Author Archives: Bill

In Pursuit of a Record

John Parrish was one of the O’s old-timers signing autographs at the Yards yesterday. He came up to the Birds in 2000 as a promising young pitcher. He spent the next seven years alternating between the O’s, the minors, and … Continue reading

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You Make the Call

Mark and I made the trip up to the Yards today for a most satisfactory Baltimore win over St. Louis 8-5. Ubaldo Jimenez pitched one of his better games as an Orioles and the O’s hitters came up with four … Continue reading

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Heading out to Nats Park for the 56th Annual Congressional Baseball game tonight. Democrats vs. Republicans. I’ll be cheering for both teams.

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Where’s Waldo?

After every Fairfax County election there is a canvass at the Government Center. Seasonal employees (mostly rovers) pour over the tapes and paperwork for each of the county’s 243 precincts (plus absentee sites/mail-ins) for any discrepancies (dropped digits, digits transposed, … Continue reading

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Exciting Finish at the Yards

An interesting (and enjoyable) visit to the Yards last night as the Orioles hosted the Pittsburgh Pirates. Seth Smith led off the bottom of the first inning with a homerun, putting the Birds up one-zip.  The O’s hitters then had … Continue reading

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Jimmy Piersall

One of my childhood heroes passed away the other day. Jimmy Piersall played with the Red Sox from 1952 thru 1958. Along with Ted Williams and Jackie Jensen, he helped form one of the best MLB outfields during the 1950s. … Continue reading

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Chris vs Chris

Went up to the Yards to see a strange little game between the O’s and the Red Sox. Right from the beginning it was obvious that it was a mismatch. The Orioles starter was Chris Tillman who has had a … Continue reading

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