It was one of the more memorable nights with my fandom in a very long time. On Friday night, the Orioles absolutely annihilated the American League West leading Los Angeles Angels, 16-6 as Chris Tillman won his first major league game and the offense finally broke after a prolonged slumber. However, the story was Felix Pie as he hit for the cycle and had nothing short of a career night.
As most Oriole fans know, Pie was given the starting left field job and struggled for the two months of the season, therefore, he was soon regulated to the bench. However, for the past several weeks, when Felix has played, he's produced, but I don't think envision that this guy accomplish this feat -- especially considering that he was more or less fighting for a roster spot awhile ago.
Camden Yards might have been more slightly half filled last night, but the crowd gave Pie after his triple -- rightfully so, a standing ovation and a nice applause. I'm glad the Orioles didn't give up on him, and let him work out his issues. He's succeeded in the minors, and perhaps on Friday, we all got a glimpse as to what he can be.