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Something Old, Something New…

Posted By Ron Burr On May 13 2010 @ 3:28 pm In Baltimore Orioles | 1 Comment

I probably should have gotten back to work after the last post, since my lunch break was over.  But I had the game on ESPN’s GameCast, and so I flipped over after I finished my sandwich.

When Corey Patterson homered to make it a 5-2 Seattle Mariners lead, I smiled.  It was nice to see him contributing immediately, and it made the game look a little more respectable.  When Adam Jones struck out but still got on due to a wild pitch, I realized that I was not going to be getting to work again for a few minutes.

After Nick Markakis’ single, I thought that there was an outside chance that this game could get interesting.  After Miguel Tejada somehow beat out the potential double play, I thought that the baseball gods were having some fun with a game that was otherwise not going to garner a whole lot of national attention other than an update on the crawl at the bottom of the screen during SportsCenter.

I knew they were going to pitch around Ty Wigginton.  Luke Scott was up next.  Even Ray Miller would have known to pitch around Wigginton right now.  And even though I knew it was an instant jinx that was guaranteed to anger the gods, I thought to myself that 6-5 would look really nice right about then.

And then it happened.

OPPOSITE FIELD for that matter.

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And he did

I thought about starting another blog post right then and there, but decided to drop a quick comment on my current post.  When Alfredo Simon came in and pulled a Don Stanhouse impression, I started to think that I HAD angered the gods and they were going to yank this one right back from us.  But they didn’t, and I can only assume that Scott got the shaving cream towel in the face during the post game interview.

For all the Luke Scott bashing I have done these last few weeks, I really do like him as a person and a player.  He is a stand up guy, and I have never heard of him making a scene on the field or in the clubhouse.

Of course, there are other reasons you don't want to get on his bad side...

I would love for him to go on one of his tears where he hits everything within a rural zip code of the strike zone hard.  I just didn’t see it happening any time soon.  May I be wrong like that another 1000 times this month, and every month thereafter.

I still want Hank Blalock, though.

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