Orioles vs Red Sox: Pregame thoughts

Here I sit in the pressbox of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. I am not a journalist, I’m just a teacher, a 29 year-old lifelong Orioles fan and I am here. 30 minutes before game time the groundscrew is cleaning up the field and the crowd is starting to file in. I’m sitting here, still […]

Bring me that horizon

The Orioles were off today. Today was the “evening” of the schedules as every team that matter to the Orioles now has only six games left. The idle Orioles could have been in a much more precarious position, or a much more advantageous one. It would all depend on who lost and who won. So […]

The race tightens

The Orioles split their double header against the Jays yesterday, lost a half a game against the Yankees but saw no real movement in the wild card. As the season winds down every single game matters with the Rays and Angels knocking on the door of the playoffs with both teams within four games of […]

Birds drop finale in Boston, 6-3 road trip

The Orioles finished their last multi-city roadtrip today with a 2-1 frustrating loss to the shambling corpse of the Boston Red Sox. The Orioles finished the roadtrip snapping a season-long six-game winning streak that has allowed them to keep pace with the seemingly endless New York Yankees. Despite the Yankees frustrating inability to lose a […]

BUCKleUP – The Orioles are in the driver’s seat

A dsipatch from Anthony on the road::The Baltimore Orioles won their 86th game of the season last night as they defeated the Boston Red Sox, 4-2.Matt Wieters drove in three runs, Miguel Gonzalez had another solid start and earned a win; meanwhile, Jim Johnson got his 46th save and now holds the team record in […]

The magic number

The Orioles lost last night, meaning they have only 18 games remaining in their remarkable season to get to the next level. To me the magic number is 90 wins, meaning the Orioles need only go .500 the rest of the way to meet my playoff threshold. The scenario as I see it. This is, […]

The doorstep of redemption

The Orioles have won their 80th game. What else is there to say. With a sweep today the Orioles will finally end the 14-year losing streak that has plagued this team, its fans and the city of Baltimore. Confederate money, 30-3, Jeff Maier, Raffy–gate, Mazzilli, The Mother’s Day Massacre, Armando Benitez, Omar Dhal, BJ Ryan, […]

Cruel fate

The Orioles won last night with the help of a blown call at first base. They are, once again, tied for first in the American League East. It should be a happy day, but last night leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Like waking up on a Sunday after a night of mixing cheap […]

What this weekend means

On Thursday evening I hopped in my car and made my way from my Remington house towards downtown Baltimore. As I passed through neighborhoods in various stages of gentrification, the recession of urban decay and the seemingly endless stream of commuters it began to hit me what I was about to see. I was going […]

Tied for first

The Baltimore Orioles. Are currently tied for first place in the American League East. There really isn’t anything else to say.   The Orioles are tied for first.   With a win tomorrow the Orioles, at worst, will open their final series with the Yankees tied for first place. There is a legitimate chance that […]

Orioles win 74th game, take series

The Orioles retlentless march toward the post season continued today with a 8-3 come-from-behind win in New York. The Orioles were down 3-1 at one point but went on to score seven unanswered runs off of eight Yankee pitchers, including starter Phil Hughes. Five of the Yankee pitchers were used in the top of the […]

The biggest series in 15 years

The Orioles won game one, but dropped game two of the biggest series in the recent history in New York City. The Orioles currently sit three games behind the Yankees as they try to do what many consider the impossible, take the American League East. I honestly never thought I would be writing those words […]

Going for it

As I sit here in the pressbox, Anthony is currently building an ark with his fellow fans in the stands. In between the raindrops he sends in this dispatch. ______________   On Sundays, I usually have lunch with some friends before the game at one of the fine Baltimore establishments across the street from Camden […]

Orioles acquire Joe Saunders

The Orioles completed a trade today for Arizona Diamondbacks’ starter Joe Saunders. The Orioles send RP Matt Lindstrom to Arizona and a player to be named later to the D-Backs for Saunders and cash considerations. Saunders will take a spot in the rotation, the Orioles have stated that Jake Arrieta will take Lindstrom’s spot in […]

Orioles win 69th game

For your consideration, from the ESPN 2012 MLB Preview –   Best-case scenario: Left-handers Brian Matusz and Zach Britton make major strides before the team is crushed under the weight of a powerful division. For the sixth straight year, Baltimore fails to win 70 games; for the 15th straight year, the team has a losing […]