There are many graduates of Jesuit schools who worship and live in Federal Hill, Locust Point and South Baltimore. Join your fellow and former classmates for the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola whose feast day is July 31st.
Author Archive: Marco Romanell
I have spent my entire 30 years living in Maryland and I love everything about this city. Despite the bad reputation the city has, Baltimore will always be a special place to me and I love living here. There is nothing better then Sunday afternoons at M&T Bank Stadium and summer nights at Camden Yards when the Yard is packed. You can find me all over the city so don't hesitate to share your opinion of me good or bad. Who knows, if you see me out maybe I will buy you a Natty Boh.
Lets go Ravens and Lets go O's!!! Follow me on Twitter at @MRomanell.
For the first 13 years of my life, I only had one team in my hometown to root for, the Baltimore Orioles. They had Cal Ripken, they brought back Eddie Murray, they had the legendary Chuck Thompson and Jon Miller, and they were one of the most storied franchises in all of sports. It was safe to say I was a diehard Orioles fan.
Since being acquired by the Orioles in 2008, Jones has won three gold gloves and has now been an All-Star four times. In addition, he has 156 home runs (hitting more than 30 homers in each of the last two seasons) and it was Adam Jones, not Chris Davis, who was the leader in the Orioles playoff run in 2012.
Baseball, more so than any other sport, is a game where numbers matter. Batting average, home runs, RBI, wins, and losses all define a player’s worth and perceived value. Pitching is often considered the most important part of baseball, and the one that separates the average teams from World Series champions.
The offseason started bad as the O’s made no significant moves, traded Jim Johnson and didn’t resign a few other players. For a while it looked like the O’s would make no improvements heading into the 2014 season; however, last month that all changed as the O’s acquired Ubaldo Jimenez to help the starting rotation and Nelson Cruz to stabilize the lineup.
It was the band Extreme that sang the lyrics “there’s a hole in my heart that can only be filled by you” and, as a Baltimore sports fan, those words rang especially true to me. Despite all the success the Ravens had experienced, there was always something missing: Baltimore Orioles winning baseball
The Ravens missed the playoffs for the first time in six years and now there are a lot of personnel questions surrounding them this offseason. The Ravens have a lot of needs to address in order to improve the team and the salary cap could lead to cutting some notable players who have been with the franchise for a long time.
Many Marylanders believe there are three “professional” sports teams in the state: the Ravens, the Orioles and the University of Maryland. Many consider the University of Maryland to be the college that all Marylanders call their own, regardless if they went to school there or not. I grew up as a diehard Terps basketball fan myself, and still am to this day, however, I attended Towson University.
Baltimore Ravens (8-7) At Cincinnati Bengals (10-5) Sunday at 1pm, Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH Line: Bengals -6 Week 17 in the NFL can sometimes be meaningless as most, if not all, playoff spots have already been clinched and seeds have been set. However, this year is far different as 13 of the 16 games […]
New England Patriots (10-4) At Baltimore Ravens (8-6) Sunday at 4:25pm, M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore MD Line: Ravens -2.5 The NFL has been a league known for parody, however in the AFC there have been two constants for the last half decade – the Ravens and Patriots being two of the conference’s best teams. These […]