Monthly Archives: May 2010

Flashback Friday: Baltimore no-hitters, and "The Summer of the Near Miss"

Catcher Rick Dempsey told him, “Let’s go throw a no-hitter,” to which Martinez responded, “Why not?” [Note: You can also read this post on Camden Chat.] Chris Tillman returns to a big league mound on Saturday for the Orioles against … Continue reading

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Kevin Millwood and Jeremy Guthrie are not getting their due

Jeremy Guthrie (3.64) and Kevin Millwood (3.71) are currently ahead of Felix Hernandez (3.80), C.C. Sabathia (3.86), and Wade Davis (4.01) among American League ERA leaders. Guthrie and Millwood join King Felix and Zack Greinke as the only A.L. pitchers … Continue reading

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All the Orioles’ Exes Lived in Texas

The Texas Rangers are bankrupt and have a list of unsecured creditors that includes several current or former Orioles. After Rodriguez, the next five unsecured creditors are also players or former players for the Rangers. They are: Kevin Millwood, a … Continue reading

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Arthur Rhodes’ daughter knows her way around a diamond as well

Like father, like … daughter. These are pretty heady times for the Rhodes family. Dad and former Oriole Arthur Rhodes is currently the top reliever out of the Cincinnati Reds’ bullpen. The 40-year-old lefty has a 0.52 ERA in 19 … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Playing ball for both the Orioles and the Senators

With the Orioles and Nationals preparing for a three-game set this weekend, here are some historical anecdotes involving players to have taken the field for franchises in Baltimore and Washington. -Leslie Ferdinand “Buster” Narum pitched for both the Orioles (1963) … Continue reading

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There’s no justice in baseball, Bruce Chen edition

After pitching 1.1 innings of relief work in the Royals’ 8-4 victory on Wednesday night, former Oriole Bruce Chen now has more wins than Kevin Millwood. Chen is 1-0 with a 4.05 ERA, 8 Ks, 7 walks, and a 1.8o … Continue reading

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Ask Roar from 34 – Slip ‘N Slide Edition

The fourth installment of my imagined advice column “Ask Roar from 34” probes vital topics including ballpark promotions, runners in scoring position, and excessive perspiration. (See past “Ask Roar from 34” columns here.) Dear Roar from 34, Attendance is, um, … Continue reading

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