Category Archives: Cheers & Jeers

Beltways bombers

Brian McNally

Both the Orioles and Nationals have been rebuilding for what seems like the better part of a decade now. Each has reasons … Continue reading

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Career soon coming to a close?

Jeffrey Tomik

We’ve been waiting for Mariano Rivera to realize he’s a 41-year-old with one pitch.

But to start the season, the righty and his bat-breaking cutter raced to an American League-lea… Continue reading

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Top 5: Promising starts in major leagues

John Keim

5. Kansas City LF Alex Gordon » He was supposed to be the next George Brett. Instead, he served as a cautionary tale to those with high expectations. But the oft-injured Gordon i… Continue reading

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Dibble still delivers meaty stories

John Keim

You didn’t expect Rob Dibble to just go away, did you? The ex-Nats broadcaster, speaking on’s Barfly program, claims Stephen Strasburg’s father is the one who got him off… Continue reading

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St. Louis blues ahead?

Brian McNally

It is the cloud that will hang over the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2011 season. Losing Adam Wainwright to Tommy John surgery was… Continue reading

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O’s are young, loaded

Jeffrey Tomik

The Baltimore Orioles are leading the AL East.

So that’s what that looks like in print.

At 4-0, the Orioles are 3 1/2 ga… Continue reading

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Is it a spring to success?

Jeffrey Tomik

Michael Morse opened the season with an 0-for-4 performance — striking out in the bottom of the ninth. Not the kind of st… Continue reading

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Top 5: Injury concerns for MLB season

John Keim

5. Cleveland CF Grady Sizemore » He has played a combined 139 games the past two seasons and underwent microfracture surgery on his knee last year. He’ll open the season on the D… Continue reading

Posted in Beanballs, Brad Lidge, Chase Utley, Cheers & Jeers, John Keim, Justin Morneau, MLB, grady sizemore, injury concerns, opening day, zack greinke | Comments Off

Francona: Buck should stop here

John Keim

Maybe Orioles manager Buck Showalter was just being honest. But to those he was talking about, he was more than a little annoying.

In a Men’s Journal article, Showalter ripped Boston … Continue reading

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Top 5: Spring training performances

John Keim

5. New York Mets P Chris Young » After making only 36 starts combined the past three seasons because of injuries, Young has a lot to prove. He’s doing it this spring. A couple ot… Continue reading

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