Watch: Hundley talk about his Orioles debut

May 27

Taliaferro arrested over Memorial Day weekend


Photo: Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro was arrested during Memorial Day weekend, on Saturday.  Taliaferro was arrested for destruction of property and public drunkenness, according to Jeff Zrebiec.  This is not good to start off a career with the Ravens as Taliaferro was drafted only a few weeks ago and just got done with his first mini camp with the Ravens.

The charges against Taliaferro are misdemeanors and may not come with an NFL suspension but the Ravens have to be worried.  Ray Rice is already awaiting on on how long his suspension may be and now the Ravens may be down two running backs for the first few weeks of the NFL season.

Here is the tweet from Zrebiec about the arrest.

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May 26

Capitals promote MacLellan to GM, name Trotz coach

The Washington Capitals have finally announced who will be their next general manager and coach. The Capitals have promoted Brian MacLellan to general manager. MacLellan has NHL experience and has worked closely with the Hershey Bears. The Capitals have also hired Barry Trotz to be their coach.  Trotz is also an experienced hockey mind having coached the Nashville Predators for 15 seasons.

I like both these signings as both the MacLellan and Trotz are experienced hockey minds.  Both are still young in terms of General Managers and Coaches.  The Capitals press release has all the information on both men.

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May 26

They’re In! Maryland Baseball Makes NCAA Tournament for First Time Since 1971

Maryland baseball made the NCAA tournament for the first time in 43 years on Monday. After coming in second in the ACC Tournament, the Terps will head to Columbia, SC.

Maryland earned the second seed in the Columbia regional, and they will take on Old Dominion in their first game on Friday. South Carolina, the host, and Campbell are also in the regional. If the Terps can advance, they will face the winner of the Charlottesville regional, which consists of Virginia, Arkansas, Liberty, and Bucknell, in the Super Regionals.

In the regional, the goal is to avoid double elimination. When a team loses their second game, they are eliminated from the regional. The last team standing advances to the Super Regionals, which is a best two out of three series.

I will have more on Maryland’s opponents and chances later this week.

May 26

Orioles Minor Leaguer of the Week: Dariel Alvarez (Again)

Bowie Baysox outfielder Dariel Alvarez played in seven games for the AA outfit last week, hitting .333 (10 for 30), while collecting 8 runs, 4 doubles, 3 HRs, and 10 RBIs. The 25-year-old Cuban is no stranger to my Baltimore Orioles organizational player of the week, as he won the award a month ago.

Alvarez has not only been one of Bowie’s most consistent hitters this season, but he has also been one of the Eastern League’s best players during the 2014 campaign. So far this season Alvarez is hitting .335 (7th in the league), with 30 runs (8th in the league), 9 HRs (5th in the league), and 42 RBIs (tops in the league).
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May 26

Happy Memorial Day, Orioles lineup


Happy Memorial Day everyone,  spending the day out on the boat with my family. Remember tomorrow is our first ever viewing party at Charles Village Pub in Towson, we will be giving away prizes including Orioles tickets.   The Baltimore Orioles start a three game series with the Milwaukee Brewers today.  The Orioles look to start a new winning streak as they are back on the road after a short four game home stand.

Catcher Nick Hundley is go
ing to make his Orioles debut today.   Hundley looks to help Tillman get back on track after a short one inning outing last game. 
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May 26

96 playoff run and an Indians four-game series

It had been quite a struggle. Years had gone by since the Orioles were good. And then 1996 popped up on the calendar. Raffy Palmeiro was in town and Robby Alomar. BJ Surhoff was terrific and Brady Anderson had the year of his life.

So we won 88 games and finished four back of the Yankees but the Wild Card saved us. So the division series starts against the Cleveland Indians. The team from Cleveland won 99 games and boasted 48 homers from Albert Belle. Kenny Lofton,  and ageless Julio Franco is still around. Read the rest of this entry »


Watch: Cruz’s 16th homer

May 25

Dylan Bundy injury update

A lot of people have been asking me how Dylan Bundy is doing and how far off he is.  Remember he pitched mostly at double-A Bowie before he got injured and needed Tommy John Surgery. 

Bundy has been pitching in extended spring training which means he is closing in on starting a rehab assignment.  Bundy tweeted yesterday that he threw two innings in extended spring training and feels great, which is a good sign.  Some reporters have said that Bundy’s fastball is starting to come back and it is right now in the low 90’s.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

Georgia Tech defeats Maryland in ACC Championship Game

A spectacular run for Maryland baseball ended with a 9-4 loss to Georgia Tech in the ACC championship game on Sunday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets scratched out a few key hits at crucial times to win their ninth ACC title.

Georgia Tech jumped out to a quick lead off Maryland starter Jake Drossner. After Drossner recorded two quick outs, a single, a double off the wall, and another single put the Yellow Jackets ahead 2-0 before the Terps even came to the plate. However, Drossner then settled down, and Blake Schmit helped his pitcher out. He led off the second inning with a solo homer to cut the lead in half. After Georgia Tech scored in the third, Anthony Papio answered in the fourth with an RBI single. This cut the Tech lead to 3-2. Drossner exited after 5 solid innings. The sophomore pitched well on the big stage, and he will most likely have to start a game in the NCAA Tournament. Read the rest of this entry »

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