Walker's fine in the rear-view
Have to admit I'm a little surprised that Jamie Walker got off with just a fine after his angry comments about umpire Angel Hernandez, but maybe there's some justice in the baseball world after all.
Walker shouldn't have said what he said, but he probably had a right to be angry. Don't know if MLB's director of discipline Bob Watson (that's not really his exact title) took a look at the video and decided that the balk call was incorrect, but it's fair to wonder considering how sensitive baseball is about references to gambling. I thought Walker might sit for a week.
That's a break for the Orioles, who will need every good arm they can get during the five-game road swing that begins in Toronto tonight. Jamie's pocket will be a little lighter even if he goes through the appeal process, but I doubt he'll complain much about that. He's a standup guy. Maybe he can convince MLB to let him send the fine money to one of his favorite veterans charities.