Friday, August 1st, 2014

The first number is the score by which the Angels outscored the O’s during their short two-game series this week. That’s right, twenty runs for the bad guys, and only four for the good guys. Tuesday seemed bad enough, when L.A. banged out 17 hits on their way to a 7-3 win. As anybody who [...]

After another extremely frustrating seven-plus innings of baseball on Sunday, it looked like the O’s were going to again have their non-existent bats to blame for a loss, and would have to settle for a season split with their neighbors to the south at three games apiece. Instead, Matt Wieters stepped to the plate in [...]

The Orioles just finished up a six game road trip of interleague play that took them through Atlanta and New York. Although the Atlanta series didn’t get off to the best start the Orioles were able to battle back and win the second and third games of the series, shutting out the Braves in both [...]

On Saturday night in Atlanta, O’s pitcher Jason Hammel was absolutely masterful, carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning before the Braves’ young slugger Jason Heyward broke it up with a single to left field. It would be the only hit Hammel would allow all evening on his way to the O’s first 1-hit shutout [...]

It’s what Maryland does.

During the O’s 7-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night, Chris Davis did something quite remarkable. He swung, made contact, and broke his bat off at the handle. Nothing extraordinary there, right? Guys break their bats all the time. Usually results in a weak pop up or grounder, and every once in a [...]

Brian Roberts made his first appearance in the majors in over a year yesterday in solid fashion. Roberts went 3 for 4 with an RBI sac fly – not too shabby for a guy many fans wanted to write off before even letting him take the field. Roberts was thrown right into the fire as [...]

Welcome back indeed, Brian Roberts. The Orioles second baseman made his long-anticipated return last night against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he did not disappoint. In his first at-bat, leading off the bottom of the first inning, Roberts had a vintage BRob-type AB. He worked the count to three-and-two, and on the sixth pitch he saw, [...]

Three hundred and ninety-two days after he last suited up for the Baltimore Orioles, second baseman Brian Roberts is finally expected back on the field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards tonight. After playing in 159 games for the Birds in 2009, Roberts played only 59 in 2010 before going out with concussion-like symptoms after [...]

This past weekend was the 48th annual Ravens Roost convention in Ocean City, Maryland (yes, 48. It was the Colts Corral Convention previously), and for about the eighth consecutive year, Goob and I were in attendance. This year, we re-wrote the lyrics to Toby Keith’s “Red Solo Cup” to better suit the occasion, and Goob [...]