SparkPeople This is Birdland! Baltimore Orioles and Ravens Fans Team Messageboard Love those Orioles and those Ravens? Let's get together to cheer on our hard-working teams! We can also share fitness ideas that have worked for us. SparkPeople This is Birdland! Baltimore Orioles and Ravens Fans Team Messageboard GAME TALK 2018 Time to start our support of our beloved Orioles. They need us! <em>300</em> Mon, 8 Jan 2018 16:19:50 EST GAMETALK 2017 It's never too early to get ready for the next baseball season! During the off-season we can try to figure out who's satying with the Team, who's not, and who will be newcomers.. <BR> <BR> So let;s start chatting <em>300</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 06:51:19 EST Let's Go Os All right guys! Following that phenominal start, our team needs us. They've got the talent and they have played skillfully, but they need some support. Let's 'talk it up' <em>321</em> . <BR> <BR> Log onto GAMETALK2016 and let's hear what you have to say... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 06:10:38 EST GAMETALK2016 We might as well start gearing up for Spring Training. I know it's still football season and comments about the Ravens are always welcome! <BR> <BR> However, I'm starting this topic for the Orioles. How does the modified team look to all of you baseball fans? Does the Team still face major challenges? <BR> <BR> I can't wait until April! <em>300</em> <em>321</em> Tue, 5 Jan 2016 14:10:07 EST GAMETALK 2015 O.K. fans... We didn't make it to the Series, but what a season the Orioles had! It's time to start looking at the 2015 season. <BR> What are your thoughts and opinions? Lets hear some chatter! <em>321</em> <em>300</em> <BR> <BR> Your Team Leader is Back <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Of course, if anyone wants to assist me, or even take over, that'd be fine, too. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:06:43 EST Music There are songs that remind us of baseball in general, and/or the Orioles in particular. I happened to stumble across this classic today (speakers up!) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tyxo </link> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 05:16:39 EST One win in the bucket! HOORAY for the O's. We won against the Boston Red Sox! Keep up the good playing! Go O's! Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:17:57 EST Ready for Opening Day? I'm so ready for Opening Day! Can't wait to watch the Birds WIN! Go Orioles!!! Sun, 30 Mar 2014 10:53:35 EST Over 40 with 50 plus pounds to lose! I was tired of the diet phases. I recently had surgery and it sent me into menopause. Gained about 50 pounds. I am ready to take it off!!! Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:55:21 EST GAMETALK 2014 It must be time! I just got an automated email message letting me know that my annual subscription to has been renewed. Baltimore Orioles are on the radar screen! <em>321</em> <em>300</em> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 06:45:54 EST Jeter retiring I for one have always liked Derek Jeter. I always wished I could have seen him and Cal Ripken play together. That would have been sweet. I have always thought the classed up not just the Yankees (and they are overall a classy orgianization) but he classed up MLB. <BR> <BR> That said. <BR> <BR> Way too much attention was paid to him getting his 3000th hit. ALl the nets following him around that summer to breathlessly report on his every at bat until he got that hit. I don't recall them doin... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:32:23 EST Angelos' frugality & meddlesome ways? So why does Angelos seem so meddlesome & miserly? Not what we thought, at all. These two articles present a much more complex and believable picture, very much about the Nationals, the MASN TV deal and related financial fears that seem quite legitimate. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 13:43:55 EST Super Bowl Any comments about one of the most interesting Super Bowls ever? Mon, 3 Feb 2014 16:53:30 EST 22 and wanting to change My name is Nicole. I am 22 years old and I am 173.6 pounds. I was a size 3 (120lbs) all through out highschool and in the four years since graduation, I have gone up to a size 13. I have never really been a fan of healthy food but I am trying. I want to not only be healthy but I want to lose at least 40 to 50lbs and look fit. I have made a few changes in life over the past year and more changes will come in the future. Sat, 18 Jan 2014 18:25:47 EST Paul Blair RIP Paul Blair died yesterday. I blame Ken Tatum. <BR> <BR> I believe Blair could have been a Hall of Famer if not for the beaning by Ken Tatum of the Angels, Memorial Day weekend, 1970. I can still hear Chuck Thompson: Merv Rettunmund now playing center. With Blair possibly out indefinitely, the true strength of the Orioles; bench will be tested." <BR> <BR> Rettunmund had a great year, we won the World Series, but Blair's bat never was quite the same. Ken Tatum became one of the sports vill... