Orioles: Needling Wieters
Don't get excited. This isn't a steroid entry. Just an anecdote that was left on the cutting room floor when Jeff Zrebiec did his big feature story on Matt Wieters for this past Sunday. First baseman Aubrey Huff told Jeff about the time his sister commented that Wieters looked hot on the cover of Baseball America.
"I told him how my sister thought he was really good looking on the Baseball America [cover],'' Huff said. "And I said, ‘yeah, he’s good looking because he’s not smiling. You should see his teeth.’ I said, 'good thing the big leagues has a free dental plan.'
"He took that pretty well. When young guys take that well, you know you’re going to like him. He takes all that ribbing well. He keeps his mouth shut, he does his work, he works really hard. You got to love guys like that. Not only is he a big talent, but he’s a good kid. To be able to handle stuff like that, it shows that he has a strong head on his shoulders."
Wieters obviously wasn't too offended. He autographed that edition of Baseball America for Huff's sister.