A pessimist could look at the 2022 Orioles and see just another losing season. This “glass-half-empty” perspective would focus on the team’s low payroll...the lack of true impact players...and the inevitable selling that is still ahead at this year’s trade deadline. But the optimist sees something else. A “glass-half-full” person can see the beginnings of … Continue reading How Big of a Leap Are the 2022 Orioles Really Making?
The Real Cost of Grayson Rodriguez’s Lat Strain
Will the injuries to John Means and Grayson Rodriguez – and the innings limits that are sure to come – push back the timeline of the O’s rebuild and make 2023 another lost season? It was never going to be as simple as a cramp. Even though that was the initial word coming from Norfolk … Continue reading The Real Cost of Grayson Rodriguez’s Lat Strain
Who Will Be the Next Player to Represent the O’s in Cooperstown?
15 years later and the question still hovers over Camden Yards like a dark cloud on a rainy summer night. It was the summer of 2007 when Cal Ripken, Jr. was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame after his record-breaking career. And at the time, the roster of Orioles in the Hall of Fame … Continue reading Who Will Be the Next Player to Represent the O’s in Cooperstown?
14-Game Hot Streak Beginning in Late May ’89 Set the Tone for “Why Not” Orioles
No question about it, the 2022 Orioles season has had its share of highlights so far. From the exciting 2-0 win vs. Milwaukee in the home opener...to the more recent stretch of three walk-off wins in a span of four games...and the debut of #1 overall prospect Adley Rutschman, there have certainly been some exciting … Continue reading 14-Game Hot Streak Beginning in Late May ’89 Set the Tone for “Why Not” Orioles
I Spoke Too Soon: The 2022 Orioles Are NOT in the Basement
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
Think the O’s are Slow to Promote Top Prospects? 50 Years Ago, So Did Don Baylor
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
“Basement Day” Has Already Passed for the 2022 Orioles. Will It Be the Last?
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?
7 Ideas for Bringing MASN to a Higher Level
When 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 … Continue reading 7 Ideas for Bringing MASN to a Higher Level
The Perfect Cure for Lockout Boredom
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
Remembering the Days of the Nine-Man Pitching Staff
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