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The top Baltimore sports stories of 2018

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The scene before first pitch at last night’s Orioles-Blue Jays game. Photo by Brandon Weigel.

A lot happened in Baltimore sports in 2018. Yes, that’s bound to happen every year by virtue of all the games played. But a look at all the major developments for the area’s pro and college teams shows there were truly seismic changes. After years of competitive baseball, the Orioles fell flat on their faces, leading to a complete overhaul. On the verge of winning the AFC North, the Ravens are approaching the end of the Ozzie Newsome era and, by all accounts, have already concluded the Joe Flacco one.

Those are just a few of the major storylines to make our list.

Baltimore Blast will play a 2018-2019 schedule heavy on division play

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Credit: Brandon Weigel

Baltimore Blast fans will notice two major changes in the upcoming season schedule released today by the Major Arena Soccer League.

Blast lose Healey father-son duo, but the moves are praised for helping league parity

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In a truly strange scene for the world of professional sports, the Baltimore Blast held a press conference today to announce they were letting the team president and general manager, Kevin Healey, leave to become a part-owner and president of its nearest competitor, the Harrisburg Heat.

Last week, the team announced one of its best defenders, Kevin’s son Pat, would be retiring as a player to coach the very same Heat.

And at today’s event, Kevin Healey, Blast owner Ed Hale and Heat owner Carl Delmont sat in the middle of a restaurant in Timonium, Maryland, at a table covered in a tablecloth with the Heat logo.

Baltimore Blast announce August game with Canadian National Team

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The U.S. may have failed to qualify for the World Cup, but competitive soccer with national pride on the line is coming right to Towson. Local arena soccer team the Baltimore Blast will take on the Canadian National Team in a game at SECU Arena on Aug. 4, the franchise announced today.

Baltimore Blast schedule championship celebration for this Friday

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The Baltimore Blast celebrate their third straight championship. Image via Facebook.

Following the team’s victory over the Monterrey Flash in the Major Arena Soccer League championship game, the Baltimore Blast are hosting a party to celebrate their three consecutive league titles at SECU Arena this Friday at 7 p.m.

Baltimore Blast secure the ‘three-peat’ with win over Monterrey Flash

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The Baltimore Blast celebrate their third straight championship. Image via Facebook.

The Baltimore Blast jumped out to a 3-0 lead by halftime of last night’s Ron Newman Cup Championship game, but the tide began to turn once play resumed.

Blast announce viewing party as team goes for ‘three-peat’

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The Baltimore Blast celebrate winning the 2017 championship. Image via Facebook.

On Sunday, the Baltimore Blast will take the turf in Monterrey, Mexico, to try and win the team’s third straight Ron Newman Cup Championship.

Baltimore Blast start their run at a three-peat tonight

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The Baltimore Blast making the playoffs is about as dependable as the sun coming up each morning–the team has made the postseason for 11 straight seasons. But going for the third straight Major Arena Soccer League title is a rarer feat.

Event Pick: The Baltimore Blast Battle Harrisburg Heat for JFX Supremacy

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The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals have the Battle of the Beltway. Well, the local arena soccer equivalent is the Battle of I-83, between the Baltimore Blast and Harrisburg Heat. And hey, at least the highway in question actually connects the two cities in this instance.

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