Author | Richard Golden

The MLB All-Star Game…fix it or “nix” it!

June 27, 2012 | Richard Golden

The MLB All-Star Game is etched in baseball lore forever.  Carl Hubbell striking out five future Hall of Famers (Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx, Simmons, Cronin) in consecutive fashion in 1934. Ted Williams hitting an “Eephus Pitch” (nowadays known as a Jamie Moyer fastball) for a home-run off of Rip Sewell in 1946.  Reggie Jackson’s titanic home [...]

Stoglin should learn from Williams, Wilcox

June 26, 2012 | Richard Golden

The NBA draft takes place on June 28th at the Prudential Center in New Jersey.  A few college superstars will become NBA superstars in the near future. Unfortunately, many others will become also-rans, either ending up the 12th man on the bench or in the D-league. Granted, it’s still a huge chunk of cash salary-wise, but not [...]

It’s almost July….and we can still talk about the O’s!!!

June 26, 2012 | Richard Golden

Well, here it is, June 26 and we can still actually talk about the Orioles and not use the word “suck”, “losers”, or “football season”.  At this point in the season the Orioles are 41-31 and only 2 and a half games behind the resurgent Yankees.  The team has had many ups and downs, but I [...]

Baltimore sports, a fixture in my life since childhood

June 25, 2012 | Richard Golden

Baltimore Sports in the Life of “Dorado”                                        RICHARD GOLDEN In 1971 (gasp!), I was eight years old. I remember watching the World Series between the Orioles and the Pirates. I distinctly remember the play where Frank Robinson slid underneath a leaping Manny Sanguillen to win game 6 of the Series.  Unfortunately, the O’s were unable [...]

The hypocrisy of so-called “Oriole fans”

June 25, 2012 | Richard Golden

Turn on sports talk radio in Baltimore any day of the week, any hour of the day, and I guarantee you will hear something about the Ravens. I understand, to an extent. It’s Baltimore’s team, they win, and their fans are passionate. But, in case you’ve forgotten, there is another team in Baltimore. One that wears black and [...]

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