Author | Hope Birchfield


Ten Commandments of A Baltimore Sports Woman

July 06, 2012 | Hope Birchfield

Ten Commandments of A Baltimore Sports Woman  1.) Thou shalt not date a Steelers fan. Reason – When you’re cold and your boyfriend only has Steelers hoodies, you’re going to prefer staying cold. Why It Probably Won’t Work – A Twitter follower, (@EliseTorske), recounts a time when she tried to overlook the dark cloud that encompassed football […]

Chris Tillman Flirts with a One-Hit Shutout but Settles for a Win

July 04, 2012 | Hope Birchfield

On this Independence Day, Orioles fans can be grateful for freedom and the fact that the Orioles are again showing signs of life. In a 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners, the Orioles bats seem to be coming alive in the final stretch before the All-Star Break as the Orioles scored four runs on seven […]


Matusz falters, Johnson recalled – Who do the Orioles call up next?

July 02, 2012 | Hope Birchfield

After the abysmal performance of starter Brian Matusz in Sunday’s loss to the Cleveland Indians, he was optioned to Norfolk immediately following the game. In only four innings, Matusz gave up 7 hits on 5 runs (4 earned) and walked four. With the loss, Brian Matusz was awarded his tenth loss of season and fifth […]


Seven Members of “Ball So Hard University” Selected for NFL’s Top 100

July 01, 2012 | Hope Birchfield

The countdown to the beginning of another kind of Birdland has begun. After last year’s devastating end just short of sweet victory in the AFC Championship Game,  the Orioles have been adequately occupying fans. However, with the preseason approaching, the excitement about the commencement of football season is brewing. With only 40 days until the […]

Earl Weaver – An Orioles Legend

June 28, 2012 | Hope Birchfield

In honor of Saturday’s celebration and the unveiling of the Earl Weaver Orioles Legends statue, I wanted to pay tribute and homage to arguably one of the greatest Baltimore coaches in history. Coaches are not made like Earl Weaver anymore. He coached with an invigorated passion that was obvious and apparent in his over 90 […]

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