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By Buster Olney | July 30, 1995
The Orioles have several options in trying to fill the fifth spot of their rotation until Ben McDonald is ready to pitch again.Rick Krivda (left-hander): He'll stay as long as he pitches well.Arthur Rhodes (L): Could go back into the rotation, although he has been solid out of the bullpen.John DeSilva (R): He won a game in June and could be promoted to pitch against a team that murders lefties.Jimmy Haynes (R): Top prospect who has pitched well in Rochester, but the Orioles would like to keep him at Triple-A.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
DETROIT - Since the moment right-hander Bud Norris joined the Orioles in a trade last July, he has talked about pitching in the playoffs. The chatty 29-year-old finally received the chance Sunday on a blistery afternoon at Comerica Park against the celebrated Detroit Tigers offense. He seized it, throwing 6 1/3 scoreless innings in a 2-1 victory, catapulting the Orioles into a second postseason round - the first time they've reached the American League Championship Series since 1997.
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July 1, 2012
Your recent article "Billions needed to fix schools" (June 27) called to mind a recent editorial about the commitment businessmen Kevin Plank and Steve Bisciotti have made to improving facilities and enriching recreational and athletic opportunities for Baltimore City schoolchildren ("Protecting Baltimore's house," June 11). This is a perfect example of local businesses "giving back" to the community that supports them. Wouldn't it be wonderful if local developers, some of whom have made enormous fortunes in Baltimore City, followed the example of Mr. Plank and Mr. Bisciotti in their commitment to help repair and renovate city school buildings?
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By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
J.J. Reidy boarded a garish yellow RV parked in Harbor East and shared a vision: vast greenhouses in Baltimore raising produce to feed thousands, the plants feeding on nutrients from the waste of fish swimming in nearby tanks. In two minutes and 35 seconds of video time, the graduate business student and would-be entrepreneur delivered the pitch he fashioned with his business partner, Julie Buisson, wrapping it up with a punchy closing line: "We believe we can feed our city in our city.
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The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
A look at how each of the Orioles' projected five starters performed in specific pitch counts last season and in his career, as well as an observation on each pitcher from one major league scout who covers the club. RHP Chris Tillman 2013 Situation AB H 2B 3B HR K BB Avg. 0-0 count 75 20 4 1 4 - - .267 1-0 count 55 15 4 0 3 - - .273 2-0 count 13 7 2 0 3 - - .538 3-0 count 2 1 0 0 1 - 8 .500 0-1 count 59 14 4 0 1 - - .237 1-1 count 57 29 4 0 5 - - .509 2-1 count 49 13 5 0 2 - - .265 3-1 count 18 5 0 0 3 - 23 .278 0-2 count 60 10 2 0 0 26 - .167 1-2 count 160 26 7 2 4 73 - .163 2-2 count 133 21 3 0 4 53 - .158 3-2 count 83 23 2 0 3 27 37 .277 Career Situation AB H 2B 3B HR K BB Avg. 0-0 count 164 52 10 1 14 - - .317 1-0 count 144 43 14 0 7 - - ...
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By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
J.J. Reidy boarded a garish yellow RV parked in Harbor East and shared a vision: vast greenhouses in Baltimore raising produce to feed thousands, the plants feeding on nutrients from the waste of fish swimming in nearby tanks. In two minutes and 35 seconds of video time, the graduate business student and would-be entrepreneur delivered the pitch he fashioned with his business partner, Julie Buisson, wrapping it up with a punchy closing line: "We believe we can feed our city in our city.
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Gus G. Sentementes | October 26, 2012
Back in September, a brightly-colored "Startup Bus" toured Maryland, encouraging entrepreneurs to come out of the woodwork to put together business plans and pitch their startup ideas. And they did. Startup Maryland accumulated 168 video pitches from its bus tour around the state, and they are all on Youtube , on the Startup Maryland channel. These are the faces of Maryland's entrepreneurs. They recorded these videos as part of a "Pitch Across Maryland" competition.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2014
Before he opted out of his minor league contract with the Orioles, veteran left-hander Randy Wolf unleashed a pitch that hit the suite level at Harbor Park in Norfolk. It seems like he did it on purpose. David Hall, who covers the Tides for The Virginian-Pilot, relayed a bizarre story in his piece on the Tides' 2-1 win Sunday . Hall said that in Wolf's last appearance, he warned manager Ron Johnson that something strange was going to happen. Hall wrote: During Game 1 on Saturday, he threw a pitch that sailed to the top of the grandstand and bounded off the facade of a suite.
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Baltimore Sun staff | July 16, 2013
Former WWE and WCW star Kevin Nash will be in Bowie on July 31 to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Baysox's game against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at 7:05 p.m. Nash, who will sign autographs and pose for pictures after the game, starting his pro wrestling career in 1990, gaining mainstream fame as Diesel for the World Wrestling Federation in the mid-1990s. He later jumped to WCW, where he was a founding member of the New World Order. More recently, Nash appeared in the film “Magic Mike,” playing a male stripper named Tarzan.
