Author | Hope Birchfield


A Prologue to the Playoffs – Ravens Redemption

July 15, 2012 | Hope Birchfield

Coming off a heartbreaking loss in last season’s AFC Championship Game in Foxborough,Mass., there was a somber reality check. The Ravens truly believed that last season was their year for Super Bowl glory. The game epitomized missed opportunities with Lee Evans holding the golden ticket to Indianapolis in his hands and dropping it. The normally […]


Orioles Outlook – Cloudy with a Chance of Brilliance

July 14, 2012 | Hope Birchfield

Everyone held high hopes that that the Orioles would emerge from the All-Star Break with a rejuvenated fire and show the city of Baltimore some Orioles Magic. On Friday night’s game against the Tigers, Orioles’ fans watched as the pitching struggled and the offense woes continued. It became painstakingly evident that the All-Star Break was […]


For Love of the Game – Afterthoughts on the Midsummer Classic

July 11, 2012 | Hope Birchfield

Since the tragic fall of the Birdland Empire in 1996, the All-Star game has meant little more than some publicity for Orioles stars overshadowed by a losing ball club. Sure, it was always fun to see one of our disciples (Ripken, Roberts, Mora, and Batista to name a few) proudly displaying bird regalia, but the […]


A Brief Moment in Time with Bernard Pollard

July 09, 2012 | Hope Birchfield

During the off-season, the Ravens extended the contract of Bernard Pollard. Coming off his first season with the Ravens, it was apparent why Newsome made this move. Simply put, Pollard exudes Baltimore football. He plays with an intensity and fire that runs deep through the entire squad but especially the defense.  Frequently ranked among the […]


Hamate Bone? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Hamate Bone!

July 07, 2012 | Hope Birchfield

Bowie, Maryland– With record high temperatures that lingered for the evening game, the Baysox were scheduled to take on the Akron Aeros in a 6:35PM showdown at Prince George’s Stadium. There was a different excitement in the air at this game though. It was not regarding standings or even necessarily a win. Fans were there […]

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