It’s no secret that the Orioles pitching staff entered the 2017 under scrutiny of the national media, with most suggesting the rotation would have a tough time keeping the team competitive, even despite its mashing offense.
For five consecutive years between 2012 and 2016, the Orioles headed towards Major League Baseball’s All-star break filled with hope and looking to bolster a roster pushing for a playoff berth.
Earlier today, Baseball Australia learned that the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and Australian Institute of Sports (AIS) have not delivered highly anticipated funding increases for high performance, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
For three-and-a-half years now, no name has caused more frustration among Orioles fans than Ubaldo Jimenez’s has, and somewhat miraculously, it continues to do so, leaving fans utterly bewildered.
Flashback to Wednesday May 10th in Washington, where the 22-10 Orioles cruised into the bottom of the 8th inning holding a 6-2 lead over the Nationals.
When Matt Wieters hit free agency at the end of the 2016 season, many within Baltimore had hoped that the four time All-Star would ink a new deal with the Orioles – seeing him return to duties behind the dish at Camden Yards in 2017 and beyond.
After a 2016 season which can only be described as disastrous, Caleb Joseph has silenced his critics throughout the Orioles’ first six weeks of the season, culminating with one of the hottest stretches of his career these past few weeks.
The six-game winning streak was always going to end soon enough, however the fashion in which it did last night has caused reason for concern.
In Sunday’s piece, I wrote about how resilient this 2017 Orioles team has been – overcoming setback after setback to keep pace with the Yankees who last week sat atop the American League East division.
Momentum can be a cruel son of a bitch, and when things aren’t rolling in your direction, the absurd often finds its way of occurring to further set you back.
Be it on a baseball field or walking down a suburban street, there’s absolutely no excuse for racism in 2017.
With a 14-6 record and a 9-1 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth against New York on Friday night, the mood within the Orioles fan base was understandably jovial as the O’s surged towards their division-leading 15th win of the young season.