Just a couple of years ago, Brad Brach never thought this could happen. He arrived in Baltimore from the San Diego Padres as a 27-year-old former 42nd-round draft pick with just over 100 major league innings to his name.
The past 2 1/2 years with the Orioles have sparked Brach's renaissance. On Tuesday, he will return to Petco Park in San Diego as an All-Star, and part of him still can't believe it.
"I don't think it's hit me yet," Brach said the week the All-Stars were announced. "I've had a couple days to think about it, but we've still got a few games ahead here. But I think after Sunday is when it'll all kind of kick in."
Brach, now 30, posted a...