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  • An Ernie Banks season [Commentary]

    The dawn of the baseball season is an existential moment. For big market teams with owners willing to pay for marquee players, and general managers who build playoff-bound teams, it is a time of great anticipation.
  • Thoughts and observations on Dom Chiti, the Platinum Glove, Manny and Brooks, Ripken

    Thoughts and observations on Dom Chiti, the Platinum Glove, Manny and Brooks, Ripken
    In conducting the Orioles' search for a new bullpen coach, manager Buck Showalter made it clear that new pitching coach Dave Wallace would play a big role in making the hire. Showalter said he saw the bullpen coach as an assistant pitching coach, and...

    Lots of love -- and snubs -- for Orioles in Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest' book

    Lots of love -- and snubs -- for Orioles in Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest' book
    We'll take a break from Orioles rumors that most likely won’t come to fruition -- I never say never, but I say "most likely not" a whole lot in the winter -- to look at the findings of a pretty cool book I thought would be of interest to many of...

    Baltimore Redbirds help League of Dreams baseball players enjoy day of fun

    Baltimore Redbirds help League of Dreams baseball players enjoy day of fun
    Hall of Fame baseball player Ernie Banks coined the phrase, “It’s a beautiful day for a ballgame...Let’s play two!” because of his passion and love of the game. The Baltimore Redbirds did just that on Saturday, July 20, but the...

    Recollections of a 'Midsummer Classic' 50 years later

    Recollections of a 'Midsummer Classic' 50 years later
    It's Major League All-Star Week, so I thought I would take the opportunity to reminisce about the only All-Star Game I personally attended. It occurred 50 years ago this week on July 10, 1962, at what was then known as D.C. Stadium in Washington. These...