The Athletics have some incentive for an AL victory in the All-Star game; since 2003, the winner’s league gets to start the World Series at home, and 23 of the last 28 titles were won by teams scheduled to host four of a possible seven games.
The 1st place Orioles once again are well represented at the All-Star game with the league high 3 players getting the bid to go in 2014.
At this time last week, I was writing about the Baltimore Orioles losing three of four games to the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards and how the 11-game home stand was not going as planned.
The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game.
An Orioles fan, Rex also talked about the birds, commenting on the 3-5 loss they took against the Yankees this past Friday. “That one was tough to swallow. All the injuries obviously, with Matt Wieters going through what he’s going through it’s tough right now, but at least we’re winning. I can at least camp on that right now.”
Buck Showalter joined Ed and Steve to talk about Wieters and the Orioles.
With the recent announcement that Matt Wieters’ elbow would require surgery, we thought back on some other memorable injuries that the Orioles have had to deal with and fans can’t forget.
Mel Antonen joined Vinny and Rob to talk Matt Wieters and other Orioles baseball topics.
Brittany Ghiroli joined Ed and Steve to talk about Matt Wieters season ending surgery.
Yoni Rosenblatt joined Ed and Steve to talk about Matt Wieters season ending surgery.
Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will have season-ending surgery on his right elbow Tuesday.
Last year, the Orioles had 5 guys make the All-Star team: Jones, Wieters, Machado, Hardy, Tillman. That seems unlikely this year.