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 09:54:59 EST Orioles - Who or What to Blame Runs differential is the most diagnostic team stat in baseball over the long haul. O's pitching has allowed 26 more runs in 2013 so far than the MLB-average pitching staff does. The O's current Plus-42 runs differential would be Plus-68 if we had league-average pitching. <BR> <BR> A Plus-68 runs differential would make us the 4th-best team in the American League, ahead of both Tampa Bay and Oakland. So when looking for something or someone to blame, start with the pitching. The hitting is ju... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 08:02:21 EST A-ROD I hear the talking heads on ESPN say that MLB has become very serious about stamping out drug/hormone therapy use by the players. They also say that if Bud Selig goes after EVERYONE who's using, there won't be any players left. So, perhaps MLB won't do the job thoroughly. Who knows? <BR> <BR> However, going after A-ROD makes my heart sing. I once read an article ( I think A-Rod was still in his teens) in which he said he wanted to be just like Cal Ripken, Jr. The article included a pict... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 11:10:15 EST Blaming Angelos Did you blame Angelos for Orioles' misfortunes 1998-2011? A little? Perhaps with every fiber of your being? <BR> <BR> Many alleged O's fans I know never forgave him for firing Davey Johnson, letting Jon Miller leave as broadcaster because of insufficient homerism, blocking certain mid 90s trades proposed by then-management (Palmeiro and Alomar for Jeter and Soriano being the most infamous), signing Albert Belle in a media-whipped panicked frenzy, and hiring Syd Thrift. <BR> <BR> Notwi... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 12:02:04 EST Orioles 2013 Season things are happening fast with our Birds this summer and there is lots to talk about. I'm starting this didscussion thread so we'll have a place to share comments about each game. <BR> <BR> I want to start with the thrill of Sunday afternoons' game when Adam Jones' homerun brought him and Nick M. in to score and win the game against Mariano Rivera and the Yankees <em>321</em> Mon, 8 Jul 2013 16:54:17 EST Brian Roberts Should Showalter just pull the plug on Roberts or does his patience pay dividends with the players? Thu, 9 May 2013 22:47:59 EST Raven's Draft So now that the draft is over what do you think of the team strategy? How well did they do? What will be the challenges going into the next season? What are there odds next season? How is there strength vs the other teams in their conference? <BR> <BR> Thu, 9 May 2013 07:32:08 EST Brian Roberts is injured What else can you say? Other than "again" or "already" or perhaps "again already." <BR> <BR> Why don'tt he Orioles get a less delicate second baseman? <BR> <BR> He's looks like the new Glen Davis. Except he didn't cost the team Curt Schilling, Pete Harnish, and Steve Finley. Thu, 4 Apr 2013 23:11:28 EST Spring Training Orioles are doing really well and I'm happy to see the Yankees are losing members left and right. Good day in baseball. Thu, 7 Mar 2013 08:16:01 EST Super Bowl Trivia Time Super Bowl Trivia Time.... <BR> <BR> Since 1993 (including the upcoming game), there have been 27 different starting Quarterbacks in the Super Bowl. They have hailed from 26 different colleges. <BR> <BR> Name the one college that has produced two Super Bowl Quarterbacks since 1993. <BR> <BR> <em>281</em> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:46:51 EST Ravens Superbowl Bound!! LET'S HERE IT FOR THE BOYS!! <BR> <BR> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 21:49:44 EST To Debbie and Donnnie Downers Ok there is 7 min. left in the 4th quarter. The score is 28 Ravens 13 Patriots. Do you have any confidence in your team yet!?! Sun, 20 Jan 2013 21:25:42 EST A sad day in Baseball Earl Weaver age 82. <BR> Stan the Man Musial age 92 <BR> <BR> Rest in peace. <BR> <BR> You know the Bible starts with a baseball story: "In the Big Inning, God created the Heaven and Earth." Earl was a big fan of the Big Inning. <BR> <BR> So Stan and Earl should be right at home. