Baltimore, Md. 3/28/11 The O's have a good mix of veteran leadership and some young energetic "birds" this season they hope will carry them to the playoffs for the first time in years. They also have a new skipper, Riptides-, who hopes he can bring his love of the game to the clubhouse and get this club moving in the right direction. He knows the job will be a tough one in the mighty AL East but he is up for the challenge. He is counting on some timely hitting and for his pitching staff to just keep them in the game. We'll check back in with the coach and some of his players in a week and see how the season has started and what they feel their chances are realistically about making a run at the playoffs after they get a few games under their belt.