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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Adam Jones, 2011 Bowman #79
The Orioles notched their first-ever win in Houston last night, and Adam Jones had a lot to do with it. Sure, he went 0-for-4 at the plate, but he made an excellent pair of running catches in center field to end the second and eighth innings. I can't imagine how hard it is to judge deep fly balls, especially when having to account for that goofy hill in front of the center field fence at Minute Maid Park. A few days ago we learned that Adam is an early leader in All-Star balloting, and he's close to last year's career-best pace with a .307 average, .512 slugging percentage, 17 doubles, and 11 home runs. He's even 9-of-9 on stolen bases to boot. If Dr. Jones makes his third career Midsummer Classic, you won't hear me complain.
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.