Tagged: Matt Wieters

Brad Bergesen, The Kid No One Knows About

Meet Brad Bergesen. Pitcher, Baltimore Orioles. 6′ 2″ 125 pounds. But theres so much more that most people don’t know about him.

Right now Brad is the Orioles ace and among the most promising pitchers in all of the majors. Yesterday most of Red Sox Nation got aquainted to him. However because of the Sox’s comeback no one was talking about him. And this makes me angry.



No one realized how good he was. He’s going to be a kid people will be talking about. If he was playing for a big market team he’d be a household name. But since he plays for The O’s no one is talking about him.

He is the pitching equvilant of

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He won the Jim Palmer award for the best pitcher in the Orioles system. In fact I’ve heard him compared to


Jim Palmer compared him to Mark Fidrych, not a bad comparison!!!!!

He can handle the big boys he had a great outing yesterday against the Sox. He allowed one run against the Nats

Washington Nationals

and the Mariners

Seattle Mariners

and two against Detriot

Detroit Tigers

and three against the South Siders

Chicago White Sox

He will be a name your going to be hearing for a long time.


This Is Going To Be Fun!

Game two of the Battle of the Beltways begins tonight! Woo Hoo, we get beat the Nats for fun!

Now what exactly makes this game so fun?

There’s actually four reasons!

#1- Free Nick Markakis jerseys!

That’s right free Nick Markakis jerseys


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Only the one they are giving out are the black BP ones! Awesome

#2- Field of Dreams on the “Tron!

That’s right Field of Dreams is going to be played on the Jumbotron!

Some of my favorite quotes

If you build it, he will come.


The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh… people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.”

Shoeless Joe Jackson: Hey, is this heaven?

Ray Kinsella: No, it’s Iowa.


Ray Kinsella: The voice is back.

Annie Kinsella: Oh, Lord… you don’t have to build a football field now, do you?


Annie Kinsella: What if the Voice calls while you’re gone?

Ray Kinsella: Take a message.
Shoeless Joe Jackson: The last two have been high and tight, so where do you think the next one’s gonna be?


Archie Graham: Well, either low and away… or in my ear.


Shoeless Joe: He’s not gonna want to load the bases, so look for low and away. But watch out for in your ear.


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Know Your Orioles!





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Nolan atteneded


Where he tore up the MAC! In his final season he batted .360 with 20 jacks and 60 ribbies. He won the MAC player of the year. Did I mention he hold about every hitit ng record in Bowling Green history!

His stats of course caught the O’s eyes, and he was drafted in the second round of ’05.

He immedetily began tearing up the minors.

He was named the top prospect in New York-Penn league. He lead the


in Homers and doubles. And he didn’t play the whole season! He then was transfered to the


He hit .357 in the Keys playoff run and was a key player on that team.

He stayed in Frederick and in a recurring theme tore up the leaue with 19 homers and a .379 OBP.

Then he got promoted to Bowie and in ’07 where he batted .306 and had .565 slugging average! And he hit 11 homers in 50 games! Meanwhile he hit 19 in Frederick and he played a hundred games!

He remained en fuego



Last season with Bowie were he hit 25 big ones and had 84 RBI’s in 139.

For a portion of this season he was on the


Were he was a teammate of MW15

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He made his ML debut against KC on May 14th. he had a nimmediate test when in his first two games he had to face Gil Meche

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and Zach Grienke

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May 27th was when a lot more people knew his name. Bottom of the 12th, O’s donw by one here comes Nolan Reimold, gues what he does.


Walk-off three run homerun!

Ztaknek told me that Nolan leads the league rookies in several catergories!

he looks to be a very promising left fielder who could be around for a long time!


Yay School’s Out (Oh Yeah Did I Mention The O’s Won!)


That’s right the school year is over! This calls for champagne!

“Non-alcoholic of course!”

To celebrate, TOO will encorporate some of my main subjects into this post.