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 23:46:15 EST RAVENS WIN Ok, Nay Sayers!! Are you going to support your team now??? <BR> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 20:50:25 EST Playoff? What will be the Ravens path through the play-offs? <BR> <BR> Who will they beat who will beat them? <BR> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 22:48:16 EST Hall of Fame: Moyer vs Mussina Here's the betting pool I have with my Pinstripes Daughter-in-law: who goes to the Hall of Fame first -- <BR> <BR> Jamie Moyer (269-209, 4.25 ERA, 2441 Ks, 696 games, Two 20-win seasons, one World Series ring, never played for the Yankees) <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> Mike Mussina (270-153, 3.68 ERA. One twenty win season on the last day of his career, no World Series ring, but 8 year with the Yankeeeeeees.) <BR> <BR> My take away is this, Moyer was a workhorse who played on a lot of bad tea... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:34:24 EST It's not too early to start thinking Baseball Especially with the Ravens on a skid ... playoffs or not. <BR> <BR> I see teams all around the division doing things to improve or, in the case of the Yankees, shore up their rosters for next season. But the Orioles seem to have done very little except hold onto McLouth. Not that Nate didn't earn some attention, but he was basically given away by the Pirates and the Astros. <BR> <BR> I guess Duquette has something really good coming out of AAA. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 00:52:05 EST "Glad You Came" Orioles video<BR>y.jsp?content_id=25472591&c_id=bal&par<BR>tnerId=ed-6542771-449661180 Thu, 8 Nov 2012 10:08:38 EST Ravens vs Browns. Call the Score!! Ravens 21 Browns 19 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 06:34:54 EST Are you a hater? Several pf the blogs and comment section I read are show a very violent side to the Ynakees fan base. A couple of their favorite themes are that anyone who won't support a loser is a fair weather fan (Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Kansas City). ANd at the same time, since the Yankees have not won the World Series every year and partiularly have not done well in the playoffs, they, the fans, are suffering a nightmare and it's totally justified to abandon the Yankees. <BR> <BR> Every other team in th... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 00:05:07 EST Ravens vs Texans. Call the Score!! Ravens 21 Texans 19 Sun, 14 Oct 2012 19:16:09 EST ALDS Thread History lesson: Lamarr Hoyt of the White Sox, the best pitcher in the league, beat us in Game 1 of the '83 ALCS (then a best of 5). <BR> <BR> We knew we would face Hoyt again in Game 5. Therefore, we knew we simply had to win 3 in a row, and avoid that Game 5 rematch. This is just what happened. (Thank Tito Landrum again, when you have the time). <BR> <BR> The Orioles need to win the next 2, to avoid a CC Sabathia rematch in Game 5 for the same reason. So the question is: can we? Tue, 9 Oct 2012 10:59:44 EST Ravens vs Cowboys. Call the score!! Ravens 27 Cowboys 21 Sun, 7 Oct 2012 21:12:44 EST Ravens vs Chiefs Call the Score! Ravens 27 Chiefs 13 Tue, 2 Oct 2012 17:20:25 EST Orioles on the cover of SI Uh-oh <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> The Orioles are featured on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated. <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> The curse dooms them to a bad week and with only one week left ... <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> It's over. <BR> <em>46</em> <BR> Wait until next year. <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> <em>246</em> Sat, 29 Sep 2012 12:36:59 EST Little Flacco love here -----> Which QB has the best record in their first 4 years with the NFL among current QBs playing in the NFL? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_pass_this_way_again/8027972744/ </link> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 18:13:25 EST Raven's vs Browns, Call the score!! Ravens 19 Browns 13 <BR> <BR> Revising my predictions downward as the REAL officials are back tonight. <BR> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 22:10:27 EST Ravens vs Patriots, Call the score Ravens 19 Patriots 14 Mon, 17 Sep 2012 21:56:06 EST Eating my words. At the start of the season, I was very pessimistic about this Orioles team. It looked to me (and probably to most sports writers) that this was the same bunch of has-beens and never-weres and never-will-bes that we had been seeing since the tart of the 1998 season. I really though that 100 losses was a reasonable prediction. <BR> <BR> Today the finally posted their 81st win for the first time since 1997. I must admit, I am still not ready to trust them. They have a tough schedule for the res... