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Let the Orioles “Year of Hope” Begin

Let the Orioles “Year of Hope” Begin

The first impression of this Orioles season was the stunned silence from the crowd at Yankee Stadium during player introductions of our dear visiting team. So many new names, they didn’t know who anyone was. Or maybe it was simply apathy. Only Chris Davis’ name and likeness elicited a few boos. At the same time,…

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Is An Adam Jones-Orioles Reunion Possible?

Is An Adam Jones-Orioles Reunion Possible?

Opening Day is 20 days away, and—has anyone noticed?—Adam Jones is still a free agent. Yes, the beloved former pie-throwing, gum-chewing, sweet-swinging Orioles captain remains without a baseball home—and his actual home, the Lutherville estate he bought from Cal Ripken, Jr. about a year ago and renovated over the last several months, is on the…

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Remembering Orioles Legend Frank Robinson, the Reticent Pioneer

Remembering Orioles Legend Frank Robinson, the Reticent Pioneer

On Thursday, Baltimore—and baseball as a whole—lost a legend as Frank Robinson passed away at the age of 83 at his Los Angeles home after a long battle with cancer. Not only did Robinson fulfill more roles than any other person in the history of the Orioles organization, but the former manager, player, and front-office executive was multi-faceted when it came to his character.

Inside the Mind of the Former NASA Engineer Co-Piloting the Orioles’ Rebuild

Inside the Mind of the Former NASA Engineer Co-Piloting the Orioles’ Rebuild

Sig Mejdal has been finding data-driven ways to give teams an edge, almost as long as anybody in professional baseball, save for the early 2000s staff of the Oakland Athletics, who were featured in the book and movie Moneyball. That tale inspired Mejdal to consider his current career path and ultimately quit his job engineering for astronauts.

Will Mike Mussina Wear an Orioles or Yankees Hat Into the Hall of Fame?

Will Mike Mussina Wear an Orioles or Yankees Hat Into the Hall of Fame?

Mike Mussina, now 50 years old with gray in his goatee, was just finishing coaching a practice of his son’s high school basketball team Tuesday night in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, when his phone rang. The voice on the other end delivered the good news. In Mussina’s sixth year on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, the…

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Ray Lewis Says He’s Never Seen Joe Flacco’s Passion

Ray Lewis Says He’s Never Seen Joe Flacco’s Passion

Originally published at Baltimoremagazine.net: In some ways, saying Joe Flacco doesn’t have passion is not breaking news. Even Flacco admits he’s certainly not the life-of-the-party type. In fact, he said exactly that in a podcast on BaltimoreRavens.com this week. But to hear the biggest icon in Ravens history say it, in the context of a…

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