Oh yeah did I mention the O’s won in walk-off fashion babiiiiiieeeee!!!!


“Since when are you Dicky V?”


The Orioles drafted Georgia Tech catcher Matt Wieters with the fifth overall pick in the 2007 draft.

 It starts by MW getting a double


“15 doubled is 30 and 30 doubled is 60!”

Then Reimold gets walked and now we have runners on first and second and here comes B-Rob and he hits a gronuder, and they try to get Pie (pinch running for MW) at third since he is the lead runner 

 Felix Pie slides safely into third, beating the throw to the Mets' David Wright in the bottom of the ninth.


Bases loaded AJ’s batting, the Yard is up will he

A. get a base hit and tie the game

B. hit a walk-off ground slam

C. strikeout

D. get walked

“The answer is D!!!”

That’s right he gets an RBI, via the walk! And the game is tied!



Now here comes The Greek God



And he gets struck out looking!


Now here comes Aubrey Huff, lThursday’s hero, and guess what he does!

Aubrey Huff (right) is mobbed by teammates after he hits a one-out RBI single in the bottom of the 9th inning to beat the Mets.

The picture says it all!

I know why the Orioles won last night, let me begin with a stat the O’s going into last night’s game were O-and-34 now why is the 34 so special? Wild Bill Hagy, the Roar form 34! Alos because I listened to some Orioles Magic before the game so that also helped, plus my MW shirt is lucky! The O’s are 2-0 when I wear it!





Kevin Jewukilis


Kevin Youklilis was born in Cincy in 1979. Kevin has had many important achivements including Macher of Day honors multiple times, all-star first baseman, and having his nickanme echoed in Fenway Park.

Jewuk was born to a Jewish jewelry salesman, he atteneded the Cincy where broke almost every school hitting record. When the red sox drafted him in the 8th round of the draft.

As a prospect he was mentioned in Moneyabll calling the Greek God of walks. THis was the first the mainstream had head of him. In fact Billy made manny trades t oget the macher but Theo turned all of them down!

In 2006 he was part of the starting line up, then in 2007 he got better. I nfact on one occasion in the ALDS he hit a homerun and I spontainusley (sp) blerted out “YOOOOUUUUUK.”

In 2008 he was voted to his first all-star a very important achivment for any player.

This year he has been red hot and he looks like he has a chance to be Macher of the year!    




Last night I had heckuva time at the Yard.



He hit it! He hit it! Matt Wieters first home run was hit last night and I saw it and I CALLED IT!!!!!!!!

 Matt Wieters hits his first major league home run, a two-run shot against the New York Mets.

“YOU DID?!?!?!?”

Let me explain, my dad said something similar to “C’mon Matt get your first RBI tonight!” I replied “How about his first RBI and his first homerun in this at bat” And bam the

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(Tim Kurkijan called him that!)

Clobbers one out of the park! His first Hr and his first two RBI’s. After all

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So I’m not surprised, since he does bat with

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Did you know that

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He ate his

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And no doubt that helped! He was probably checking his favorite website

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“Were can you get these designs?”


“Thank you!”


Oh yeah did the mention Matt gave a curtain call!

Orioles catcher Matt Wieters tips his cap to the fans after hitting his first major league home run.



And got he free pie!


Matt Wieters gets two shaving cream pies in the face while during an interview after the Orioles' 6-4 win over the Mets. Wieters hit his first major league home run in the second inning.


Rookie catcher Matt Wieters gets two shaving cream pies in the face while giving an interview after the Orioles' 6-4 win over the Mets. Wieters hit his first major league home run in the second inning.

“Y’know if I were Matt Wieters I would go after Adam!”‘


It also just so happened that I was wearing MW shirt that I got on Sunday!


For the first time all season I got to see Koji pitch! he had a typical Koji outting: His pitch gets high quick and he comes out after 4 or 5 and then bullpen blows it!

