Players not on the roster June 28 are eligible tonight. That's why Miguel Tejada is the shortstop after coming off the disabled list today. The Orioles could have called up a player from the minors and plugged him into the lineup.
Also, as many of you know, if Alex Rodriguez homers, it will be the 493rd of his career. And the last one he hit, in Kansas City, would become No. 500.
Is a fan holding that ball?
Why is this game starting at 7:05 p.m. instead of earlier?
The Orioles are receiving lots of inquiries about their young minor league talent, which shows how much the farm system has improved.
It also shows that there isn't a whole lot of interest in the major league guys who are available.