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Orioles Nostalgia: The 2nd longest HR at Memorial Stadium? With video

June 15, 2009 |

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlZD22YbHoY[/youtube]   I know that Frank Robinson was the only player to hit a Home Run completely out of Memorial Stadium, but when I was a kid I someone come within inches of being the second player to do it.   April 25th, 1985 – Eddie Murray digs in against Indians righty Jose Roman and [...]

Melvin Mora: how many times?

June 13, 2009 |

Once again he did it. Melvin Mora has managed to make a horrible base running decision. In the 7th inning with no outs, and the tying run just crossing the plate, Melvin Mora decided to go against one of baseball’s oldest rules. NEVER make the first or third out at third base. The part that [...]

Orioles Nostalgia: Ever heard of Pat “The Bugler” Walker? Circa 1982 with video

June 11, 2009 |

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAO0BNOSy7M[/youtube]I was born in 1974 so I was well aware of “Wild Bill” Hagy when I was a child. He was always up in “that section over there” and I never understood why the seats that my Dad and I had were never in or near section 34. Now that I am older, I understand [...]

MLB pitches a draft day dud

June 09, 2009 |

When it comes to being a baseball nerd I am at the top of the list. I am the same guy who when he was in college in November of 1992 had no access to cable to see the expansion draft, so I called my parents long distance and had them sit the phone by [...]

What would you do with Matt Wieters’ first home run ball?

June 09, 2009 |

I’ll be out at the game on Friday, most likely sitting in the cheap seats in right center. The O’s will be going up against the Braves top prospect Tommy Hanson who is a right handed pitcher. To me, the timing seems right for Matt Wieters’ first major league home run. I plan on sitting [...]