Orioles Card "O" the Day

An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Manny Alexander, 1996 Upper Deck #11

Ugh, the Mets. The Orioles just got swept in one of those dopey two-game interleague series in Citi Field, as they couldn't muster much offense against 2014 NL Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom and 2015 competitive eating champion Bartolo Colon. That's eight straight losses for the O's against the Mets, dating back to 2009. How long has it been since the Birds beat the guys from Flushing? Back then, the Orioles had ten different guys who made at least eight starts. Rich Hill, Koji Uehara, Mark Hendrickson, and Adam Eaton were in that pile of arms. (Remember: it could ALWAYS be worse, and it has been.)

What I don't understand is why the Mets keep picking on Baltimore. Through the years, the O's have been very kind to them. We traded them Jorge Julio, John Maine, Mike DeJean, John Bale, Mike Bordick (age 35), Armando Benitez, Manny Alexander, Damon Buford, Alex Ochoa, David Segui, AND Marv Throneberry...

Oh. Suddenly it makes sense. But hey, John Maine was pretty solid in 2007, wasn't he?

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