Cal's Call: O's are back in town


May 6, 2002, midnight | By Calvin Anderson | 18 years, 8 months ago

Orioles break .500 for the first time since opening day


Baseball, what's that. Oh is that the sport where people chew gum and wear sunshades? That's the one where the players never break a sweat right. Oh I've heard of that one. They don't have that in this area do they?

Baseball has been so stagnant in this area as of late that most people have probably forgotten that the O's even exist. For the last 3 or so seasons the Bowie Baysox have overshadowed the O's and this season without retired Oriole, future hall of famer Cal Ripken Jr. no changes looked in sight.

Recently that has all changed. The O's started this season like they have started many in the past, very slowly. With an opening day victory over the Yanks the O's fell to 4-11 by April 18th. But, from that point on the O's have reversed their entire season winning 12 of the next 16 games. Albeit most of the victories have been over average and slumming teams it could be just what the O's need to make a playoff run.

The Orioles strong point has been what most critics would have thought would be their demise. The inexperienced Orioles bullpen has been on fire as of late although Buddy Groom is the only pitcher with more than three years experience.

Cal's Call: This spurt of great play may be a fluke as it has proved in the past but for right now the O's are looking formidable again. And to all of those who don't know, there is baseball in this area, it's just not very good…yet.



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Calvin Anderson. Calvin Anderson was born in Washington D.C. on January 3rd 1986. He now lives with his mom in Takoma Park Maryland. Calvin is the man behind the infamous column Cal's Call. In addition to writing his column he enjoys playing sports including lacrosse and basketball … More »

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