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Camden Yards Workers Screwed Over Yet Again

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… » 5/14/15 1:14pm 5/14/15 1:14pm

The Empty Orioles Game Was Fine, But It Could've Used More Swearing

The thump of the glove and the crack of the bat were audible in today’s White Sox-Orioles game with no attendance, but the lack of fans allowed new sounds, too: the rattling of the foul ball bouncing around the empty seats, the cheers and applause of teammates, the movement of phlegm as someone cleared their throat. » 4/29/15 4:25pm 4/29/15 4:25pm

Truly, A Shuttered Pizza Boli's Is The Sign Of These Troubled Times

The Orioles will take on the White Sox in an empty Camden Yards today, and it’s going to be weird, and interesting, and, knowing the reason for the closure and what’s going on elsewhere in Baltimore, not just a little sad. (The word “surreal” is going to be overused today. Keep count!) » 4/29/15 10:40am 4/29/15 10:40am

The Orioles Need To Reschedule Every Game This Week

There was little question that last night’s Orioles game would have to be canceled. As Baltimore’s protests edged into violence and fire, commissioner Rob Manfred, already at Camden Yards for a previously scheduled meeting, met with team, stadium, and city officials, and made the call: baseball wasn’t possible. It… » 4/28/15 9:10am 4/28/15 9:10am

Baltimore Orioles Exec Offers Eloquent Defense Of Freddie Gray Protests

Over the weekend, Baltimore citizens gathered to protest the death of Freddie Gray, who was arrested by Baltimore police weeks ago and mysteriously died of a broken neck while in custody. On Sunday, the peaceful protest turned and chaotic, and there were instances of vandalism in the area surrounding Camden Yards, … » 4/27/15 1:35pm 4/27/15 1:35pm

Orioles Fans Stuck In Stadium After Mayor & Cops Ask Them Not To Leave

Fans at tonight’s extra-inning thriller between the Red Sox and Orioles may end up staying at the ballpark even longer than ten (probably) innings of gameplay. That’s because Baltimore’s mayor and the city police department have asked fans to remain inside the ballpark indefinitely as they deal with thousands of… » 4/25/15 9:59pm 4/25/15 9:59pm

Report: Orioles Considered Forfeiting To Avoid Playing On Toronto's Turf

The Blue Jays’ new artificial turf is spongy and slow as hell, and nobody disputes the fact that it has affected gameplay early in the season. A lot of visiting teams are going to be unhappy about playing on a surface that makes the ball do unfamiliar things, and according to the Baltimore Sun’s Eduardo Encina, the… » 4/24/15 4:33pm 4/24/15 4:33pm

Jose Bautista Can't Stop Clowning The Orioles

The season isn’t even a month old, and Jose Bautista has already issued a season’s worth of ownage to the Baltimore Orioles. Last week, he hit a homer right after being thrown at by Darren O’Day, and exacted revenge for a two-year-old slight in the process. Last night was more of the same, with Bautista mushing Jason… » 4/22/15 10:54am 4/22/15 10:54am

Ubaldo Jiménez Ejected From No-Hitter Attempt

Ubaldo Jiménez left tonight’s game against the Red Sox without surrendering a base hit after umpire Jordan Baker ejected the Orioles pitcher for allegedly hitting Boston third baseman Pablo Sandoval with a pitch on purpose in the fourth inning. The pitch would have been in retaliation for Sandoval’s dirty slide aimed… » 4/17/15 8:43pm 4/17/15 8:43pm

Orioles Fan Pointedly Turns Back On A-Rod, Figuratively Shows His Ass

At some point in his life, every man has to decide what he stands for. Who is he really, deep inside? What are his values? Last night at Camden Yards, while the Baltimore Orioles took on the New York Yankees, 56-year-old Tolbert Rowe reached that point in his life. He stood up, bravely and proudly, in front… » 4/14/15 10:10am 4/14/15 10:10am