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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Aug. 4, 2015
Chris Davis is prepared to make Orioles history ... again.
Davis, whose 53 home runs in 2013 established a new single-season Orioles record, is on pace to become the first Baltimore player to have multiple 40-home run seasons. He and Brady Anderson are already the only Orioles batters to eclipse 50 home runs.
July 31, 2015
In the wake of Alex Rodriguez becoming the fourth player to ever homer as a teenager and then again in his 40s, this week's Flashback Friday post looks at the youngest Orioles player to ever hit a home run, 18-year-old Wayne Causey.
July 28, 2015
It's fitting that Nick Markakis would return to Baltimore at a time when the Orioles are struggling to find their identity as a team. That search for identity is in some sense the story of Markakis' time with the Orioles.