< 50 words …. Thursday, April 14th

April 14, 2011 |

Calling Brian Matusz. Calling Brian Matusz. Am I panicking? No …. but last night’s version of Chris Tillman is going to be a far more likely effort than the gem he threw against the Rays, nearly two weeks ago.

Here’s to hoping Jake Arrieta has a better evening …..

Do You Recall This Photo ???
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Go back just two years; the above cast of characters were touted as the FUTURE OF THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES. A couple of them most certainly will be contributors for this organization, but the others represent the great “unknown” when it comes to pitching.

2 of 6 make it? That’s accurate ….
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I’m Calling It …. BUST
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Cam Newton is being heralded as the premier talent and likely top pick in the upcoming NFL draft. I would never, EVER use a prime selection on a player with ties to poor character. Where there’s smoke …..
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Ink ‘Em Up
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I love women with tattoos. Does this make me unique or do I have plenty of company? “Tats” have become much more mainstream over the past decade. Heck, when I was a kid body ink was pretty much limited to military, bikers and rockstars.

And, I also dig trainwrecks …..
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Don’t Look Now
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Less than 25% into the NASCAR season, an unfamiliar face is ranking among the leaders in the standings. Seeing Dale Earnhardt Jr. among names like Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards is as surprising as noticing the Orioles atop the AL EAST.

In both situations, it’s early. And both are aberrations …..
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Orioles Head Shots
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Have you noticed Robert Andino’s official head shot used for telecasts and ballpark interactive boards? Who would take such a photo and think it’s a professional product? I realize this has nothing to do with WINNING baseball games. But, it’s pretty amateurish …..
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Convicted Or Cleared ???
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The trial of Barry Bonds has ended. In the end, everyone wins and loses …..

Prosecutors nabbed a conviction and Bonds likely escapes incarceration. He’s a little poorer, given his legal expenses. But, he can still count Greg Anderson among his most loyal friends. Too bad Anderson doesn’t have a HOF vote.

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