Welcome to Orioles Proving Ground, a new baseball blog that focuses primarily on the Baltimore Orioles, but may occasionally delve into other general baseball topics from around the league.  My goal for this website is to provide objective analysis of the Baltimore Orioles organization, including everything from the lowest level prospects in the minor leagues, up to the front office.  Not only do I hope to provide some interesting information for prospective readers that happen to stop by, but I also hope to learn something new about baseball along the way.  Once the regular season starts, I’m planning on posting something about once a week.  We’ll see how that goes…

As for me, my name is Nate, and as result of growing up in southeast/central Pennsylvania, I am a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies.  I chose to focus on the Orioles for several reasons.

  • Living in the DC/Baltimore area would allow for easy access to televised and/or live games
  • I recently spent a summer working for the team as a minor league video coordinator, so my current first-hand knowledge of their minor league system is better than any other team
  • I felt I could not write about the Phillies without getting emotional (more anger than crying, but honestly, maybe a little of both) and making subjective arguments
  • I felt like I couldn’t write about the Washington Nationals, since they are currently a model franchise and will likely be one of the many reasons for the Phillies not making the playoffs for several years (with the Phillies front office doing a great job making sure they’re not in the playoffs for several years)

So there you have it.  In the coming weeks before the regular season, look for posts that attempt to tackle the Orioles offseason (or lack of) and the arbitration process.  Also look for mediocre writing skills and bad jokes.  As we get deeper into the season, we’ll also try to get some guest authors in here as well.  See you next week!

5 Responses to “Welcome!”

  1. I volunteer to be a guest writer. I have epic major huge insights

  2. Feen Dog Says:

    I will also contribute to this blog since my Red Sox are going to be non existent in 2013….2014….?

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