On a sunny day in
Apparently, Cooperstown was a sea of black and orange and lest we not forget, Tony Gwynn was inducted too, another class act…
Flanked by fifty plus living Hall of Famers, his family, and nearly seventy to a hundred thousand Orioles fans, Ripken spoke about in general about his time as an Oriole, his family, and his work with kids along with his business post-baseball life.
The speech was fairly general, in my opinion; however, it was great to see him emotional and talk about the bedrock of life – family.
After the Yankee-Oriole game, both Yankee and Oriole fans took out the time to view the Ripken induction on the video screen in centerfield.
There’s a video of Cal Ripken’s Hall of Fame Induction on the Baltimore Sun website.
***In light of the induction, the Orioles lost yesterday to the New York Yankees, 10-6, in a game that saw Daniel have no focus in the first two innings, and with the combination of walks and hits, the boys in black and orange were in a deep hole.
Daniel Cabrera was nothing short of awful in the beginning of yesterday’s game and you have to wonder if this is the best he’ll get.
Miguel Tejada returned this weekend, and played DH on Sunday – good for the Orioles to see.
Although the Orioles were able to come back within a run in the mid-point of the game, the Yankees lineup was too much and the Oriole bullpen could not hold the tight lead.
For the most part, the game was secondary as most O’s fans were in glee about
However, from the looks of it,
For those of you who were able to make the trip up there, I’d love to hear about it.
Rick Maese of the
Meanwhile, Chris Ray’s elbow his passed a second test, and that’s a good thing…
Kevin Millar, in light of the lack of physical gifts has been able to become a great defender and leader on this team…
Peter Schmuck opines on Sunday, as it took us all away from the scandals of sports for a day.
The Orioles MLB site has an interesting article on Erik Bedard.
Rock Kubatko believes that Jay Payton will be traded at the deadline…