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Birds Watcher 36 mins ago

Baltimore Orioles: Happy 26th Birthday to Jonathan Schoop

The Baltimore Orioles only 2017 All-Star, Jonathan Schoop, turns 26 years old today, October 16, 2017. As the Baltimore Orioles All-Star second-baseman enters his 26th year, let’s look back at his outstanding season. Schoop played in 160 games in 2017 after he played in every regular season game in 2016. Even though he played in more […] Baltimore Orioles: Happy 26th Birthday to Jonathan Schoop - Birds Watcher - Birds Watcher - A Baltimore Orioles Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Birds Watcher 1 hour ago

Baltimore Orioles: Show your fandom with an Orioles license plate

If you are a Baltimore Orioles fan and own a car in the State of Maryland, then you are in luck. Baltimore Orioles fans can get their very own official MVA Maryland Orioles license plate. With this great looking license plate, you can set yourself apart from other fans and you can help the OriolesREACH […] Baltimore Orioles: Show your fandom with an Orioles license plate - Birds Watcher - Birds Watcher - A Baltimore Orioles Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Camden Chat 12 hours ago
The Orioles suffered with Wade Miley in the starting rotation all season

The Orioles suffered with Wade Miley in the starting rotation all season

There was not a worse starting pitcher in MLB than Wade Miley in just about every category that matters. His struggles were all-encompassing. What is it that best signifies a bad pitcher? Is it an inability to throw strikes? Is it giving up lots of hits and, in turn, lots of runs? Or is it, instead, an inability to put batters away, leading to lots of early exits from games? In the case of Wade Miley for the Orioles this season, why stop at one of these? Miley was bad at just about everything you would like to see a starting pitcher be able to do this season. Only the complete dysfunction...
Camden Chat 14 hours ago
Monday Bird Droppings: Where it’s Jonathan Schoop’s birthday

Monday Bird Droppings: Where it’s Jonathan Schoop’s birthday

Happy birthday to Jonathan Schoop! In today’s links, the O’s coaches are still waiting, Tanner Scott is still throwing hard, and the Orioles bench still wasn’t any good. Hello, friends. There are now 163 days remaining until Orioles Opening Day 2018. That is still quite a lot of days. At least for today, there will be Game 3 of the ALCS between the Yankees and Astros to potentially entertain us, assuming, anyway, that the Yankees lose in the most heartbreaking fashion possible. Yes, that was former Oriole Justin Turner hitting the walkoff bomb to give the Dodgers a 2-0 edge over the...
Birds Watcher 22 hours ago

Baltimore Orioles: Players with arbitration in the 2017-2018 off-season

The Baltimore Orioles have several players who are in some level of arbitration. These young players represent the future of the team, especially since the Orioles have very few prospects in the minor leagues. As these young Baltimore Orioles players move through the stages of arbitration, the team and the players negotiate salaries until the […] Baltimore Orioles: Players with arbitration in the 2017-2018 off-season - Birds Watcher - Birds Watcher - A Baltimore Orioles Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Birds Watcher Oct 15, 2017

Baltimore Orioles: Looking back at Jim Palmer on his 72nd birthday

For 19 years, Jim Palmer pitched his heart out for the Baltimore Orioles and earned his rightful place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. On the Baltimore Orioles pitcher’s 72nd birthday, let’s take a moment and look at what made him so great. Palmer began his career in 1965 and finished it in 1984. He […] Baltimore Orioles: Looking back at Jim Palmer on his 72nd birthday - Birds Watcher - Birds Watcher - A Baltimore Orioles Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Camden Chat Oct 15, 2017
Sunday Bird Droppings: Where we’re enjoying watching the Yankees lose

Sunday Bird Droppings: Where we’re enjoying watching the Yankees lose

It’s another slow day in the offseason, but we’re here for you Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters. How will you all be spending the last day of your weekend? There are 164 days until Opening Day, which is way too many in my estimation. But as long as we get to spend the next few days watching the Yankees lose, I’m ok with it. They’re off today, but you can watch the Dodgers try to go up 2-0 on the Cubs today at 7:30. It’s an especially slow day for Orioles news, so bear with me. Because You Asked - "The Cradle of Life" - School of RochRoch cleans out his mailbag and answers the...
Camden Chat Oct 14, 2017
Saturday Bird Droppings: Where we’ve got our shortstop

