"Getting to come out of the dugout and seeing the Orioles take BP [on Friday], it was awesome," Kolarek said. "I was saying this to my parents and my friends, everything leading up to the game, that's the part that doesn't seem real. Walking around town and going to the stadium, being in the locker room. But once the game starts, it's kind of funny because that's when it starts to feel normal. I'm able to kind of separate the two. Even the other night in Pittsburgh, I felt like when I was on the mound in a game situation, that's when I felt relaxed and ready to go compared to having all the outside things that just add to the spectacle of it."