Author | Mark Brown

The cautionary tale with Orioles prospects

July 25, 2012 | Mark Brown

The Orioles seem to get at least a token mention as being on the periphery of talks for nearly every player that’s been known to be available on the midseason trade market. What’s really going on? No one can answer for the bizarrely-successful (thus far) plans of Dan Duquette except for Duquette himself. One thing [...]

Duquette’s Tinkering Around the Margins

July 23, 2012 | Mark Brown

Up until this year, there had been a trend with the Orioles in the offseason and preseason to have the front office and whatever media was willing to echo their comments talking about how a few key moves would bring winning baseball back to Baltimore. “We just need to solidify the bullpen,” they might say, [...]

Brad Bergesen and the Curse of Billy Butler

July 19, 2012 | Mark Brown

If you blinked earlier this week, you missed the brief return of Brad Bergesen to the Baltimore Orioles. He was called up for Tuesday’s game as long relief insurance in case Zach Britton had a short outing, but did not find his way into the game even though Britton only made it four innings. Wednesday, [...]

A suggestion for modification to the Joe Paterno Statue

July 17, 2012 | Mark Brown

In the wake of the publishing of the Freeh report on what various people in positions of power at Penn State either knew or should have known, passions are as inflamed as you would expect. There are those who believe the statue of Joe Paterno should be torn down, or that the football program at [...]

Can the Ravens finally reach the summit in 2012?

July 13, 2012 | Mark Brown

Nearly six months ago, I was watching along with everyone else as the catch-able pass nonetheless was dropped by Lee Evans. Not very long after that, I watched the kick from Billy Cundiff sail wide. I’m a little less heartbroken than I was in January, but not by much. I’ve barely been able to think [...]

Mark Brown

The writer is trying to realize the grown-up dream of becoming a sports writer. He likes cheap bullpens, reliable field goal kickers and Baltimore accents; and dislikes sacrifice bunts, vanilla offenses, and whoever is playing the Orioles or the Ravens.