An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Adam Jones, 2011 Topps Chrome #83
I'm running out of ways to describe the surreal delightfulness of the 2012 Orioles. Banished to the minors after getting creamed one time too many, Zach Britton makes a handful of underwhelming starts, gets tabbed for a Saturday night start against powerful Tigers team, and tosses seven shutout innings. Chris Davis breaks a scoreless stalemate with a three-run homer in the top of the eighth. Jim Johnson continues a strong season with a 1-2-3 ninth for his 36th save, slamming the door on yet another one-run win. Today, Wei-Yin Chen is bombarded in a five-run first inning, and the O's immediately strike back with four in their next at-bat, sparked by another Davis homer. In the fourth inning, the club finishes their comeback with a two-out, three-run rally, courtesy of a triple by Nate McLouth (inexplicably batting third in the order) and a single by Adam Jones. The Birds are clinging to their 7-5 lead in the middle of the sixth now, with Chen having salvaged his day by blanking Detroit after their opening outburst. Buckle up, folks. The Orioles might just be winning a road series against one of their chief rivals for a Wild Card slot.
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.