Adam Jones swung at the first pitch he saw on Sunday and the ball was never seen again. His solo homer to left might still be up there. It was last spotted sailing over the party area and then the palm trees and whatever else is outside of Ed Smith Stadium on that side of the property.
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon obviously didn’t enjoy the ride, but Orioles starter Wade Miley clearly was impressed.
“He absolutely nuked that ball,’’ Miley said.
Of course, the obvious question was whether the wind was blowing out in that direction, and it was not, but the ball did seem to be carrying well in all directions on a cloudless, 74-degree afternoon....