NEWS
September 17, 2010
Smart baseball Phil Rogers Chicago Tribune Give Derek Jeter an Oscar. And extra MVP consideration. Derek Jeter was once again instinctually brilliant when he faked getting hit with that Chad Qualls pitch in the seventh inning on Wednesday night against the Rays. It was a case of bad umpiring and very, very smart baseball. The Yankees were trailing 2-1, so getting on base was Jeter's priority. When the pitch hit the knob of his bat, he immediately acted as if the pitch hit him and he was in pain, and umpire Lance Barksdale bought it, sending him to first.
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By Dan Connolly and Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez said he was somewhat surprised that he was added to the Orioles' American League Division Series roster, but he thought he might have a chance after the way he had pitched down the stretch. “I was wondering,” said Jimenez, who was 6-9 with a 4.81 ERA in 25 games this year but 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA in three September appearances. “I realize that the other guys have been doing their job, so I know it was a tough call. But I was really happy to have the opportunity to be on the roster, and I'm looking forward to doing my job.” When deciding on his 25-man ALDS roster, manager Buck Showalter said he considered several factors, including the Detroit Tigers' right-handed heavy lineup, versatility and recent performance.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
The Orioles came into the American League Division Series knowing they couldn't match the Detroit Tigers ace for ace. No single Oriole could comfortably compare resumes with Detroit's Game 1 starter, Max Scherzer, the 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner. But as they have all season, the Orioles found a less traditional way to outduel flashier talent. Two first-time postseason performers, starter Chris Tillman and reliever Andrew Miller, combined to produce a better line than Scherzer before the Orioles blew the game open against the Tigers bullpen and won, 12-3.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
With as much electricity as there appeared to be at Camden Yards on Thursday night, it would be hard not to have a high-energy telecast. Give cable channel TBS credit for that: It did a solid job of communicating the color, excitement and sheer joy in the stands for the American League Division Series opener as the Orioles beat the Detroit Tigers, 12-3. It might seem like an obvious choice, but coming out of commercials time and again with hand-held cameras in the face of fans in full orange-and-black regalia as they clapped, cheered and waved signs was definitely the way to go. I loved the field-level shots looking up into the stands.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
With the Kansas City Royals' thrilling, 12-inning victory in the American League wild-card playoff game early this morning, the start time for the Orioles' first game of the divisional playoffs has been set. The O's will play the Detroit Tigers at 5:37 p.m. Thursday at Camden Yards. The game would have started a half hour later had the Oakland A's won the wild-card game. The Orioles will send Chris Tillman to the mound in Game 1 against 2013 Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
While introducing Dave Wallace and Dom Chiti to Camden Yards this offseason, Orioles manager Buck Showalter pointed out the bronze statues of the team's six Hall of Famers beyond the left-center-field fence. “You know, if you two guys figure out this pitching here,” Showalter joked, “there will probably be a statue out there of you two guys.” And after the strides the pitching staff has made under Wallace, the pitching coach, and Chiti, the bullpen coach, in their first year working with the Orioles, Showalter recently joked that he's going to have to make good on his promise and give the duo miniature statues of themselves.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
TORONTO - Much bigger goals lie ahead for the Orioles, and their final regular-season series here is less about winning games than about fine-tuning for the postseason. Still, the Orioles don't want to trudge to the postseason. Following their 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre on Saturday, the Orioles have lost three consecutive games for the first time since being swept at Wrigley Field five weeks ago, and for just the second time since the All-Star break. The loss also ensured that the Orioles will finish the regular season with just their third road series loss since the break.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2014
HOUSTON -- Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz , who leads the major leagues in home runs and RBIs, left Sunday's game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park after he was hit by a pitch in the left hand. X-rays on Cruz's left hand performed at a local hospital during Sunday's game were negative, and the Orioles said he is day-to-day with a contusion. "I think he's all right," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "He tried to grip the bat up the runway and had some point-tender pain right on the spot.
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August 26, 1992
The County Softball Clinicians will begin their outdoor fast-pitch softball pitching clinics from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the multicourt facility near the Brooklyn Park Library off Ritchie Highway and 11th Avenue.The first week will be reserved for beginners or those needing a refresher course. Advanced players wishing to assist the first week are encouraged to attend. All players may attend a clinic Sept. 26.The clinics are free, but donations are accepted. Those attending the first week may wish to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on for the lecture portion of the clinic.
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Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
The circle of political power brokers and deep-pocketed investors hatched their plan more than three years ago, seeing promise in a project deemed wildly unrealistic by some and stubbornly unattainable by others. With billions in backing from the Japanese government, the Northeast Maglev group envisions building a futuristic magnetic levitation or "maglev" train capable of transporting Baltimore homeowners to Washington jobs in 15 minutes, at speeds above 300 mph. Plenty in Maryland think it will never happen or shouldn't, given the price tag in excess of $10 billion.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2014
NEW YORK - Right-hander Chris Tillman will make his postseason debut next week as the Orioles' starting pitcher in Game 1 of the American League Division Series at Camden Yards. It appeared evident that Tillman would start the Oct. 2 playoff opener once Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the pitcher would start Friday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays on one extra day of rest and then do the same going into the postseason. But Showalter officially announced the move before Tuesday's game against the New York Yankees.
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