Jonathan Schoop joined Scott Garceau and Jeremy Conn ahead of the All-Star Break. Schoop is the only Orioles player on the All-Star team this year. This is the second baseman’s first All-Star selection of his career.
Schoop said, “Very excited. I know my family is really happy for me to achieve that goal. I didn’t know what to do I was so happy.”READ MORE: Vacant Building Partially Collapses In Baltimore
Even though the Orioles have been experiencing a slump, Schoop is currently enjoying his best major league season, leading the Orioles with 52 RBIs and most home runs at 17.READ MORE: Naval Academy Midshipman Injured In Small Plane Crash In Easton
One of the things that fans love most about Schoop is that he always has a smile on his face. He said, “We’re going through a rough time right now, but we’re smiling. I’m from Curaçao, they didn’t expect me to be in the big leagues. Every day I go to the ballpark…I’m living the dream. I’m just having fun and glad to be out there. Every time I see my name in the lineup it makes me feel like a kid again.”
Schoop is looking forward to the four-game series in Minnesota this week.MORE NEWS: Unemployed Workers Union File Class Action Lawsuit To Prevent End Of Federal Benefits