MLB Front Office Official: “Buck [Showalter] isn’t a long term guy and [is] the wrong person to take over”
Don spoke with a front office official who said this when asked about Buck taking over as GM: “Buck [Showalter] is not a long term guy and [is] the wrong person to take over.”
The Orioles today announced that Adam Jones has been voted winner of the 2011 Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole Award by members of the local media who cover the team on a regular basis.
Of course 1996 stands out in the baseball career of Brady Anderson. How could this leadoff hitter smash an Orioles team record 50 homers in one season?
My most bizarre moment with Earl Sidney Weaver came during his second administration which is rarely talked about. That’s because it should have never happened.
My 11-year-old was horrified. He couldn’t understand how we could have a meeting with the 1969 Sporting News Rookie of the Year and all his dad wanted to talk about with Carlos May was events surrounding the life of his older brother.
The Orioles will kick off their 20th anniversary season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards with an Opening Day game on April 6, 2012 against the Minnesota Twins, 20 years to the day after the ballpark originally opened.
Stinking Chicago. I still recall the conversation with a local sportswriter who knew baseball well. I dropped the name of Ken Singleton to him sometime in the mid 1990s. It rang no bells. He thought I was thinking of Chris Singleton. Even when Chris Singleton joined the Birds for the 2002 season, I never really thought of Chris Singleton.
Pedro Strop is a power pitcher who can throw 94-95 mph with some late life off to the right side of the plate. His slider has some work for repetitive action, but shows as a potential swing and miss offering in the mid 80s.
The Orioles took awhile to figure out the marketing game. Recall, those great playoff years of 1969-71, the attendance figures barely topped a 1,000,000 every year. Or add up three World Series seasons and you won’t get what the Orioles received in the fan department in the 1997 season (3,711,132).