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Throwback Thursday: Some left field lovin’

Earlier this week, Dan Duquette stated that the Orioles will offer Nolan Reimold a contract. In 2014, Reimold will compete for a job in left field and to serve as the right-handed designated hitter. With that said, that leaves us wondering if the O’s will re-sign free agent Nate McLouth, who played in 146 games last season and acted as the Birds’ go-to left fielder.

Yard Work: Getting Camden Yards ready for its long, winter nap

Camden Yards is a gem, a rare baseball cathedral that blends classic, retro style with today’s version of the national pastime. But its lush outfield grass and manicured infield don’t happen by accident. They’re the result of a year-round effort by head groundskeeper Nicole McFadyen and her talented grounds crew. Each month during this offseason, Orioles Buzz will check in with McFadyen to see what’s

Baseball historian discovers photograph showing long-gone Maryland Park, Westport Baseball Grounds site

Baltimore baseball historians take note: A new discovery has unearthed a previously unknown photograph that details the exact location of Maryland Baseball Park, former home of the Baltimore Black Sox of the Negro Leagues. Research by University of Delaware associate professor of English Bernard McKenna, a Baltimore baseball historian, uncovered the groundbreaking 1927 aerial photograph, which shows Maryland Park’s location on Russell Street, several blocks

Weekly Wrap: The 40-man roster and important dates on horizon

If you’re anything like me, the blockbuster trade announced this week - sending Ian Kinsler to Detroit and Prince Fielder to Texas - made you that much more excited for baseball season. Is it opening day yet? More specifically, is it May 30? On this date, the Astros and Orioles will play in MLB’s annual Civil Rights Game in 2014. Should be a game to

Throwback Thursday: Wieters’ walk-off slam

The stage was set. The Orioles were facing their division rivals. It was the 10th inning. The ballgame was tied. The bases were loaded. With no outs, the Birds just needed one run to get the walk-off win, but Matt Wieters had more in mind. Relive Wieters’ moon shot that won the game in grand fashion by watching the video below. Your browser does not

Weekly Wrap: New hires and trade rumors dominate Orioles headlines

Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy has been in the national spotlight this offseason, as he was awarded both Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards. However, the latest place his name has been seen is the rumor mill. Both Hardy and Matt Wieters have been subjects of trade rumors this week. However, Dan Duquette said that the O’s “like Hardy and Wieters as core players on our

Throwback Thursday: Hardy proves he’s worth his weight in gold

It’s the offseason, and with the contracts ending, free agents pending and GMs spending, rumors are bound to arise. This week, J.J. Hardy’s name has been involved in the rumor mill, leaving Orioles fans to debate whether a possible trade would be worth the price. As a Silver Slugger and Gold Glove winner, Hardy has definitely proven his value. Below is just one of the

Scholarship fund honors Flanagan

Beginning next spring, two scholarships will be awarded in memory of Mike Flanagan, the former Orioles pitcher, coach, front office executive and MASN broadcaster who took his own life in August 2011. So far, according to a Facebook page dedicated to the effort, more than $5,000 has been raised to fund the scholarships. One scholarship will be given to a graduating varsity baseball player at

Weekly Wrap: Orioles stand out on national stage

Earlier in the offseason, the Orioles tied the Royals for the most Gold Glove Awards with three winners. On Wednesday, the Birds stood alone in the majors with the most Silver Sluggers. Adam Jones, J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis all took home the hardware, marking the first time that three Orioles had ever earned the honor in the same season. Another award was given to

Throwback Thursday: A standout season earns a Silver Slugger

Saying Chris Davis had a standout season is an understatement. The O’s slugger started off strong, earning American League Player of the Month honors in April. He was later voted to his first All-Star game and participated in his first Home Run Derby while continuing to produce in the heart of the Orioles’ lineup. Thanks to 53 homers, yesterday Davis was awarded his first Silver

Weekly Wrap: A gold start to the offseason

The Boston Red Sox are the 2013 World Series champions. Now that the season is over, just one question comes to mind: Is it spring training yet? With many eyes on the Red Sox and the Cardinals this week, there’s a lot of news surrounding the Orioles that you may have missed. Dave Wallace has been hired as the O’s new pitching coach, taking the

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