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By Joe Strauss | June 15, 2001
At Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia Day ......... Time ...... TV ............... Starters Tonight ..... 7:05 ..... CSN .............. Willis Roberts (5-5, 4.70) ............................................... vs. Omar Daal (7-1, 3.65) Tomorrow ... 7:05 ..... 54, 50 ............ Jason Johnson (6-3, 3.09) ............................................... vs. Robert Person (4-5, 4.37) Sunday ...... 1:35 ..... 13, 50 ............ Jose Mercedes (1-8, 6.15) ................................
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April 8, 2008
On April 3, 2008 MR. PALMER, beloved husband of Vivian C. Palmer, devoted father of Willis Jr. and Yvette Williams, loving brother of Edward and Michael. Also survived by eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation at 2140 N. Fulton Avenue on Wednesday, 2-8pm. The family will receive friends in the chapel on Thursday at 12pm. Funeral at 12:30pm.
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June 8, 2001
Scouting report: Expos vs. Orioles At Oriole Park at Camden Yards Day Time TV Starters Tonight 7:05 CSN Matt Blank (0-1, 8.10) vs. Josh Towers (2-1, 2.78) Tomorrow 7:05 13 Masato Yoshii (2-2, 3.18) vs. Willis Roberts (5-5, 5.10) Sunday 1:35 13 Javier Vazquez (5-6, 4.57) vs. Jason Johnson (5-3, 3.33) Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM) Expos update Last night's 4-3, 11-inning loss to Atlanta ended a 2-5 homestand under new manager Jeff Torborg, who replaced Felipe Alou. Once again, team finances have overshadowed on-field performance, but neither is very good.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | June 28, 2003
How's this for a way to start 1983 World Series reunion weekend? Last night, the Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies pretty much staged a complete re-enactment of Game 1. OK, so it took a little longer. It took so long some of the current players seemed to age 20 years. The teams were tied at one run apiece until Jason Michaels hit a three-run homer off Omar Daal in the 17th inning, lifting the Phillies to a 4-2 win at Camden Yards. The 1983 Fall Classic also started with a tight pitching duel.
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By Roch Kubatko | March 18, 2001
**** Willis Roberts: A leadoff walk and single are followed by nine straight outs. Think there's room on the pitching staff for this guy? How about the rotation? *** Brian Roberts: A single, walk, two stolen bases and a run scored -- all within the first two innings. Talk about coming on strong lately. His 10 runs this spring are one behind leader Mike Kinkade (11). Buddy Groom: Extended to 2 1/3 innings, Groom is up to the challenge. ** Jorge Julio: Takes the loss after allowing a ninth-inning run, but who could pitch in such a downpour?
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By Roch Kubatko | March 8, 2003
The Orioles hit three home runs yesterday, but the Los Angeles Dodgers scored seven runs over the last two innings and rallied for a 9-4 victory. Gary Matthews hit a two-run homer off Darren Dreifort in the first inning, Jeff Conine went deep leading off the fourth, and David Segui homered to begin the sixth. Jerry Hairston led off the first with a double, and Matthews rattled the seats in right field for a 2-0 lead. Conine gave the Orioles a 3-2 lead when he connected off Odalis Perez, and Segui padded the margin.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | June 28, 2003
How's this for a way to start 1983 World Series reunion weekend? Last night, the Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies pretty much staged a complete re-enactment of Game 1. OK, so it took a little longer. It took so long some of the current players seemed to age 20 years. The teams were tied at one run apiece until Jason Michaels hit a three-run homer off Omar Daal in the 17th inning, lifting the Phillies to a 4-2 win at Camden Yards. The 1983 Fall Classic also started with a tight pitching duel.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | May 18, 2001
Whatever the Orioles' problems this season, winning behind Willis Roberts and winning when given more than a thimble-full of runs haven't been among them. At least not until now. Circumstances that typically have translated into an Orioles win last night became a 7-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers before a chilled announced crowd of 27,508 at Camden Yards. Not only did the Orioles lose a chance for their first series sweep and four-game win streak of the season, but they also lost a little of the amazement surrounding their off-season find and mystery starting pitcher.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | January 17, 2003
When reliever Kerry Ligtenberg became a free agent last month, at least nine teams expressed immediate interest in him. The Orioles were among the first callers to his agent, Lonnie Cooper, with assurances that Ligtenberg would get plenty of opportunities to pitch. Now, they have a chance to keep their promise. Ligtenberg, 31, signed a one-year, $1.2 million contract yesterday, contingent on his passing a physical next week in Baltimore. The deal includes a $1.2 million club option in 2004, with a $200,000 buyout.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | August 21, 2001
The Orioles will approach a transitional season's final six weeks as they have the first 20, according to vice president of baseball operations Syd Thrift, meaning there will be no large-scale invasion of prospects when rosters may expand Sept. 1, no alteration of current playing patterns and no push to trade slumping pitcher Sidney Ponson in the near future. As they enter a three-game series against the troubled Tampa Bay Devil Rays tonight at Tropicana Field, the Orioles possess few tangible goals except a long-shot chance to avoid a fourth consecutive fourth-place finish.
