Ragged Play… Bad Breaks… Increasing Injuries

Orioles Drop Below 500 The Orioles are in grave danger of diving into a second half swoon after their surprisingly competitive first half of the season.  Their suspect infield defense has cost them in these last two losses to the cellar dwelling Blue Jays.  We need a shortstop that can make all of the routine plays consistently.  They also have been unable to match their good...
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Sweep of Astros Good Sign for Team that has Struggled Closing out Series

To me the most telling negative statistic for the surprising Baltimore Orioles has been their woeful record in the last game of each series: until last night they were 6-15 in those close-out contests (with 1 postponement and 1 suspended game). You have heard a lot made of their poor record on Sundays — only 1 win against 10 losses.  Go figure!  Usually these two circumstances...
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Louisville Sluggers Or Louisville Splinters?

As the Baltimore Orioles continue their slide into oblivion, I decided that this crack investigative reporter needed to do some onsite detective work. So I headed out to the ballpark Wednesday night to try to figure out the cause for this latest string of losses. The answer was so obvious I can’t understand why the beat sports writers have not been raising a stink. – Some would say...
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Big Money Stars Need To Remember The Little Guy

How low can the O’s go! The fortunes of the Baltimore Orioles took another huge hit today as their #1 star Miguel Tejada was quoted as requesting a “Get out of Town” pass because the team has failed to take the necessary steps to become more competitive. As the Yankees, Red Sox and Blue Jays continue to buy up all the available talent in the free agent market, it becomes...
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Sammy Sosa Bobblehead Night – The Good . . . The Bad . . . The Ugly

Anytime you blow so many opportunities to win a pivotal game against an inferior opponent it is painful to reflect. But in the Orioles 11-8 loss to Texas we will try to start with THE GOOD. THE GOOD: Tejada’s defensive gem to bail us out of the first inning jam was an immediate momentum shift in our favor (but there would be lots more shifts after that one) Jumping out to a 5-0 lead should...
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Mid-Season Report Card For Baltimore Orioles

The All Star game traditionally marks the mid-point of the baseball season. So it is time to make a number of observations regarding the performance of the Orioles so far: Biggest Disappointment: Obviously Sammy Sosa … but no surprise to this prophetic blogger who registered his opinion right from day one of the acquisition. We do not need any more one dimensional players. With So-So, what...
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