In 2013, Chris Tillman finally fulfilled the promise the Baltimore Orioles believed he had. Tillman rewarded the Orioles’ patience by winning 16 games and becoming an All-Star.
The Home Run Derby news conference was about to begin and Chris Davis’ chair on the dais was empty. This season’s biggest slugger was missing.
Dan Levy, National Writer for BleacherReport.com, joined Zinno on “Last Call” to discuss the MLB All-Star game and the voting of the players.
I don’t think the All-Star game should determine the home team in the World Series, I do think baseball’s All-Star game is the best of all sports. The Orioles have had their share of great moments in the mid-summer classic.
The 84th MLB All-Star Game kicks off at 7:30 pm this evening. The game will showcase the league’s brightest young stars and accomplished and seasoned veterans in a spectacle that has gone from exhibition to “importance.”
How could anyone not be thrilled with the Orioles at the All-Star break? They are 45-40, just the 2nd time this century they’ve been over .500 going into the break. If the season, ended today, they’d be in the playoffs.
The Orioles will have three representatives in the 2012 All-star game in Kansas City. This will mark the first time since 2005 that the O’s will have more than one representative in the midsummer classic.
The baseball season is reaching the mid-point, and if you’ve been around town in the past few weeks you’ve probably noticed a lot of people wearing orange. That’s because the Orioles are the surprise team in Major League Baseball.