A fan of the Orioles growing up in Aberdeen and since his retirement from baseball in 2001, Cal Ripken Jr. has seats near the home dugout and lauds the team’s young talent, chemistry and “the way they play in one-run games.”
How would you describe the 2023 Orioles in one word? “That’s a really hard question,” Ryan O'Hearn responded before later picking “tenacious.” For O'Hearn, "breakout" or "persistence" are fitting one-word descriptions.
Coming off his role in helping rebuild the Houston Astros, Mike Elias did not think he was the best person to run any club in baseball. But he was certain he was the right man to rescue the Orioles from an abyss of losing and dysfunction.
Jordan Montgomery scattered six hits over seven innings, helping the Texas Rangers beat the sloppy Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 in their AL Wild Card Series opener. The winner of this three-game series will face the Orioles on Saturday.