May 12, 2014
Shortly after the Houston Astros jumped out to an early 3-0 lead against the Orioles on Sunday, I Tweeted the following: "As long as Houston has to go to the bullpen, I remain optimistic about this game."
May 7, 2014
April 30, 2014
Times have changed for Rick Dempsey. The former Orioles catcher has gone from performing the rain delay antics seen in the video below as a player to taking rain delay clubhouse naps as an analyst, as Bud Norris revealed via Twitter earlier this month.
Here's Dempsey in action way back when:
April 29, 2014
After losing two of three to the Kansas City Royals, the Orioles are preparing to square off in a two-game, interleague set with the Pittsburgh Pirates. It's BUCKle Up versus Buccos in Baltimore (weather permitting, of course).
The common thread that runs through these five games is fedoras. Yes, fedoras.
April 24, 2014
April 19, 2014
A Red Sox fan saw his young son walking home from the bus stop after school and noticed that he looked upset. He greeted the boy at the door to find out what was the matter.
"Did something bad happen at school today?" the man asked.
"Yes," his son replied.
"Well, what is it?" the father asked.
"This," the boy said as tears rolled down his cheecks and fell on his David Ortiz jersey. He held up a paper marked with a big red F at the top. "I failed a test. My life is over."
April 17, 2014
The closer's role carries a mystique. Granted, part of that is due to theatrics, the type of aura cultivated by ancillary factors like entrance music and mound mannerisms. Turn off the music and tone down the movements, however, and there's still a belief among baseball men that not just anyone can close.
Go ahead and Google these two words: closer demoted.
Here's a sampling of what you'll find, starting with former Orioles closer Jim Johnson: