BaltimoreBaseball.com was founded in early 2016 to provide insight and analysis on the Orioles, their minor league affiliates, and the Baltimore-area high school and college baseball scene. The site aims to engage fans via daily blog posts, weekly audio and video content, and interactive fan experiences.
Lead Orioles Writer
Rich Dubroff grew up in Brooklyn as a fan of New York teams, but after he moved to Baltimore, quickly adopted the Orioles and Colts. After nearly two decades as a freelancer assisting on Orioles coverage for several outlets, principally The Capital in Annapolis and The Carroll County Times, Dubroff began covering the team fulltime in 2011. He spent five years at Comcast SportsNet’s website and for the last two seasons, wrote for PressBoxonline.com, Dubroff lives in Baltimore with his wife of more than 30 years, Susan.
“Calling the Pen” Writer & Editor
John Steadman, a minor-league catcher and major-league columnist, gave me my start as a sportswriter for The News American. A move to Philadelphia, where I became Night Sports Editor of the Philly Daily News, put me in an all-star lineup. A call to come home to Baltimore as Sports Editor gave me an opportunity to work with The Sun’s all-time best staff and to lead the paper’s coverage of Cal Ripken’s record-breaking streak. My streak ended after 46 years and opened a new chapter that includes running, writing and spending time with a family that has supported me each step of the way.
Minor League Writer
Todd Karpovich has been a contributor for ESPN, Forbes, the Associated Press, Lindy’s, The Baltimore Sun, among other media outlets nationwide. He is the co-author of “If These Walls Could Talk: Stories from the Baltimore Ravens Sideline, Locker Room, and Press Box,” “Skipper Supreme: Buck Showalter and the Baltimore Orioles,” and the author of “Manchester United (Europe’s Best Soccer Clubs).” Karpovich, a Baltimore native, is a graduate of Calvert Hall College high school, Randolph-Macon College in Virginia, and has a Masters of Science from Towson University.
During a sports writing career that spanned 43 years, Peter Schmuck covered the Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels and Baltimore Orioles as a beat writer before becoming the Baltimore Sun’s national baseball reporter in 1994. He became that paper’s general sports columnist in 2004 and remained in that role until retiring. He also served as a freelance columnist for The Sporting News during the 1990s and wrote for numerous sports magazines and baseball annuals. In addition to his writing career, he served as a television baseball analyst for the FOX affiliate in Baltimore and spent two decades as a sports and political talk show host on WBAL Radio.
Founder & Web Producer
Steve Cockey is a lifelong Orioles fan who grew up in Harford County and is a graduate of both C. Milton Wright High School and Loyola University Maryland. Steve’s passion for both baseball and internet advertising — his “day job” — led him to start BaltimoreBaseball.com in early 2016. He is a current resident of the Canton neighborhood of Baltimore and credits his love of baseball to his dad, Dr. Stephen Cockey, Sr.