Aug. 5, 2014
Baltimore and Toronto haven't received top billing in the A.L. East for quite some time - more than two decades, but who's counting? Yet here we are in early August with the Orioles and Blue Jays at the top of the division standings and playing three of their nine, meaningful head-to-head games remaining on the schedule.
The Toronto Star begins one of its articles previewing this week's match-up, which it terms "The Battle of the Birds," by asking the following: "Hey Toronto, remember this feeling? It’s called a pennant race."
July 31, 2014
You wish the Blue Jays were further back in the standings. You're a little concerned about the Rays resurgence. But admit it, my fellow Orioles fan, you're really looking at where the Yankees and Red Sox are in the A.L. East.
If that's not the case, perhaps it should be. Why? Because the Orioles have only been this far up on both of their well-heeled division rivals at the same time twice in the past 25 years. The last time it happened, the Tampa Bay Rays didn't even exist.
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.
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?"
July 7, 2014
Monday night's win in Washington was fun, and I don't mean just a little bit.
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.
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.