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April 27, 2010

Q&A with Garrett Atkins at ESPN Zone tomorrow

ESPN Zone will host its first Orioles Q&A of the season -- with first baseman Garrett Atkins -- from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

At the event, which is free to attend, Atkins, who spent his first seven major league seasons with the Colorado Rockies, will answer questions from fans about switching from third base to first and what it's like to play alongside the Orioles' young players.

The Q&A will be followed by an autograph signing. Fans can also win tickets to a coming game. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Other Orioles Q&As at ESPN Zone are scheduled for May 17, June 23, July 22, Aug. 4, Aug. 18 and Sept. 15.

Posted by Steve Gould at 6:28 PM | | Comments (2)


This is too cruel. They should find a replacement instead of humiliating the guy like this. Signing him was a mistake, but this is just not right.

Actually, I hear that Rhyne Hughes is being sent to answer questions in place of Atkins.

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A Baltimore native, Dan Connolly has been covering sports for 14 years, and baseball and the Orioles for 10 seasons, including the past six with The Sun. His first year covering baseball on a daily basis was Cal Ripken Jr.'s final season as a player. It's believed that is just a coincidence.

Steve Gould is an assistant sports editor for The Sun, overseeing Orioles coverage. The Columbia native joined The Sun as a sports copy editor in 2006 after graduating from the University of Maryland.

Peter Schmuck has been covering baseball for a lot longer than Steve Gould has been on this earth. He is now a general sports columnist, but has been a beat writer covering three major league teams (the Dodgers, Angels and Orioles) and also spent a decade as the Sun's national baseball writer. If you want more of his insight on the Orioles and other sports issues, check out his personal blog -- The Schmuck Stops Here.

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