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Archive for July 2008

The Baltimore Orioles 9 Biggest Blowout Victories at Yankee Stadium

July 29, 2008

ORIOLES 13, YANKEES 4!  What a beautiful Monday night in the Bronx. As Roy Firestone wrote on the Orioles Hangout, “The sweetest sound in the baseball world is silence at Yankee Stadium.”  It got me wondering, how many times have the Orioles spanked the Yankees so thoroughly in their own ballpark.  What a joyous post […]

DAMASO MARTE – Best Dominican LOOGY Ever (so far)

July 27, 2008

Reaction to the New York Yankees acquisition of outfielder Xavier Nady and left-handed pitcher Damaso Marte yesterday tended to go one of two ways.  People either thought that the Yankees gave up nothing of consequence for two players that should actually help their playoff chances, or that the Pirates acquired a struggling top talent in […]

The Baltimore Orioles All-Error team

July 24, 2008

     As a Baltimore boy, I grew up witnessing and hearing tales of the traditionally sound defense of the local big-league ballclub as a cornerstone of the vaunted “Oriole Way”.  But 10 straight losing seasons, the turn-back-the-clock uniforms they wore last night and a rain delay got me wondering:  Which Orioles players made the most […]

Dominican Non-Pitchers that Pitched in the Major Leagues

July 22, 2008

After giving up 10 runs in the top of the eighth inning to the Detroit Tigers last night, the Kansas City Royals found themselves trailing 19-0.  After a rally for crooked numbers in the bottom of the frame only pulled them within 15, KC skipper Trey Hillman asked shortstop Tony Pena Jr. if he wanted […]

Chronological Listing of BALTIMORE ORIOLES Deaths

July 14, 2008

Wow!  It’s been a bad weekend.  At press time, four former Major League Baseball players have died in the last couple days (Bobby Murcer, Chuck Stobbs, Dave Ricketts & Steve Mingori).  As a through-the-mail autograph collector, I felt like I somehow knew the first three names on this unfortunate list because they answered my fan […]