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The Baltimore Orioles have defied logic this season in a manner that transcends their unlikely stature as a playoff contender.
Jim Thome will be unavailable to the Baltimore Orioles at least into September because of a herniated disk.
For as long as Ron Gardenhire has been around, and perhaps even longer, the Minnesota Twins have lived by a mantra of keeping starting pitchers to 100 pitches or so at a maximum.
The picture is faded, but the memory is clear. On my eighth birthday in 1972, I had the chance to meet Orioles' second baseman Dave Johnson in the team's locker room before a game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium against the Cleveland Indians.
The Orioles have acquired Jim Thome in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies. The O's give up a pair of minor leaguers in exchange for the 41 year-old slugger.
Derek Jeter hit a leadoff double in the first inning Friday night for his 3,185th hit, moving past Cal Ripken Jr. for 13th place on the career list.
Soon after a concussion interrupted his baseball career, Brian Roberts was more concerned with simply living a normal life than returning to the game he loves.
Baltimore's Iron Man is now in your Giant's freezer.
Brandon Snyder couldn't have written the script any better. Snyder was the Orioles top draft pick back in 2005 and had spent his entire seven-year pro career with the Birds. He played in just 16 games for the big club before being traded to the Texas Rangers in January for cash considerations.