Seeing Brian Roberts at bat last night with that extra-large helmet was surreal. Here is a guy that played with Cal Ripken, Jr. and now he’s playing with Adam Jones and Matt Wieters as they get into their peak years. The spark of so many fun Oriole offenses, who has played in 98 games since [...]
The Orioles drafted Ryan Ripken, son of Hall-of-Fame Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr., nephew of formal Oriole second baseman Billy Ripken, grandson of former Oriole manager and the physical embodiment of The Oriole Way, Cal Ripken. This is an interesting development on a number of levels.
Let’s start with the grandfather. I’ve read Senior’s book [...]Read More... →
Off-days suck. Well, for fans, anyway. The Orioles could probably use one. What’s with all this losing anyway? I thought the ship was righted.
The Orioles have this approach at the plate, as a team, that I don’t quite understand in the context of modern baseball. In the 1950s, it was all the rage. Here’s [...]Read More... →
Turns out the front office didn’t take advantage of the off day, May 24, to play golf. They had their doctors examining Adam Jones as one of the final steps in inking him to a long-term deal to stay with the Orioles. After months of hand-wringing on the part of Oriole fans, coupled with snarky [...]Read More... →
We are about a quarter of the way through the 2012 campaign and the Orioles are winning at a .641 clip. They own the best record in the American League, and are tied with the Dodgers for the most wins (25). The most telling part of this record is a 13-5 record on the road. [...]Read More... →
I have always said that standings don’t much matter before mid-May. I’ve said this quite a bit lately as more and more people want to talk Orioles baseball. Seems that winning makes us a little more willing to talk about that other team in town.
I was at a Fells Point bar the other night [...]Read More... →
Let me say it bluntly: We’ll never know why Mike Flanagan shot himself in the face. We can put together some pieces. He was having financial issues. He was obviously hurt when replaced by Andy MacPhail as General Manager. There were other issues that we’ll never know about and never be able to fully understand. [...]Read More... →
Gerry Sandusky at WBAL reported last night that Mike Flanagan took his own life, “despondent over what he considered a false perception from a community he loved of his role in the team’s prolonged failure.” He was found on his property near a trail leading to a barn. He was 59 years old.
Take a [...]Read More... →
The Orioles are on pace to lose more than 100 games. They have a very difficult September ahead of them, every team they face will be above .500. Andy MacPhail will not be returning as GM.
If Showalter’s history is any indication, Buck will go for the job. Given Buck’s responses to utilizing advanced [...]Read More... →
From the department of the disturbingly absurd: Jason Berken is now headed to visit Dr. Yocum with elbow inflammation possibly related to a, you guess it, torn labrum. The team has recorded two wins in the same time span that it’s sent four players to see the good doctor.
The team is also on [...]Read More... →
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