The official hub for Baltimore Oriole's fans

STOP! If you aren't a Baltimore Orioles fan, then you may want to proceed to another hub!

This hub is only meant for the die hard Baltimore Oriole's fans who have been through some really tough times over the past few years. This hub is about the birds and the bees, and is definitely not for the weak at heart. There's a bunch of us Orioles fans out there in this big world, so none of us will ever feel lonely. However we all certainly don't hold our breath while waiting for another win. There are many reasons that we continue to root for our beloved Orioles. They may be our home team, or the closest team near where we live. They may be the first team that we ever got to see in person at a major league baseball game. We may have been given a Baltimore Oriole hat or jersey when we were small children. What ever the reason may be, we stick with the Orioles through thick and thin.

There have been some really hard times in Bird Land for the past few years. Some people don't think things will improve in Camden Yards until we finally get a new owner. Some people blame all of the Oriole's problems on the front office. Some people believe that the Baltimore Orioles have been jinxed, since moving from Memorial Stadium on 33rd street to Camden Yards in downtown Baltimore. This was thought to have happened just so the ball club could be by the inner harbor for tourist, and the local crowd didn't like the idea. The Orioles haven't won a world series since 1983, and they have never ever played one world series game in Camden Yards. One third or more of the population of Baltimore hasn't even been alive long enough on this earth to remember the Baltimore Orioles being in a world series. The Orioles haven't even been a contender in the post season for 15 years. The last time they ever saw post season play was back in 1997. I hate to say it, but if you were to keep track of all of their wins and losses, you would save a lot of ink by just writing down their wins. The only thing now left is for some idiot to write some ridiculous haiku about them.

Now you might think after reading this so far, that I'm being rather negative towards the Orioles. The truth of the matter is I'm a true fan of the beloved Orioles, I have orange blood flowing throughout my veins. I have felt the same pain inside of myself that so many other Oriole fans have felt over the years. So let's all look at some of the positive things that our Orioles do. They help out the local community in many different ways to include the OriolesREACH food drive. They are getting ready to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Camden Yards. They are preparing to celebrate their very own Oriole's legend "Frank Robinson" with a bronze sculpture at Camden Yards, and at the start of the 2012 baseball season they off to a good strong start. However we've been down this road countless times before, and I'm not about to jinx any of their good fortune by making some crazy prediction about this season's outcome like I've done on my other sport hubs.

In the 1970s the Baltimore Orioles were the winning-est team in all of baseball, with great names like Jim Palmer, Frank Robinson, Brook Robinson, and Earl Weaver. But all of this was the past. The Orioles won 3 world series in 1966, 1970, and 1983. They were American league champions 6 times between 1966 through 1983. The Baltimore Orioles were the American League East champions 8 times between 1969 through 1997. During those 3 decades they were even an American league wild card in 1996. All of these glory days shall return someday for all of the die hard Oriole's fans, like myself, who have hung in there through those long hot days of summer. We just have to remember that the Orioles are doing good so far, and that patience is a virtue. So for now we'll just keep on enjoying those great Orioles Esskay hot dogs!

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Remember this is the official hub for Baltimore Oriole's fans, and no negative comments about the Orioles are allowed or will be permitted! 37 comments

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teaches12345 4 years ago

Hooray for the Orioles! Thanks for sharing this information with us. Your heart truly is for the team. I have never heard of an Esskay hot dog, but I would love any hot dog out there. Have one on me!


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billd01603 4 years ago from Worcester

Not a bad Hub Goody 5, You have the stadium that is the envy of all the Major Leagues. In fact several cities have built imitations


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Paul Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

I followed the Orioles every day when I lived in the Baltimore area during the 80s and 90s. Cal Ripken was my favorite player and I loved to hear Chuck Thompson announce games. I do hope the Orioles turn things around soon. I'm sick and tired of the Yankees or Red Sox always going to the World Series. By the way, I love Esskay Franks!


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Lipnancy 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

Had to razz you with the New York Yankee vote. Enjoyed you hub very much and hope your team does well.


