A 29 year old life-long Marylander whose first sporting love was baseball. He likes Star Wars way too much to ever be considered a normal person. As his handle may suggest, he thinks that no trip to Camden Yards is complete without eating an Esskay hot dog, with the ketchup on one side of the bun and the mustard on the other. He could talk about himself a lot more but has the sneaking suspicion that no one cares.
Jake Arrieta starts for the Orioles on Wednesday night as the Birds try to end a three-game losing streak. They'll be up against Ryan Dempster of the Red Sox.
The Baltimore Orioles traded Luis Ayala to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for an AA LHP, Chris Jones.
Wei-Yin Chen and the Orioles will be looking to spoil the home opener in Boston on Monday afternoon. The Orioles also look to avoid falling below .500, something they never did during the entire 2012 season.
Jason Hammel kicked off the season right with a quality start. Can he do it again Sunday in his second start of the year? He'll be opposed by Pedro Hernandez of the Twins, who is a little short for a starting pitcher.
Chris Davis could become the first player ever to hit a home run in the first five games of the season if he hits one tonight. Vance Worley will be his primary antagonist, as the Twins starting pitcher. Chris Tillman starts for the Orioles.
Chris Davis became the fourth player in MLB history to hit a home run in each of the first four games of a season with a tie-breaking grand slam in the 8th inning as the Orioles beat the Twins, 9-5, in the home opener on April 5, 2013 in Baltimore.
The Orioles have triumphed over the Twins. It is Friday and also the home opener. You know what must be done.
A pair of pitchers who struggled in 2012 take the mound as the Orioles take on the Twins in Baltimore's home opener. Jake Arrieta opposes Liam Hendriks. Can Chris Davis homer for the fourth straight game?
The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-3, on April 4, 2013 in Tampa. Chris Davis had 4 RBI, including a two-run home run, his third in the first three games, to power the Orioles to victory.
The Orioles look to bounce back from a tough walk-off loss. The former Fausto Carmona (current Roberto Hernandez) pitches for the Rays, and Miguel Gonzalez pitches for the Orioles.
In the second game of the 2013 season, the 1-0 Orioles take on the 0-1 Rays. Jeremy Hellickson, who has had success against the O's, starts for the Rays, and Wei-Yin Chen starts for the Orioles.
It is Opening Day and the Orioles have defeated the Rays 7-4, starting the TO BE CONTINUED season with a victory. YOU KNOW WHAT MUST BE DONE.
A Matt Wieters two-run home run and a Ben Zobrist solo home run have constituted all of the scoring so far. Orioles and Rays infielders have been putting on a clinic defensively. The game is...
The game is still a day away, but the Orioles and Rays have both put out starting lineups for us to drool or agonize over. What's your reaction?
There are a bunch of baseball games being played on April 1, even if the Orioles aren't playing in any of them. Join along if you want to follow some of the action through the rest of baseball.
What should you expect from the Orioles in the 2013 season? Nobody has any idea! But it might be good. Mark and Stacey did their best to analyze all the angles they could pack into an hour and offer some predictions. Click the article to stream here.
No one is going to throw a perfect game for the 2013 Orioles. But let's just say somehow someone did. What would it look like, and who would be the most likely one to throw it?
With the final cuts made following the last spring training game, the Orioles Opening Day roster is set. Did Team Steve, winner of the Jake Fox Spring Training MVP Award, triumph and make the team? Spoiler: Yes.
With the help of some of his SB Nation counterparts, Mark previews the rest of the AL East. Hear each blogger's take on their own team and the division at large. Half an hour each on the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Rays, and Yankees.
If there's any one thing in the world Mark could be said to love more than baseball, it's being a nerd. When he can join his two great loves, the result is the 2013 Game of Thrones Major League Baseball Season Preview. See which team = which house.
The game doesn't count. Buck Showalter said he hasn't looked at a stat sheet all spring. But Wilson Betemit hurt his knee, possibly badly, and that definitely counts.
Spring training is almost over, but it's not over yet. Monday's contest between the Orioles and Red Sox was televised on ESPN.
Don't get too worked up, because rule #1 of baseball trade rumors is probably nothing will happen. But the Baltimore Sun says the Orioles are telling teams Luis Ayala is available, so maybe he will get traded. Mark breaks down why it could happen.
The Orioles triumphed over the Pirates in a four-hour spring training game that may have eroded a piece of Mark's soul. But that's just the price I pay - destiny is calling.