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Opening Day spark Caleb Joseph casts Orioles as underdogs in his image after walk-off win

Opening Day spark Caleb Joseph casts Orioles as underdogs in his image after walk-off win

On the eve of his second Opening Day start, in his fourth full season with the Orioles and his 10th full season in the organization, catcher Caleb Joseph stopped just short of ascribing too much meaning to what transpired Thursday.

But he came close, saying the assignment was almost "the accumulation of your whole career," one that has been defined by roadblocks and full of slights.

On a team full of stars who begin the 2018 season knowing it could be their last in Baltimore, one that the longtime catcher said is full of players that have something to prove, it's Joseph who might best embody what this edition of the Orioles strive for.