Saturday Bird Droppings: Where we’ve got our shortstop

The Yankees are in an ALCS hole, and that’s OK with this Orioles fan. In today’s links, the struggle of the DH, a Tim Beckham debate, and more. Hello, friends. There are now 165 days remaining until Orioles Opening Day 2018. For today, at least, there will be two games to entertain us, as the Yankees and Astros have an afternoon contest to continue the ALCS while the Cubs and Dodgers get the NLCS started. The ALCS got off to a fun start on Friday night, with the Astros taking a 2-1 victory in the opener. That’s continued the home team dominance in this postseason, though of course...
Camden Chat Oct 13, 2017
ALCS Game 1 open thread

ALCS Game 1 open thread

The good news is that the American League Championship Series isn’t a Yankees-Red Sox affair. The Yankees are still in it, though. Go Astros! This Orioles fan’s postseason Haterade tour is proceeding nicely. The Red Sox are gone, their manager booted due to glorious failure. The Nationals are out, in part because of a sequence of events that has never been seen in the entire history of baseball. These things are wonderful, but one foe yet remains to be vanquished. Yes, it’s the Yankees. It’ll be up to the Astros now to send them packing and dash the dreams of all of the poor seven...
Camden Chat Oct 13, 2017
Brad Brach had his hiccups in a year where he was the primary Orioles closer

Brad Brach had his hiccups in a year where he was the primary Orioles closer

The injury to Zach Britton led to Brad Brach filling in as the Orioles closer this season. There were some agonizing blown saves mixed with some success. I imagine Brad Brach would love to have another crack at his last appearance of the season. Of course, all pitchers would like to throw out their worst performance of the year when factoring their final numbers. But when it happens in the very last game of a long year, like in Brach’s case, it’s hard to ignore. Brach certainly didn’t have it that day when the Orioles lost to the Rays, 6-0, and solidified their place in the A.L. East...
Camden Chat Oct 13, 2017
Friday Bird Droppings: Where another O’s fan foe goes down in flames

Friday Bird Droppings: Where another O’s fan foe goes down in flames

The Nationals are gone from the postseason too, leaving only the Yankees among the teams O’s fans hate. In today’s links, who to save from the Rule 5, the spring training schedule, and more. Hello, friends. There are now 166 days remaining until Orioles Opening Day 2018. Baseball has not left us quite yet, and tonight, if you're so inclined, you might be entertained (depending on the result) by the Yankees and Astros kicking off the ALCS in Cleveland at 8 o'clock on Fox Sports 1. Although the Orioles didn’t find their way into the postseason this year, or even come close to it, those...
Birds Watcher Oct 12, 2017

Baltimore Orioles: Why TV ratings were down in 2017

The Baltimore Orioles had their worst season in since 2011 when the record was 69-93 so it is no surprise that the team’s TV ratings were down. Honestly, it is easy to understand why Baltimore Orioles fans might choose to spend their limited amount of free time doing something else. According to Forbes.com, the Orioles […] Baltimore Orioles: Why TV ratings were down in 2017 - Birds Watcher - Birds Watcher - A Baltimore Orioles Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Camden Chat Oct 12, 2017
Somehow, some way, Richard Bleier was really good for the Orioles

Somehow, some way, Richard Bleier was really good for the Orioles

Acquired for nothing, with his expectations the same, Richard Bleier was a surprisingly productive utility pitcher in the Orioles bullpen. Do you remember where you were the first time you saw Richard Bleier in an Orioles uniform? I ‘memba. You know, it was that stupid night in early May that Chris Sale, ahem, ACCIDENTALLY threw a fastball behind Manny Machado in an attempt to settle a score that had no business being relit. Yeah, that night was dumb. To make it even dumber, Kevin Gausman was tossed for poking Xander Bogaerts with a slider in the 2nd inning that clearly slipped out of...
Camden Chat Oct 12, 2017
Camden Chat pre-season contest results

