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The Schmuck Stops Here Peter Schmuck's musings on the local and national sports scene
Schmuck: For young Orioles hitters, patience at plate is virtue that will pay off in future

If it looks to you like the Orioles are showing more plate discipline than they did during last year’s unprecedented competitive cataclysm, it is not your imagination.

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Schmuck: New Orioles radio guy Kevin Brown brings a fresh face and a steady voice to Baltimore

The new voice in the Orioles radio booth is clear, concise and easy on the ears, but everyone who sees Kevin Brown in person for the first time asks the same question.

How old is that guy?

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Schmuck: Orioles hit the road after finding that home is where the heartbreak is

It isn’t often that any major league team welcomes a four-game series at Fenway Park, but the Orioles have got to be hoping they’ll feel more at home on the road after their discouraging season-opening homestand.

They won just one of seven games at Camden Yards and spent most of the past week watching the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics leave ball marks all over the bleachers.

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Schmuck: Mychal Givens is the Orioles closer, no matter the inning he gets the call

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde will not let himself get pigeonholed. The fact that this is a rebuilding team has given him license to drive the narrative in any direction he wants.

Take the bullpen situation, for instance.

In a perfect baseball world, the relief roles would be clearly defined.

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Schmuck: Orioles honor late Hall of Famer Frank Robinson with touching pregame celebration of life

The Orioles had honored Frank Robinson in a variety of ways since he passed away at age 83 on Feb. 7, but not in a manner that brought together his family, his friends and his Baltimore fans for a poignant tribute to the man who put the O’s on the map.

There was a huge memorial service at Dodger Stadium on Feb.

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Schmuck: For long-struggling Chris Davis, Orioles home opener turns out to be nothing to celebrate

Chris Davis woke up with a positive attitude Thursday. He was back home among his loved ones and hoping that being back in front of the home crowd on Opening Day at Oriole Park would be some kind of elixir for what has ailed him at the plate for the past couple of years.

Things started out all right.

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