Author | Richard Golden

“Why not”, version 2.0

September 03, 2012 | Richard Golden

After the 1988 season where the Orioles lost their first 21 games and ended up 54-107, no one knew what to expect in 1989.  No one could have imagined that the team would win 87 games and challenge for the division title, losing on the last day to Toronto. The 1989 Orioles finished 12th out [...]

Can’t win with Oriole fans, no matter what

July 31, 2012 | Richard Golden

The trading deadline is rapidly approaching. And so are the O’s haters out en masse.  You just can’t please some people. The Orioles are currently 53-48 and within a few games of one of the American League wild card spots.  But this isn’t good enough.  They continue to play with a lot of heart, despite [...]

Thome Sweet Thome…..

July 01, 2012 | Richard Golden

An imposing specimen in orange and black.  A future Hall of Famer. A designated hitter with a career .402 on-base percentage. Sure, he’s 41 years old now, but even as late as last year in spacious Target Field he hit 12 home runs in 71 games.  Jim Thome is now an Oriole. What does this [...]

Humbled….

June 29, 2012 | Richard Golden

Today I had my interview/on air interview at WNST. I made the mistake of being the first one to do it out of a group of more than 30.  Of course I was nervous, I looked over my notes (which never really came into play), and studied my 5-minutes that I was going to do and [...]

Cheating….a part of sports (and life) that won’t go away

June 28, 2012 | Richard Golden

Tuesday evening, Yankees outfielder Dewayne Wise dove into the stands to attempt to catch a fly ball off the bat of the Indians’ Jack Hannahan.  Although it appeared that there was no way he caught the ball, he never gestured or showed otherwise. Umpire Chris DiMuro neglected to check if Wise actually had the ball, [...]

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