1. Take Note, O's Fans: Detroit, Tampa and Milwaukee had Winning Season Hangovers

    Two teams that embody what the Orioles are hoping to do in the near future are the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Rays...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about over 4 years ago 59 reads 0 comments

  2. Examining Boog Powell's Longtime Record Philly Chase Utley Just Reached

    Chase Utley tied Boog Powell's record on Wednesday for most consecutive postseason games reaching base. Utley walked in the first inning of the Phillies' NLCS clinching 10-4 victory over the ...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about over 4 years ago 199 reads 2 comments

  3. Five 2009 Moments that Give Baltimore Orioles Fans Hope

    After a miserable post-All-Star break performance, the Orioles are providing fans with some September highlights...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about almost 5 years ago 255 reads 4 comments

  4. Brian Roberts Hits Doubles Like He's Craig Biggio

    Brian Roberts has answered accusations that he's phoning it in this season by dialing it up a notch in August...

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  5. Move Over, Shoeless Joe: Willie Tasby Was Baltimore's Own Player Without Cleats

    Baltimore once had its own shoeless baseball player, and his name was Willie Tasby.On July 19, 1959, the center fielder found himself standing in puddles following a rain delay with two outs ...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about almost 5 years ago 527 reads 2 comments

  6. Bergesen's "Quality" Equal to Romero and Most of the Yankees' Rotation

    David Hernandez recorded his fifth quality start in his last seven outings on Tuesday to lead the Orioles to a 3-2 victory over the A's. It was the 42nd quality start of the season for the Birds, who are last in the A...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about almost 5 years ago 131 reads 1 comments

  7. Remember When the New York Yankees Hated Jerry Hairston Jr.?

    The New York Yankees acquired Jerry Hairston Jr. in a July 31 trade with the Cincinnati Reds. Since the deal, Hairston has won praise in New York for his defense and his versatility. Both the player and the team seem happy...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about almost 5 years ago 441 reads 0 comments

  8. Greg Zaun Calls a Better Game Than Matt Wieters

    Jeremy Guthrie turned in a fine pitching performance on Wednesday, but he didn't get the result he deserved from his quality start. If you need a hint as to why the up-and-down Guthrie was up, look behind the plate...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about almost 5 years ago 212 reads 2 comments

  9. You Know It's a Historical Piece When Tim McCarver Compliments an Orioles Player

    The Tuesday night All-Star Game was played in quickfire fashion before more than 40,000 fans in St. Louis' new stadium. Joe Torre was in the National League dugout...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about almost 5 years ago 148 reads 3 comments

  10. Why Don't Baltimore Orioles Fans Hate Tony Fernandez?

    Orioles fans don't hate Tony Fernandez, although given the history, it seems there are some worthwhile reasons that they should. Fernandez played only one season with the Yankees in 1995, and he never appeared in a Red Sox uniform...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about almost 5 years ago 348 reads 4 comments

  11. The Orioles' Second Half Record Will Not Matter

    Long-suffering Orioles fans will look to the second half of this baseball season for answers to two key questions: 1. Is a winning season on the horizon? 2...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about almost 5 years ago 217 reads 3 comments

  12. The Orioles' Luke Scott Channels Jim Gentile

    On Tuesday, Luke Scott tallied 7 RBI against the Mariners in a 12-4 Orioles victory. Scott's RBI effort was two off the team record, held by former first baseman Jim Gentile...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about 5 years ago 169 reads 1 comments

  13. Which Orioles Pitcher Has Served Up the Most Eutaw Street Home Runs?

    The bronze baseballs that adorn Camden Yards' Eutaw Street walkway provide four pieces of information—the batter, his team, the date, and the distance—but that's only half the story...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about 5 years ago 226 reads 0 comments

  14. What If Camden Yards' Warehouse Were in Left Field?

    Roar from 34's "Eutaw Street Week" begins with an architectural thought exercise: What if Eutaw Street ran behind left field rather than right field?A simple change of direction at ...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about 5 years ago 1,649 reads 1 comments

  15. Dunn Hits 50th Eutaw Street Home Run

    The home run is the second-longest hit on to Eutaw Street in game action.It's fitting that as Roar from 34 kicks off "Eutaw Street Week" another batter became a bronze bomber by putting a ball onto the walkway between the stadium and the warehouse...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about 5 years ago 311 reads 0 comments

  16. Flashback Friday: Jesse Orosco, The Snapdragon, and a Relief Record

    Thursday was the 10th anniversary of Jesse Orosco's record-setting relief appearance. This week's Flashback Friday revisits that game and Orosco's tenure in Orange and Black, which had Baltimore fans talking about the pitcher's "snapdragon" curveball...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about 5 years ago 205 reads 0 comments

  17. An Encyclopedic Knowledge of the Game

    "Only books about the Yankees and Notre Dame sell." If you're an O's fan and you happen to have $55 burning a hole in your pocket ($34...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about 5 years ago 67 reads 1 comments

  18. Yanks Going Online; Could the O's Be Far behind?

    Big news on the business side of the game today as Major League Baseball announced that two teams, the Yankees and a second unnamed franchise rumored to be the Red Sox, will deliver live games ...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about 5 years ago 72 reads 0 comments

  19. Orioles Baseball: These Thoughts I Had ... And Shared

    Tuesday was my "MASN Day," and the Orioles almost didn't disappoint. Despite the outcome of the game, the Birds' ninth-inning comeback offered a thrilling start to my new life as a North Carolina satellite subscriber and therefore MASN viewer...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about 5 years ago 61 reads 0 comments

  20. Appreciate the Rookie Rather than Despising the Veteran

    It would be easy to pile on Gregg Zaun right now. Zaun wasn't able to glove Luke Scott's throw at the plate and prevent speedy Emilio Bonifacio from scoring the winning run in the 12th inning of Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Marlins...

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  21. My Own Personal MASN Day

    Tuesday is MASN Day in North Carolina. Okay, so it's only MASN Day in one North Carolina home, but that home happens to be mine...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about 5 years ago 52 reads 0 comments

  22. Baseball's Most-Ejected Managers

    Forbes' list of "Baseball's Most Ejected Managers" only goes back to 2004, but that doesn't stop Monte Burke from giving a nod to Earl Weaver...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about 5 years ago 232 reads 0 comments

  23. Jeter Not So Clutch in Florida

    No sport is mythologized quite like baseball, and no current player is mythologized quite like Derek Jeter, so it brought a smile to my face when I heard Jeter mocked on SportsCenter ...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about 5 years ago 30 reads 0 comments

  24. O's Get That Sweeping Feeling

    Celebrating the Orioles' current win streak and revisiting past sweeps"I don't think anybody's ready to declare us where we want to be quite yet, but people maybe are noticing that we are at least moving in the right direction...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about 5 years ago 12 reads 0 comments

  25. Baseball's Fathers and Sons

    I've written before that baseball is in large part about fathers and sons (or daughters for that matter). It's not an original sentiment per say, but it holds the same truth all the same...

    Matthew Taylor Written by Matthew Taylor about 5 years ago 52 reads 0 comments