Topic: Baltimore Orioles

October 10, 2012

The playoffs are here, which means Bronson Arroyo's singing face, a few extra between-cigarette cigarettes for Jim Leyland, and the freaking Cardinals and Yankees. It's a good thing. Let's talk about it.

October 5, 2012

Bandwagonning, though objectionable in theory, is often a necessary part of enjoying sports. But the responsible bandwagonner must pick the team for which he or she has the greatest natural affinity. Here is your guide to finding a spiritual match in record time.

May 3, 2012

Albert Pujols takes a psychedelic journey, asks to wear Jerry Reuss's shirt for a little while. Brett Lawrie tapes 40-ounces of Mickey's to his hands, posts pictures of it online. These are actually reasonable responses to a world in which the Baltimore Orioles are playing very good baseball.

April 19, 2012

It's hard to argue for the $575,000 contract that 17-year-old South Korean pitching prospect Seong-Min Kim signed with the Orioles in January. But it's easier to understand when viewed as part of Dan Duquette's strange, long-running scouting strategy in South Korea.

April 18, 2012

The $575,000 contract Seong-Min Kim signed with the Orioles in January wound up being the worst thing that ever happened to the 17-year-old South Korean pitcher. Strange as the whole affair was, though, the way it fit into a series of misadventures in South Korea by new Orioles boss Dan Duquette was stranger still.