Monthly Archives: June 2006

Give me an "O" for Optimism

Exploring what makes Baltimore a great baseball town, and the O’s a “loveable loser.”By Matthew Taylor Those who know me best would hesitate to call me an optimist, especially when it comes to sports. I’ve gotten better over the years, … Continue reading

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The Great Experiment, Week Ten: Playing to Win, Playoffs Be Damned

Who says .500 isn’t a worthy goal? By Aaron KoosIf you were listening to the Orioles’ radio broadcast during the rain delay of the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader with the Phillies, you might’ve heard an entertaining segment where Joe … Continue reading

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The Great Experiment, Week Nine: Where Have You Gone, Mr. Robinson?

The syringe replaces blue collars By Aaron Koos I know the Orioles aren’t the only professional sports team with a dark side, but there was a time when the organization seemed fairly wholesome. It was a team that respected its … Continue reading

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Listening In Behind Enemy Lines

Learning something from Yankee broadcasts By Christopher Heun I am an Orioles fan living in New York City. That might sound like a terrible misfortune – to be surrounded by Yankees fans on their home turf – but the truth … Continue reading

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They’re Playing Our Song (But Better) in Motown

Can Flanagan learn anything from the turnaround in Detroit? By Christopher Heun This may sound familiar to anyone who follows the O’s: a team with an eight-year losing streak gets off to a surprising fast start, sits comfortably in first … Continue reading

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News Flash: The Tigers Are Human

They won’t make the playoffs unless they play Kansas City 25 more times By Christopher Heun The original title for this post was The Tigers Aren’t That Good, but that would be inaccurate. They are a good team, just not … Continue reading

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The Great Experiment, Week Eight: Who You Calling Superstitious?

If Tejada’s bats are full of hits, can he share with everyone? By Aaron Koos One great aspect of baseball is the sport’s enduring indulgence in superstition, unexplainable phenomena, and general quirkiness. Today, Rodrigo Lopez told The Sun that his … Continue reading

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