Monthly Archives: February 2016

Flashback Friday: Bet On (Orange and) Black

Throughout the 2016 season Roar from 34 will use Flashback Fridays to remember the 1966 Baltimore Orioles and honor the 50th anniversary of the franchise’s first World Series title. Before the days when the media reported prematurely on player agreements; before free-agents experienced … Continue reading

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This Day in Orioles History: Boog Powell Gets Traded

Feb. 25, 1975: On this day in Orioles history the team traded first baseman Boog Powell and pitcher Don Hood to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for catcher Dave Duncan and minor leaguer Alvin McGrew. The deal reunited Powell with … Continue reading

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Yovani Gallardo, Dexter Fowler Add Further Intrigue to Orioles’ Offseason

The Orioles are a newsworthy ball club these days. On Tuesday alone the O’s topped Spring Training headlines twice. First came word that Yovani Gallardo’s deal is on hold as the club examines issues from his medical exam. What’s with these injury concerns? … Continue reading

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Boh at the Ballpark

There are those who would criticize Baltimore’s affection for its “local” beer, Natty Boh. That passion was displayed fervently last week when a rumor surfaced that the beloved brew would no longer be sold at Camden Yards. But affection can breed antagonism. The contrarians among … Continue reading

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Get to Know Yovani Gallardo

After all the “Will They or Won’t They?” Hot Stove drama several weeks ago surrounding one Yo (Cespedes), the Baltimore Orioles signed a different Yo (Gallardo) this week. The Orioles reached a three-year, $35 million agreement with free-agent starting pitcher … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Spring Training 1966

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Orioles’ first World Series, I will dedicate Flashback Fridays throughout the 2016 season to remembering the 1966 Orioles. Where else to start this journey than at the outset of Spring Training? The Baltimore … Continue reading

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This Day in Orioles History: Vlad Guerrero Joins the Fold

Pitchers and catchers report today, and yet the Orioles might not be done on the free agent front. It’s a very Dan Duquette approach. It also was an Andy MacPhail approach, at least in 2011. On this day in Orioles … Continue reading

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