This is the type of retraction I'm happy to write. Because after writing back on April 22 that the 2022 Orioles had "settled into the basement" on April 12 of this season...the Birds eventually climbed up the stairs -- ever so slightly. On Thursday, May 5 the Orioles moved out of the cellar and into … Continue reading I Spoke Too Soon: The 2022 Orioles Are NOT in the Basement
If you think the Orioles are taking a long time to promote their top prospects to the Major Leagues these days, well I hate to tell you this, but...it used to be worse. In fact, you’ll think the upcoming promotions of Adley Rutschman, Grayson Rodriguez, Kyle Stowers, DL Hall and Kyle Bradish are lightning fast … Continue reading Think the O’s are Slow to Promote Top Prospects? 50 Years Ago, So Did Don Baylor
There was no fanfare. No acknowledgement from the team. No mention of it on the game broadcast. And nothing from any of the beat reporters. But the “Basement Day” has already passed for this year’s Orioles team. I’m speaking, of course, of the date that the Orioles settle into the basement of the American League’s … Continue reading “Basement Day” Has Already Passed for the 2022 Orioles. Will It Be the Last?
Mid Atlantic Sports Network first launched back in 2005, local baseball fans had high expectations for outstanding coverage of the Orioles and Nationals. And for the most part, that is what we’ve gotten...when it comes to the actual game broadcasts. (Until this season...more on that later.) But for the first several years, the broadcasting talent … Continue reading 7 Ideas for Bringing MASN to a Higher Level
Looking for something to occupy your time while waiting for MLB owners to end the lockout and allow spring training to begin?TrustYourStuff.com just might have the perfect answer for you.It's the official YouTube channel of the site -- Trust Your Stuff -- and you can view it by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH1TFy6yeSwmEWf5rm5aKjg. So far over 40 … Continue reading The Perfect Cure for Lockout Boredom
Just recently, a trip down memory lane revealed something a bit shocking to me. It was one of those aspects of baseball that has changed over the years to such a degree that it’s actually hard to remember the way things used to be. Here’s what I mean: A few nights ago, I was going … Continue reading Remembering the Days of the Nine-Man Pitching Staff
Happy anniversary, O’s fans...I guess. Six years ago tonight – behind, of all things, a strong start from Ubaldo Jimenez – the Orioles defeated the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards by a score of 8-2 and clinched the American League East title. It was the team’s first division championship since 1997 – but will … Continue reading Six Years Ago Tonight, Something Magic Happened
So nearly three weeks later, we have our answer. Back on August 12, I asked the question on this site, Who is Most Likely to Pull the Plug on this Surprisingly Fun O’s Season? Well it’s safe to say that while there hasn’t been an electrical fire...the plug has most definitely been pulled. After the … Continue reading The Plug Has Been Pulled on the O’s 2020 Playoff Hopes
45 years ago today, Earl Weaver made history. For the first time in his Major League career, the Hall of Fame Orioles manager was ejected from both games of a doubleheader. And since his ejection from the second game of the came during the pregame presentation of the lineups, it marked the earliest possible ejection … Continue reading Today in O’s History: Weaver Gets Tossed Twice in Doubleheader
I have to admit...I’m having a hard time fully enjoying the surprising start to the Orioles 2020 season. It’s not entirely because of COVID-19, or the strange feeling of watching Major League Baseball games being played in empty stadiums. It’s not even the feeling that a ton of resources are being used to test players, … Continue reading Who is Most Likely to Pull the Plug on this Surprisingly Fun O’s Season?