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Cannot remember a time when I didn't know what splinters from the wooden upper deck benches of Memorial felt like. Cannot forget clapping my hands raw on Thanks, Brooks Day. Will never be more pumped than I was in section 34 at the moment Roenicke's homer cleared the fence that first win of the 83 playoffs.

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Centennial of an Historic Orioles Spring Training

We have heard much, and will hear much more, about the 60th Anniversary of the modern Orioles this year. I have a soft spot of commemoration and will enjoy all of it. But when I think Orioles...

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Back to the Futures

On a recent Baseball Prospectus podcast, the guys were talking about what talent-stacked rosters there were at this year's Futures Game. Among others, they enthused about a kid named Bundy. Maybe...

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It's an Exhibition Game!!

“It’s an exhibition game!” We often see this sentence pop up in debates about the current ‘It Matters’ feature of the All-Star Game. But whenever I come across this, I hear it differently. I hear...

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Cal's 1997: A New Career

A look at Cal Ripken in 1997.

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Armchair Scout: Mike Flacco

Disclaimer: Even ‘armchair scout’ exaggerates me. I’m the guy that ‘scouted’ Alfredo Simon’s warm-up start in Bowie last year and predicted dire things. Saucy, of course, went on to be a bright...

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Give That Fan A Contract

Earl Weaver had one sign in the Orioles’ clubhouse and he said he got it from Mr. Rickey: "It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts." Every clubhouse could use one of those. Mr....

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Toward a Science of Pitching Injury?

I began thinking and writing about this subject weeks ago, but life happened and I couldn't finish the post then. Life continues to happen, but I don't care. I haven't been able to stop thinking...

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How to Learn Nothing About Pitching in 722 Pages

Does anyone know a good book about pitching?  I took two swings at it recently and whiffed badly both times. I would still like to find a good analysis on the subject, but I'd rather not strike out...

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A Taste of the Sauce

 Disappointment Notice:  This post contains neither reference to, nor photographs of, hot chicks. Disclaimer:  I am nothing resembling a scout, so what follows is the most amateur of player...

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A Portrait of the Orioles as Very Young Birds

So this year I couldn’t help myself and continued my off-season baseball reading into the regular season.   The book that carried me over was Burt Solomon's 1999 history Where They Ain’t: The...

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Baseball travel report: Braves Spring Training

Doing the Disney vacation thing with my wife and son for the last 10 days, I had a chance to escape the theme parks a few days to catch some Grapefruit League games.   The Braves hold their ST at...

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Baseball ownership in 3 easy steps

  Save the Endangered Fan Post!   ONLY YOU can keep it from extinction. Andrew_g’s piece yesterday on the O’s ‘extra 2%’ returned me to something I’ve been thinking about for a while.   I love...

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Quotable Earl

In the deep off-season, I usually need to read a couple books about baseball to get me through.   This year, the first one was It’s What You Learn After You Know It All That Counts, Earl Weaver’s...

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All-Star Break baseball: Trenton v. Bowie

There are so many day-trip opportunities to minor league ballparks from Baltimore, but I had only been to one. That was a stop out in Hagerstown for a Suns game on the way to a W. Virginia...

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Says, in part: "New York's teams do have the injury bug. The Yanks were tied with the Rangers for most players on the DL (nine) when April ended and the Mets were at seven. Still, the outbreak is not quarantined here. Teams had disabled 178 players (up significantly for the same period for a second straight year) and had lost 4,132 games through April. " Am I idealizing the past, or did players not break down so much in the day? Or did the players that broke down not make it onto the more limited number of MLB teams? I remember pitchers burning up (I was at Memorial on the day Mark Fidrych remembers his arm going dead, never to return) but position players not so much. Is there a historical stats page where you can compare DL times over the years?

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Kiss Cam is NOT Birdland

Before I start complaining, let me admit my own bit of the problem.    I'm slipping on attendance.   04 & 05 I started the season with Spring Training visits.  06 I didn't get out until the...

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Proud O's Fan

Hey, all.   I've been lurking for a year or more and thought I should come out into the open.   I've figured out my furtive Erik Bedard thing isn't working. I have a sticker on my van says "Proud...

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