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Cal Ripken Jr. better check his rearview mirror, because Adam Jones is coming after him at full speed. OK, so Jones has a long way to go before he catches Ripken’s record of 2,632 consecutive games played, but that didn’t stop the Orioles outfielder from joking about someday accomplishing the feat. “I’m going to break Cal’s record,” Jones said to reporters. “I’m going after Cal. Cal is in my sights. Sixteen more years. But that’s my goal. If I show up at the ballpark, I’d rather play than sit. I’d rather play than have a day off. That’s just my mentality.” Jones played in all 162 games for the O’s last season, which is actually somewhat of a rarity for a player in today’s game. Plus, it really tells you something about just how wild Ripken’s record is when players openly joke about someday reaching the mark. For those crazy enough to think Jones has a chance, you better pump the breaks. Not even Jones’ manager anticipates the two-time All-Star playing in all 162 games again t
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The O’s look to build on the success of their 2012 season As a life long Baltimore Orioles fan, the 2012 season can only be described as magical. The O’s took a talented young team without many marquee “stars”, and pieced together a competitive squad that went on a run and eventually snuck into the playoffs after defeating the Rangers in the wild card game. They eventually...
There are 162 game in a Major League Baseball season. With so many games and so little time off in between, you typically can see numerous players get days off from time to time in an effort to conserve their energy. It actually has gotten to the point where it is a rarity to see a player not miss a game all season.
But the Baltimore Orioles Adam Jones has a different mentality...
Jim Thome is still looking for work, but he could be in luck.
According to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN, there is mutual interest between Thome and Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, leaving some to believe the 42-year-old slugger could end up continuing his career in Minnesota in 2013.
Wolfson reports that not everyone in the Minnesota organization is on board with the idea, as the major...
Matt Wieters homered and drove in five runs, Conor Jackson connected twice and the Baltimore Orioles beat a Philadelphia Phillies split squad 12-3 on Sunday.
Wieters hit a three-run shot and Jackson followed with his first homer off Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick in the first inning.
Baltimore scored seven runs in the fifth on a two-run double by Wieters, a three-run homer by Jackson...
Jim Thome remains unsigned. One of baseball’s best power hitters, the 42-year-old Thome is not ready to retire just yet.
There was not a lot of talk connecting Thome to teams this winter but that has not stopped the left handed hitter with 612 career home runs from looking.
One team that could be an option for Thome is the Minnesota Twins 1500ESPN reports that Twins manager Ron...
Brian Roberts had three hits and a home run, and Nolan Reimold and Wilson Betemit hit consecutive home runs Friday to lead the Baltimore Orioles over a Pittsburgh Pirates' split squad 6-5.
Gaby Sanchez homered twice for the Pirates.
Limited by concussions, back surgery and hip surgery to 115 games during the past three seasons, Roberts hasn't hit a regular-season home run...
Tweet Last June eventual American League Rookie of the Year Mike Trout made one the defensive plays of the season when he robbed Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy of a would-be home run in Baltimore. Re-watching the video never gets old, but if you would like another way remember the moment these will be available [...]
As we near the start of the Major League Baseball season, the fine folks over at the MLB Fan Cave decided to produce a parody music video starring Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones and Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
They used the template of Rihanna's hit song "Diamonds" and called their track "The Diamond" to pump up baseball fans....