Feb. 21, 2014
[Photo credit: Norm Schimmel (copyright holder)]
The deal the Orioles made with free-agent pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez this week has been hailed as "monumental" and "historic," if only because the Orioles don't do this sort of thing very often.
Jan. 17, 2014
Here's some good news for Baltimore fans looking to keep a certain young third baseman in town for the long haul: The Orioles can retain free agents named Machado. They've done it before.
Jan. 3, 2014
Happy New Year, Orioles fans. Did anyone else receive an Orioles desk calendar as a Christmas gift? If so, you've probably already seen the inspiration for this week's Flashback Friday post.
The O's desk calendar entry for Thursday featured the following trivia question: Who was the youngest player to appear in a game for the Orioles?
Answer: Catcher Frank Zupo made his big league debut on July 1, 1957 at 17 years and 305 days old.
That's only part of the story.
Oct. 4, 1969
Two 12th-inning bunts proved to be the difference in the playoff opener for the Earl Weaver-led Baltimore Orioles on this day in 1969.
Sept. 27, 2013
"But if the Red Sox do it, then I'll have to say 'dammit, they're a pretty good ballclub."
-Earl Weaver, Sept. 17, 1975
July 5, 2013
The Orioles sent only one player to the All-Star Game for six straight seasons from 2006 through 2011 and for 10 of 11 seasons from 2001 through 2011. Thanks to improved play on the field and the Vote Orange campaign, that won't be a problem - or even close to it - in 2013. It's starting to feel like the early '70s.
May 24, 2013
The Orioles currently rank first in the American League in stolen bases with 37. As MASN's Steve Melewski notes: "Last season they stole 58 bases all year to rank last in the American League. This season they have 37 stolen bases and that ranks first in the AL. At this pace the Orioles would steal 127 bases to more than double last year's total."
May 3, 2013
Chris Tillman tossed eight shutout innings for the Orioles in Anaheim Thursday night. It was the second time this season that an O's starter has gone eight or more innings without allowing an earned run. It happened five times last season with Tillman accounting for the final two times. (Read more in my MASN guest blog.)
April 19, 2013
April 12, 2013