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?
When leadoff hitter Austin Hays stepped into the batter’s box at Fenway Park on Friday, July 24 – Opening Night of the 2020 season – he made Orioles history...in more ways than one. Hays, naturally, was the leadoff hitter on the latest-starting O’s team in history thanks to the global pandemic that pushed back the … Continue reading Inconsistency at the Top: Hays Marks O’s 7th Straight Different Opening Day Leadoff Man
This past weekend the faint rumors about the Orioles possibly leaving Baltimore at some point picked up some new steam. Not much, mind you...but enough to make this an issue worth examining. And enough to wonder why some of our best local journalists haven’t yet done more to shine more light on the subject. So … Continue reading The “Orioles to Las Vegas” Rumor: What We Know…and What We Don’t Know
Different. That’s the first word that comes to mind about the “vibe” at Orioles spring training in Sarasota this year. It just feels different than it has in the past. It’s the Orioles’ first-ever spring camp in Sarasota without Buck Showalter at the helm. But – as we all know – the changes didn’t stop … Continue reading Observations from Spring Training
7 things O’s fans should do before Opening Day While all of us in the greater Baltimore region suffered through temperatures in the mid-40s – and prepared for another snowstorm later this week – the new Orioles held their first workout in sunny, 80-degree weather in Sarasota today. Today’s first full-squad workout was the … Continue reading Spring Training Has Arrived…for Orioles Fans
Here we go again. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but…in addition to the problems the Orioles are facing with their own roster, there could be an even bigger problem looming for the O’s – and the rest of the American League East. The New York Yankees have a young slugger who … Continue reading Is Young Yankee Slugger the O’s Worst Nightmare?
Today, guest contributor Dan Reed offers the first in an ongoing (and occasional) series of Orioles related trivia questions. This week’s edition: Number Crunch Edition: Won, Too, Three. WON * Only one number has been worn exactly one time in MLB history, who is it and what number did they wear? (Hint: he wasn’t an … Continue reading Q’s and O’s Trivia