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Play Ball: 2014 Baltimore Orioles Opening Day

March 31, 2014
Orioles 2014: Opening Day graphic
Photo Credit: Mitch Stringer/PressBox

The Baltimore Orioles open the 2014 campaign at home against the Boston Red Sox. Can Chris Tillman and Co. knock off the 2013 World Series champions? What does the year ahead have in store for the Birds?

For actor and Baltimore native Josh Charles, the defending champion is still the 1983 Orioles. Watch Charles in action with Keith Olbermann.

WHAT ARE THE ORIOLES' STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES 

As the Orioles prepare to begin the 2014 season, Paul Folkemer breaks down the team's two greatest strengths and two biggest weaknesses. [Full Story

Issue 195: Orioles 2013: Chris Davis
Photo Credit: Mitch Stringer/PressBox

CAN CHRIS DAVIS REPEAT HIS 2013 BREAKOUT?

Even if Chris Davis regresses a bit from 2013, he's still capable of producing the type of offense many players could only dream of. [Full Story]

WHICH ORIOLES COULD HAVE A BREAKOUT 2014 SEASON?

Paul Folkemer thinks Orioles pitcher Zach Britton, infielder Ryan Flaherty and outfielder David Lough are poised to have breakout 2014 seasons. [Full Story]

Issue 195: Orioles 2013: Nick Markakis, Adam Jones
Photo Credit: Mitch Stringer/PressBox

THE 15: WAYS 2014 ORIOLES CAN CONTEND IN AL EAST

PressBox asked 15 members of the Baltimore sports community what they thought the Orioles had to do to be contenders in the American League East in 2014. [Full Story

AL EAST POSITION COMPARISONS: THE INFIELD 

Paul Folkemer starts his position-by-position comparisons of the AL East with the infield, and J.J. Hardy ranks as the division's best shortstop. [Full Story

Orioles 2013: Buck Showalter (giving signs)
Photo Credit: Mitch Stringer/PressBox

2014 MLB SEASON PREVIEW: AL EAST 

Stan "The Fan" Charles predicts that manager Buck Showalter will lead the Orioles' strong day-to-day lineup to a second-place finish in the AL East. [Full Story

ORIOLES MAKE UNIQUE CHOICE FOR REPLAY GURU

Jim Henneman is not surprised Buck Showalter has taken a unique approach to instant replay, hiring former umpire and Boys' Latin grad Adam Gladstone. [Full Story

Orioles 2012: Fans at Opening Day
Photo Credit: Mitch Stringer/PressBox

Q&A: MLB COMMISSIONER BUD SELIG  

MLB commissioner Bud Selig spoke to PressBox about baseball in the mid-Atlantic region, and said, "The Baltimore Orioles made some moves that should put them firmly in the race in the AL East." [Full Story

SHOULD MLB'S OPENING DAY BE A HOLIDAY? 

Rick Snider says the problem with Budweiser's petition to make Opening Day a paid holiday is every special-interest group would want a day off. [Full Story