Orioles starter Koji Uehara allowed seven hits and two runs in five innings, taking a no-decision in the Orioles' 6-4 win over the New York Mets.

“Does Dave hate Koji, it certainley seems like it!”

I don’t like pitch counts!!!!!!!!! They mess up way to many outings!



Nick Markakis had a great game, going 4 for 4! Infact this I really liked, there’s was a guy with a Greek flag!

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He was in a slump but I don’t think Nick got the memo! 


I think the Greeks are so happy they’re going to paint Zeus’ temple orange!!!!


Aubrey gave us the lead on a two-run homer onto the flagcourt!

Aubrey Huff is congratulated by teammate Nick Markakis after his two-run homer in the seventh inning broke a tie at 4.



Well, I didn’t get to litterally meet the Mets, how ever we did get to them stretch, and they were so close! I actually got to see K-Rod and he’s short!! However I was surrond by Mets Fans!


“WOW, that’s scary, mets fans all around you, almost as bad as Yankee fans!”



Overall an awesome night!




Around The MLB


I found this on mlbshop.com, they have rivalry t-shirts for some of the main rivalries.

Sox and Yanks

Pro Yanks

New York Yankees

“Yah like that’ll ever happen!”

New York Yankees

back reads: Hardware. There’s no better feeling than a ring on your finger. The YANKEES have more rings than you can shake a Sock at. 26 to be exact. Oh..one more thing, it’ll take the RED SOX 394 years just to match our current total.


“Amazing the fans know math!!!”

New York Yankees History Lesson T-Shirt by Majestic Athletic - MLB.com Shop

back reads: Since 1923 the Yankees have racked up 26 World Series trophies and the Red Sox have 7 since 1903. Hey Red Sox Nation, what are you doing for the next 235 years? It’s going to take that long just to match our current total

Pro Red Sox

 Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox

 “They followed directions!”


Boston Red Sox Mascot Chase T-Shirt by Majestic Athletic - MLB.com Shop

Cubs vs. Brew Crew

Pro Cubs

Chicago Cubs Mascot Chase T-Shirt by Majestic Athletic - MLB.com Shop

Rays vs. Yankees

Pro Rays

Tampa Bay Rays

Phils vs. Mets

Pro Phils

Philadelphia Phillies Mascot Chase T-Shirt by Majestic Athletic - MLB.com Shop

No Orioles shirts were on sale I busted out CustomInk

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I’m confident, not cocky!

“Well winning the World Series would be good!”

Texas is Messing With Us 😦

The Orioles have 3 straight games to those Rangers

“Sorry Orangebird, I made a woopsies. it’s okay other Orangebird”

in both the games the Orioles had a chance to win the game but they lost


In the first game George Sherill proved how nerve wracking he is when he gave up a homerun to Micheal Young

“Micheal not Vince! Sorry Jordan”

That gave them the victory in the ninth. Then yesterday Ian Kinsler got his macher on!

“What’s a macher? See my dad’s blog http://jewsonfirst.mlblogs.com/

He had a very impressive line, that gave them the W 

More Humor

I found these on http://www.mattwietersfacts.com/ and these are so dang funny


Matt Wieters Is So Good That Jim Palmer Stopped Talking About Himself.

2,131? How About 3,131? Wieters Laughs In The Face Of Injury.

Matt Wieters Took Batting Practice This Morning. There Were No Survivors.

When A Pitcher Plunks Matt Wieters, The Ball Is Awarded First Base For Enduring The Pain.

Chuck Norris Won’t Attend Orioles Games Because He’s Afraid Of Matt Wieters.

Matt Wieters Invented The Chicken…And The Chicken Sandwich.

Matt Wieters Signed Autographs Today For 5000 People Using 2 Fish, And 5 Loaves Of Bread

When Matt Wieters Retires, Eutaw Street Will Be Renamed For Him Because Of All The Home Runs That Land There. So Will Camden Street, Howard Street, And Pratt Street.