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 23:26:41 EST Ravens / Eagles Call the Score I did this last season on PBH. So I am going to start it here this year, as PBH is on lock down. <BR> <BR> Ravens 29 - Eagles 21 <BR> <BR> Winners will be chosen for correct score. I lieu of this the closest to the score will be the winner with favor being given to the one whose score is closest. Favor being given to the one with at least 1 score right. Last consideration will be the one whose team score more closely matches the teams scores. <BR> <BR> In my score call above. R 2... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 23:24:54 EST Ravens Game Schedule 2012/2013 September <BR> <BR> Monday 10 Cincinnati 13 BALTIMORE 44  <BR> Sunday, 16 Baltimore 23 at PHILADELPHIA 24.................N0_Eql <BR> Sunday, 23 New England at Baltimore (8:20 PM) ............Boss61 <BR> Thursday, 27 Cleveland at Baltimore (8:20 PM) ................N0_Eql <BR> <BR> October <BR> <BR> Sunday, 7 Baltimore at Kansas City (1:00 PM) ............N0_Eql <BR> Sunday, 14 Dallas at Baltimore (1:00 PM) ...................Boss61 <BR> Sunday, ... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 23:11:30 EST Spark-Compliant Food Choices at Camden Yards So what's a Sparky to do? I walked around and around, and settled on a dry chicken sandwich w// lettuce from the grill between home & first on the lower deck. I proceeded to eat it open-faced. <BR> <BR> Since then, I visit Subway and bring it. East Fresh with Jared... there has to be a better way. Any ideas? Fri, 7 Sep 2012 10:12:31 EST Time To Expand This Spark Team--What Do You Think? I received this email from a member of the Ravens Spark Team and am sharing it with all of you. "Hello, There has been an ongoing Ravens sparkteam. But it goes in active due to the offseason being more than 3 months and no activity. would there be any interest in your group to making it a joint Baltimore sports group. This would allow the "team" to exist year round as the overlap is very small between the two sports. <BR> <BR> This also may draw some Oriels fans to the Ravens and some of t... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 04:55:50 EST The Hunt for Orange October O's fans, you will love my blog: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=boss61 </link> <BR> <BR> Who else is a season ticket holder and got your package? Who else is captivated and consumed? Anyone? Sun, 26 Aug 2012 09:46:33 EST Orioles vs Ravens? Read (more like skimmed) the newspaper and internet accounts of the Ravens pre-season game, after listening/watching the O's live last night with rapt attention. <BR> <BR> Also thought back to spring training, and how much attention I gave stories coming out of Sarasota. For my interest level and money, the two sports simply are beyond compare. <BR> <BR> The Ravens will be a pleasant past-time, once the time comes for us to trudge through an interminable baseball off-season. The Purple B... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 05:57:50 EST Knowing excellence when you see it. RA Dickey (11-1, 2.00 ERA) just spun another gem, this time against the Orioles. Second consecutive one-hit shutout complete game. You have to respect and admire a pitching performance like that even when it's at the expense of your own team. Well done! Glad he's in the NL. Otherwise, he'd probably be with the Yankees. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 21:56:09 EST The Pod People Orioles. Six weeks into the season and this bunch of mutts, mis-fits, has-beens, and never-weres are in first place in the AL East, probably the toughest division in MLB, with the best record in the AL and the second best in MLB. <BR> <BR> Who'da thunk it? <BR> <BR> I am not expecting a World Series or even a play off spot. Until the 15 games against 2011 90-win club where they went 9-6 I was still expecting a losing season. Again. But they did well there, they got that winning feeling. The two game... Mon, 21 May 2012 14:07:52 EST Johnny Damon (What did Angelos do now?) Reports are out that we signed aging ex-star Johnny Damon (late 30s and in decline) and released promising player Nolan Reimold. Why does a rebuilding team sacrifice that much in age, not to mention $10 million better spent on player development? Can someone explain this? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>orioles-sign-johnny-damon-to-two-year-<BR>deal </link> Sun, 1 Apr 2012 20:51:07 EST 10 Best Things About Being an O's Fan - From Yahoo Anyone got more? <BR> <BR><BR>ague-stew/10-best-things-being-orioles<BR>-fan-203156943.html <BR> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:07:53 EST 2012 Over-Under? It's Prediction Time Pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota (I'm old and want to say Miami - our spring home for decades) in a few days. It's time to make a forecast. Here is how the game works: <BR> <BR> The O's won 69 last year. Most of us are disappointed in the off-season changes, suggesting an even worse 2012. But we also seemed to have disproportionately unlucky last year (read no further than Brian Matusz), so maybe we will be better. <BR> <BR> Part 1: There are two possible choices here: <BR> <BR>... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 21:02:23 EST Occupy Eutaw Street Sit down. This is a long one. <BR> <BR> Now the Orioles have traded off their one pitcher who could be a starter on any other club. A number five anywhere else, but still. I recall seeing a Mets pitcher in the mid-1960s with 20 losses. I commented to my dad that he must be terrible. "No, he's probably the only good pitcher they have so they stick with him. They actually give him the chance to lose 20 games." Jeremy Guthrie has twice lost 17 games. He's the only good pitcher the Orioles have.... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 12:01:54 EST Gametalk 2012 Ok they did it again. Took away my favorite player. Good luck Luke I will miss your. So now I need a new favorite. I'm thinking Mark Reynolds. Sure hope they do well..... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 08:19:35 EST A Spark Holiday Story All in emoticons <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=46<BR>38208 </link> Sun, 25 Dec 2011 22:56:12 EST All I want for Christmas I want at least one quality starter and a bone fide slugger. <BR> <BR> And a .500 season. <BR> Sat, 24 Dec 2011 21:10:02 EST O's have a new GM! But as long as we have the current ownership, will it make one bit of difference? <BR> <BR> Dan Duquette is a good GM. <BR> <BR> Will Angelos let him build a winner (82 - 80 would be nice for a start) or will he sabotage this one too? <BR> <BR> Remember one of the things that Mike Flannagan was deespondent over when he committed suicide was the he thought people blamed him for the current state of the Orioles. <BR> <BR> Did Angelos get the message? Wed, 9 Nov 2011 23:33:42 EST Motivational Quotes 10/31 "Tough times don't last but tough people do." - A.C. Green <BR> <BR> “Endurance? You’ve only got to get out there and do it. Face up to it: man was meant to run.” – Percy Cerutty <BR> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 21:56:05 EST Marathon Saturday 10/15 Marathon tomorrow! Come out and cheer us ... cheer ME! ... on to the finish line! <BR> <BR> We start near Pickles and finish outside M&T. We go the long way around. <BR> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 23:19:48 EST Our ranking in Spark America Come on Birdland! Our ranking for SparkPoints is disappointing. I have personally almost HALF the team points at 344 for September. Sat, 3 Sep 2011 23:05:16 EST I'm back and with a new name!!! I'm back after yet again another hiatus from sparkpeople, but I think this time I am back for good!! I am so upset at the game right now, my parents are Red Sox fans and are at the game sending me text message updates. LIKE I WANT THAT! Man I am tense tonight! Family rivalry I guess is what you call it:) <BR> <BR> I was also formerly Dewey527 for those of you who remember me, but I changed my username to something more appropriate!! Mon, 18 Jul 2011 22:38:10 EST GAMETALK 2011 The first day of Spring Training is upon us! <em>300</em> Maybe it's too early, but we may as well get our 'chatter' going to help the Os along to a winning season. <BR> <BR> Have you got something to say about our beloved Orioles? SAY IT HERE! Fri, 11 Feb 2011 20:34:37 EST Where Will We Finish? Any Bird fans out there? <BR> <BR> Can anybody tell me where we finished in the 2009 season? Percentage wise? Did we break 500%? Is that wishful thinking? <BR> <BR> I challenge you to post where you think we finished the 2009 season at (without Googling it) and where you think we are going to finish this season. <BR> <BR> I would also ask you to say who will be the easiest team to beat, and our toughest. <BR> <BR> So hopefully your post will look like this:L <BR> <BR> Finished 2009 at... