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Logan Quick

Logan Quick is a 23-year-old journalist from Harford County, Maryland. Loves hockey so much, there's ice in his veins, not blood. Breathes soccer. Kind of wishes he lived in Barcelona. Oh yeah, and his love for music, especially 1960's and 70's rock and roll, is unwavering. Also a lover of the grunge era. Would punch a koala bear to trade places with Dave Grohl for a day. Considers his dream to be traveling the world in a constant loop on a yacht with the Victoria's Secret Angels and to hire Pearl Jam as his personal house band for his mansion in Monaco.

Series Preview: Orioles (47-51) @ Rays (51-48)

Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL.
After keeping their playoff hopes alive over a ten-game home stand to kick off the second half of their campaign, the Orioles will now look to keep the good vibes flowing over a six-game, two-legged road trip. The upcoming road trip will undoubtedly represent the most important six-game stretch away from home of the season for the Orioles. Not only will they start out with a three-game set versus the current co-holders of the second wild card spot in the form of the Tampa Bay Rays, they’ll then travel to […]

Week in Review: Heart’s Still Beating

Chris Davis rounds the bases with Rougned Odor in the background.
After getting crushed by the Cubs to start the second half, it would have been easy for the Orioles to throw in the towel on the 2017 season and give in to the pressure of a looming rebuild… Not just yet. The Orioles had other plans in mind, as evidenced by their impressive four-game sweep of the Rangers. They also held their own against the AL-leading Astros as well, starting with a furious comeback that fell just short on Friday and a hard-fought 9-7 victory on Sunday to avoid the […]

Series Preview: Orioles (46-49) vs. Astros (63-32)

The Astros' Jose Altuve watches after swinging.
After bursting back to life with a four-game sweep of the Rangers, the Orioles will look to keep the good vibes flowing over the weekend versus the Houston Astros. The Orioles will also be looking to conclude their ten-game home stand on a high note before hitting the road for a six-game road swing. While they looked to be in vintage form over their current four-game win streak, they’ll have their work cut out in replicating that form against the AL’s best and the second-best team in the bigs this […]

Series Preview: Orioles (42-49) vs. Rangers (45-46)

Cole Hamels of the Rangers sets to pitch.
After getting swept and embarrassed by the Cubs in their own house over the weekend, the Orioles will be looking to shrug it off and quickly bounce back over their upcoming four-game set versus the Texas Rangers this week. Quite frankly, their season and the fate of this current Orioles squad depends on it. No pressure, but it’s time to put up or shut up if they want to remain in the hunt for a wild card spot down the stretch. The Orioles (42-49) will start the week nine games […]

Week(end) in Review: Mid-July Massacre

A Cubs player watches the ball sail at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
If there were still any of you out there who were as optimistic about our chances of turning it around in the second half as I was, you’re probably pretty bummed on this dreary Monday morning. Bummed doesn’t begin to do it justice. More along the lines of gutted, hopeless and heartbroken. The feeling is like when you catch your girlfriend cheating on you with your best friend three days in a row while “Black” by Pearl Jam, “Where did you sleep last night” by Nirvana and “Nutshell” by Alice […]

Series Preview: Orioles (42-46) vs. Cubs (43-45)

cubs pitcher winded back before throwing pitch
After (hopefully) recharging their batteries over the last four days, the Orioles will look to come out of the break swinging this weekend versus the reigning World Champion Chicago Cubs. While the All-Star Break was fun, it’s time to get down to business. The Orioles might not have to climb Mount Everest to get back in the fight, but they’re certainly down on the score cards. The time for error has come and gone, and it’ll take a total team effort to get to the promise land. However, their current […]

O’s First-Half Report Card: Pitchers

Now that we’ve graded out the hitters on the squad, let’s hand out the grades for the Orioles pitching staff. Grading out the hitters was pretty fun. This will be….less fun? Yeah, let’s go with that. Let’s rip the band-aid off and get to it! Dylan Bundy Bundy hit the 2017 season with hurricane force and ended the month of April with a 3-1 record and a sparkling 1.65 ERA over five starts. He followed up by posting a solid 3-2 record and a 3.92 ERA over six starts in […]

O’s First-Half Report Card: Position Players

Mark Trumbo of the Orioles follows through on a swing.
Now that we’ve graded out the main four components of the team, it’s time to hand out the report cards for each cog in the Orioles machine. We’ll jump right into it and start out with the positional players. For a lot of them, the numbers as a whole don’t look so bad. However, consistency has evaded almost everyone on this list, so that factor played a part in the grading process. If they can just hit top form and stay there, a lot of C’s and C+’s could easily […]

Orioles First-Half Report Card

Buck Showalter scowls from the dugout.
After winning the final two games of the first half in Minnesota, the Orioles have hit the break at 42-46 and 7.5-games behind the Boston Red Sox for first place in the AL East. After starting out the season with an MLB-best 22-10 record, things have not gone exactly as planned and the Orioles have taken their fair share of bumps and bruises along the way. However, the Orioles are just four games out of the playoff picture…and there are still 74 games left to play. Even if you doubt […]

