Sports Trends in Baltimore

The city of Baltimore is known not only for its historical landmarks, foods, drinks and lots of opportunity to own property. Charm City is also known for its sporting events. As a matter of fact, the sports and competitive atmosphere in the city never ends. From football, baseball, basketball, hockey, name it and Baltimore has it.

Speaking of basketball, Maryland’s basketball team was trending for some good reasons. They have become a very hot team in the NCAA right now. Corey McLaughlin wrote an article in Baltimore Magazine about this amazing feat by the University of Maryland.

Four Reasons Maryland Men’s Basketball Is So Hot Right Now

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The Terps are back in the national Top 25. It’s time to start paying attention.

They haven’t lost since before Christmas.
A few weeks might not seem like a long time in the grand scheme of things, but consider that the University of Maryland men’s basketball team has played and won six games since December 22, when they last lost, by four points to Seton Hall. Coach Mark Turgeon’s bunch has won 15 games this season and lost just three, beaten four projected NCAA tournament teams this month, and could jump into second place in the Big Ten conference standings this weekend.

“This team is doing amazing things,” Turgeon said after the latest win, a 74-70 thriller over Wisconsin on Monday night. And that was a few hours after the Terps entered the latest Associated Press national Top 25 poll, with a ranking of No. 19, their highest of the season.

So, in short, it’s time to start paying attention to the basketball happening in College Park. Their next game is at 6:30 tonight at Ohio State, available to watch on Fox Sports 1, followed by a bigger one Monday night at No. 6 Michigan State.

There’s the Big Three.
One goes by Bruno, and the others are freshman forward and Mount Saint Joseph’s alum Jalen Smith, and junior guard Anthony Cowan, Jr., from Bowie. In basketball, it often beneficial to have a Big Three, to make it that much harder for opponents to defend you, and Maryland has a talented trio.

Angola native and 6-foot-10, 240-pound sophomore Bruno Fernando is the reigning national player of the week and is averaging 14.6 points and 9.9 rebounds. He also seems to have a good head on his big shoulders for a college kid, tweeting things about integrity, being blessed, and great team wins.

Meanwhile, the 6-foot-10, 215-pound Smith, the two-time Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior and senior at Mt. St. Joe, has made an instant impact in his first year, averaging 12 points and seven rebounds.

And the guy with the hottest hand of late is Cowan, the Terps’ leading scorer with almost 18 points per game. He’s got Gary Williams’ seal of approval. Cowan has scored at least 20 in the last three games, and isn’t afraid of taking the big shot. His winner on Monday night was Melo Trimble 2.0. We could watch this four-second clip from 105.7 The Fan’s Joe Schiller all day long:

Free tickets for government employees was a great call.
The Maryland athletic department recently offered free tickets to federal government employees affected by the current government shutdown, and 747 people took them up on the deal by attending either the Terps’ women’s game last Saturday or the men’s game Monday. “This was a great chance to have a family outing, relieve some stress, and watch a great basketball game,” Therman Hawkins Jr., who attended Monday with his wife and 14-year-old son, told Maryland’s athletics website. Click here to read the rest of this post…

This feat as actually a huge milestone for University of Maryland college basketball team to be among the talk of the town as they are back in the National’s Top 25. I’m sure the best is yet to come for this young team after the consecutive wins they achieved the past month.

If you’re a huge fan of baseball and looking for some news about the major league baseball, then this article was written by Jon Meoli in Baltimore Sun you’ll definitely love.

Even With A New Regime in the Front Office, the Orioles Feel They Could be in Position to Find Value on a Late-Developing Free-Agent Market This Offseason.

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Executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias said Saturday at FanFest that the team is “monitoring everything” with an eye toward some short-term additions.

“We’ve got some ideas in line for what might make sense for what we’re trying to do, for improving the club this year, and also possibly advancing some of our longer-term strategic goals,” Elias said. “But I don’t know what’s going to happen. We’ll see what happens, and certainly the group that we have now, or a group close to this group, shows up in spring training, we’re going to have what we need to work with in terms of putting together a team and putting together the competition for spots that we want. But we’re certainly watching at certain spots for what happens.”