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:35:29 EST Game Talk 2010 How about a thread where we can talk about upcoming games, or post game? Tue, 6 Apr 2010 23:03:09 EST Who's Ready for Spring Training? Well as we here in MD (as I assume the majority of you are) await the latest Storm of the Century, I can't help but wish I were down in Florida at Spring Training? I've never done that but it sure sounds great right now, even if the team isn't there yet! <BR> <BR> Good luck and stay safe everyone. Just keep thinking...just two more months 'til Opening Day! <em>41</em> Thu, 4 Feb 2010 15:06:13 EST STAY WITHIN MYCALORIE RANGE ALL DECEMBER MY DAILY CALORIE GOAL RANGE: 1500 -1800 <BR> <BR> Dec. 1: 1685 <BR> Dec. 2: 1779 <BR> Dec. 3: 1515 <BR> Dec. 4: <BR> Dec. 5: <BR> Dec. 6: <BR> Dec. 7 <BR> Dec. 8 <BR> Dec. 9 <BR> Dec. 10 <BR> Dec. 11 <BR> Dec. 12 <BR> Dec. 13 <BR> Dec. 14 <BR> Dec. 15 <BR> Dec. 16 <BR> Dec. 17 <BR> Dec. 18 <BR> Dec. 19 <BR> Dec. 20 <BR> Dec. 21 <BR> Dec. 22 <BR> Dec. 23 <BR> Dec. 24 <BR> Dec. 25 <BR> Dec. 26 <BR> Dec. 27 <BR> Dec. 28 <BR> Dec. 29 <BR> Dec. 30 <BR> Dec. 31 <BR>... Fri, 4 Dec 2009 12:37:08 EST DECEMBER CHALLENG S--WHICH WILL YOU CHOOSE? Hi! <BR> Which challenge(s) have you chosen for this month? Please list on this discussion thread... <BR> <BR> I plan to follow the STAY WITHIN YOUR CALORIE RANGE. Tue, 1 Dec 2009 08:47:51 EST WHO WILL WIN? O.K. the <em>300</em> post season is upon us. <em>104</em> <BR> The <em>38</em> is which teams do you think will make it to the W.S.? <BR> <BR> I know there is one more game between the Tigers and the Twins to determine the AL Central team, so you can answer this question tomorrow if you like. <BR> <BR> I am interested in everyone's thoughts. Should be interesting <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Oct 2009 08:24:34 EST How's Your Day going? Let's use this space to share whatever is going on with ourselves--whether it's food and exercise or something else. <BR> <BR> I continue with the feelings I expressed recently in my blog; so much change in my life. I found out last night that my uncle (my Dad's last remaining sibling) has been told that he has 3 months to live. We're not sure how true this is, but my uncle has been and still is very depressed. Their cousin died last weekend... <BR> My husband's brother found out last mon... Tue, 18 Aug 2009 09:53:41 EST August 2009 – SparkPeople's Official New Exercise Let's use this thread to talk about the exercise/workouts suggested by Spark People; whether or not we've tried them; and what we think about each one... Tue, 28 Jul 2009 09:37:34 EST Positive Things For the O's Yes, right now our boys are in last place in the AL East... but there is a lot of good stuff going on with the O's too that we need to look at to keep our perspective: <BR> <BR> 1) We're at .455, just a hair under .500 which is a pretty darn good place to be all things considered. <BR> <BR> 2) We're doing better than Kansas City, Cleveland, Oakland, Washington, Pittsburgh, Arizona and San Diego! <BR> <BR> 3) Our batting average is .267! Better than first place Boston's by .002, not much... Tue, 14 Jul 2009 13:35:31 EST Did you vote? Are you in the habit of voting for All-Star Game players? It's easy to do. Just go to <link> </link> and follow the link. I think I heard one of the announcers say that if you vote 25 times, you'll get free seats at an O's game. <BR> If you do vote, let us know your choices... <BR> <BR> connie Sat, 20 Jun 2009 12:29:34 EST BASEBALL SEASON CHALLENGE #2 Every time the Orioles win a game, go to Spark People's list of EXERCISE DEMOS and choose one of the exercises to do. Then, let us know what you did so we can all encourage each other to work all of our muscles. Wed, 10 Jun 2009 08:42:12 EST JUNE SPARK PEOPLE SLEEP CHALLENGE How many of us regularly get enough sleep <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> But we know how much better we feel when we do <em>102</em> So, if you want to try out this challenge and discuss your progress, you can do that on this thread. