Roar from 34's blog
April 19, 2014
A Red Sox fan saw his young son walking home from the bus stop after school and noticed that he looked upset. He greeted the boy at the door to find out what was the matter.
"Did something bad happen at school today?" the man asked.
"Yes," his son replied.
"Well, what is it?" the father asked.
"This," the boy said as tears rolled down his cheecks and fell on his David Ortiz jersey. He held up a paper marked with a big red F at the top. "I failed a test. My life is over."
April 17, 2014
The closer's role carries a mystique. Granted, part of that is due to theatrics, the type of aura cultivated by ancillary factors like entrance music and mound mannerisms. Turn off the music and tone down the movements, however, and there's still a belief among baseball men that not just anyone can close.
Go ahead and Google these two words: closer demoted.
Here's a sampling of what you'll find, starting with former Orioles closer Jim Johnson:
April 15, 2014
For review: .340/.393/.575.
That's Matt Wieters' career slash line against the Tampa Bay Rays. In other words, he's a Rays killer.
April 9, 2014
Beating the Yankees is sweet. Tuesday's game was particularly so for me as it came during a glorious stretch of daytime baseball.
April 6, 2014
Jim Hunter made the point during Sunday's Orioles radio broadcast that a four-game losing streak wouldn't matter as much were it later in the year; however, because the O's lost four straight during the season's first week, there has been particular concern among fans. He's right, at least for me.