Week in Review: Staying Alive

Adam Jones rounds the bases after a HR in Minnesota.
After going through the whole business week without a win, the Orioles finally snapped out of their losing slumber by picking up two huge wins and a series split in Minneapolis over the weekend before hitting the All-Star Break. On the other hand, it kind of sucks to have to park the bus for the next four days just as the Orioles were starting to break on through to the other side. That’s how it goes sometimes, and while I’m sure the coaches and players will enjoy their time off […]

Series Preview: Orioles (40-44) @ Twins (43-41)

Manny Machado signals to Adam Jones after his game-winning hit.
After getting battered and bruised in Milwaukee over the last three days, the Orioles will look to hit the erase button and try to pick up some much-needed momentum over the next four days in Minneapolis before the All-Star Break. The toughest thing to swallow is the fact that the Orioles looked to be on the mend at the end of June, only to see their hard work undone in a matter of three soul-crushing days. As a result, the Orioles (40-44) will head into the Twin Cities at a […]

Series Preview: Orioles (40-41) @ Brewers (44-40)

Bernie's sliding board at Miller Park in Milwaukee.
After wrapping up their last home stand of the first half with a massive 7-1 win on Sunday versus the Rays, the Orioles will look to hit the break on a high note during their upcoming seven-game, two-legged tour through the great lakes region. Before ending the first half in Minneapolis, the Orioles first order of business is a three-night stay in Milwaukee against the NL Central-leading Brewers. The Orioles (40-41) will head into the Cream City currently in fourth place in the division and have seen the gap between […]

Week in Review: Hanging In There

Buck Showalter looks out from the dugout.
Again, some are quick to forget that we have just hit the half way point of the 2017 campaign. The All-Star break is still a week away, and guess what? Despite the topsy-turvy roller coaster that the Orioles have been on this season, they remain just a game and a half out of the playoff picture and will head into their last road trip of the first half just a game under .500. Believe it or not, things could be a whole lot worse. And despite almost getting swept in […]

Series Preview: Orioles (39-39) vs. Rays (41-40)

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb pitches.
After banking two huge series wins on the road over the past week, the Orioles will look to continue their recent run of good form in their last home stand before the All-Star break versus Tampa Bay. This weekend’s three-game clash will feature the third installment of the Orioles-Rays rivalry this season, and will determine whether the Orioles move up to third in the division or remain in fourth place before they head out to Milwaukee. The Orioles (39-39) enter tonight’s match-up just 4.5-games off the pace of the first […]

Series Preview: Orioles (37-38) @ Blue Jays (36-39)

Rogers Centre in Toronto with the roof open.
After winning their first series on the road in over two months this past weekend in Tampa, the Orioles will look to build on that momentum over a three-game set in Ontario’s capital versus the Blue Jays. While these two teams have usually been battling it out at the top of the standings in recent memory, this clash will instead determine who begins the latter part of the week in the cellar of the AL East. The Orioles (37-38) will cross the border currently fourth in the division and 4.5-games […]

Week in Review: Still in the Hunt

Trey Mancini of the Orioles leans forward in sunglasses.
Well folks, another week has come and gone in Birdland and one thing remains the same. Despite all the gut-wrenching lows that the Orioles have gone through as of late, they remain in the heat of the playoff race as we head into the final week of June. If you listened to half of the world, you’d find it hard to believe that the Orioles are just four games out of first place in the AL East and only 2.5-games out of the wild card. But here we are, and […]

Series Preview: Orioles (35-37) @ Rays (39-36)

Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL.
After dropping three of four to the defending American League champion Cleveland Indians at Camden Yards, the Orioles will look to avoid falling into sole last place in the division over a three-game set in Tampa. The O’s kick off a six-game road trip starting this weekend at “The Trop.” For the Orioles, a lengthy stint on tour is just about the worst thing that they could have asked for due to their well-documented struggles away from the Yard this season. After the Orioles (35-37) wrap up their weekend stay […]

Series Preview: Orioles (34-34) vs. Indians (36-31)

Edwin Encarnacion of the Indians holds his bat.
After picking up two much-needed, morale-boosting victories versus the Cardinals over the weekend, the Orioles will now look to continue turning their season around by keeping the ball rolling over a four-game set versus Cleveland. For the Orioles, protecting their own house has become even more crucial to their playoff hopes since they can’t find any momentum on the road. And now they have to do so against the reigning American League Champions. The Orioles (34-34) find themselves just 4.5-games out of first place after the Yankees’ struggles over the […]

Week in Review: The Long & Winding Road

Brad Brach and Welington Castillo embrace after an Orioles win.
Well Birdland, if you’re still not quite sure what to make of the Orioles or their current campaign… Take a number and have a seat, because you’re not the only one. You’re also looking at about a 3.5-month wait to see how this story climaxes and then concludes. My advice? Fasten your seatbelts, folks; this ride is far, far away from being over. It’s evident that the Orioles still haven’t found a way to win on the road after dropping three of four to the White Sox in the Windy […]

Series Preview: Orioles (32-33) vs. Cardinals (30-35)

After dropping Thursday’s series finale in Chicago to conclude to a brutal 1-7 road trip, the Orioles will now head back to the Yard to take on the St. Louis Cardinals for a three-game set. For the O’s, coming back to the friendly confines of Camden Yards for a seven-game home stand is a much-welcomed sight. After their latest horror show on the road, the Orioles now own just a 2-16 record on tour since May 4th. They’ve gone 13-7 at home during that same span. The Orioles (32-33) will […]
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