This comes from the Baltimore Sun It’s becoming more likely that Markakis starts in center field. And I heard again how the Orioles have grown disenchanted with Corey Patterson and would like to move him, though his contract and brief stay in the organization make it difficult. Patterson came to the Orioles expecting to start in center field, but it looks like Markakis has moved ahead of him. Starting in left field today, Patterson couldn’t run down Carlos Delgado’s towering fly ball near the left field line, and it dropped in for a single.
Scott Williamson had to leave the game today after one batter – he accidentally hit that batter. It remains to be seen how serious this injury is; bear in mind that Williamson has had two Tommy John surgeries. On an unrelated note, condolensces to the family and friends of Rahal Letterman driver Paul Dana, who died today during the IRL race in Homestead, FL. Paul was a resident of Indianapolis, IN and a graduate of Northwestern University. Update: I’m adding to this article because the AL East projections should rightfully be at the top of our page. But I still […]
Mastrick’s post about Choi got me thinking. I was a Choi fan from the start; based on an idea of him rather than a reality: that of a power-hitting, patient, mysterious otherlander who would deliver a championship to the team. We’ve seen that there are flaws in his swing, but there’s still time for him to have a very good career…I’m still rooting for him. There are guys like that all around the league. Guys I hope do well, regardless of a) what they’re physically or mentally capable of, and b) what they have done in the past. Like the […]
Let’s face it, when you said “I Do” to the Cubs as your team, you essentially locked the ball on your leg for life. My writers on this site seem to be trying to jump ship on the season before it has begun. Me? I’m an eternal optimist who honestly believes the Cubs have a shot at the World Series every year. But that does not mean that I am not also a realist as well once the season begins. I just don’t see how you cannot have hope as the season starts. That’s the great thing about baseball. You […]
Going to visit Wrigley this year? This May I’m going to fly up to Chicago to catch a weekend series between the Cubs and the Braves – I must admit it’s been a few years since my last visit to the Friendly Confines. It appears as though Michael Dizon and the folks at the Chicago Tribune have put together a great special edition that will appear in this Sunday’s Trib; according to Michael the supplement is a “survival guide for anyone planning to visit Wrigley this summer with info on the neighborhood, the stadium, the food, tickets, schedules, etc.” So […]