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Monument Monday: Steve Barber

Steve Barber was a southpaw who amassed some strong numbers as a young pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles in the early 1960’s.   He played during some of the Orioles lean years, before the emergence of future stars like Jim Palmer and Boog Powell and the trade for Frank Robinson.  515 more words

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I worry about my crush on Michael Strahan....

Before I delve into this, let me explain…  When I was young, I used to have crushes on Andy Williams, Perry Como, Tom Jones and other atypical hot entertainers and actors.   248 more words

On This Day In Baseball History: May 16, 1965

19-year old Baltimore rookie Jim Palmer earns his first Major League win by throwing three and two-thirds innings. Palmer also added a two-run homer off of… 69 more words

On This Day In Baseball History

On This Day In Baseball History: May 15, 1976

Detroit Tigers rookie Mark Fidrych makes his Major League debut by tossing a complete game two-hit shutout against the Indians. The Bird’s impressive performance added to his quickly growing legend because of his on field antics such as grooming the surface of the mound and talking to the ball. 66 more words

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Jim Palmer Needs To Zip It

Jim Palmer was an incredible pitcher during the 1970’s for Baltimore, now he is another loudmouth analyst with a huge bias for the Birds. Last Saturday, David Ortiz was called on two very bad check swings in which he held up both times. 339 more words

David Ortiz Gets One-Game Suspension For Touching Ump, Feuds with Jim Palmer In Process

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David Ortiz, surprise surprise, wasn’t happy with a check-swing call during Sunday’s Red Sox-Orioles game and starting jawing with third base umpired Jerry Meals. 313 more words