Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Fernando Valenzuela, 1993 Leaf #472

Adam Jones and the rest of Team USA had a rough debut at the World Baseball Classic last night, falling to Team Mexico by a 5-2 score. Nobody on the American side did much hitting against Yovani Gallardo and the Mexican bullpen, all of whom are being coached by former Oriole Fernando Valenzuela. Jones went 0-for-3 with a walk in his first-ever WBC game. Fortunately, the U.S. has an immediate shot at redemption, as they face Team Italy (featuring ex-O's farmhand Mike Costanzo) at 9:00 this evening.

1 comment:

Mariner1 said...

Fernando did a lot of bouncing around towards the end his career. I totally forgot that he had a stop in Charm City. I still think of him as a Dodger and team Mexico but not some of the other places he landed.