Author | Keith Melchior

Orioles at the 1/4 pole

May 21, 2011 | Keith Melchior

In 2010 the Orioles didn’t win their 19th game until mid-to late June.  Here it is May 21, 2011 and they are almost a month ahead of that pace.  To be this close to playing .500 baseball by Memorial Day is remarkable and gives hope to those who cheer for improvement.  Now, it appears they [...]

Well, here’s another nice (Preak)MESS you’ve gotten me into.

May 18, 2011 | Keith Melchior

I saw and heard an interview on both TV and radio with the “legendary” Kegasus  Monday afternoon. He said is the “protector of the infield.” Say what? I had a feeling this was going to be a stupid ad campaign when it was first announced a few months ago. I was curious how they were [...]

MLB still needs to fix itself

May 08, 2011 | Keith Melchior

Other leagues are marketing themselves by adding certain gimmicks to their playoffs. The MISL changed its championship from best of 3 with the “golden goal” if teams split the 2 game series to a one game championship. The NCAA added 3 more teams to its field of 65 and “seeds” those play-in teams accordingly. It [...]

Comparing apples, oranges and lemons

May 06, 2011 | Keith Melchior

It’s like comparing apples to oranges but people do it all the time in sports, i.e. “if the Orioles were in the AL Central, they’d be able to compete for the division title” and, “he hit 35 home runs in Arizona, he should hit 50 here”  You know, stuff like that. I shouldn’t make the [...]

Frustrations are many, runs are few. Are expectations soon to follow?

April 24, 2011 | Keith Melchior

The Orioles are turning into an enigma again, or should I say still? After a 6-1 start, they have gone 2-11, with those 2 wins coming this week against Minnesota. Losing 2 to the Yankees at Yankee Stadium at Camden Yards this weekend is not where Buck Showalter wants his team to be at the [...]

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