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Orioles Augment Drills With Fake Crowd Noise; Neighbors Call Th…

Orioles Augment Drills With Fake Crowd Noise; Neighbors Call The Cops

deadspin.com Updated Feb 27 (yesterday)
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter came up with a fun new spring training drill by forcing his players to field pop-ups while piping loud-ass fake crowd noise through the stadium's PA system. Unfortunately, some sensitive baby called the cops on t…
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  • Ubaldo tabbed for Grapefruit League opener

    Ubaldo tabbed for Grapefruit League opener

    MLB.com Feb 26 (2 days ago)
    Ubaldo Jimenez will start the Orioles' first Grapefruit League game on Tuesday in Lakeland, Fla., against the Detroit Tigers, manager Buck Showalter announced on Thursday.
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  • Everth Cabrera, Orioles Finalize $2.4M, 1-Year Contract

    Everth Cabrera, Orioles Finalize $2.4M, 1-Year Contract

    nytimes.com ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 25 (3 days ago)
    Former All-Star infielder Everth Cabrera and the Baltimore Orioles have finalized their $2.4 million, one-year contract.
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  • Cal Ripken Jr. denies claim that he abusively hazed Orioles roo…

    Cal Ripken Jr. denies claim that he abusively hazed Orioles rookies

    yahoo.com Feb 24 (4 days ago)
    Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. says the recently made public tales of him as an abusive clubhouse hazer are completely false, a stance corroborated by other Orioles of the era. Journeyman catcher Gregg Zaun, who played with the Orioles in 1995 …
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  • Machado's right knee OK, a full-go in camp

    Machado's right knee OK, a full-go in camp

    MLB.com Feb 24 (4 days ago)
    Manny Machado was one of numerous Orioles who arrived in camp early, and the 22-year-old is incredibly anxious for Spring Training to begin. Coming off his second consecutive season-ending knee surgery, Machado is a full-go in camp this time around and …
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  • Orioles reportedly take a flyer on infielder Everth Cabrera

    Orioles reportedly take a flyer on infielder Everth Cabrera

    yahoo.com MLB.com Feb 23 (5 days ago)
    There were rumblings a few days ago that the Baltimore Orioles were close to a deal with free agent infielder Everth Cabrera. On Monday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports confirmed that the two sides had come to terms on a one-year contract for $2.4 million. Cab…
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  • Veteran Birds taking Harvey under their wings

    Veteran Birds taking Harvey under their wings

    MLB.com Feb 22 (6 days ago)
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter does everything for a reason. So, it's highly unlikely it's a coincidence that veteran pitchers Darren O'Day and Tommy Hunter have been in pitching prospect Hunter Harvey's group during Spring Training's early workouts.
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  • Roundup: Seattle Mariners Win in Arbitration as Teams Come Out …

    Roundup: Seattle Mariners Win in Arbitration as Teams Come Out on Top

    nytimes.com Feb 21 (7 days ago)
    In the final case of a busy year, Seattle bested pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen, and major league teams went 8-6 over all.
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  • Orioles' Wieters (elbow) eyes Opening Day

    Orioles' Wieters (elbow) eyes Opening Day

    ESPN.com Feb 21
    Matt Wieters has a definite goal this spring. He wants to be ready to catch on Opening Day.
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  • Orioles beat OF De Aza in salary arbitration

    Orioles beat OF De Aza in salary arbitration

    ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 21
    Baltimore has beaten outfielder Alejandro de Aza in salary arbitration.
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  • Ubaldo looking for success with simplified delivery

    Ubaldo looking for success with simplified delivery

    MLB.com Feb 21
    Ubaldo Jimenez was among the Orioles pitchers who threw a bullpen session on Friday, and the right-hander is sticking with the simplified delivery he incorporated last year.
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  • Orioles report to camp, ready to get jump on spring

    Orioles report to camp, ready to get jump on spring

    MLB.com Feb 19
    The Orioles have officially started Spring Training, with pitchers and catchers reporting as the first sign of a new camp. There will be an informal workout Thursday, as there has been the past few days, with the first actual practice on Friday.
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  • Orioles on verge of signing Cabrera to one-year deal

