Another day, another workout. And yes, another blog entry. I'm starving and it's only 9:30 a.m. as I begin typing. I couldn't talk anyone into making a Waffle House run with me, so here I am. And not that you care, but the right side of my face is peeling, including my ear. Now that's an attractive look. Maybe they could re-shoot my blog photo. I really need to keep track of the sun and even out the burn. Or wear sun screen. Or spend more time in the dugout. Better yet, the Waffle House.
Rumor has it the Knicks are petitioning the NBA for permission to use two balls on each possession. That way, Stephon Marbury and Steve Francis won't have to share.
The Knicks are in last place, proving once more that Isiah Thomas has the magic touch. He did wonders with the Raptors and the CBA. I believe he also had a summer internship at Enron.
A fan on orioleshangout.com brought up the idea of minor league outfielder Val Majewski playing first base, a move that would make sense, given his shoulder surgery (Val's, not the fan's), the number of outfield prospects in the organization and the lack of first base prospects. Another fan did some research and found that Majewski played first base in high school, and his first two years at Rutgers University, which increased the debate.
You'd think these guys were in camp (and if they were, maybe they could have covered for me while I snuck over to the Waffle House. Or double-covered, like the hash browns. But I digress...)
Majewski began taking ground balls at first base yesterday and will continue to do so today. "Any extra position, any place they can see me, that wouldn't hurt," he said. "I'll do whatever I can to get the most looks. And I'm sure a few days taking grounders, and everything will come back to me."
Majewski, who missed the 2005 season after reinjuring the shoulder in spring training, has no objections to changing positions if that's what the Orioles want. "What am I going to say? 'No, I'm an outfielder.' I'll play wherever they want me. I'll play third base if that's what they want."
I believe that position is already taken.
I'll hunt down a team official, or wait for manager Sam Perlozzo after the workout, and see if there's already a plan in place regarding Majewski. Is he changing positions? Could he be the starting first baseman at Triple-A Ottawa? Could he run over to the Waffle House and bring me back something? Stay tuned.