Archive for June 13th, 2010

Glimmers of Hope

So much has happened in the past couple of week, it’s been hard to keep up. The O’s lost what was their 10th straight, polishing that worst record in baseball, Manager Dave Trembley was fired, third base coach Juan Samuel assumed the interim manager position, Brian Roberts had more setbacks (no pun intended). In effect, not a lot of positives.

But the O’s optimist in me recognized a few things this past week which offer small glimmers of hope. Let’s look at a couple of performances that caught my eye, starting with the audition of Jake Arrieta–one of the touted arms of the Orioles farm system.

Interestingly, Arrieta arrived with meager anticipation when compared to the auditions of Brian Matusz and Chris Tillman last year. Perhaps it was a lack of expectation knowing he was facing the Yankees. Or maybe it was the burden of a lost season (in May!) taking it’s toll on any positive thinking. But by the end of the night, it was one of the most encouraging signs in a long time.

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