At first glance, Orioles reliever Darren O’Day is just another fortunate jock who played top-shelf college baseball, married the beautiful blond, cruised to the majors and is now a millionaire.
Get to know O’Day, though, and the clichés spin away like the submariner’s slider to a befuddled batter.
That blessed right arm?
He swings it around to the plate at about knee-level, prompting ribbing from teammates that he’s a glorified softball pitcher. Throughout his career, his fastball has averaged just 86 mph.
That collegiate baseball career?
He went to the University of Florida on an academic scholarship and was cut from the baseball team as a...