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Pete Ward

Aug. 28, 2015

I've spent several weeks at home in Baltimore this summer. During my stay with family, I unearthed an old baseball mitt from a closet that carries the autograph of one Pete Ward. Actually, my son discovered the glove. Most often he pretends he's Chris Davis. Manny Machado is probably second. J.J. Hardy also makes an occasional appearance in his young baseball imagination. No Pete Ward. 

J.J. Hardy (Sarasota 2014)

Aug. 19, 2015

Happy Birthday, J.J. Hardy. We've seen a few stories this season about players homering on their birthday.

Alex Rodriguez homered on his 40th birthday

Mets Jersey Vendor

Aug. 19, 2015

I heard it on TV Tuesday night, and it bothered me. Being here in person at the ballpark on Wednesday night reminds me how frustrating it is to be part of a ballpark takeover by visiting fans.

Robert Andino Card

Aug. 19, 2015

I'm working from the press box for Wednesday night's match-up with the New York Mets. The Game Notes mention, sadly, the following:

"The Orioles are 9-22 all-time against the Mets, going 3-10 on the road (0-5 at Citi Field, 3-5 at Shea Stadium) and 6-12 at Oriole Park since Interleague Play began in 1997 ... The Orioles have lost nine consecutive games against the Mets, last defeating the Mets on June 18, 2009."

Zach Britton Delivery (Sarasota 2015)

Aug. 18, 2015

Zach Britton and Chris Davis are looking to extend a first-of-its-kind streak in Orioles history. The O's could have a closer with 30 or more saves and a batter with 40 or more home runs for the third consecutive season. Prior to the current streak, it had happened only once before when Randy Myers had 31 saves and Brady Anderson had 50 home runs in 1996. 

1980 Orioles card

Aug. 11, 2015

Eddie Murray’s sixth-inning home run proved to be the difference at Memorial Stadium as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on This Day in Orioles History, Aug. 11, 1980. The win was the last of a season-best 10-game win streak for the O's.

Chris Davis

Aug 6, 2015

Chris Davis lifted the Orioles to victory on Wednesday with a 10th-inning grand slam. It was his second grand slam of the season and the team’s fourth (Jonathan Schoop and Steve Pearce have the others).  Earlier in the game, O’s starter Wei-Yin Chen escaped his own bases loaded, no-out situation with just one run allowed to the keep the game within reach.