DC Sports Bog: Orioles


Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Sports Illustrated’s D.C.-Baltimore issue

The venerable weekly puts the Orioles on the cover this week, with additional stories on Davey Johnson and RGIII.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:36 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Orioles, Nats | Tags:  Sports Illustrated, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Davey Johnson

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Morning pixels: NFL not okay with RGIII Nike Swoosh cover-up

A league source says that the clever modification will not be happening again.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:35 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Orioles, Redskins | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, RGIII, John Lannan, Nick Sundberg, Ian Desmond

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 09/06/2012

The Cal Ripken sculpture at Camden Yards

Orioles unveil their final sculpture of the 2012 season, in honor of the Iron Man.

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:55 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles | Tags:  Cal Ripken, Camden Yards

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Morning pixels: Beltway Baseball, everyone

Now the Orioles are in first place, too, as our humble little home becomes the center of the baseball universe.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Orioles | Tags:  Brandon Banks, Robin Ficker, Bryce Harper

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Nats TV ratings on MASN now up 62 percent

As D.C.’s baseball team keeps winning, D.C. keeps watching, in greater and greater numbers.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:55 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Orioles | Tags:  MASN, Comcast SportsNet

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 08/15/2012

The Orioles held a crab race to determine the order of their fantasy football draft

In a brilliant nod to their baseball town, the Orioles raced some crabs. Chris Davis won.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:32 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles | Tags:  Darren O'Day, Chris Davis, Fantasy football

Posted at 09:29 PM ET, 08/12/2012

The Orioles fan in the wrestling mask

Yes, Natitude is running rampant in D.C., but there’s still some Oriole Magic making people dress funny in Baltimore.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:29 PM ET, 08/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles | Tags:  Oriole Magic, Natitude

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Dundalk funeral home owner in ESPN spot

Errol Morris-directed commercial and film leads with a Baltimore Orioles casket.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:47 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles | Tags:  Errol Morris, ESPN

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Earl Weaver statue unveiled at Camden Yards

Orioles unveil the second of their legends sculptures, and honor their former manager at Camden Yards.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:45 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Orioles | Tags:  Earl Weaver, Davey Johnson, Frank Robinson, Camden Yards

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Morning pixels: Nats and Orioles push the Beltway Ballot

Two local baseball clubs team up to push their players for the final All-Star game berths.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:11 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Orioles, Redskins, Wizards | Tags:  Bryce Harper, Jason Hammel, Peter Angelos, Alex Semin, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Morning pixels: Beltway Battle round 2

The Nats and the Orioles face off for the second time this season.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:25 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Orioles, Redskins | Tags:  Bryce Harper, Danny Espinosa, Davey Johnson, Leonard Hankerson

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Nats-Orioles trash talk video

To commemorate this weekends Battle of the Beltway, here is a Nats fan and an Orioles fan trading insults.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:20 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Orioles | Tags:  Nationals, Orioles, Nats

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Old Bay says real Baytriots shout ‘O!’

Mike Wise says Patriots shouldn’t say ‘O,’ but the spice mix says Baytriots should.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:07 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles | Tags:  Mike Wise, Peter Schmuck, Old Bay, national anthem

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Cal Ripken Jr. gives edge to Nats over Orioles

The famed Oriole says the Nats’ pitching depth gives them the edge.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:40 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Orioles | Tags:  Nats, Nationals, Bryce Harper

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Bryce Harper inspired roommate prank

A painted tribute to Harper on your wall makes a good birthday present.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:59 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Orioles | Tags:  Nats, Nationals, Bryce Harper, Orioles, Adam Jones

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Cal Ripken Jr. on instant replay in baseball

The Orioles legend is on the side of technology.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:49 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles | Tags:  Orioles, Cal Ripken, Jr.

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Cal Ripken is selling hamburgers at Giant

Iron Man, who remains one of the most marketable athletes in D.C., now has a hamburger brand at area supermarkets.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:32 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles | Tags:  Cal Ripken

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Adam Jones wears Let Teddy Win button during batting practice

Orioles outfielder joins growing list of MLB players who would like to see Giant Racing Teddy win a dang race.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:31 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Orioles | Tags:  Adam Jones, Teddy Roosevelt, Oriole Bird, Jayson Werth

Posted at 11:05 PM ET, 05/20/2012

Oriole wins MASN player of the game in Nats rout

Sunday the Nats rolled the Orioles. So why the heck was Xavier MASN’s player of the game?