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to hearing from you! <BR> <BR> connie <BR> <BR> P.S. You can access the challenge at <link> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=11688x32498<BR>x25876595 </link> </link> Sun, 31 May 2009 20:30:11 EST LETS GO O's....beat the EVIL EMPIRE!!! Who's watching the O's spank the yanks!!! Lets go O's...this is BIRDLAND!!! Sat, 9 May 2009 20:35:59 EST O's Fan Hun... Love the O's!! Grew up in the Baltimore area and now reside in Savannah, GA; have Direct TV MLB Package to watch every game!!! Let's go O's Tue, 28 Apr 2009 15:56:25 EST Orioles Postgame Season Opener 10-5 win, Go Orioles. <BR> <BR> Yankees are my least favorite team, So happy for the win on Opening day!! Mon, 6 Apr 2009 23:38:29 EST BASEBALL SEASON CHALLENGE #1 I promised to send this to you yesterday, but my DH needed the computer all day, so I had to wait until this morning. <BR> <BR> O.K., here goes: For every home run the Orioles hit in a game, add a minimum of 10 EXTRA minutes to your workout the following day. The 10 minutes can be cardio <em>217</em> or strength training <em>34</em> or stretching. <em>401</em> <BR> Now, if they hit more than 3 home runs in a game, use your common sense. Put in as much extra time as you can manage withou... Mon, 6 Apr 2009 07:02:58 EST 21-Day New Habit Challenge O.K. I'm sure you all know that research shows that it takes 21 days of repeating an action to develop a habit. So, let's try doing that for ourselves. Choose a habit; any healthy habit. Then, let us know on this thread each day for 21 days (April 3 through 24)if you have mnanaged to reach that goal for the day. I'll start... <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> connie Fri, 3 Apr 2009 07:04:08 EST Left Field Club Picnic Perch For the last couple years the O's offered this "option" in their ticket plan and my son is dying to use it... anybody ever get a ticket in that section? Anything healthy to eat in that mess? <BR> <BR> For those who don't know, this is a left field section that packages your seat and all you can eat food... Hot dogs, nachos, soda etc. I'm kind of gun shy to get seats in this section since I would be stuck paying for a bunch of food I shouldn't be "all you can eating". Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:38:26 EST Hello O's fans out in Birdland! Just joined up and and ready for opening day! <BR> <BR> Just a random thought.. it would be interesting if we came up with a challenge or goal based on the Bird's performance.... not sure how or what, but would be a fun way to stay fit/lose weight during the season.... <BR> <BR> Grew up in Maryland and moved out of the area for many years and have been back in Northern VA for the last 13 years now... and always remained an Os fan! <BR> <BR> Spent many days at Memorial Stadium with my broth... Wed, 25 Mar 2009 13:13:32 EST CHECK IT OUT! FREE TICKET TO AN O's GAME! I just read this on the Oriole's website. <BR> Go to <link><BR>/birthday_form.jsp </link> <BR> <BR> I already submitted my birthdate. <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> connie Wed, 18 Mar 2009 16:52:16 EST A NEW WAY TO TRACK YOUR WALK/RUN /CYCLING I don't know if you all heard about this blog, so i'm passing this on to you. It's another way to make cardio fun! <BR> <BR> Here's a great new feature from Spark Guy that lets you track your walk or run or cycling <em>206</em> <em>182</em> <em>108</em> (anywhere in the world); lets you plot the distance, cals used and everything. <BR> <BR> You can find the Map Tracker under HEALTHY LIFESTYLE at the top of your page, click on Fitness and then down to MAP MY FITNESS. <BR> <BR> Check ... Wed, 18 Mar 2009 09:28:32 EST How many words... New Game Baseball A-Z is going great. Keep it up! Now, how about a little variety. See what word you can make out of our team name. <BR> <BR> THIS IS BIRDLAND! BALTIMORE ORIOLES FANS. Wed, 11 Mar 2009 02:32:05 EST Brian Roberts-YES! Check it out: <BR> <link><BR>_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=200902<BR>20&content_id=3854982&vkey=pr_bal&fext<BR>=.jsp&c_id=bal </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> connie <BR> <em>300</em> Sat, 28 Feb 2009 14:43:14 EST It's HERE!! This afternoon, I woke up from my sleep and was about to start packing my lunch for work. I got up earlier than I wanted, so I go turn on the t.v. in the living room, kick the cat out of my recliner and start scanning the channels. There was nothing that caught my eye until...I arrived to channel 280 on Com Cast. That is the M.L.B. network. I was in heaven. It wasn't the Orioles, but it was