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Game 141: Orioles (82-58) @ Rays (68-74), 1:05 p.m. ET

Game two of the series down in Tampa. The Gasman, Kevin Gausman, is on the hill for the O's. The Rays counter with the lefty Drew Smyly.

Cliff McBride

I attended the game last weekend when the Orioles gave out Adam Jones bobbleheads. I have that little guy proudly displayed next to his weak-necked peers of Manny Machado, Buck Showalter, Nick Markakis, Melvin Mora and Brian Roberts. It was a grand day, despite the Orioles loss.

That day, Kevin Gausman pitched and there was a gentleman sat right behind me that repeatedly called him "Gooseman". Although he pronouced it more like "Guzman". So perhaps he was saying "Guzman". I didn't ask for him to spell it out.

Am I missing something? Is this a new nickname for the big right-hander or are some fans just that ignorant and/or illiterate?

On top of that, this fan, and his grandson, felt it was their job to yell at the umpires after juuuuust about every single call that didn't go the Orioles way. I'm not talking about close plays. I mean, they shouted after every "out" or "safe" call with the words, "You gotta be kidding me? You're blind!!"

For example, there was a play at the plate when the Twins were hitting. The ball beat the runner and all of that but Nick Hundley dropped the ball. It was clear to see. The ball was on the ground, no one on the Orioles was arguing. The runner was safe. But, of course, the super fan had to chime in.

Granted, we had a perfect view of the action. Ya know, in the left field upper reserve section. Good grief, Charlie Brown.

Sorry for the angst-y post, Camden Chat. Just thought I would tell you all a little story on this Saturday afternoon. Feel free to share some of your more "interesting" moments at the ballpark in the comments down below.


Baltimore Orioles Tampa Bay Rays
RF Nick Markakis (L) 2B Ben Zobrist (S)
1B Steve Pearce (R) DH David De Jesus (L)
CF Adam Jones (R) 3B Evan Longoria (R)
LF Nelson Cruz (R) 1B James Loney (L)
3B Chris Davis (L) RF Wil Myers (R)
DH Delmon Young (R) LF Matt Joyce (L)
C Nick Hundley (R) SS Yunel Escobar (R)
SS Ryan Flaherty (L) CF Kevin Kiermaier (L)
2B Jonathan Schoop (R) C Curt Casali (R)
RHP Kevin Gausman LHP Drew Smyly

In the original lineup, Jimmy Paredes was at third base and batting sixth with Young shifting up one spot to fifth. According to MASN's Roch Kubatko, manager Buck Showalter had intend to just give Davis a day off. It seems that Crush no like that. He is back in.

Hardy is out with back tightness although reports claim he could play, and will start tomorrow. Basically, the O's are up 9.5 games and are in semi-cruise control.