One of those spots, Elias said, is pitching, and later Saturday, pitching coach Doug Brocail noted how little was settled on that front. At the winter meetings, Elias was frank in saying that part of the team’s free-agent valuation would be in the possible midseason trade market for players they decided to sign.

For that reason and others, he said “it’s less likely that we would find ourselves in a multiyear scenario this year.”

He also acknowledged that the wait-and-see approach to free agency is one that has worked well for the Orioles before.

“I think it’s something that a lot of organizations in our situation in terms of where we are in our competitive cycle can take advantage of,” Elias said. “I have no issue with it, and it’s nice that we can sort of calmly take our time, surveying various options.”

Hays healthy ahead of spring training

Outfielder Austin Hays, 23, who entered 2018 as the team’s top prospect but saw his season derailed by shoulder and ankle injuries, said he’s in the final stages of his rehabilitation and hoping for a healthy spring training.

“The ankle is feeling real good,” Hays said. “The last stage when I went down to Sarasota for about 10 days a week ago was to start incorporating the cutting, planting on the left foot and coming off of it. We started doing that and it feels really good, so the last step would be base running when I get to spring training. But as far as sprinting and everything like that, I’m going all-out and it feels really good. I’m happy with where I am and how the recovery process has gone.”

Bleier back throwing

Left-hander Richard Bleier said he’s “feeling great” and is getting closer to working off a mound in his rehab from a torn lat muscle last season. Learn more here…

If you’re a huge fan of baseball and looking for some news about the major league baseball, then this article was written by Jon Meoli in Baltimore Sun you’ll definitely love.

This news is actually a major twist in major league baseball as one of the best players in Baltimore Orioles. Hopefully, Hays recovers from his shoulder and ankle injuries, and start training with the team. Here’s another interesting baseball news you may like to read from Kyle Andrews in Fansided.

Former Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton returns to Oriole Park

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Former Baltimore Orioles pitcher Zach Britton would return to his old stomping grounds on Friday evening for his first matchup against the Orioles in Camden Yards. The 30-year old looked around, wearing his navy blue and white Yankees cap with a team-issued pullover to address his former hometown media.

“[I did] a little bit of everything,” Britton said of his return to Baltimore. “Walking down the tunnel, going past the home side – I stopped for a few seconds to say hi, but I had never been on the visiting side. So, this is all new.”

In eight seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, Britton racked up a 30-22 record with a 3.22 ERA, 1.271 WHIP and 139 saves in 516.2 innings pitched. He began his career as a starter and then transitioned into becoming one of the top relievers in the game starting in 2014. Being back to the field that he called home for those eight years was a special moment for him.

“I remember the first time that I came here and made my first major league start,” Britton said, reminiscing of his time with the Orioles. “Playoff games here, closing games here – just a lot of different memories. It’s good to be back.”

For the entirety of his eight years with the Orioles, Buck Showalter was Britton’s manager. The two have been through a lot together – spanning from Baltimore’s ending of the 15-year postseason drought in 2012, to Britton being converted from a starter to a closer in 2014, to becoming the saves leader in 2016. However, they haven’t been able to catch up since Britton has departed from Baltimore.

“I haven’t yet,” the Yankees reliever said of speaking to his former manager. “Today there’s been a lot of stuff going on – trying to talk to teammates that I didn’t get a chance to talk to when I got traded, people in the front office or even the training staff. I’ve got trips still waiting tonight, but a lot of them are home – just kind of stopping in, saying hi to them and catching up.” Click here to read the rest of this post…

There are lots of sporting events in Baltimore you’ll definitely love and enjoy the whole year round. You’ll never run out of fun and excitement from these awesome sports and competition. If you absolutely love sports, then Baltimore is the place for you to stay for good.

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