Last night, I spent much of my energy trying to stop a developing cold, and kept my focus on the whole Barry Bonds home run chase, as I had to write an article on it.
In light of the whole Bonds escapade, there was business conducted around Major League Baseball and the Orioles took on the Mariners last night.
The Mariners, whom I did not think would be much good, have surprised everyone and are within striking distance of the wild card and potentially the AL West lead.
Jeff Weaver, who has been struggling, came into Baltimore and defeated the Orioles soundly, by a score of 10-3.
Steve Trachsel was decent, going a little more than 5 innings, and his start was different than his past few where he got lit up.
The game was close until the last frames, and Jamie Walker nor the bullpen could not hold the fort for the Orioles.
I feel like crap now; thus, I'll be brief today.
Nick Markakis drove in a run for the Birds, and Ramon Hernandez drove in two.
I'd love to try to make tonight's game to see King Felix take on Jeremy Guthrie, but with how I feel, I don't know if it's a possibility.
The O, by the Way blog ponders on who may be going and coming to the O's; meanwhile, Roch Kubatko has his take on last night's game...
As mentioned earlier this week, Miguel Tejada was put on waivers; however, he was not picked up and the talk didn't seem to faze him.
Erik Bedard will be ready this weekend to face off against the Red Sox...
The Orioles are trumpeting their community service as Rick Maese of the Sun notes; alas, most fans care about the W and L's more than anything...
The Orioles MLB site has a great piece on Frank Robinson's homer in the '66 World Series.
Freddie Bynum was on the way back to the team, and then got stepped on the hand; thus, will be out even longer...