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Orioles Spring Training II

I’m back for more observations and stuff on the Orioles.

B-Rob’s New Contract

I can happpily say that the B-Rob is not leaving the Orioles any time soon. He signed a new 4 year deal with 10 mil per year. Brian Roberts is my favorite active player. He is the kind of guy you would build a team around. he hustles, fields well and is a base stealer. He also has vetarn expirence. I was concerned that he wasn’t going to be an Oriole when my dad and I were going to go Wrigley. Over the summer as a present my dad and I went Wrigley to see the Orioles and da Cubbies. If we were to be at Wrigley and B-rob in a cub uni that would be interesting indeed.

I have a couple reasons why he is my favorite player. I went to Spring Training one year in the 2000’s (McGwire was there.) and Brian signed my ball. This was before he was known well. Then when he was actually playing for the Orioles I liked the number 1 (BTW my lucky number is 11) on his jersey. And he always hustles and that other stuff I mentioned in the previous paragraph.


brianroberts.jpg“The Orioles Have Ryan Freel ?” 

 

The haven’t been paying a lot of atttention in spring training stuff. I was on the Orioles homepage and thye have a list of articles flashing and one was something like Ryan Freel Provides Veteran Bench Expirence and I thought to myself  “The Orioles Have Ryan Freel?” I then checked the depth chart and there were some guys who I had an “Oh Yeah ” reaction for. In fact Earl Weaver himself dissed Spring Training “No one’s gonna give a da** in July if you lost a game in March.”

 


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Orioles Spring Training

This marks my first entry with the topic of spring training. I have several topics which I want to discuss.

Koji Uehara (上原 浩治)

Koji Uehara will gives the Orioles many benefits. I’m not just talking about being a solid #2 starter. I saw this on ABC 2. At spring training there was more Japanese media then the there were guys like Spencer Fordin. Then the lightbulb went on: Japanese fans are awesome in the business perspective. First of all there will be higher attendence and the O’s better get those Uehara jerseys and t-shirts because they will be selling like hot cakes. Also I will keep my eye out for signs like: 幸次上原はすごいです!!!! Which I think says Koji Uehara is awesome!!! The fact that Orioles have a Japanese guy is important. I think that if you have a guy like that then you’ve reached a level. it make you feel like a big time team if you can get your hands on a guy like that.

 

01KojiUehara.jpgMore Nice Unis

I noticed this after looking at the pictures form spring training the new BP unis look nice. They added a little white trim. And names on the back on the uniforms and they ahve a road BP uni which they also can wear as a road alternate. However if they’re going to do that take out the part around the armpit area and make it black and for the hat how about the cursive B rather then the O’s.  And they both pop. The before and after pics.

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Matt Wieters

I would love to check this guy out. However I’m not going to Norfolk. The comparison which I’ve heard are hitting wise Mark Texeira (hope his personality isn’t like them) and as a catcher I’ve heard Piazza. In the words of N.J.B. Adam Sandler “Not to Shabby.” This guy could be our Evan Longoria. And when gets called up there will be a Matt Wieters T-shirt tuesday. (OBTW T-shirt tuesday is a promo to give out young guys t-shirts. Last year there was Adam Jones, Luke Scott ect., ect.,)

pic credits

all jerseys:  http://www.sportslogos.net/team.php?id=52

Koli Uehara: I forgot 😦