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Some of These Orioles Might Be All-Time Greats

So I wrote up my weekly guest post for MASN and I talked about how cool it is that the Orioles have improved so much that a national vote is poised to land them four starters in the All-Star game. From there I got to thinking about how long it’s been since we had four […]

New World, Same World

I used to have a lot of friends who loved moving. That meant travel for some and outright relocation for others. These were (are) folks for whom movement was a horizon to chase. For whom change itself was a comfort. I tend to be more of a “stick around and see” type, and I recall […]

Losing Wasn’t More Fun, But It Was a Little Easier

I was thinking about the ‘ol Loss Column today, and the fact that I have been so lax in posting, and I found myself asking a question: were things better when the Orioles sucked? Not the baseball, of course. And not the culture surrounding it here in Baltimore. But talking about both definitely seemed a […]

You Knew a Slump Was Coming, Right?

There I went in my last guest post for MASN talking about how the Orioles were officially a good team. Then there they went, rattling off five losses in a row and falling into a tie for third place (or fourth if you’re a pessimist) with the Rays. Bummer. Honestly, though, you knew this was […]

Thoughts on Change

Fair warning: this post isn’t about baseball, or really even sports. Not unless you squint. What can I say? The O’s are on the west coast. So, instead, this is a post about change. The reason things have been quieter around here for the past year and a half or so is the immense amount […]

Who’s Minding the Store?

Ordinarily I don’t believe in apologizing for not posting much, or even mentioning it. I make an exception here though because things have been quieter than normal at a time when they probably ought not be quiet. This space isn’t destined to return to the days of posts nearly every day, but two weeks is […]

Orioles: When Baseball Season Arrives

I’ve remarked before, elsewhere and I think here, that time doesn’t fly. It accelerates. So much so that if you stop to think about it you’ll probably end up in a bad place. Ten years ago doesn’t seem that long. A few weeks or months sometimes feel like days. If you don’t know what I […]

The Baltimore Ravens are Playing With Fire

“It’s just business.” I’ve always hated this phrase. It’s bothered me for as long as I can remember knowing what it meant. I think that probably goes back to something basic, if (arguably) a bit naive: I never thought it was cool that screwing someone over could suddenly become OK if it fell under the […]