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Orioles Move on From Miscues, Head for West Coast

0 Written by: | Monday, Aug 03, 2015 1:45pm

Buck Showalter (Kenya Allen/Pressbox)

Buck Showalter (Kenya Allen/Pressbox)

by Todd Karpovich/Pressbox

Orioles manager Buck Showalter was obviously not pleased with the way his team ended a seven-game home stand before heading west for another crucial stretch of the season. Read More →

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Two Sets of Baltimore Emojis Available Soon

1 Written by: | Monday, Aug 03, 2015 9:40am

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Pretty soon, you’ll be able to sprinkle your text messages with more Baltimore flair, thanks to two new sets of Baltimore-themed emojis.  Read More →

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Latest Orioles Bobblehead is Pirate Manny Machado

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 31, 2015 3:51pm

Captain_Manny_dyycht31_h1p75auyThe big league Orioles may be moving on to garden gnomes, but minor league promoters in Bowie know that baseball and bobbleheads go hand-in-hand. The Bowie Baysox aren’t beyond a little skullduggery in their figurines, though. Read More →

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Orioles Acquire Outfielder Gerardo Parra

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 31, 2015 2:20pm

Gerardo Parra

Gerardo Parra

by Todd Karpovich/Pressbox Online

The Orioles solved one of their pressing issues by acquiring outfielder Gerardo Parra from the Milwaukee Brewers for right-handed minor league pitcher Zach Davies just prior to the  July 31 non-waiver MLB trade deadline.  Read More →

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Amazon: Make That More Like 2,500 Jobs

0 Written by: | Friday, Jul 31, 2015 8:15am

Amazon introduces same-day delivery

Online retail behemoth Amazon had promised to hire 1,000 Baltimoreans to work full-time at its new fulfillment center in Southeast Baltimore. But the company announced Thursday that the real number is more like 2,500, according to the Baltimore Sun. Read More →

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Traffic Sign “Hacked” in West Baltimore, Then “Hacked” Again

1 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 12:29pm

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A portable traffic sign in West Baltimore was briefly “hacked” on Wednesday to display a profane anti-police message, before being changed. Read More →

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Baltimore Protests Spur Discussions on Sentencing Reform

1 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 9:47am

Photo via USA Today

Photo via USA Today

This spring’s protests and riots in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody caused physical, financial, and emotional damage. But they may have also inspired some serious legislative change. Read More →

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CPR Was Born in Baltimore; Its Creator Died This Week at Age 87

4 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 9:14am

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In the 1950s, if you keeled over because your heart stopped, that was generally it. But a Johns Hopkins electrical engineer thought there must be a better way. In the 1950s, William Kouwenhoven began work on the first cardiac defibrillator, which he used to shock lab dogs’ hearts back to life after they’d stopped beating. And then came the famous day in 1958 when a dog’s heart stopped–but the lifesaving defibrillator was on the wrong floor of the hospital. Read More →

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Upworthy Spotlights Second Chance’s Triple Bottom Line

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 4:18pm

photo via Second Chance

photo via Second Chance

If you were wondering whether Second Chance could ever become a meme in addition to an awesome social enterprise, the answer is provided today. Read More →

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Baby Beats Brings Hip-Hop to the Little Kids

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 2:44pm

babycatch of the day fish (2)Hip-hop may be universal, but the lyrics often skew toward the older set. So a pair of Baltimore rap pros are looking to offer something that can kids can bounce along to, without the inevitable scarring. Read More →

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