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By Roch Kubatko | March 8, 2003
The Orioles hit three home runs yesterday, but the Los Angeles Dodgers scored seven runs over the last two innings and rallied for a 9-4 victory. Gary Matthews hit a two-run homer off Darren Dreifort in the first inning, Jeff Conine went deep leading off the fourth, and David Segui homered to begin the sixth. Jerry Hairston led off the first with a double, and Matthews rattled the seats in right field for a 2-0 lead. Conine gave the Orioles a 3-2 lead when he connected off Odalis Perez, and Segui padded the margin.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | January 17, 2003
When reliever Kerry Ligtenberg became a free agent last month, at least nine teams expressed immediate interest in him. The Orioles were among the first callers to his agent, Lonnie Cooper, with assurances that Ligtenberg would get plenty of opportunities to pitch. Now, they have a chance to keep their promise. Ligtenberg, 31, signed a one-year, $1.2 million contract yesterday, contingent on his passing a physical next week in Baltimore. The deal includes a $1.2 million club option in 2004, with a $200,000 buyout.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | June 27, 2002
With the man who will pick the American League All-Star pitching staff sitting in the opposing dugout, Orioles pitcher Rodrigo Lopez had a chance to make an impression last night. It turned out to be an impression Lopez would rather forget, even if he did pitch better than six-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens. Lopez allowed six runs and Clemens allowed seven runs, as the Orioles and New York Yankees engaged in an old-fashioned slugfest before the two bullpens took over for a dramatic finish.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | August 21, 2001
The Orioles will approach a transitional season's final six weeks as they have the first 20, according to vice president of baseball operations Syd Thrift, meaning there will be no large-scale invasion of prospects when rosters may expand Sept. 1, no alteration of current playing patterns and no push to trade slumping pitcher Sidney Ponson in the near future. As they enter a three-game series against the troubled Tampa Bay Devil Rays tonight at Tropicana Field, the Orioles possess few tangible goals except a long-shot chance to avoid a fourth consecutive fourth-place finish.
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By Joe Strauss | June 15, 2001
At Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia Day ......... Time ...... TV ............... Starters Tonight ..... 7:05 ..... CSN .............. Willis Roberts (5-5, 4.70) ............................................... vs. Omar Daal (7-1, 3.65) Tomorrow ... 7:05 ..... 54, 50 ............ Jason Johnson (6-3, 3.09) ............................................... vs. Robert Person (4-5, 4.37) Sunday ...... 1:35 ..... 13, 50 ............ Jose Mercedes (1-8, 6.15) ................................
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June 8, 2001
Scouting report: Expos vs. Orioles At Oriole Park at Camden Yards Day Time TV Starters Tonight 7:05 CSN Matt Blank (0-1, 8.10) vs. Josh Towers (2-1, 2.78) Tomorrow 7:05 13 Masato Yoshii (2-2, 3.18) vs. Willis Roberts (5-5, 5.10) Sunday 1:35 13 Javier Vazquez (5-6, 4.57) vs. Jason Johnson (5-3, 3.33) Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM) Expos update Last night's 4-3, 11-inning loss to Atlanta ended a 2-5 homestand under new manager Jeff Torborg, who replaced Felipe Alou. Once again, team finances have overshadowed on-field performance, but neither is very good.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | June 27, 2002
With the man who will pick the American League All-Star pitching staff sitting in the opposing dugout, Orioles pitcher Rodrigo Lopez had a chance to make an impression last night. It turned out to be an impression Lopez would rather forget, even if he did pitch better than six-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens. Lopez allowed six runs and Clemens allowed seven runs, as the Orioles and New York Yankees engaged in an old-fashioned slugfest before the two bullpens took over for a dramatic finish.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | May 30, 2001
SEATTLE - One team gave away an unearned run and committed two errors, heaved an ill-time wild pitch and walked twice as many hitters as it struck out. The other team received a complete game from its starting pitcher, pressured its opponent throughout latter innings and committed no errors. But last night, the Orioles were unrewarded for playing the tighter game against the Seattle Mariners. Willis Roberts (5-4) finished what he started only to absorb a 3-2 loss before 30,413 at Safeco Field.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | May 30, 2001
SEATTLE - One team gave away an unearned run and committed two errors, heaved an ill-time wild pitch and walked twice as many hitters as it struck out. The other team received a complete game from its starting pitcher, pressured its opponent throughout latter innings and committed no errors. But last night, the Orioles were unrewarded for playing the tighter game against the Seattle Mariners. Willis Roberts (5-4) finished what he started only to absorb a 3-2 loss before 30,413 at Safeco Field.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | May 18, 2001
Whatever the Orioles' problems this season, winning behind Willis Roberts and winning when given more than a thimble-full of runs haven't been among them. At least not until now. Circumstances that typically have translated into an Orioles win last night became a 7-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers before a chilled announced crowd of 27,508 at Camden Yards. Not only did the Orioles lose a chance for their first series sweep and four-game win streak of the season, but they also lost a little of the amazement surrounding their off-season find and mystery starting pitcher.
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