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:05 PM ET, 05/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Orioles | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Xavier Avery, MASN

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 05/20/2012

A Robert Griffin III Orioles jersey

One fan mixes O’s love with the Redskins top draft pick to create this bit of sports weirdness.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:33 AM ET, 05/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles, Redskins | Tags:  Robet Griffin III, RGIII

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Davey Johnson not a fan of Orioles fans anthem tradition

The Nationals manager asks that you leave your ‘O!’ at home.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:48 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, Orioles | Tags:  Nationals, Orioles, Davey Johnson

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Some Orioles fans not impressed with Josh Hamilton

Apparently one home run from Nick Markakis is as impressive as four from Josh Hamilton.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:28 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles | Tags:  Orioles

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Morning pixels: Mike Green, Trevor Booker ranked ‘hot’

Walk-off home runs, triple overtime and Karl Alzner’s mischievous pups.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:37 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Orioles, Wizards, Wizards | Tags:  Wizards, Nats, Caps, Mike Green, Trevor Booker, Ian Desmond, Bryce Harper, Orioles, John Wall

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Cal Ripken endorses Bryce Harper

The Nats rookie might be cocky, but “I would rather have someone that’s a little bit cocky coming to the big leagues,” Ripken says.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:58 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Orioles | Tags:  Cal Ripken, Bryce Harper

Posted at 01:11 AM ET, 04/29/2012

Frank Robinson statue unveiled at Camden Yards

As part of season-long promotion, the Orioles reveal a classy bronze replica of the Nats’ first manager.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:11 AM ET, 04/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles | Tags:  Frank Robinson, Camden Yards

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Morning pixels: The rare D.C. sports trifecta

No matter where you look, there is little to disappoint you in D.C. sports right now. Enjoy it.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:14 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Orioles, Redskins, Wizards | Tags:  Nats, Caps, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Orioles offer 1992 ticket prices

Among the features of their 20th anniversary season, the Baltimore ballclub will have six games with $4 seats.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:55 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles | Tags:  Camden Yards

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Batman streaker banned for life by the Orioles

Apparently running on the field in Batman underwear and a cape is frowned upon.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:41 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles | Tags:  Orioles

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Robert Andino seems sad to be playing for the Orioles

This photo progression of Robert Andino shows that being an Oriole may affect happiness.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:34 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles | Tags:  Orioles, Robert Andino

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Guy in the Tebow Orioles jersey comes forward

Orioles fan explains the reason behind his unusual custom jersey.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:40 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles | Tags:  Orioles, Tim Tebow

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Buck Showalter takes a shot at Nats Park

While praising his own stadium, Baltimore’s skipper says Washington’s will not stand the test of time.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Orioles | Tags:  Buck Showalter, Camden Yards, Nats Park

Posted at 10:26 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Batman on the field at Orioles home opener

Bacon on a stick in Natty Bo bottles, a dude in a Tebow Orioles jersey, and a man dressed as batman on the field. That’s Baltimore, hon.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:26 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles | Tags:  Batman

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Tebow Orioles jersey spotted at Camden Yards

This Orioles fan would like to see Tim Tebow in the bullpen.

By Sarah Kogod  |  03:02 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles | Tags:  Orioles, Tim Tebow

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Camden Yards offers ‘Bacon on a Stick’

New concessions at Baltimore's park includes a slab of bacon in a Natty Boh bottle.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:43 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles | Tags:  Camden Yards

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Morning pixels: Teddy lost again

For the 18 zillionth time in a row, Teddy Roosevelt lost the president’s race on Tuesday. Everyone just wants it to end.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:06 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Redskins, Orioles | Tags:  Jayson Werth, Teddy Roosevelt, Mike Shanahan, Donovan McNabb, Kevin Seraphin, Danny Espinosa, Marion Barry, Jordan Crawford

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Maryland offers Orioles bird license plates

If you live in Maryland and you like the Orioles, you are legally required to get one of these.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 11/15/2011

