It seems like the only one you see on the field everyday is Richie Bancells. He is the Oriole’s Trainer.
Roberts – DL
Newhan – DL
Javy Lopez – DL
Matos – DL (back as of yesterday)
Millar – Day to Day (but back now)
Tejada – Relegated to DH, but should really be sitting.
In a single inning last Saturday, Sam Perlozzo made 7 substitutions, most due to injury. You know it looks bad when the infield is:
3rd – Backup Outfielder (Conine)
SS – Utility Infielder (Gomez)
2nd – Your 3rd baseman (Mora)
1st – Your starting catcher (Hernandez)
And then on Sunday – “Starting at Shortstop, substituting for your All-Star, MVP of last year’s All Star Game, former AL MVP, League leading hitter Miguel Tejada, is Brandon Fahey. I may have been the only person in the stadium who knew who he was. If you have read my Blog before, you already know that I am a Fahey fan, but last September I saw him playing for the Bowie Baysoxs in AA. At one point in Sunday’s game, there were 3 players who I watched 8 months ago in Bowie. At least the tickets are cheaper there, and parking is free.
The bad news is that the Os lost, and even though Fahey went 2 for 4 and made an amazing defensive play, the highlight that made it to ESPN was his strikeout in the 9th.
The good news was that it was a great day for a ballgame, and because my family was in Florida, I had the chance to go to the game with 2 good friends.
From where I sit, the good was far better than the bad.