Matt Weiters Is Not Trying Out For The Baltimore Orioles, The Baltimore Orioles Are Trying Out For Matt Weiters.

Matt Wieters Took Batting Practice Today, And Wouldn’t Give It Back.

In The Future, MVP And HOF Selections Will Be Made By The Baseball Wieters Association Of America.

Most Ballplayers Talk About Themselves In The First Person. Rickey Henderson Talked About Himself In The Third Person. Matt Wieters Talks About Himself In The Fourth Person.

A Pitcher Shook Off Matt Wieters…Once.

In Last Season’s Finale Of Lost, Ben Didn’t Move The Island, Matt Wieters Did.

Matt Wieters caused Chuck Norris’ beard to leap off his face and run for cover.

Brian McNamee injected Roger Clemens in the tush with Matt Wieters’ saliva.

Congress convened a special session to discuss Matt Wieters awesomeness, and the next day the recession was over.

Twitter allows Matt Wieters to use as many characters as he darn well chooses.

Did you hear about the California woman who gave birth to eight children? Let’s just say Matt Wieters knew about her before you did.

Children had the option fo going to Six Flags and Disney World and seeing Matt Wieters. All choose Matt Wieters.

All fences will be 49 feet tall due to Matt Wieters, and we will still hit homeruns over them.

Matt Wieters is now responsible for the new tape measures that have 100 feet added then the previous one. 

Just because he was bored, Matt Wieters fired up his tricked-out Mayflower truck, drove to Indianapolis and brought Baltimore’s horseshoes back to town. 

 I have to say these are so funny


” Yah these are so funny!!!”



NOTICE: Up In Section 360 now has a mascot, the other Orangebird, he will now be something to keep your eye our for! 








Orioles Opening Day 2009

I think yesterday might of been the best Opening day I’ve ever attended. The O’s won 10-5, I got to boo Texeria with passion, there were more O’s fans then Yankee fans, and we got revenge for this

with this

Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon is unable to make a play on a two-run home run by Orioles shortstop Cesar Izturis in the eigth inning.

This post will be divided into 2 main subjects- fan atmosphere and the actual game


The Yard was packed. In fact it was highest attended Opening Day in O’s, this confuses me. All of the previous Opening Days were sellouts, so what up with that Doc?




For the first in it feels like forever there was more

An Orioles fan boos Severna Park native and New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira.


Yankees fans cheer for their team on Opening Day at Camden Yards.

(Total IQ for those guys over/under 80)

And I was among the many doing this

Craig Haughton boos Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira as he bats in the fifth inning.

Ever since he crossed the t’s in his name and dotted his i, myself and most of Birdland wanted to boo him so badly!!! His first at bat the boo’s were going constantly they stopped when Jeremy was in his windup and began the second Gregg caught it.

There was constantly YANKEES CUSK!!!! Chants only they were saying the actual word. Also they were playing rock and roll part two (the hey song) and guess what they were doing, clearly most O’s fans are also fans of UMD. 


Vice President Joe Biden throws out the first pitch on Opening Day at Camden Yards.


There was a delay to start the intros and the game due to rain. (Bummer Teixeira didn’t melt)

Fans scramble for cover during a downpour just before the start of Opening Day ceremonies at Camden Yards.

First the evil empire

Severna Park native and New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is introduced to a chorus of boos from Orioles fans on Opening Day.


And your Baaaaaltimorrrre Orrrioles managed by Dave Trembley

Orioles outfielder Felix Pie is introduced during pregame ceremonies at Camden Yards.

Pitcher Koji Uehara jogs through a line of Orioles flags during player introductions on Opening Day at Camden Yards.

Orioles manager Dave Trembley is introduced during pre-game festivities on Opening Day at Camden Yards.

Players are introduced before the Orioles' season opener against the New York Yankees.

Then the actual game started.

 Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie delivers the first pitch of the 2009 season to New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.

CC got off to a rough start

Yankees starter CC Sabathia allowed six runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings against the Orioles. He had five walks and no strikeouts.

(Something tells this a ball.)

B-Rob was making him mental, he gets on first then gets in the pitcher’s head and it all go’s downhill. Alos for reasons unknown Mora batted 4th. Here is one of several mound visits Jorge made

 Yankees starter CC Sabathia talks with catcher Jorge Posada during the Orioles' season opener at Camden Yards.

“My Grandma, what a big belly you have”

In first B-Rob was sent on when he should of stayed


And this occurred

The Orioles' Brian Roberts (left) is tagged out at home by Yankees catcher Jorge Posada in the first inning.

In the third, the Yankees scored one but Orioles got three runs on Adam Jones triple that brought in two

The Orioles congratulate Brian Roberts (1) after he scored in the third inning on a two-run triple by Adam Jones.

Then the O’s “I want to marry him” Man Nick Markakis flied out but Adam Jones tagged up and scored to put the O’s 3-1. Then in the 5th, the O’s scored another 3 despite the fact all of Ribbies were walks and grounders (Yay small ball! 🙂  Then in 6th Jorge Posada (who’s fielding was dreadful for the game) unleashed all of his force in the more round 108-seamed mass and sent it over the wall.

 Jeremy Guthrie watches Yankees catcher Jorge Posada round the bases after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning.

Then the Yanks handsome man Xavier Nady hit a GRD (ground ruled double)  which brought in Robinson Cano (he’s named after Jackie so you have to give him credit) making the score 6-3. Then the next inning Chris Ray came in (he should never pitch against them. He gave up A*Roid’s walkoff grand slam in ’07) (Foreshadowing right here!!) and guess what happened

 Orioles reliever Chris Ray wipes his face after giving up a 2-run homer to New York's Hideki Matsui in the seventh inning.

He gives up a two run blast. Then the Yankee fans are optimistic again which is never good then my boy (until you-know-who is up) the Salad Man (my nickname for him)


Makes a great diving stop right in the middle of the infield, throw to first Jeter beats it out but Nady underestimated the Salad Man. He ran towards home and was doomed he didn’t even attempted to play pickle

and just stood there and waited for Melvin or Greg (I forgot who) to tag him. Then the signature moment the reverse Jeffery Maier homer.

 Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon can't haul in an eighth-inning home run off the bat of Cesar Izturis.

(different angle)

Cesar Izturis rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the eighth inning.

If the O’s were at NYS after that hit you could most likely here a (commemorative first game) pin drop. That alos brought in Gregg Zaun.

Gregg Zaun (left) celebrates with Cesar Izturis after Izturis' two-run home run in the eighth inning.

I have to say Zaun had a good game he was getting good quality hard swings. I half jokingly suggested to Ztaknek that if he keeps hitting like that then when Wieters is called up he’ll DH most of the time. I did suggest in my post Orioles Spring Training III that they should DH him.

 Also everybody in the bullpen not named Rivera is horrible espicaly the Coke guy (Ztaknek’s Opening Day post is going to make jokes about his name)

 Then the Brim Reaper (the ‘tron was doing a movie and there was a logo that said that) came in to close the door. He did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Then it was party time!!!

Luke Scott (left) congratulates Orioles closer George Sherrill after the Orioles' 10-5 win over the New York Yankees on Opening Day. Sherrill allowed no runs and no hits in the ninth, preserving the win for the O's.

“Nice save” “Hey Luke aren’t you glad the O’s got rid of Bedard and Tejada and got us?” “Yes!”

Orioles first base coach John Shelby congratulates center fielder Adam Jones after the O's 10-5 win over the Yankees. Jones was 3-for-3 with three runs, two RBIs and a triple.

“Way ta go son!”

Overall it was quite fun and I wish the crowds for these games were always so excited into the game.