Thursday, April 23, 2009

Base Hits: 4/23/2009

I'm sure Alfredo Simon has friends or a mom that care about him and I would never wish injury on any player. But Simon's season ending elbow surgery is the best news this team has had in this young season. Simon should never have made this team out of Spring Training anyway and his quick departure saves us from watching him stink for weeks before being sent to the minors.


Nick Markakis has a modest 9 game hitting streak going posting a line of .417/.488/.639 during that stretch.


In my ode to small sample sizes, just a note that Lou Montanez has come up and in two games has managed to perform worse than Felix Pie. Good for Pie, bad for the Orioles.


Tim Brennan, a staff writer for, takes a look at the big league debut of former-Shorebird Brad Bergesen. Nice look at how a kid reacts to his first call-up to the majors.


The Orioles still have not decided where they will hold Spring Training 2010 (or 2011) but Sarasota still seems to be in the mix.


The Orioles are now bribing us to vote "Orange" for the All-Star game:

Fans who vote at and select the Orioles as their favorite team will receive an exclusive promotional code for $5 off any ticket to any non-prime Orioles home game after the All-Star break. Those who vote the maximum 25 times at the website will receive a promo code good for a free Upper Reserve
ticket to any non-prime home game after the All-Star break.

Well, I have to admit....I can be bought. Cheap.


I am still working out exactly what I'm doing with this but I have started Twittering over the last three weeks. If you use it, you can follow me at DempseysArmy. Mostly it's just links back here but I am starting to post using TwitPics for snapshots that don't warrant a full post.

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