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He’s Back

It’s been a long road back for the longest tenured Oriole. But here he is, former teammate of Cal Ripken, Jr., on the verge being activated after more than a year of rehabbing post-concussion syndrome. Like many of you, as soon as he went down last year, I decided to mentally consider Brian Roberts retired. […]

Dan Duquette: Entertainer

By now, it should be common knowledge that Dan Duquette has signed 49-year-old former Oriole pitcher, Jamie Moyer to a minor league contract. It’s yet another interesting and amusing signing by possibly the weirdest GM in baseball. Seriously, from Day 1 when he referred to Baltimore as Boston, talking nervously in his bright orange tie, […]

Carving a Spot In a Crowded AL East

Two months into the season, the Orioles sit in second place in the AL East, one game behind Tampa Bay. In a vacuum, we’d certainly have taken that scenario prior to the season. We might have even taken third or fourth place. But seeing what we’ve seen this year, it’s hard not to adjust expectations […]

Top 5 Reasons O’s/Nats Is Almost A Rivalry

We know the drill by now. Each year during interleague play, the local media shoves a contrived “Beltway Rivalry” down our throats. And each year, it’s a lackluster series between two losing ball clubs that just happen to share a cable sports network. Well, this year the script has officially flipped. While I’m still not […]

Proving Ground

If you’ve been locked in a cellar for the last couple of weeks, the 1st place Orioles were met with the daunting task of proving themselves against four perennial playoff teams in a stretch of 15 straight games. 16 games later, after their 15-inning marathon comeback win over the Royals last night, our O’s are […]

Gauntlet Update

Just a quick check-in on the Orioles towards the end of their big early-season test, otherwise known as The Gaunlet. There are three games left of this Yankees-Sox-Rangers-Rays-Yankees stretch during which the O’s have gone 8-4 and sit two games ahead of the Rays in 1st place. That means regardless of what happens in the […]

The Story (And Curse) Of Andino

Let’s pretend it’s 2009. Orioles GM Andy MacPhail just made a late roster move in Spring Training, trading away former top pitching prospect Hayden Penn to the Marlins for shortstop Robert Andino. Penn was out of options, Andino was stuck behind Hanley Ramirez, and it made sense to shore up the Orioles’ middle infield depth, […]

The AL East Battle Begins In Earnest

Tonight, the Orioles go for another series win against an AL East opponent. A win against the Yankees in New York tonight would seal their third series win in four attempts against the AL East. What is this, 1996? Well, not yet. O’s fans are still in the process of awkwardly figuring out how best […]