1. Could Ty Kelly Be Orioles Third Baseman of the Future?

    When scoping out the list of the Baltimore Orioles ' top 20 prospects, Tyler Kelly’s name is nowhere to be found...

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  2. New York Yankees: 5 Most Memorable Independence Day Moments

    Throughout history, baseball has watched several memorable moments unfold on Independence Day. This day has seen 25-inning pitching duels like the one between Rube Waddell and Cy Young in 1905...

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  3. Jim Johnson: Baltimore Orioles All-Star Closer Deserves Big Extension

    Entering the 2012 season, the Baltimore Orioles were committed to solidifying their closer position with an ironclad hurler. The team found just that in Jim Johnson, and the Orioles would be wise to lock up the 29-year-old righty for the long term...

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  4. Derek Jeter: Yanks Icon on Crash Course with Controversial Figure

    Derek Jeter ’s passing of Cal Ripken Jr. on the all-time big league hits list , puts him on a crash course with Napoleon “Nap” Lajoie—a ballplayer once part ...

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  5. 5 Ways Jim Thome Can Help the Baltimore Orioles

    Saturday, the Baltimore Orioles announced the team acquired 41-year-old slugger Jim Thome from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for prospects Kyle Simon and Gabriel Lino...

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  6. Why MLB Pitching Has Lost Its Nastiness

    I love baseball, really do. Been a devoted follower nearly my entire life. But when I watch old baseball movies, and all the bean balls, trash-talking and conflicts that go with them, I long for a return to nasty...

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  7. Dan Duquette, Baltimore Orioles at a Crossroads in 2012 Season

    Dan Duquette is in a difficult position. The Baltimore Orioles Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations has some important decisions to make...

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  8. New York Yankees Continue to Baffle Injury Gods

    Losing CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte is far from out of the ordinary for the 2012 New York Yankees . How can Yankees fans not roundhouse the nearest newspaper stand and yell, “What ...

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  9. 5 Reasons Buck Showalter Is Favorite to Win AL Manager of the Year

    Without question, the Baltimore Orioles have been the biggest surprise in big league baseball in 2012. Near the halfway mark of the season, Baltimore is 41-31, and trails the New York Yankees by 3...

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  10. Brandon Belt: Has Bruce Bochy Finally Freed Embattled Giants First Baseman?

    “He’s going to be around for a long time. I’m going to have to figure out an easier way to get him out.” These were the words of L.A...

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  11. Edwin Jackson Fires Back as Washington Nationals Drop Baltimore Orioles

    On Friday, Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jason Hammel dominated the Washington Nationals in a 2-1 Orioles victory at Camden Yards. Saturday, Washington hurler Edwin Jackson returned the favor...

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  12. New York Yankees: No MLB Ballpark Safe from Loyal Fan Base

    No team in baseball travels as well as the New York Yankees . Like the Pittsburgh Steelers (and Dallas Cowboys) in the NFL and the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL, there does not seem to be a place on this planet safe from mobs of Yankees fans...

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  13. Hammel, Johnson Boost All-Star Chances as O'S Beat Nats

    If any questions lingered regarding whether Baltimore Orioles ’ hurlers Jason Hammel and Jim Johnson deserved to be All-Stars this year, those questions just walked through the valley of the shadow of death...

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  14. MLB Trade Rumors: Orioles-Cubs Trade Could Send Shock Waves Through AL East

    A blockbuster trade may be brewing between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs —and perhaps a third mystery team...

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  15. The Olympics: History of the Fusion Between Politics and Sports

    As long as there have been nations there has been political intervention in national and international athletics...

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  16. Nick Castellanos: Detroit Tigers Prospect Has Breakout Game at Double-A Erie

    The hits keep coming in droves for Nick Castellanos. The third base prospect for the Detroit Tigers fell one hit shy of batting for the cycle Wednesday, in the Erie SeaWolves 7-4 victory over the Bowie Baysox ...

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  17. 5 Baltimore Orioles Pitchers Who Deserve to Make 2012 AL All-Star Team

    When discussing Baltimore's selections for the 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City , offensive stars Adam Jones, J.J. Hardy and Matt Wieters come to mind. This is deservedly so...

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  18. Ty Cobb and the World War I Gas and Flame Division

    Within the Motor City and throughout the baseball world, Tyrus Raymond Cobb remains a household name. Considered half genius, half madman, Cobb was the Charlie Hustle of the early 20th century...

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  19. Baltimore Orioles: Buck Showalter's Team, Fans, Starting to Believe

    At 39-27, the Orioles have become baseball’s great gnat. The team simply will not go away. Just when experts say Baltimore will soon fall from the raging bull that is the ...

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  20. Carlos Gonzalez: Rockies' Star Fights for NL Triple Crown, MVP, Respect

    For all the troubles the Colorado Rockies have endured this season, outfield star Carlos Gonzalez has given baseball fans in Denver a reason to celebrate...

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  21. Mickey Mantle: How Hudson River Swallowed the Mick's Rookie Cards

    To many baseball fans and collectors, Yankees legend Mickey Mantle is equal to a Greek God. A seven-time World Series champion, this switch-hitting Oklahoma native was a human highlight reel...

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  22. Baltimore Orioles: Mark Reynolds Making Steady Progress in Strikeout Rehab

    Breaking the habit of smoking can be one of the most difficult endeavors a human being can endure. While many people who light up are aware of the consequences, quitting this habit is like a bar brawl to the soul...

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  23. Matt Cain Fires Perfect Game, Finally Earns National Respect

    On June 13th, Bay Sports Net reported that 27-year-old hurler Matt Cain was the most underrated pitcher in the major leagues. Cain certainly has the attention of the national media now...

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  24. Nick Swisher: Men's Health Magazine Survey Ignorant, out of Line

    On June 13th, CBS New York reported that Men’s Health magazine recently did a “secret survey." In this survey, the mag asked 100 MLB players who they deemed the most hated ballplayers in the league...

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  25. Orioles Trade Scenarios: 3 Starting Pitchers That Can Help Baltimore Win AL East

    The Baltimore Orioles are in the midst of a grueling boxing match in the black and blue AL East. At 35-26, Buck Showalter's team is tied for second place with the Tampa Bay Rays in the division, just one game behind the New York Yankees ...

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