By the early 70s, I was back in Maryland listening to my favorite Orioles on the radio. There was the late Chuck Thompson and Bill O’Donnell doing play by play. I knew their voices and and based on their tone of voice whether we were doing well or not.
Mike Young drove a fancy car. Don’t ask me as cars aren’t my thing. But the former Orioles outfielder came down to our DC store and looked cool. He might have been a movie star.
While the O’s 2011 starting rotation had its share of problems, their bullpen also struggled throughout the season. Here’s a look at next year’s bullpen.
MASN’s Roch Kubatko is reporting that Andy MacPhail is stepping down as the O’s President of Baseball Operations.
According to our own Don Olsen, the Orioles have reached out to a GM candidate whose name has been floated by the Baltimore media.
In Don Buford’s four good years in Baltimore, he hit 52 homers out of the top spot in the lineup. That included a career-high 19 homers in the 1971 season.
MLB Front Office Official: “Buck [Showalter] isn’t a long term guy and [is] the wrong person to take over”
Don spoke with a front office official who said this when asked about Buck taking over as GM: “Buck [Showalter] is not a long term guy and [is] the wrong person to take over.”
The Orioles today announced that Adam Jones has been voted winner of the 2011 Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole Award by members of the local media who cover the team on a regular basis.