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  • 5 Orioles Facts and 5 Orioles Fictions

    Fact: Despite all the injuries and inconsistencies, the Orioles are in first place. If you had told me at the beginning of the season that Matt Wieters’ season would end in May, that 88 games into the season, J.J. Hardy would only have two homers, Chris Davis would be flirting with the Mendoza line, and Manny Machado would be suspended for purposefully chucking his bat onto the field, I’d have told you the Birds were cooked. But the O’s celebrated Independence Day by pulling a half-game ahead of Toronto and, at the time of this writing, stand two games in front of the Blue Jays at the top of the division. Despite all predictors, the beer has gotten very, very cold.
  • With a flurry of late signings, the Orioles are poised to do something special in 2014

    There was a moment during Dan Duquette's question-and-answer session at FanFest, the annual winter gathering with Orioles players and officials, when he spoke in a particularly frank way uncommon for baseball GMs, a group as notorious as politicians for...

    A look at some of the key players and position battles heading into Opening Day

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Catcher Switch-hitter Matt Wieters (.235 AVG, 22 HR, 79 RBI) has always struggled against righties, but last year's numbers were especially low. A bounce back in this area could give more depth to a deep batting order. First...

    Yeah sure, magic is awesome. I love seeing ladies sawed in half, doves flying out of butts, and designated hitters pitching for the win in extra innings, but magic only gets you so far.

    Here on the shores of the mighty chesterpeak, we like to talk about a little thing called Orioles Magic. Orioles Magic is an intangible thing, though I imagine if you could isolate it and dissect it under a microscope, it would be made of a Glen Burnie...

    Looking back, forward, and sideways at the O's chances

    So where were we? Well, the Orioles had just dropped the fifth and deciding game of the 2012 American League Division Series to the hated New York Yankees. And thus we were despondent to be so rudely awakened from our dream season. It wasn't so much...