Palmeiro humbled by peers

The AP's Tim Korte did a story on Palmeiro joining the 3,000 hit/500 homer club. Typical Raffy:

Rafael Palmeiro plans to display the ball from his 3,000th hit right next to the one he smacked for his 500th home run.

Those are milestones that should be good enough to make the Baltimore slugger a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Yet Palmeiro insisted he's not worthy to share space with Hank Aaron and Willie Mays.

"You're talking about two of the best players of all time," Palmeiro said after collecting his 3,000th hit when the Orioles beat Seattle 6-3 Friday night. "I'm in a group with them, but that doesn't mean I belong."

You can read the full article here.

With this and the Burnett + Lowell/Encarnacion talks heating up, this could be a big, big weekend for the Birds. And hey, don't look now, but we've won four in a row and five of six.

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