Found January 21, 2013 on
The Outside Corner:
The number of people who believed in the overachieving 2012 Baltimore Orioles, even when they were locked in battle in the ALDS, could probably be counted on one hand. Seeing how they'd been the unofficial doormat of the AL East for the previous fourteen seasons, it is no wonder that their unexpected success was received with such a critical eye. Winning 93 games on just a plus-seven run differential will do that for you.
Their playoff run might have won over some people, but still plenty remain skeptical that the O's didn't just get incredibly lucky. Surely if they played the season over again, there is no way Baltimore would be that good, right? Well, no need to speculate on that hypothetical because Baltimore management seems perfectly content to test that theory in reality in 2013.
For whatever reason, GM Dan Duquette has chosen to take full advantage of his team's unlikely playoff run and first winning season since 1997 by doing... ABSOLUTELY NOTHI...
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Brian Roberts has never been able to stay fully healthy. At least it seems that way. After coming back from injury during the 2012 season, Roberts suffered a hip injury requiring hip surgery. He then had to undergo surgery for yet another injury in the offseason - a sports hernia. However, it seems Roberts is recovering well.
According to Rich Dubroff of CSN Baltimore...
Boston will always have New York to tangle with, but in case that rivalry gets musty, there are some plucky birds in Baltimore that have been playing for more attention.
The Patriots lost in the latest battle of a slowly developing grudge match with the Ravens in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, and another Baltimore ballplayer was on hand to remind Boston fans that the Patriots...
Earl Weaver was among the most winning managers in Major League Baseball. Fans loved him. His players…didn’t. He was Lou Piniella before Lou Piniella.
In 17 years at the helm of the Baltimore Orioles, something unheard of for a manager these days, his teams won 1,480 games. They won four American League championships and the 1970 World Series. Sadly, Mr. Weaver died Jan. 18...
Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver, who died Saturday at 82, was famous for his electrifying yet cartoon-like rants on the field.
Weaver was ejected 91 times over his 17-year managerial career.
Weaver made his presence known quickly in the major leagues after becoming the manager of the Baltimore Orioles in 1968, just a few months after he started with the Orioles organization. The...
Yesterday was a sad day for not Oriole fans, but all who follow the sport of baseball.
Former Baltimore manager Earl Weaver passed away on Friday night while on a cruise for the team. He was 82.
I learned about the news right before FanFest and it was surreal to have heard. You never think someone like Weaver, who embodies the spirit of Baltimore sports, would seemingly live...