Happy Tuesday, Camden Chatters! If you came to this site looking for good news about the Orioles, well, I’m sorry. There isn’t really much good news.
Yesterday was John Means Day, and Means was good. He gave up two runs in seven innings and was briefly in line for the win. But the Orioles bullpen continued to be terrible and couldn’t even manage one nice night for John Means. They blew it of course and the Orioles lose their sixth game in a row.
With the loss, the Orioles fell into sole possession of last place in all of major league baseball. If you’re the sort who roots to get the top draft pick, then I guess there IS good news after all! If they keep playing like this they’ll have it in the bag.
I personally really hate the idea of my preferred team being the worst team in all of the majors. I get it in a vacuum, but it’s just so awful. I need wins! I need to root for my team to win.
Orioles reset: As losses mount, club stays focused on the players it views as long-term fixtures | ANALYSIS - Baltimore Sun
The Orioles are bad. So bad. So we continue to look to the future. It's not easy.
Rockies claim INF Rio Ruiz off waivers from Orioles | gwinnettdailypost.com
Have you heard the news? The Rockies claimed Rio Ruiz. Not long after a story came out about how they're shopping Trevor Story. I guess once you have Rio, who needs that guy?
Birthdays and History
Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have a plethora of Orioles birthday buddies. Most notably, today is the 47th birthday of Miguel Tejada. The big free agent signing ahead of the 2004 season, Tejada made a very good first impression. In that first season with the Orioles he hit 40 doubles, 34 home runs, and had an astounding 150 RBI. He had four very solid seasons with the O’s before being traded to Houston in December 2007. He also had some drama I won’t mention on his big day. Happy birthday, Miggi!
It’s also the birthday of Fernado Lunar (44), Melvin Rosario (48), Andrés Mora (b. 1955, d. 2015), and Bill Dillman (76). It’s also the birthday to Jim Marshall, who turns 90 years old today. Marshall started his five-season career with 85 games with the 1958 Birds.
On this day in 1965, the National Brewery Company bought 64,000 shares of stock in the Orioles, moving Jerry Hoffberger from minority to majority owner of the team. Hoffberger was the majority owner until 1979. You could say the Orioles were pretty good on his watch.