It seems like no matter what Felix Pie does, some of you will find fault with him! I became a bonafied Pie fan last season in Iowa through the eyes of my autistic grandson D'Angelo. The connection Felix made with D'Angelo last summer will never be broken. This young man from the Dominican Republic has more heart than the entire town of Baltimore put together. There wasn't one game that Felix didn't walk out of the clubhouse and put his glove up to wave to a little boy whose love of baseball gave him relief from the tortuous effects of his autism! And Felix' trade to Baltimore has't dampened D'Angelo's love and enthusiasm for Felix or for the game of baseball for that matter.
If you are true fans of the game of baseball, you will give Felix Pie a chance to prove to you what he can do! I mean who cares about A-Rod or Manny who can only hit when they're pumped full of steroids? I would much rather watch a young player like Felix Pie who works hard and gives it his all in every single game.
I hope the Orioles management sees fit to keep Felix and work with him, instead of tossing him aside like Lou Pinella did last year. Felix started out as a 'special project' for Lou Pinella, but Lou forgot about his 'special project' somewhere along the way.
Some of the sports writers haven't even taken the time to talk to Felix and get to know him before they chew him up and spit him out. It takes a special kind of ignorance to write some of the hyper-critical things that have been written about Felix Pie.
The next time you're at an Orioles game, take the time to really watch the work ethic of #18! And then put your hands together and give him the respect he deserves!