Orioles Food For Thought: Vol. 1
☞ As Dan the Man said, of course Erik Bedard took himself out of a no-hitter.
And I don’t even fault him for it, simply because that’s Bedardism at its most high. He might be the only guy in the game who can get away with something like that.
☞ Miguel Tejada is still playing baseball?
Good for him. At this point he’s got to be doing it for love.
☞ That All-Star game was righteous.
I watched just about the whole thing and I can’t remember the last time that happened. Seeing Manny Machado out there flashing the leather made me feel like a little kid, in awe of the game all over again.
Which is to say…
☞ Not to belabor the point, but I really can’t believe how far these guys have come.
Two years ago, on 07/23/11, the O’s lost 3-2 to the Angels to leave them at 40-57. Let that sink in for a moment.
The craziest part? This organization is still nowhere near as good as it can get. There’s plenty of work left to do to rebuild the farm system and continue developing homegrown talent (pitchers especially). For them to be this good, this soon (relatively speaking), is amazing.
☞ Chris Davis, Manny Machado, JJ Hardy, Adam Jones, Nick Markakis, Matt Wieters
Name me one team that wouldn’t take that core.