Camden Chat pre-season contest results

Another pre-season contest is in the books. How did you do? Another pre-season contest is in the books (apologies on the delay in getting this posted, by the way). It’s always one of my favorite parts of the Camden Chat baseball season, and this year was no different. A lot of the questions turn out predictably with a high rate of correct answers, but there are always surprises. Like, who would have guessed that the first minor leaguer to be called up would be Stefan Crichton? Or that Jonathan Schoop, on a team filled with so-called heavy hitters, would lead the team in RBI? Only one...
Camden Chat Oct 12, 2017
The Orioles used Mychal Givens more than ever, and he was better than ever

The Orioles used Mychal Givens more than ever, and he was better than ever

Despite tiring down the stretch, the Orioles got a spectacular season from right-hander Mychal Givens. On the surface, it’s not surprising to see Mychal Givens’s transition into the team’s most valuable reliever. After all, he was a former second-round pick, touches 99 mph from a sidearm delivery, and has a crisp slider to pair along with it. From a stuff perspective, Givens has everything you’d ever want in a prototypical late-inning reliever. But then you remember Givens was a struggling shortstop in Delmarva only five years ago, and his ascension to one of the strongest relievers...
Camden Chat Oct 12, 2017
Thursday Bird Droppings: Where O's fan playoff vengeance is on hold

Thursday Bird Droppings: Where O's fan playoff vengeance is on hold

Remember when the teams you don’t like were going to get eliminated? Oops. In today’s links, more O’s rotation articles, the Windmill gets an interview, and more. Hello, friends. There are now 167 days remaining until Orioles Opening Day 2018. For today, there will be the decisive Game 5 between the Cubs and Nationals to potentially entertain us, assuming, anyway, that the right team wins. Watching the rest of the postseason could have gotten a lot more fun on Wednesday night if the Indians and Cubs had both been winners, knocking off the Yankees and Nationals, respectively. That just...
Birds Watcher Oct 11, 2017

Baltimore Orioles: Breaking down Ubaldo Jimenez in 2017

The Baltimore Orioles had a weak starting rotation and Ubaldo Jimenez was one of the weakest cogs in it throughout the entire season. In his 4th season with the Baltimore Orioles and 12th season overall, Jimenez had his worst season ever finishing with an ERA two runs higher that he had in his first season […] Baltimore Orioles: Breaking down Ubaldo Jimenez in 2017 - Birds Watcher - Birds Watcher - A Baltimore Orioles Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Camden Chat Oct 11, 2017
Darren O’Day’s 2017 season provided more value than disappointment for the Orioles

Darren O’Day’s 2017 season provided more value than disappointment for the Orioles

Things weren’t perfect for O’Day this season, but there was plenty to be happy with throughout the year. By now, it feels like Darren O’Day has been a member of the Orioles bullpen for life. He’s reliable, consistent and although sometimes taken for granted, one of the better relief arms in the division. This year was a tricky one in terms of tallying up his ultimate value out of the bullpen. The ERA (3.43) sat a bit higher than you’d like to see, but when you comb over the numbers and take a glance at the results of the overall matchups for most of the year, it’s clear that...
Camden Chat Oct 11, 2017
Donnie Hart showed he belongs with the Orioles this season

Donnie Hart showed he belongs with the Orioles this season

Donnie Hart had an up and down 2017 season, but he showed that he has value on a major league roster. Coming into the 2017, the Orioles had to be interested in what they really had in Donnie Hart. Hart was a 27th round draft pick in the 2013 draft out of Texas State University. When the Orioles selected the diminutive left handed pitcher, it is doubtful that they expected any contribution to their major league team. That is the reality of the 27th round draft pick. However, Hart came on strong in 2016 at AA Bowie with an eye-opening performance that was enough to earn the call to...
Camden Chat Oct 11, 2017
Wednesday Bird Droppings: Where we’re rooting for Cleveland

Wednesday Bird Droppings: Where we’re rooting for Cleveland

Nothing much going on in the world of the Orioles, but we could see the Yankees go home today. It’s hump day! Does anyone else often think of that silly camel commercial on Wednesdays? I think that marketing scheme failed though because while I remember the commercial, I have no idea what product it was for. Anyway. Thanks to a rain out yesterday there are two baseball games on tap tonight. At 4 p.m. the Cubs will try to knock off the Nationals in game four of their series, and at 8 p.m. the Indians plays the Yankees for the right to move on to the ALCS. This is the deadest time of the...

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