No Wieters . . . No Worries!

  The past 2 games, Wellington Castillo has gone yard repeatedly to give the Orioles 2 victories over the despised Blue Jays.  When you compare his production this year to that of Matt Wieters who departed for the big buck contract with the Nationals, the GM of the Orioles has to be pleased.  Wieters was a fan favorite and a solid performer, but the Orioles don’t suffer at all in the...
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Wizards Snatch Victory From Jaws of Defeat — Wall Hits Game Winner — 92-91

With the clock ticking down and the Wizards’ season about to be snuffed out, John Wall rose up and hit a game-winning three point shot after both he and Bradley Beal struggled from long distance all night.  This game 6 against the Celtics looked all night like the type of game that a Washington D.C. franchise was going to fritter away.  Poor owner Ted Leonsis had to wondering if his life...
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Capitals Continue Pattern of Playoff Disappointments — Losing Seventh Game to the Penguins

This picture of Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin in a defensive trailing position — unable to stop the first goal scored in the decisive seventh game last night by Bryan Rust — says it all.  When the chips have been down in the key playoff situations, the Capitals have been unable to get the job done.  Ovechkin was a negative factor on the critical second clinching goal as...
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Finally Orioles Give Steve Johnson Another Shot

I have been rooting for Steve Johnson to get another shot with the big club.  After his standout performance in 2012 where he was 4-0 with an ERA of 2.11, he was bit with the injury bug and became the forgotten man in the organization.  That is surprising given the Orioles background of his father Dave Johnson — but his connections certainly did not lead to any favored status for his son. ...
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Coach John Harbaugh Has Crossed the Line

As a loyal Ravens fan, I have been a long-time John Harbaugh supporter.  But lately his style of handling the media has crossed the line of civility.  Maybe his success over the years has gone to his head and caused him to lose the sense of humility that I formerly appreciated.  His half-time condescending approach to simple questions asked by Brent Harris during the Redskins preseason game was...
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Baseball Brawls Not Conducive to Victories for Baltimore Orioles

In the recent series against the Boston Red Sox, the Orioles had one of those testy moments in the second game that reminded me of past baseball brawls.  In this instance the score was tied at 2-2 when the Red Sox batter took exception to a pitch that he thought was too close to his head while he was attempting to bunt.  Nothing much physical transpired — just a lot of shouting and...
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