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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Adam Jones, 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen #85
My boss and I have a running joke about my status as a good-luck charm for the 2012 Orioles. He keeps urging me to go to every game, even when they're on the road. When I mentioned that I was actually attending tonight's game, he said that he wouldn't even have to watch on TV, because he already knew it was a win. He's certainly got more confidence than I do. I wasn't expecting the O's to knock Cy Young Award hopeful Chris Sale out of the game after four innings, and I didn't anticipate Chris Tillman and Brian Matusz collaborating on a two-hit shutout of the powerful White Sox. What's more, neither hit left the infield. The castoff tag team of Nate McLouth and Lew Ford were at it again; McLouth had three hits and a stolen base, and Ford hit another home run. Adam Jones got in on the fun, pushing a ball over the right field scoreboard to snap a 110-at-bat homerless streak. It was Adam's long-awaited 100th career home run, and his 25th of the season to tie a career high. Orioles 6, White Sox 0. My record at Oriole Park is 9-4, and the Birds' record is 71-57. They're 14 games above .500 for the first time in 7 years. If I'm dreaming, don't wake me.
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.