He's described a shy, but a great teammate; however, he's seen as a bit anti-social and ornery in the local and national media.
Despite it all, he can pitch.
Having a close-up view of the action behind home, as I was four rows back, (I got complimentary tickets thanks to a good friend), I got to see the wizardry of Erik Bedard in a way I have never witnessed before.
He helped the O's cruise to a 6-2 victory last night over the Rangers.
On Tuesday night, in front of a crowd that could not have numbered more than seven thousand due to weather, Erik Bedard struck out 11 over seven innings to win his ninth straight decision. As well, he tied the team record last night with his 218th strikeout of the season, and walked none.
Folks, if you have not seen him pitch, do so before the year is out.
Miguel Tejada and Aubrey Huff hit home runs off the woeful Ranger pitching.
As well, Sammy Sosa returned to
Roch Kubtako has his thoughts of last night, as does Bill Ordine of the O, by the Way Blog.
Dave Trembley has now been hired as the manager of the Baltimore Orioles for 2008. The man has more than proven himself with the Orioles improved play and leadership.
Spencer Fordin of the Orioles MLB site has more news of Trembley hiring.
Rick Maese of the Sun is happy with the hiring of Trembley, but shows a little skepticism as the team goes into September, a month where the Orioles have traditionally fell on their face.
Kevin Cowherd, in a great article in the Sun, sums up "Wild" Bill's life and influence on the community as an O's fan and how his passion is pretty much non-existent at Camden Yards.
Surprise, surprise: Former Oriole, Sammy Sosa considered his 2005 season in Baltimore a mess. You don't say Sammy, eh?
The Orioles MLB site has a profile on Garrett Olson and his life in the majors so far.