Monthly Archives: February 2010

Flashback Friday: Orioles Basketball (Yes, you read that right: Basketball)

We all know about Brooks Robinson’s exploits at the hot corner; less is known about his jumper from the short corner. That is, unless you were following the exploits of the Major League All-Stars and the Baltimore Orioles basketball teams … Continue reading

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Team Pictures with Arthur Rhodes

I always appreciate a solid Arthur Rhodes reference; even better if it has a good story attached. This MLB Fanhouse article scores on both counts. Josh Alper shares the details of a Cincinnati Reds auction that gives the winner a … Continue reading

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A Blanket with Sleeves by any other Name Would Still be Sweet

Big League Stew mentioned Matt Wieters Bobblehead Day at Camden Yards (June 30th, but you already knew that) in a post last week titled  Snuggies and skateboards lead list of 2010 ballpark promotions. Of said Snuggies, ‘Duk wrote the following: … Continue reading

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We’ve got Matt Wieters Facts in 2010; Should there have been Tractor Facts in 1991?

With pitchers and catchers preparing to report to Sarasota this week, The Sun has taken the opportunity to report on THE catcher. Dan Connolly writes of Matt Wieters in the article ‘He’s the guy’: A lot rests on Wieter’s young … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Chuck Estrada

Happy Birthday to former Orioles pitcher Chuck Estrada who was born on Feb. 15, 1938. Estrada won 18 games for the Orioles during his rookie campaign in 1960, tops in the league that season and good for his first and … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The First Grand Slam in Orioles History

Orioles fans know the names Chris Hoiles, Frank Robinson, and Jim Gentile. Among other accomplishments, they’re the only O’s players to hit two grand slams in one game. Less well remembered is the name  Robert Daniel Kennedy. Bob Kennedy played … Continue reading

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The Roar from 34 Stadium Tour: Coors Field

There’s magic in the thin air at Coors Field, the kind that at one moment turns a batting practice foul ball into a 600-foot drive and the next transforms Jeffrey Hammonds into an All-Star. As the ballpark T-shirts and trinkets … Continue reading

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