Pondering “means” to end for Orioles’ downward trends

The skies in Baltimore were overcast on the Wednesday afternoon that was May 5, 2021. Even when it appeared the sun might break through, the clouds would quickly regain full control, and (to add insult to injury) occasionally spit down those annoying droplets of rain that windshield wipers seem unable to wipe.

Orioles lineup Friday, August 28, 2020, vs. Toronto (6:37 pm EDT)

Tonight, the Orioles head north, but not quite as far north as the title above suggests. Although the Blue Jays were cleared by city and provincial governments to play their home games in Toronto’s Rogers Centre (still thought of as the “Skydome” by traditionalists like myself), the Canadian government denied their request. Thus, the O’sContinue reading “Orioles lineup Friday, August 28, 2020, vs. Toronto (6:37 pm EDT)”

Orioles lineup Thursday, August 27, 2020, vs. Tampa Bay (6:40 pm EDT)

Tonight, the Orioles look to salvage the last game of a hard-fought series against the division-leading Rays. Tampa, despite battling a season-long injury plague (star center fielder Kevin Kiermier is the latest victim, leaving last night’s game with back spasms) has won 15 of 18 and surged into 1st place in the AL East.

“Why Not” or “Try Not?” Birds are too cold and too hot

Numbers can be fun. They can be quite revealing, too. The first 25 games of the Orioles’ 2020 season, which are still representative of an overachieving, competitive ballclub, are full of fun numbers. In fact, from a statistical standpoint, this club has been either surging or slumping the entire year. As a fan, I amContinue reading ““Why Not” or “Try Not?” Birds are too cold and too hot”