Add a nice little exclamation point to the Birds’ magical 2012 season. All three Orioles that were finalists at their position for Gold Glove awards – J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones, and Matt Wieters – were declared the victors last night. It was Hardy’s first Gold Glove, Wieters second (and second consecutive) and Jones’s second (first [...]
Just like last year, the Birds have three finalists for the Gold Glove award at their respective positions. Last season, it was Matt Wieters, Nick Markakis, and Adam Jones that were the finalists, with Wieters and Markakis taking home their first such honors. Jones won the award in 2009, becoming the first Oriole since Mike [...]
Should the Orioles re-sign Nate McLouth? The easy answer is “yes, of course.” However, the real question should be; what role should the Orioles re-sign Nate McLouth for? As free agency approaches, this will be one of the bigger questions surrounding the Orioles besides finding help at second base and adding depth to the pitching [...]
This past week has been like pretty much every other MLB postseason in memory in a very noticeable way – we were reduced to cheering for the Evil Empire to be taken down. Well, now that the New York Yankees have been summarily swept out of the postseason like the trash they are, we O’s [...]
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Baseball playoffs are not the same as football playoffs. Social Media has become what message boards and sports talk radio used to be – an avenue for fans to express their feelings about their team. Facebook and Twitter allows instant reaction which can be a good and a bad thing. Reading the overreaction on social [...]
Sorry for the lack of posts here Nestgoers. It’s been a hectic few days here for us, but just know that we have been sharing every bit of excitement with you, living and dying with every pitch during the O’s wild card win against Texas and through the first two ALDS games against New York. [...]
The following post is from Phil Backert, a former producer of The Rob Long Show on Baltimore’s Fox1370, current associate producer on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, and die-hard O’s fan for life. Phil’s work will be appearing regularly here at the Nest. Follow Phil on twitter at @PhilBackert. After manager Buck Showalter elected to start [...]
After finally breaking out offensively last weekend against the Boston Red Sox, the O’s bats looked to be riding a wave of momentum into the season’s final series in Tampa Bay. Unfortunately, as the old adage goes, “good pitching beats good hitting.” The Rays, possessors of baseball’s best pitching staff, were in no mood to [...]
Some local Baltimore artists and fans decided it was time to update the Orioles Magic song. What do you think, Birds fans? I certainly enjoy the video, but I think I prefer the retro, silly, classic lyrics and song style. Here’s the old one to compare.