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Archive for April 2008

You Can Love Yankee Stadium & Still Hate the Yankees

April 9, 2008

Growing up in Baltimore, I didn’t make my initial baseball pilgrimage to Yankee Stadium until the age of 27, but I’ve been fortunate enough to spend a little time there over the last decade.  Working long, strange hours for “labor of love” level wages and having a diaper age daughter prevent me getting to the ballpark […]

Reds Pitcher Johnny Cueto – 3rd Best Major League Debut by a Dominican Starter

April 4, 2008

Before 22-year-old right-hander Johnny Cueto took the mound for his major league debut on a rainy Thursday afternoon, Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker told him ‘Con calma y confidencia’.  “It means confidence and be calm,” Baker explained.  “And he was”.  Indeed, for the first five innings Cueto was perfect, and he struck out ten without a […]

The Top 10 Post-Season Pitching Performances in Baltimore Orioles History

April 2, 2008

I think I can safely speak for the vast majority of my fellow Baltimore Orioles fans when I say that we aren’t entertaining any realistic hopes of making the playoffs this season.  So, with the dreaded off-day following the season opener, we have to look backwards in search of October glory…at least until the future […]