Monthly Archives: August 2006

"O"dds and Ends; Little League World Series Theme

The Little League World Series version of the “O”dds and Ends Roundup teaches us a few things about Orioles past and present: (1) In a rare form of sports irony, LaTroy Hawkins’ off-field performance is something to boast about, even … Continue reading

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Fast Fact

In case you missed it, Corey Patterson and Brian Roberts are the first pair of Orioles teammates to have 30 steals in the same season. Chances are that Patterson won’t set the team’s single season steals record, a possibility that … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Cal

The Iron Man turns 46 today. I’m guessing we don’t need to write about the things Cal did as an Oriole. We don’t keep statistics on the demographics of our readers, but something tells me that no one takes up … Continue reading

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Hi Hoey, It’s Off to Baltimore We Go

It’s that time of year when we start to see the guys from down on the farm in major league uniforms and become overly optimistic for the future. Loving O’s legends the way we do on this blog, can we … Continue reading

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No Such Thing as Home Field Advantage in Baltimore

We wouldn’t be treading any new ground if we wrote about the declining attendance numbers at the Yard or how Yankees and Red Sox fans treat Baltimore as a home away from home. But a recent “Sports Illustrated” players poll … Continue reading

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Timing Could be Everything for Markakis

If a hit falls in the gap, and no one sees it, are you still a good batter?By Matthew Taylor [Vote in our online poll about Nick Markakis.] Earlier this month, O’s rookie right fielder Nick Markakis joined the likes … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Boog

Orioles legend and the namesake for “Boog’s BBQ” at Camden Yards, Boog Powell turns 65 today. Happy birthday, Boog. A four-time All-Star from 1968 to 1971, Boog was the American League MVP in 1970 when he batted .297 with with … Continue reading

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