Monthly Archives: April 2006

Williams returns to bullpen; Is another unknown not far behind?

Key to late innings, ex-journeyman rose from mysterious Bermuda Triangle of Triple-A Oklahoma City Todd Williams is back in the Orioles bullpen. That might not mean much to many Orioles fans, since he is a middle reliever, the type of … Continue reading

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Turning 21 With No Hangover

The O’s snapped a four-game slide on Thursday, but that streak doesn’t hold a candle to the record-setting run in ’88; Happy Anniversary, O’s fans. by Matthew Taylor As they might say on “Pardon the Interruption”: “Happy Anniversary, Orioles fans. … Continue reading

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The Great Experiment, Week Three: In Which We Look to Mel Kiper Jr. for Inspiration

How can baseball save itself if it no longer loves the casual fan? By Aaron Koos This week, the only chore tougher than being an O’s fan would be serving as Mel Kiper’s hairstylist. Since my last blog, the Birds … Continue reading

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So far, so good enough

Repeat three times with fingers crossed: “The pitching will improve” By Christopher HeunThe 2006 season is only 20 games old, too small a “sample size,” as the stat geeks like to say, to draw conclusions, but enough time to get … Continue reading

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The Great Experiment, Week Two; Not so Fabulous

More woes for the Master of the CAP, AKA “Freakonomics” meets “MoneyBall” times ten by Aaron Koos At the end of last week I was psyched. I’d just made my first blog post and embarked on a grand experiment to … Continue reading

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A Ray of Hope

The emergence of Chris Ray as the O’s lockdown closer was put to the test on Friday night against the Yankees; Score one for the young gun By Matthew Taylor The Washington Post got it right. So did the Baltimore … Continue reading

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Missing David Newhan

“Roar Jinx” shelves Nehwan; In his place, Markakis should play every day, Millar should bat secondby Christopher Heun Just when we were ready to sing the praises of outfielder David Newhan, hopeful that he could recapture some of his 2004 … Continue reading

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