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Eutaw Street - Opening Day

March 31, 2014

Opening Day. For many years it was the something special in Baltimore. In 2014, it represents, potentially, the start of something special instead. And that's worth appreciating.

So here's to your hometown Baltimore Orioles, the team the New York Times believes could reach the World Series.

Back to Baltimore (Sarasota 2014)

March 30, 2014

A showcase of outstanding Orioles Spring Training photos by Norm Schimmel wraps up with a look back at the final week in Sarasota. Thanks to Norm for his generosity and sharp eye again this year. And now, let the games begin!

These photos are perhaps best viewed with "Welcome Home" playing in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

Bird's Eye View Logo

March 25, 2014

They've been described lovingly as the "goobriest of goobers." An iTunes reviewer writes that he "Enjoyed the father's perspective as I'm an old guy, too." 

Goobers? Old guys? Kind of makes you wonder how Orioles fans Jake English and Scott Magness, the co-hosts of the Bird's Eye View podcast, feel about backhanded compliments.

Adam Jones Crossing Home Plate (Sarasota 2014)

March 19, 2014

First, the bad news: Wei-Yin Chen got roughed up for six runs and 10 hits in a 7-4 Spring Training loss to the Rays. That's the same Chen who has been deemed "really important" to the O's success.

Ubaldo Jimenez

March 10, 2014

The latest haul of Orioles photos from Sarasota (Thanks, Norm!) provides plenty of familiar faces (Wei-Yin Chen, Chris Davis, J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones, Nick Markakis and Matt Wieters) and two new ones who helped changed the narrative around the team's off-season (Nelson Cruz and Ubaldo Jimenez).

BJ Surhoff Card

March 7, 2014

Michael Reghi arrived in Baltimore one season too late. The man who made familiar, if not famous, the "touched off a bomb" home run call became the O's TV play-by-play guy starting in 1997; however, it was the 1996 Orioles who truly were a bomb squad.

This week's Flashback Friday remembers a team that featured heavy lumber distributed throughout the lineup.

Oriole Bird at Sarasota Farmers Market

March 4, 2013

From the diamond to the farmers market (where the Oriole Bird roams in the main photo on this page), the Orioles are everywhere in Sarasota these days. The Bird is the word.