth for a color commentator, and they are considering popular former shortstop Mike Bordick. Bordick said he has had some conversations with MASN and expects to meet with officials from the Orioles-owned station again Thursday. “I am very interested in a MASN opportunity, and they seem interested, too,” said Bordick, who was inducted into the club's Hall of Fame last year. Bordick, 46, spent six of his 14 seasons in the major leagues with the Orioles and became a fan favorite for his hustle, work ethic and humility, acting as a steadying influence on a terrific 1997 team that was filled with stars.
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