    Orioles on verge of signing Cabrera to one-year deal

    MLB.com Feb 18
    The Orioles are on the verge of signing infielder Everth Cabrera to a one-year deal, a source confirmed to MLB.com. Cabrera, who has already taken his physical, will be part of the O's 40-man roster, and he presents a speedy option that could alter how …
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  • Jeffrey Maier's glove from 1996 ALCS up for auction

    Jeffrey Maier's glove from 1996 ALCS up for auction

    yahoo.com Feb 17
    Jeffrey Maier's glove used to corral Derek Jeter's infamous home run in Game 1 of the 1996 ALCS between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles can be yours, if you're willing to pay a hefty price. The Associated Press reports that the glove is going…
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  • No Hitter Has Ever Been More Terrifying Than Albert Belle In Th…

    No Hitter Has Ever Been More Terrifying Than Albert Belle In This Game

    deadspin.com Feb 16
    July 25, 1999. Orioles versus Angels in Turn Ahead the Clock Day at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, hence the hideous monochrome sleeveless trashbag novelty jerseys. Albert Belle batting cleanup. Read more...
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  • Chris Davis prepared to bunt to beat defensive shifts

    Chris Davis prepared to bunt to beat defensive shifts

    yahoo.com Feb 15
    While new commissioner Rob Manfred ponders eliminating extreme defensive shifts from MLB all together, Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis is considering his own strategy to beat the analytically based strategy that tortured him throughout the 2014 se…
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  • Orioles in position to prove us wrong once again

    Orioles in position to prove us wrong once again

    MLB.com Feb 8
    Have you seen the projections? They're not kind to your defending American League East champion Orioles. The big question we encounter as we enter 2015 is how much benefit of the doubt Baltimore deserves for past precedent -- the '12 Wild Card berth, a …
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  • Manfred expects resolution in MASN dispute

    Manfred expects resolution in MASN dispute

    ESPN.com Feb 4
    New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred predicts an end to the long-running dispute between the Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over payments to Washington from the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, which the teams co-own.
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  • O's, Britton strike deal to avoid arbitration

    O's, Britton strike deal to avoid arbitration

    MLB.com Feb 4
    The Orioles and closer Zach Britton have avoided arbitration by coming to terms on a one-year contract, a source told MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli on Wednesday.
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  • Cards land catcher Ohlman in deal with Orioles

    Cards land catcher Ohlman in deal with Orioles

    MLB.com Feb 3
    The Cardinals acquired 24-year-old Minor League catcher Michael Ohlman from the Orioles on Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations.
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  • Slimmer Schoop seeking to increase speed on bases

    Slimmer Schoop seeking to increase speed on bases

    MLB.com Feb 3
    Asked at last weekend's FanFest to name a few under-the-radar players on the roster, Orioles manager Buck Showalter's first thought was infielder Jonathan Schoop.
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Blue Jays Pursued Executive

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Blue Jays Pursued Executive

    nytimes.com Feb 1
    Dan Duquette, the Baltimore Orioles’ president for baseball operations, acknowledged that “there was substance” to reports that the Toronto Blue Jays were in pursuit of him this off-season to be their club president.
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  • Video - "You Have Caught The Tater": Buck Showalter Joins Olbermann 07:07

    "You Have Caught The Tater": Buck Showalter Joins Olbermann

    Feb 20
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter joins Keith Olbermann to reveal the real reason behind the MLB rule changes: his bad knees.
  • Video - Nick Markakis, Braves Reach 4-Year Deal 03:19

    Nick Markakis, Braves Reach 4-Year Deal

    Dec 3
    Jerry Crasnick discusses the four-year deal between Nick Markakis and the Atlanta Braves.
  • Video - Buster's Blog: AL East Outlook 01:41

    Buster's Blog: AL East Outlook

    Dec 2
    Despite the moves by the Red Sox and Blue Jays, Buster Olney explains why there are still major holes to fill with those and every team in the AL East.
  • Video - Nelson Cruz Gives Mariners A Much-Needed Bat 02:43

    Nelson Cruz Gives Mariners A Much-Needed Bat

    Dec 1
    ESPN senior baseball writer Jayson Stark discusses the Mariners' deal with OF Nelson Cruz.

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