About Us

Welcome to The Baltimore Battery – What Birdland needs to know! On this site, our content is created by Baltimore Orioles fans, for Baltimore Orioles fans. Our passion for the Orioles and our love for baseball are what make us the best blogging site in all of Birdland! Along with covering all the news and updates for the major league club, we also cover each Orioles minor league affiliate to keep you up-to-date on all things Birdland! Without further ado, we would like to introduce ourselves!

Jared Watson – Co-Creator/Writer/Editor

Hello! My name is Jared Watson, and I am one of the co-creators of The Baltimore Battery! I was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I graduated from Salisbury University, where I studied to become a sports broadcaster in their communication program. I began watching Orioles baseball in 2011. Ever since, I have bled orange and black and have never looked back! – (@RealJaredWatson on Twitter)

Davis Carbaugh – Co-Creator

Hey everyone! My name is Davis Carbaugh, and I am a co-creator of The Baltimore Battery! I am a lifelong Baltimore Orioles fan from Chesapeake, Virginia. I follow all sports, and my passion is sports writing and sports journalism. In addition to the O’s, I am a big fan of my hometown Norfolk Tides! My earliest childhood memory is sitting on Cal Ripken Jr.’s lap as a three-year-old! The Orioles are an up-and-coming team with an exciting farm system, and I am super excited to witness the future success of the organization with you all! – (@Davis_Carbaugh on Twitter)

Justin Sutphin – Co-Creator/Writer

Hello everybody! My name is Justin Sutphin, and I’m a Co-Creator of The Baltimore Battery! I studied journalism at The Community College of Baltimore County. I was born and raised in the Baltimore County area, and I have been a die-hard Orioles fan since I was eight years old! I can’t wait to bring you all the content you desire! Let’s Go O’s! – (@orioles4life96 on Twitter)

Stephen Heckman – Writer

Starting off any fan’s life, we must begin at the very beginning. For me, Stephen Heckman, baseball became the love of my life. I played it for eight years and was even offered tryouts with the Braves and Reds. I’ve been a die-hard Orioles fan since I first noticed a player with whom I share the same birthday. This wasn’t just any ordinary player… this was a role model, a hero. You all might know him as a Rookie of the Year, 2x MVP, a 19-time All-Star, and a 2x Gold Glover. To the world, he is known as “the Iron Man,” the man who played in 2,632 consecutive games. He was the guy who made showing up to work, regardless of feelings, a priority. To everyone, he is Cal Ripken Jr., but to me, he is the guy whom I share August 24 with every year. He is my hero and made me an Orioles fan back in 1983, but ultimately, he made me believe in Orioles Magic for the entirety of my time here on Earth! I can’t wait to share my writing with all of Birdland! – (@SRJHeckman on Twitter)

Zachary Bucklew – Writer

My name is Zack, and I am currently a college student studying journalism! I was born and raised around the Glen Burnie area. I became an Orioles fan when my great-grandmother would spend every night with me and watch the game from beginning to end. Ever since I could remember, I would try not to miss an Orioles game and thought about writing for the Orioles organization. I am excited to use my voice and writing to help get Orioles news out there and do something that I am passionate about! – (@Zackattack8211 on Twitter)

Kyle April – Writer

Hello Birdland! My name is Kyle April, and I’m a huge sports fan with the hopes of one day becoming a sports analyst! Sports are in my blood, and it’s my passion! I played baseball growing up and still love the game to this day. My joints don’t love it, but I do! I’m a Baltimore fan through and through, and it’s the city that holds my heart. I’m beyond excited and thankful to join such an amazing team of writers and hope to bring fun news and connect and become an even bigger part of the city through The Baltimore Battery! I look forward to connecting with you all! – (@BMoreBeats_ on Twitter)

Dakota Pitts – Writer

Hey everyone! My name is Dakota, but I go by Dak or Ko. I’m from the Bel Air area, and I am currently studying biochemistry at Saint Peter’s University in New Jersey! I am also on their D1 softball team, and I play first base! I grew up playing softball, so baseball was naturally my favorite sport to watch. I watched Orioles games with my family starting when I was about 10 years old, and they have been my favorite sports team since! I am also the biggest Manny Machado and Adley Rutschman fan you’ll ever know! I look forward to sharing my knowledge of the team with you! – (@oriolesko on Twitter)

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