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2016 Orioles Opening Day: Live Blog!

Posted in Defense, Live!, Offense, Pitching with tags on April 4, 2016 by oriolesprovingground

Welcome to Orioles Opening Day 2016! For the third year in a row I will attempt to live blog the Orioles first game of the season. If it’s anything like the other years, I’m sure that I’ll start out strong and fade quickly in both jokes and content. Enjoy the game!

(3:01) – Oh, hello baseball Continue reading

2015 Orioles Opening Day: Live Blog!

Posted in Live! with tags on April 6, 2015 by oriolesprovingground

For the second year in a row, we’re doing a live blog of Orioles opening day!  Let’s get started…

(3:12 PM) – Technical difficulties, but De Aza starts off the Orioles season with a swinging bunt hit.  Better to be lucky than good.

(3:15) – Check that, error on De Aza’s “hit”.  Still good to be lucky!

(3:16) – Camden Depot writer Pat Holden’s favorite Oriole, Steve Pearce.  If he can be half as good as he was last year, I think the Orioles would be thrilled.

(3:20) – TB’s Chris Archer’s stirrup game is on point, so was that pitch to strike out Pearce

(3:21) – Travis Snider! Beats the shift (which is what he planned to do I’m sure)

(3:22) – Palmer calls Delmon Young a “slasher”, which I think is nicer than calling him a hacker?  I’m seriously asking. Continue reading

2014 Orioles Opening Day: Live Blog!

Posted in Live! with tags on March 31, 2014 by oriolesprovingground

And we’re live!  Working on a computer that hasn’t been turned on in quite a while that needs numerous software updates, so I’m not sure how this goes.  I probably should have spent a little more time getting prepared for this.

(2:59 PM) – Looks like a pretty good crowd at Camden Yards.  Would probably rather be there then here right now, but I guess I’m saving money?

(3:01) Richard Troxell (sp?) kiling it on the national anthem.  He’s sporting #61 today. #vitalinformation

(3:03) Man I missed Gary Thorne’s voice.  In my opinion, one of the better local guys around

(3:04) Just opened up my beer with a Sam Adams bottle opener that I got in Boston…OOPS!

(3:06) For anyone interested, I’m drinking a Bell’s Smitten Golden Rye Ale…drinking it out of my Cooperstown Hall of Fame pint glass.

(3:07) Catch your breath Gary Thorne!  You sound like you’re about to have an asthma attack! Continue reading