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1980 John Lowenstein program

July 25, 2014

I happened across a website today that features old Orioles programs and scorecards. It's worth a look at the full archive, which serves as an online treasure chest of O's nostalgia. 







Here are some fun samples from the full collection:


July 22, 2014

Every team in the A.L. East thinks it can still win the division. The Orioles, however, have the best chance of doing so. With that in mind, let's not be afraid of the baseball boogeyman. 

The baseball boogeyman doesn't hang out in the closet or under the bed. No, he's there at the bottom of the division standings in the form of the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays. Lately it seems lots of folks are afraid of them.

The Bird in Sarasota - Ta-da!

July 10, 2014

During a conversation with a work colleague this week I stated the following about my beloved Orioles: "If they could get their starting pitching together, they'd be in good shape." To which he replied, "Aren't they in first place?"

Nelson Cruz (Sarasota)

July 7, 2014

Monday night's win in Washington was fun, and I don't mean just a little bit.

Wild Bill Hagy Ad

July 1, 2014

Something magic is in fact happening for the Orioles in 2014. It may not be every time you go, but it is more often than the competition.

Brooks Robertson Card

June 27, 2014

Earlier this week, Adrian Beltre became the sixth major leaguer to reach 2,500 hits among those who have played the majority of their careers at third base. This week’s Flashback Friday looks at the Orioles’ representative on that esteemed list, Brooks Robinson.

Walk-Off Image

June 23, 2014

After the Orioles wrapped up a series win in the Bronx that rising cult figure Steve Pearce identified as a sign of his team's resilience, you couldn't have blamed the baseball gods if they whispered into the collective ears of Baltimore baseball fans, "Chill out." 

1954 Orioles Opening Day Program

June 20, 2014

The 53 home runs that Chris Davis hit in 2013 to establish a new single season Orioles record stand on their own without embellishment. But on this, the diamond anniversary of the Orioles' arrival in Baltimore, let's go ahead and add to the legend.

Davis hit more home runs last season than the entire 1954 Orioles team combined.

Final tally: Chris Davis - 53, 1954 Orioles - 52.

(Note: The 1955 Orioles got preemptive revenge on Davis by hitting one more home run than he did in 2013).