Monthly Archives: April 2010

The Unofficial Camden Yards Visitor’s Guide: Boston Red Sox Edition

Welcome to Baltimore. Thank you for supporting the local economy. Our beer vendors are particularly grateful you’re here. Boston has many great baseball fans. Unfortunately, they tend not to be the ones who show up at Camden Yards when the … Continue reading

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Joe Girardi’s inconsistent philosophy on pitchers is typical Yankees hypocrisy at its best

“It’s frustrating. He really wanted to win this game to clinch our division. Put those things together and you get some wildness.”  -Joe Girardi, after Roger Clemens hit three Orioles batters in a 1999 game. Somebody needs to set these … Continue reading

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Okajima pitches like he belongs in the Baltimore bullpen

Hideki Okajima had a 1.59 ERA when the Orioles arrived in town last week for a series with the Red Sox.  By the end of the weekend his ERA was 4.70.  Okajima recorded a hold Friday despite allowing two hits … Continue reading

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Low Tide in Durham

I checked out the Norfolk Tides while they were in Durham last weekend. Unfortunately, I attended the game where the Tides got wiped out by a wave of poor pitching, fielding, and hitting. Final score: Bulls 10 – Tides 1 … Continue reading

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Jim Palmer, brought to you by Bare Necessities

Here’s your random baseball-related fact of the day: Jim Palmer’s Baseball Reference page is sponsored by BareNecessities.com. The sponsorship reads: “Find Jockey Elance underwear (and 120 other great brands for men and women such as Calvin Klein, Spanx, Emporio Armani, … Continue reading

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Quality starts not leading to quality outcomes in Baltimore

The O’s have lost six of the seven games in which the starter provided a quality start. On Tuesday, the Orioles did what they have been doing best lately: waste a quality start. Final score: Seattle 3 – Baltimore 0. … Continue reading

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The O’s: Part punching bag, part punch line in Boston

Many newspapers have an in-house guide to supplement the Associated Press Stylebook.  I’m guessing the Boston papers share a sports stylebook that includes a special entry for the Baltimore Orioles:  “metaphor for futility; use often to highlight the disparity between … Continue reading

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