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What’s Next for the O’s?

What’s Next for the O’s?

July 15, 2012 | Brett Dickinson

The second half is under way, and the O’s are above .500. It has been a long time since those words have even been muttered. In a way, that makes this season a success already. Everyone in Baltimore would love for the team to make their way into the playoffs, but that would be an [...]

Chipper Jones Enjoys Dream All-Star Game

July 13, 2012 | Jeffrey Gilley

Honestly, could the All-Star game have been any better for Chipper Jones?  I think not.  From his motivational speech to his single, he certainly went out on a high note as the National League beat the American League eight to nothing. Jones spent his entire career with the Atlanta Braves and is going to retire [...]

All Star Game to Forget

July 13, 2012 | Scott Zolotorow

This year’s Midsummer Classic will be quickly forgotten by the American Leaguers who got crushed by the San Francisco Giants. Matt Cain, Melky Cabrera, Pablo Sandoval, and Buster Posey all contributed towards the National League’s 8-0 victory over the American League. Amazingly the final score really leads people to believe that the entire AL team [...]

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 [...]

Playoff Bound?

July 12, 2012 | Scott Zolotorow

With the Orioles good start and them being five games above .500 at the all-star break, fans should have high expectations for the second half. But will the O’s make the playoffs? In order for that to happen there must be a few things that take place. The Orioles have had several names swirling around [...]

The Two Most Important Positions for the Ravens in 2012

July 12, 2012 | Jeffrey Gilley

With 28 seconds left in the 2012 AFC Championship, Joe Flacco faced a second down with one yard to go.  Well, you know what happened next.  Lee Evans dropped a pass in the front corner of the end zone to end a season that was filled with tremendous promise and frustration for the Ravens. So, [...]

The Edge of the Abyss: the Orioles in the Second Half

July 12, 2012 | Mark Brown

With a 45-40 record heading into the All-Star Break that exceeded nearly everyone’s expectations, the Orioles are one of the feel-good stories of the season so far. While it’s nice to enjoy the thought that if the season somehow ended right now and still had playoffs, the O’s would qualify as the second wild card, [...]

Orioles Outlook for Second Half

July 11, 2012 | Jeffrey Gilley

The Orioles have surprised everyone in the first half this season.  They are above .500 and are seven games behind the Yankees for first place in the American League East. Although the Orioles had a hot start, they hit a wall when they faced R.A Dickey and the Mets on Jun. 18.  Dickey threw his [...]

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Forget the Home Field Advantage: An AL Team Will Win the World Series

July 11, 2012 | Chris Cichon

Wretched. Sucky. Lopsided. These are just some of the adjectives I stumbled upon on Twitter this morning that described last night’s All Star Game, an 8-0 blowout victory for the National League. Right out of the gate, Justin Verlander, arguably the best pitcher in the American League, surrendered 5 runs to give the National League [...]

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The All-Star Game

July 11, 2012 | Mark Brown

Like many serious baseball fans, I have been despairing for the All-Star Game in recent years. Ever since the farcical 2002 tie game and the subsequent “this time it counts” overreaction, the game has felt like it’s drifted more and more away from the platonic ideal. Bloated rosters, an increasingly-absurd voting process, not to mention [...]