July 2, 2015
Nelson Cruz homered on his birthday yesterday as part of a 7-0 Seattle Mariners victory. He did the same thing - homering on his birthday - last year for the Orioles. Any word on what the record is for consecutive birthday home runs?
June 30, 2015
June 29, 2015
The Orioles are in first place in the American League East. It's only June, but after a slow start to the season and a remarkable turnaround the past few weeks - from 23-29 on June 3 to 41-34 today - it still means something. The Orioles are in first place.
June 21, 2015
Something had to give on Sunday. The Orioles entered their Father’s Day matinee with the Blue Jays with a 33-game win streak in contests where they scored nine or more runs. The Jays, meanwhile, were riding a 31-game streak when they put nine or more runs on the board. So there they were, both teams perched with nine runs a piece in the bottom of the eighth inning and one streak about to end. Turns out it was Toronto’s.
June 11, 2015
June 2, 2015
We're 50 games into the 2015 season. What are we to make of this Orioles team?
At times I rely on last year for comfort; the O's struggled out of the gate but put things together to comfortably clinch the division.
In weaker moments I'm reminded of the dark days - or more accurately, dark years - of Orioles baseball and fear the worst.