Orioles veteran right fielder Nick Markakis was hoping to a return to the lineup and be back on the field sometime during this home stand. That doesn’t appear likely, manager Buck Showalter said that they have to “get the soreness out of the tissue before he comes back”. Showalter claims that Markakis- on the disabled list for the 1st time in his career – is ahead of the normal schedule but he did not give an official date or timetable as to when Markakis will be back. ( Video on Markakis) Nevertheless, Markakis is a grind-it out player who does whatever it takes to be in the lineup every day. He started the team’s first 50 games for the O’s before the injury. Even with his absence the team is still very much competing in the AL east and they have demonstrated depth while battling diversity.
The Orioles General Manager Dan Duquette officially announces the contract extension of center fielder Adam Jones.
Adam Jones thanks his Mother, Andrea Jones, the Skipper Buck Showalter or as he says “The Show” and the players that he has played with through out the past five years on this team. With him signing the six year extension he will be with the O’s through 2018. Adam Jones has been an All-Star, a Gold Glove winner and he might just be a Baltimore Orioles for life.
Orioles second baseman Brian Robert’s has not played in a Major League game since May 16th of 2011. So after missing more than a year with concussions, his manager says he might just be back on the field in the near future. Buck Showalter has a lot of optimism for his return. He said “it is more or when he will be back on the field-than if.” The skippers most revealing comments in months.
Even with the injuries that the Birds are enduring this season that’s not stopping them from finding another person to fill the spot. It also gives the fans a chance to see that the new GM Dan Duquette of the team has done alright. As for the Manager Buck Showalter he does not look past anybody. He says they want to “win”, so whoever is playing on the team on game day those players give them the best chance at just that to win. Showalter feels very confident in how they have been able to mix up the line-up with different players.
The Ravens rookies got their first look at NFL workouts this weekend. As a Rookie it’s essential to get established with a new system and to be able to learn how the NFL game is so much different from college. The team’s second round draft pick Arthur Brown is said to be Ray Lewis “replacement” which …
The Ravens stunning double overtime win at Denver will be remembered as one of the great wins not only in Ravens – but Baltimore sports history. It doesn’t get much better than a double OT playoff win on the road to hush a sellout crowd, The game was tied after every quarter, and the 1st OT …