Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles - July 13, 2007
Well, I was the game last night and here are some shots! Anyhow, the Orioles won 2-0, thanks to the masterful pitching of Erik Bedard and homers from Corey Patterson and Nick Markakis.
The Orioles should consider themselves fortunate that they won against the ever tough and efficient Mark Buehrle.
Bedard struck out 8, Paul Shuey held the game, and Chris Ray saved it; however, Ray did make things real interested via two walks, but was able to get out a jam.
The two teams take on each other again tonight and Sunday.
Well, after half the damn season (remember, I am a 6′5″ African-American guy and not that hard to miss), the friendly usher named Luther (who has seen me probably every game I have attended this year, as I sit the same seat perhaps 2-3 innings per game) in section 20 took the time to throw me of the section. He knows who I am an he never gave me trouble, but he decided to spoil the experience.
I’ll manage, but that was an awesome spot. I’ll try it again on Sunday and see what happens.
Roch Kubatko has news and bits of Oriole land in his blog, Roch Around the Clock.
Columnist Peter Schmuck of the Sun believes that the lack of depth by the Orioles at most every position is putting the team in a weak spot. It's no doubt that the problems with the team run deeper than the offense, as without a deep bench, the team has very little chance to win unless their pitchers throw shut-outs. The fact of the matter is without offense, much less a bench, the Orioles have little chance in contending in American League at all.
Matt Palmer of the Baltimore Examiner has a real interesting article about Dave Trembley.
As I figured, Melvin Mora will probably be put on the DL. The Orioles MLB site is reporting that Mora may be shelved for a week, Washington Post & the Examiner has more on the situation.
In light of the success of the Aberdeen Ironbirds and Ripken Stadium, the city is having serious problems making rent payments.
If you get a chance, you must stop by the display at Camden Yards of the Negro Leagues!
The above shot is of two fans I met last night who finally caught their first game live at Camden Yards, and trekked all the way down from Harrisburg, Pa., good Oriole country smooshed right in between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
Tim Schildt, pictured on the left and his buddy Dave are featured and I was kind enough of to snap a photo at their request.