With so many of the game's top arms stumping for a chance to show that to the world in this year's All-Star Home Run Derby in San Diego, the movement to include them in that showcase of sluggers hasn't exactly swept through the Orioles clubhouse.
Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and center fielder Adam Jones, the Orioles' two representatives who played in the All-Star Game on Tuesday at Target Field in Minneapolis, had similar results in each of their two at-bats during the annual event.
There's a distinct dichotomy that surrounds Orioles center fielder Adam Jones in Baltimore. He is the club's most consistent performer and surely one of its most ardent community ambassadors. And yet he also receives the most criticism from fans for his play.