Monday, April 12, 2010

Blogger Day at the Yard

Today was the second annual Blogger Day at the Yard. The Orioles and MASN once again pulled out all the stops to show us members of the "new media" a good time. And when I say stops were pulled out - I mean they were pulled out. Press credentials, full use of the MASN suite, complementary drinks and food of all kinds, meet-and-greets with all sorts of personalities (more on that later) and of course free baseball.

The game, unfortunately, was another forgettable loss. An excellent performance from Millwood stymied by a complete lack of any offense and one key error at third from Miguel Tejada. The lack of Orioles offense is, disturbing, but more on that later.

The biggest surprise of the day came around the fourth inning. Sitting outside watching a wonderful game in great weather our MASN representative (Ty) pops his head outside and asks: "Anyone want to say hi to Andy MacPhail?" That is right, we were given audience with the big guy. As I said, stops were pulled.

As we speak right now, a very tired, Anthony Amobi is pouring over audio and video recordings and a recap of the improptu press-conference is forthcoming. Stay tuned to the Post for more.

It was great seeing all my fellow blogger-nauts in person yet again and hopefully we will all have something good to report in the coming weeks.

As for the game - well, as I said above it was forgettable. The Orioles offense continues to scuffle in the worst way possible. The Orioles batters were able to get two quick runs in the first as they strung together some timely hits, and were helped by a tough Blue Jay error, but the bats went silent after that. Watching the Orioles go through this is kind of hard. You keep expecting them to break out of it at any second. It seems that somebody is bound to launch a three-run homer or get that timely double, hell we would all settle for a dying-quail over the shortstop's head at this point. But as of right now those key hits are not coming and it is maddening.

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