Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Now that’s how you get the bats out! After I spent yesterday lamenting the lack of offense that had engulfed the Birds over the past four games, they broke out in a big way in their final contest with the Blue Jays of 2012. Though it looked to be another case of a struggling starting [...]

Much to the chagrin of Birdland, the O’s appear to have fallen into one of their signature team-wide slumps at exactly the wrong time. While the other American League contenders are all surging towards the finish line – the Yankees have lost two of three but are 8-2 over their last 10; the Angels have [...]

Despite some late inning drama – it looked like Orioles Magic was going to be in full effect in the top of the ninth in Fenway on Sunday after the Birds put runners on second and third with only one out – the Orioles were unable to sweep the Red Sox in Fenway Park for [...]

The Orioles played two very 2012-Oriole-esque games to earn a sweep of the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. After taking game one in very non-Oriole fashion, 10-4, the next two games were much more their style. In game two, the Birds trailed 2-0 for pretty much the entire game before scoring twice in the top [...]

Though I was in attendance for the first 10 innings of the Rays-Orioles series finale on Thursday afternoon, I unfortunately had other obligations that forced me to leave before the game had concluded. I’m bummed about that, because I really wanted to be in the stands at Oriole Park at Camden Yards when the O’s [...]

  Eventually, we’re going to run out of ways to describe the incredible ways in which this 2012 Orioles team continues to win. On Wednesday night, it looked like the Tampa Bay Rays had the O’s against the ropes. With closer Jim Johnson on to try to extend a 2-2 tie into the bottom of [...]

The standings in both the American League East and AL Wild Card races are tighter than an adult large shirt on C.C. Sabathia. In the division, the Yankees are just one game up on the O’s, who are in turn just one game up on Tampa. For the Wild Card, Oakland is two up on [...]

Amidst all the Oriole magic that has been occurring this season I keep finding myself asking the same question, especially after each victory that comes against New York and Boston. Are we seeing a changing of the guard in the AL East? Are we seeing our Baltimore Orioles take the step from losers to contenders? I don’t want to get [...]

photo c/o our peeps over at IhateJJRedick It was a magical Thursday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. In a game that was the biggest September contest in the stadium since 1997 (until Friday’s game, of course  - they only get bigger at this point), the Orioles jumped out to an early lead, withstood [...]

Though the O’s only pulled into a tie for first last night with the New York Yankees – rather than passing them – MLB Network’s Billy Ripken couldn’t help but move the O’s ahead of the Skanks on the big board, citing “alphabetical order.” Ripken and colleague Harold Reynolds (both former Orioles, of course) couldn’t [...]