I can’t recall a player or a team being so unrepentant—so proud—of a bench-clearing brawl as Manny Machado and the Orioles were of Machado charging the mound and delivering a haymaker/DDT combo. But then, I can’t recall a player that so many around baseball have wanted to see take a punch to the face more than Yordano…
After throwing at him earlier in the game, Yordano Ventura plunked Manny Machado in the fifth inning, prompting Machado to quickly remove his helmet, limp to the mound, and light into Ventura. It looks like he landed a decent string of punches before he got pulled off the Royals pitcher.
Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph took a foul ball to the crotch in Monday’s game against the Red Sox, and it left some lasting damage. The team put him on the 15-day disabled list today with a “testicular injury.”
Observe a moment of silence for the baseball destroyed by Manny Machado last night. The Orioles infielder bashed it to the train tracks at the Astros’ park.
This is part of an occasional series of slightly belated MLB season previews.
Oh, you thought Troy Tulowitzki’s ragged-ass glove would be the only piece of equipment from the left-side of the Blue Jays’ infield to make news this season? Wrong.
Sometimes, your team really bones it and gives up a walk-off home run. Or maybe they lose after a new MLB rule bites them in the ass. Both of those scenarios suck, but neither is outright embarrassing. The Blue Jays’ 4-3 loss to the Orioles in extras tonight, however, ended in sad, humiliating fashion:
Chris Tillman had a rough night. The Orioles pulled him after he gave up 6 runs in 5.1 innings of work. That’s nothing to be ashamed of, the Rangers can really hit and they’re in their home ballpark. However this pitch to Adrian Beltre is flat embarrassing.
The Orioles are knocking the stuffing out of the ball this year, and they remain the only undefeated team in Major League Baseball after today’s 9-5 comeback win over the Red Sox. Today’s hero was shortstop J.J. Hardy, who knocked in five runs and whacked two dingers.
Dexter Fowler re-signed with the Chicago Cubs on a one-year deal, with a mutual option for a second, earlier today. That was a bit surprising, because just two days ago it was widely reported that he’d agreed to a three-year deal with the Baltimore Orioles.
Baltimore Orioles prospect Ramon Ramirez died yesterday near his hometown of La Romana, Dominican Republic after a motorcycle accident. He was 23 years old.
Hot stove season is the best because we all get to play. Not just passively hoping for and dreaming of improvements to our favorite teams, but the armchair, semi-informed analysis we get to provide when details of negotiations become public. If something leaks, it leaks for a reason, and when contradictory information…
A judge has sided with the Orioles and against MLB and the Nationals in their ongoing dispute over the percentage of TV rights fees that go to Washington. The judge urged the parties to go to truly independent arbitration, but in the meantime it will cost the Nats tens of millions of dollars a year.
Chris Davis hit two home runs last night, one of them being a walk-off bomb in the bottom of the 11th inning. That’s great for Chris Davis, but what we’re really here to discuss is the fan at the center of the image above.
Sometimes we misspeak in the most unfortunate of ways, as Orioles broadcaster Gary Thorne did tonight calling Angels slugger Albert Pujols “retarded.”
Just days after we watched Arizona State’s Johnny Sewald catch his own hit by pitch, it happened again last night as Norfolk Tides outfielder Dariel Álvarez snagged Manny Delcarmen’s errant pitch and returned it back to the former Red Sox hurler himself.
Brian Matusz became the second pitcher this week to be ejected after a strategic challenge by an opposing manager after the Marlins accused the Orioles hurler of possessing a “foreign substance.”
The other day, the Baltimore Orioles got lots of positive press by announcing that stadium staffers would be compensated for wages lost while a state of emergency was declared in the city. Two home games were canceled, another was played at an empty Camden Yards, and three others were moved to Tampa Bay as anger over…