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Brian Roberts: “I Remember Early 2005″

September 23, 2010 |

The Orioles’ late season surge under Buck Showalter has helped the club avoid record-breaking futility in 2010, and with ten games remaining this season, The Birds will likely avoid 100 losses. Despite this development, the team is once again playing only for moral victories, rather than meaningful ones, as Brian Roberts admitted on the Orioles [...]

Lou Montanez cut by Birds, gives a long, thoughtful farewell

September 11, 2010 |

For those of you who haven’t been paying much attention to the Orioles, and that is probably nearly all of you on this beautiful NFL kickoff weekend, you may not know that Lou Montanez, a former top prospect who homered in his major league debut in ’08, was outrighted to Norfolk. Now a minor league [...]

Orioles bolster ‘pen, hope to continue spoiler alert

September 07, 2010 |

Don’t tell Buck Showalter’s Orioles that their September games are meaningless. After dropping a series opener to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, the Birds won the last two games of the series against the Rays and a matinee holiday opener in New York against the division-leading Yankees. The Yankees (86-52) are now 2.5 games [...]

O’s sweep Angels, await much-needed off day

August 29, 2010 |

According to my statistical projections, the Orioles would be 162-0 if they played only the L.A. Angels this season. After knocking out the Mike Scioscia’s reeling club 5-0 on Saturday night, the Birds eked out a 1-0 win on Sunday, completing a season sweep of the Angels. Sunday’s game featured an 8.1 inning, 4 hit [...]

Fallen Bird Rises in L.A.

August 24, 2010 |

The last time Jay Gibbons was in the greater Baltimore area, he was playing for the independent Atlantic League Newark Bears when they took on the York Revolution (slogan: “REVOLUTION!”). The former “future star” for the Orioles had sunk below the minor league system. Now in his 30s and having trouble hitting (fielding was never [...]