Orioles head to homer-haven Coors Field grappling with tendency to allow long balls at historic pace

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Orioles head to homer-haven Coors Field grappling with tendency to allow long balls at historic pace
Orioles head to homer-haven Coors Field grappling with tendency to allow long balls at historic pace

This holiday weekend brings the Orioles to the light air of Denver's Coors Field for a three-game set with the Colorado Rockies, combining an environment where home runs happen regularly with a team that's giving them up at a record-shattering rate through 50 games. They've been flying out of Camden Yards — and really everywhere the Orioles play — with such frequency that it begs the question: Why does this keep happening? Are the Orioles just supremely vulnerable to modern hitters intending to lift and drive everything they can? Is a staff of inexperienced pitchers at this level learning what big league hitters do to mistakes without the ability to stop making them? "In our case, a lot of times

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