The Baltimore Ravens took the field yesterday for their first practice. The NFL is now the focus of most sports fans in Baltimore. So I know most of you aren’t paying attention but JJ Hardy is continuing to have a hell of a season for the perpetually crummy Baltimore Orioles. Two more home runs last night. 18 on the season. If he can stay healthy (which has been a concern in the past) it looks like the Orioles were shrewd to sign him. Now if only Buck Showalter can find a few more of those nuggets he likes to talk about. One things for sure, there aren’t a lot of them on this roster.
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 19: J.J. Hardy #2 of the Baltimore Orioles is greeted in the dugout after scoring against the Washington Nationals in the fifth inning at Nationals Park on June 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Baltimore Orioles won, 7-4.(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)