Wednesday, July 13, 2005

I haven't written much, if anything, about my surprising Baltimore Orioles since they moved into first place in the AL East back in April, mostly because I doubt the majority of regular readers are interested. But I would be remiss if I didn't give a shout-out to shortstop Miguel Tejada today after he was named MVP in last night's All-Star Game. Both starting Baltimore players did well in the game, with Brian Roberts getting this ringing endorsement from the carpenter of Nazareth himself: "Any time you have possibly the league's MVP (Baltimore's Brian Roberts) batting ninth, you're a pretty good team," said Boston's Johnny Damon, the AL's starting center fielder and leadoff man. And Melvin Mora is not afraid to bathe his babies anymore. Baltimore, of course, has been struggling over the past month or so and have fallen back to second place, though in the series with Boston right before the break which could have totally buried them they took 3 out of 4 from the Red Sox to move back within 2 games of the lead. So we'll see how things go when they get back to business against Seattle tomorrow, a lot of the starters who have been on the DL for awhile now are starting to return and I think the Orioles should be in this race til the end for a change. Might want to get themselves another pitcher or two from somewhere, though.


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