Baltimore Orioles: Turnabout is fair play

The Baltimore Orioles are back in Charm City, and that’s a very good place for them to be right now. On Wednesday the Birds finished up a ten-game road trip, all games of which were out west. Luckily for the Orioles, they got all of the west coast games done in the one fatal swoop. No multiple trips out to the west coast this year.

So now the tables turn a bit, as the O’s get set for series’ with Anaheim this weekend, and Oakland early next week. All of those west coast teams seemingly will come through Camden Yards and the east coast. So yes, turnabout is fair play!

I’ve long said that teams such as the Orioles, Anaheim, Oakland, Seattle, New York, Boston, etc. should get special concessions in a sense. It’s tough being on the opposite coast and far away from any of your affiliates. Would it kill MLB to allow teams to put one or two minor leaguers on a taxi squad who in theory could step in at any point?

These are tough road trips for sure. The O’s probably squandered opportunities in each of the games they lost, and perhaps the distance played a role. So in theory, those breaks should not go the Orioles’ way. At least one would think.

The home stand opens tonight as Anaheim comes to town for a three-game set. Jeremy Hellickson gets the start for the Orioles, and he’ll be opposed by Anaheim’s Andrew Heaney. Game time is set for just after 7 PM this evening.

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