New Orioles uniforms, old Orioles bird logo

The 20th anniversary season at Camden Yards also marks the return of the cartoon bird on hats.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:01 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Orioles fan catches home run ball at three straight games

Tim Anderson, a 17-year old high school kid from Baltimore, keeps going to Camden Yards, and he keeps getting rewarded.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:37 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Quoting Davey Johnson from the archives

Long before The Post covered him as the Nats manager, we covered him as an Orioles second baseman.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:48 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Orioles

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 06/13/2011

Your Orioles are coming to Washington

O’s send e-mail to their marketing list, encouraging supporters to go support the team in Washington.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:34 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Orioles

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 05/23/2011

The Orioles also spell Nats names wrong

Jordan Zimmermann takes two ‘Ns’ in his last name, thanks very much. How’d you like if if we called him ‘Cal Ripke?’

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:10 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Orioles

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 04/06/2011

DC’s 2011 baseball bobbleheads

Among highlights: no fewer than three area franchises are holding Jayson Werth bobblehead night this year.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:55 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Minor League Baseball, Orioles

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 07/23/2010

Orioles fan's epic streaking adventure

I generally avoid Orioles news, but this one seems to nicely encapsulate the current state of baseball to our immediate North. Or Northeast. In Philadelphia, they tase their streakers. In Baltimore, they languidly allow them to flit about the basepaths, from the field to the stands and back, on...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:40 PM ET, 07/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 12/17/2007

Rick DempseyClaus

Note: This is a story about baseball that doesn't involve, except the kind that comes in a box with a straw. If that offends you, close your eyes for a minute. I got a lot of mileage last December out of Judah Claus, the strange creature created when former D.C....

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:49 PM ET, 12/17/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 08/28/2007

Baseball Failure in August

The Baltimore Sun had a long story today about how suckingly terrible the Orioles have been in Augusts and Septembers of recent vintage. Now, I've been known to spend hours and hours compiling mostly meaningless statistics (see: preseason NFL scoring trends), but when I do this I'm joking, and anyhow,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:19 PM ET, 08/28/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles, Orioles

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 08/13/2007

Red Sox Park at Camden Yards

Estimates of the percentage of Red Sox fans in Camden Yards over the weekend range from, I don't know, 68 percent to 94 percent. It was an attendance record for a three-game series at Camden. Terry Francona: "It's like Boston in the south." Kevin Youkilis: It's definitely almost like playing...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:29 PM ET, 08/13/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 08/02/2007

Top-Notch Oriole Commentary

Honestly, the last time I spent this much time looking at a yellow rubber ducky it was during my daughter's bath time. The ducky-related bathtub conversation we had was like The Algonquin Round Table compared to what you'll find below. My daughter, I should note, is five months old. D.C.'s...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:29 AM ET, 08/02/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 07/12/2007

Today's Top Five: O's Fans Strike Back

1) I've lamented the large visiting crowds at RFK baseball games, and Orioles fans are likewise stricken by this malady. Their response: let's go to an O's-Red Sox game en masse and taunt those invasive New Englanders. From The Loss Column, which is leading this movement: Andy MacPhail, scouring the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:51 PM ET, 07/12/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 06/19/2007

FireSamPerlozzo.com: The Day After

A few weeks back I learned about Nick Christy, the 24-year old software developer behind FireSamPerlozzo.com, from Maese Space, the blog of BaltSun columnist Rick Maese. So when Perlozzo actually got himself, you know, fired, I figured there would be an update in that same Space. Since there was none,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:19 AM ET, 06/19/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 10/13/2006

Orioles Fans Unionize

So, like everyone else in the world, I've been waiting and waiting to see what would happen next with the FreeBirds, those angry, chanting, beer-loving Orioles fans who walked out of a game last month in a moment of goose-bump inspiring solidarity. Unlike everyone else in the world, I've been...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:40 AM ET, 10/13/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 09/25/2006

Orioles Protest, to be continued...

If you were here at all last week, you'll recall endless postings on the FreeBirds, the disaffected O's fans who descended on Camden Yards for a Thursday afternoon game, sang and chanted for a solid hour and then walked out, en masse. I don't think I've mentioned this yet, but...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:10 PM ET, 09/25/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Orioles