Debut is a dud

The Baltimore Sun

Opening Day 2008 in Baltimore started so well. The persistent rain let up in time for the fans to give an enthusiastic welcome to the new-look Orioles, saving one of their loudest pre-game greetings for new center fielder Adam Jones, who described his reception and run down the orange carpet as bone-chilling.

Then, three of the most prominent holdovers got the home team off to a promising start, with Kevin Millar smacking a first-inning double through the damp air, driving in Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis.

Rays@Orioles Tomorrow, 7:05 p.m., MASN2, 105.7 FM Starters: Matt Garza (5-7, 3.69 in 2007) vs. Daniel Cabrera (9-18, 5.55 in 2007)

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