the Giants-vs-Indians in Spring training action. YES!!! BASEBALL IS BACK!!! Wed, 25 Feb 2009 23:28:32 EST Thank you all. O.K. The past couple weeks, I have been doing terrible on my exercise, eating, and everything. I'm tired of feeling like this. Right now, I am feeling misserable from what I've eaten tonight. I wrote a blog this morning from an experience I had with weight loss when I was 19 years old. I hope y'all read it, and enjoy it as much as I enjoyed reflecting on the memories. As I was writing it, I actually started getting the excitement back that I have been missing for these past couple weeks... Thu, 19 Feb 2009 03:12:50 EST WATCH THIS VIDEO! THINK ABOUT OPENING DAY! Check out this utube video: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> comments, anyone?! <BR> <BR> connie Wed, 18 Feb 2009 08:56:18 EST A-Rod Does any one else think he cheats. Boo Hoo I had to perform I guess so making all that money. So will he get punished. I bet he doesn't. Tue, 10 Feb 2009 10:14:10 EST Baseball A-Z Let's see how far we can go. Starting from A and going thru Z, and starting over again, name something in baseball. Can be terminology, players/coaches names, teams, souviniers, or even concessions sold at the ballparks. As long as it has something to do with baseball, it's a valid answer. Enjoy, have fun, and get into the baseball spirit. Sat, 7 Feb 2009 12:35:18 EST What excites you most about baseball in general? To me, it's knowing Spring and summer are coming. Some people get bored sitting home, watching baseball on t.v. Me? NO WAY! I'll turn on the A/C., have me a tall glass of diet rootbeer, lay back and enjoy. I love going even to the Delmarva Shorebird games. I enjoy the atmosphere, and the smell of the fresh cut grass on the field, hearing the ball when it lands in the catchers mit, and hearing the sound of the ball getting smacked by the wooden bat. Wed, 4 Feb 2009 02:14:33 EST Baseball Season can come on now! <em>281</em> season is over! <BR> So, bring on <em>300</em> ! <BR> Let's have a winning season, and give us Orioles Fans something to <em>215</em> cheer about! Mon, 2 Feb 2009 01:42:01 EST It's getting interesting! What does everyone think about the O's signing Uehara and Hendrickson to their pitching staff? Wed, 7 Jan 2009 04:52:37 EST I'de like to introduce myself. I'm Tim and have been meaning to come in and introduce myself since I joined last week, and just now getting around to it. <BR> I'm from a small town in Virginia along the Blue Ridge Mountains called Afton, but now live near Salisbury, Maryland. I've been an O's fan since I knew what a baseball was. I've been able to attend a few games thru the years. My first game was with the church group and we saw the California Angels and that was at Memorial Stadium. What a game that was. Nolan R... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 03:18:22 EST What will happen this winter for the Birds I sure hope we get some good things going this winter. I think they will not keep Kevin Millar. I love him I think he is a great leader. Wed, 26 Nov 2008 06:34:52 EST Fiber is Fulfilling! THIS IS WHAT WE NEED: <BR> <BR> AGE 50 and YOUNGER AGE 51+ <BR> <BR> MEN 38grams 30gr <BR> <BR> WOMEN 25grams 21grams <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS HOW WE GET IT: <BR> Check out this list of high fiber foods. Just 1-2 changes in your daily habits can really increase your fiber intake. Remember to increase fiber slowly over time, allowing your body to adjust, and drink more fluid, especially water. Fiber acts like a sponge. It will absorb ... Wed, 13 Aug 2008 10:26:12 EST Question of the Day What tempts you the most to go off track, and how do you resist it? <BR> <em>29</em> <BR> <BR> connie <BR> <BR> <em>116</em> (no surprise there ;)! ) Tue, 5 Aug 2008 11:45:49 EST Team Challenge Hey Team! I see that I am the only one who Huddles. How about joining me? Let's put up 5 Huddles a day. It's quick and it's a fun way to check in with your fellow teammates... Tue, 29 Jul 2008 16:38:24 EST Who's Your Favorite Oriole? I am a fan of Brian Roberts. I watched him as he first came up to the majors. It was clear right away that he was a talented guy! He has done so much for the team. I dread thinking about him possibly being traded away... <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Also, he is so cute! I told my daughter that I wished she would meet him and start dating him. LOL!!! <BR> <BR> Anyway, what have you all got to say?! <BR> <em>61</em> Fri, 27 Jun 2008 16:32:01 EST