So what does everyone think of Chris Ray's entrance music? "Sweet Dreams" by Marilyn Manson. Creepy, yes, and not exactly a song that's going to get the house rocking. I was hoping for something a little more up-tempo. Maybe you disagree.
Here's an idea from Dean: "When he starts to come in from the bullpen, everyone should stand and start shaking our keys. We did it tonight. It symbolizes that it's over, go start the cars. Spread the word."
You got it.
With my luck, my keys would fly out of my hand and land 12 rows in front of me. And then my car wouldn't start.
I'm still waiting to find out which player replaces David Newhan today. I'm told the club prefers an outfielder on the 40-man roster, and Val Majewski is receiving strong consideration. It's not like he's tearing up the International League, but I don't see him playing much anyway. I also hear that Ed Rogers, who did some experimenting in the outfield in spring training, isn't in the mix.
Don't look for Adam Loewen to join the Orioles if/when Tim Byrdak goes on the disabled list. The left-hander still hasn't shown enough consistency to warrant a promotion. You have a better chance of seeing Scott Rice. And don't forget, Eric DuBose cleared waivers and was outrighted to Double-A Bowie.
No, it's not a good situation for a team that needs a late-inning, situational lefty. I'd take Buddy Groom right now.
Any chance the Orioles stick it out with someone like Majewski until May 1 and then resign B.J. Surhoff?
I'll close this morning by putting in my two cents on the NHL's Rookie of the Year voting: It has to be Alexander Ovechkin over Sidney Crosby.