Nick Markakis and the Orioles beat the Rangers 7-0 on September 6, 2009 (© Andrew Markowitz)
Today's picture is from September 6, 2009 against the Texas Rangers. The Rangers were still clinging to playoff hopes at this point in the season but lost two of three to the lowly Orioles. How embarrassing. Jeremy Guthrie pitched one of his finer games of the year and the hitting stars were just who you'd expect: Jeff Fiorentino and Chad Moeller
If you visit the game thread you'll see the picture that was used is of Nick Markakis in the throwback Negro League uni the O's wore in game 2 of the series. I wouldn't be opposed to another throwback day in 2010. Ideas on which you'd like best? Maybe those from the franchise's first year in Baltimore? Or this one being modeled by Brooksie? What would you think of an entire game played in tribute to the biggest eyesore in Orioles uniform history?
A FEW LATE NEWS CLIPPINGS...
Because I forgot to add them to the story Stacey had created. Silly me!
Gonzalez and Atkins could help O's - NY Daily News
"The Orioles are biding their time in the American League East as they wait for their young pitchers to develop with the support of a lineup packed with budding stars, but just in case Baltimore has a 2008 Rays-like surprise in store, a couple of veterans have signed up to help beef up some weak spots." Oh, yeah, Mike Gonzalez and Garret Atkins totally put us over the top. -duck
"On January 30, 2010, the Delmarva Shorebirds will kick off the 2010 season with our 9th Annual Hot Stove Banquet." The evening will feature a keynote speaker, dinner and a silent auction. Funds raised will go to the Delmarva Shorebirds Community Fund to help local youth sports. -duck
"The Arthur W. Perdue Stadium entrance is the location of a temporary memorial for 11-year-old Sarah Haley Foxwell, law enforcement officials announced Monday afternoon." Items can be left starting this morning at 8 a.m. The stadium served as the command post and staging area for the three-day search for Foxwell. -duck
The original Big Ben gets his due from his home state. -duck
"Gary Joseph Gemski, a WMAR technician who worked at the final game at Memorial Stadium and the first one at Camden Yards, died of cancer Dec. 20 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Ellicott City resident was 53." -duck
You've gotta ask yourself a question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, Open Thread?