How committed is Nestor Aparicio to covering the Baltimore Ravens as a lifelong journalist? He left BWI during the plague traveling to Houston along with just one other local journalist to cover a game before there was a vaccine in vacant NRG Stadium. Read his #ColumnNes report back from when "The Knee" was a thing that got NFL players blackballed and football was the only thing open for business during a worldwide pandemic.
Cedric Mullins is hurt. Start prospect Grayson Rodriguez has been an early fail for the starting rotation. John Means return has been delayed. And the Orioles bats have been colder and arms have been taxed. Dennis Koulatsos and Nestor discuss the normal headwinds of a long MLB season in a real pennant race.
John Martin of The Maryland Lottery discusses his joy in watching the Home Run Riches contest play in conjunction with some legitimate Orioles Magic in May at Camden Yards as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration.
Longtime baseball writer Barry Bloom discusses the pending disaster with the Oakland Athletics' hasty departure to Las Vegas, the MLB rule changes unintended consequences and the Orioles great start amidst the financial realities of the AL East.
As the Orioles pick up the pieces from bad news on Grayson Rodriguez and the return of John Means, our Camden Yards insider Luke Jones examines the obvious pitching deficiencies and how Mike Elias might plan to keep the team headed in the right direction this summer. Especially the bullpen.