Better than nothing. I assume then minors will play too.If minors don't play this season, it's a killer for the Orioles' rebuilding efforts. They'll lose 2 yrs. at least, as players are set back in their development.
It's a long ass article, so buckle up. Definitely worth the read.
Gary Majewski, relief pitcher: “The majority of the team came from Montreal, and it was like, we have no fans. Then all of the sudden, it’s pretty much packed and these fans are actually pulling for you.”
Ryan Church: “There were days where you’d hit a home run or something, you’d come back to the dugout and look up in the stands and everybody’s jumping. The whole thing is moving. It was like, ‘Holy crap—this is crazy!’ ”
Jim Bowden, Nationals general manager: “We had our first draft in June. The whole idea there was we wanted to get the face of the franchise. We had the fourth pick, and we thought, ‘How can we get a local kid? Who can be that guy to represent what we wanted Washington to be represented by baseball-wise and in the community?’ And Ryan Zimmerman fit all of that.”
Ryan Zimmerman, third baseman: “I was in my parents’ house in Sandbridge, Virginia. The draft wasn’t televised like it is now—you basically kind of listened to it on a computer. I was not very highly recruited out of high school. I have the September birthday, but my parents used it the other way: to get me to school quicker so they could get me out of the house. So physically, I was a year behind everyone else. It was sort of a surreal moment. Growing up in the Virginia Beach area, going to the University of Virginia, and then getting drafted by the closest team possible to where I grew up, it was ideal.”
Terrible to see the fans there boo the president and some yelled "lock him up".... just shameful and embarrassing for the team and their players...
Couldn't stand Bill Clinton -- guy's one of the most shameful embarrassments and disgraces to the country during my lifetime. But nothing would motivate me to get up in my seat and lose my mind if I saw him at a game. Most people who pull that sh!t just want to show off because they love the sound of their own voice.
The first game after the 34 year delay in 2005 at RFK was great. Bush seemed to get a warm response as I recall.
I'm reminded of the pitcher we had who hurt his arm pitching in a commercial. Forgot who it was.
Roch heard, and obliged: We’ll never know just how good Bergesen could have been if he hadn’t strained his right shoulder capsule during the filming of an Orioles commercial in December 2009. Bergesen was throwing off a mound for the first time in the indoor batting cage at Camden Yards.
We haven't been impacted much by the shutdown, thankfully. We're well, except for what age does. My knees bother me occasionally; my wife's hip bothers her sometimes. I find myself having to pull myself up, but that was happening before this thing came along.
There is tape on the floor at Dollar Tree marking off 6 feet, but otherwise, most of the places we go are running semi-normally. We went and picked up a pizza last night.
I do think we're likely to see less impact than some are anticipating, and I am concerned about the economy. it can't stay like this indefinitely. However, I am glad to see our leaders practicing federalism for a change. The conditions in Maryland are different from those in Ohio, New York, California, Louisiana, or Washington. They need different approaches. And DC is making sure everybody has what they need.
I'd like to get the country back to somewhat normal soon. Open where possible, closed where necessary.