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Roar from 34, a Baltimore Orioles Blog. Humor. History. Homerism. Since 2006.

Should the Orioles Retire Adam Jones’ Number? Let’s Name the Camden Yards Centerfield Bar After Him Instead.

Earlier this week I shared my appreciation for Adam Jones, who has joined the Arizona Diamondbacks for the 2019 baseball season. I had the chance to talk more about Jones’ legacy in Baltimore and examine the question of whether the Orioles … Continue reading

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Saying Farewell to the Cap10, Adam Jones

I don’t own an Adam Jones jersey, autographed baseball, bobblehead, or glossy photo. There is no tangible evidence to be found in my home of my appreciation for the player who brought the charm back to Charm City baseball. Still, … Continue reading

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Bryce Harper Won’t Be Playing in Baltimore

Bryce Harper won’t be playing in Baltimore this season. Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a 13-year, $330 million contract on Thursday. Wait, you don’t think I was suggesting that Harper might have signed with the Orioles, do you? … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Frank Robinson: They Don’t Build Statues in Stadiums of Guys They Want You to Forget

Orioles legend Frank Robinson has died. Many words will be shared about the Hall of Famer, whose stature in baseball history is undeniable. Here are some meaningful words, including Robinson’s own, with a local flavor courtesy of WBAL. You can … Continue reading

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Do You Remember When Chris Davis Was Baseball’s “Top Free Agent”? Roar From 34 Remembers.

The Baltimore Orioles‘ remaining paths of intrigue following a 115-loss 2018 season have been traveled. O’s fans will “Walk With Elias” as the team’s executive vice President and general manager and sail with Brandon Hyde as the skipper. There’s nothing left … Continue reading

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Which Baltimore Sporting Event Do You Regret Leaving Early? And Who Is To Blame?

Perhaps you’ve seen the story that ESPN’s Michael Wilbon left Sunday’s Chicago Cubs game early and therefore missed David Bote’s walk-off grand slam against the Washington Nationals. That is, ahem, not so grand. The “time-I-missed-a-great-sports-ending” storyline is a fun one. … Continue reading

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Today in Orioles History: Aug. 13, 1957 – The Season’s Most Valuable Oriole Goes Deep Twice Against the Washington Senators

It’s a fun day for Baltimore Orioles history. After all, Aug. 13 was the day Jim Palmer tossed a no-hitter in 1969 and Earl Weaver stalled his way into a rain-shortened victory against the rival New York Yankees in 1978. Be … Continue reading

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