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adjkp25 4 years ago from Northern California

I thought I should clarify that I'm not actually an Orioles fan (not a Yankees fan either!) I am a huge baseball fan so the hub you saw was when I did a piece on each team coming into the 2012 season.

I do appreciate a fan that loves his team though!


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catfish33 4 years ago from Maryland

Very nice. I've been an O's fan for 40 years now, and I am encouraged by what I've been seeing on the field lately, but since they're in the toughest division in baseball, I'm not optimistic. Give it till June and then we'll talk.


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mabahuy55 4 years ago

Of course, Esskay Hotdogs!! The Birds had a great April 2012. These are wins that we have already. Let's hope for a better May, 2012!


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Russell-D 4 years ago from Southern Ca.

At Doner Adv. in Baltimore, from 1966 - 1973, I was advertising CD and producer of Oriole and Colt sports. If you click on the LINK below, you'll see Mr. Boh and read news about "The Land Of Pleasant Living". David Russell

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CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

Goody5:

This is the first Hub I have ever read on the O's. I must say I was rooting for them back in 1978 (or thereabouts), when they blew a 3 games to 1 lead over the Pittsburg Pirates in the World Series...I still cannot believe it!

Although I am a Tiger's fan, I always loved Baltimore's hat with the little smiling bird. I think going back to the original hat is the reason why Baltimore is seeing great success thus far. I truly do hope you guys win your division this year. :0)

Best wishes, behave, and be well - C.J. Sledgehammer

P.S. I never liked the hat with the oriole profile...I thought it was dull, unimaginative and lacked class. I intend to run out and buy myself their "throw back" hat, (late 70's) which I consider to be a classic and one of my very favorites. What do you think about the hat issue?


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Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

I agree with you 100% CJ Sledgehammer on the 1970s Baltimore Oriole cap being the best of all thr O's style caps. I have one, and I'm going to break it out, and start wearing it once again. I also have a little poster hanging on the wall of all of their types of hats. When the sun pops back out I'll take a photograph of it, and post it here also. Thank you CJ Sledgehammer for the long thought out comment, and best of luck to you and your Tigers!


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Barbsbitsnpieces 4 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

@Goody5...Great job for the "Birds"!

I loved those Baltimore Orioles 1960s and '70s teams. A couple of the best pitching staffs ever assembled for several seasons.

They'll be back -- they're on their way now! Keep rooting!

P.S. Love the package of hotdogs touch!


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Ugly Honest 4 years ago from Within the New York/DC Megalopolis

Lived north of Philadelphia as a kid in the 70's ... I can still hear Chuck Thompson and Bill O'Donell on my old Zenith ... faux wood radio on WBAL through the occasional static .... giving the lineups Buford ...Blair ...Robinson... Powell ....Robinson ..... Joshnson ....Hendricks or Etchabarren ......Belanger .... Oh those four 20 game winners Dobson ....Palmer... McNally... Cuellar National Beer ..""".National ....Beer... you'll Like the Taste of National Beer .. It's from the land of pleasant living we bring you National Beer""" ... Thanks For The Memories .... Actually was stationed in Baltimore for three years in the Coast Guard but left just before Camden Yards was finished .... a postcard of Memorial Stadium in a small frame still hangs in my home office .... Again Thanks ... up ..interesting ....


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mejohnson 4 years ago

Great hub. I'm glad the Orioles are playing better this year. I'm hoping they'll still be playing in October!


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Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

I'm glad the O's are doing better this year too mejohnson, but I'm afraid that there's still a lot of the season to go before we will know for sure.


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Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

It was just released by the Baltimore Sun Sports - "For the first time in 15 years, the Orioles will send postseason ticket invoices to plan holders starting Thursday". GO BIRDS!!!!!!!!


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mejohnson 4 years ago

Yeah!


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catfish33 4 years ago from Maryland

They just got Joe Saunders from Arizona in a trade for Matt Lindstrom. Finally, an experienced starting pitcher! Good move, Dan Duquette!!!


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Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

It was just released by the Baltimore Sun Sports - "With a win and a Yankees loss, the Orioles are in first place in the AL East in September for the first time since 1997". THAT'S 15 YEARS!!!!!


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Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

It was just released by the Baltimore Sun Sports - "The Orioles blow a 5 run lead, then hit 3 homers in the 8th and beat the Yankees, 10 - 6, to pull even in the AL East." I thought I'd keep passing these text messages on, because it may be another 15 years before this opportunity ever comes again. GO BIRDS!!!!!


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mejohnson 4 years ago

I watched this game & almost had a heart attack when the Yankies came back. But, then the 8th came and the O's handled their business. What a great game.


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Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

It was just released by the Baltimore Sun Sports - "The Orioles survive late charge to beat the Yankees 5 - 4. Mark Markakis leaves the game after being hit by a pitch on his left hand. He has a broken bone in his thumb, and he's expected to be out for 6 weeks." The Birds are tied again for 1st place in the AL East!!!!!!!


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Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

With just a mere 15 games remaining in the regular season, the Baltimore Orioles are tied for 1st place in the AL East with the New York Yankees. It looks like it's going to go all the way down the wire, but that's at least better then it's been for the past 15 years!


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Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

With 11 games remaining in the regular season, this was just released by the Baltimore Sun Sports - "Orioles rally for 2 runs in the 9th to tie, then score 2 in the 18th to beat Seattle 4-2 and claim a share of first place with the New York Yankees in the AL East." Go Birds !!!


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Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

There's a total of just ten games with two different ball clubs remaining in this season now. The Red Sox and Blue Jays are all that stands in the Orioles way now. Go Birds!!!!!


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catfish33 4 years ago from Maryland

Yeah, I think they're in, and I also think they can win the division, which I would love to see. Bringing Dylan Bundy up is a step in the right direction. Kinda like when the Dodgers brought up Fernando towards the end of the 1980 season. The Dodgers didn't win, but Fernando was great.


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Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

With just 4 games remaining in the regular season the Baltimore Orioles are holding onto the American league wild card spot by 1/2 a game. Go Birds !!!!!!


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Barbsbitsnpieces 4 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

@Goody5...Your patience is being rewarded! Birds are flying! Hope they do a fly-by on the Yanks!!


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Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

Barb, The Orioles have just 3 regular season games left, and they are all at home against the Red Sox. They are currently 1 full game ahead of Oakland for the wild card slot, and 1 game behind New York for the AL East champion slot. Keeping my fingers crossed, GO BIRDS!!!!


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Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

The Baltimore Oriole are once again back on top in first place in the American league East, with the New York Yankees. Go Birds!!!!!


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Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

It was just released by the Baltimore Sun Sports - That with the Baltimore Oriole's win & the Oakland A's loss yesterday, the Baltimore Orioles have now clinched a playoff birth. Go BIRDS!!!!!!


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catfish33 4 years ago from Maryland

Now let's try to win this division!


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Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

We'll soon know the true fate for this season catfish33! GO BIRDS!!!!


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Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

The Baltimore Orioles will play the Texas Rangers on Friday October 5th 2012 in the American league wild card game. This is the first time the Orioles have been in a post season game since 1997. GO BIRDS!!!!!!!!!!


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petertebin 4 years ago from Maryland

Great Hub! Lets Go O's on Friday. Love to say I have not given up on them and I have been wearing my O's gear all along! In Buck We Trust!


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Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

Well petertebin the Orioles dusted off the Texas Rangers 5-1 in the first ever American league wild card game. Next up the AL divisional series with the Birds hosting the New York Yankees in game 1 on Sunday October 7th at 6:00 PM. GO BIRDS!!!!!


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Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

This was just released by the Baltimore Sun Sports - J.J. Hardy's RBI double in the 13th inning lifts the Orioles to a 2-1 win over the Yankees, and forces Game 5 of ALDS Tonight. GO BIRDS !!!!!!!


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Barbsbitsnpieces 4 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

@Goody5...So close Friday night! But a great effort against the .... Yankees, and the O's are definitely building a future.

The Birds' Manager was so humble in defeat, but he certainly is liking his chances to return to the playoffs with this great young group!

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