Taking a breather
Like the Orioles, I pretty much had the day off today, though I did read every post and e-mail that came my way in spite of the holiday. I guess that's why they call it Labor Day.
I know one guy who labored hard today, so I thought I'd give him a plug. Jeff Zrebiec continues to grind it out every day at the ballpark to keep you informed, and even on the offday he cranked out a big story about Brian Roberts. You'll be interested in some of BRob's observations on the future of the team, his leadership role and his obligation to live up to his big contract.
Roberts is not a controversial guy, but he isn't afraid to stand up to the people who have criticized his effort this year. And he isn't afraid to stand up for manager Dave Trembley, which will probably get him some more criticism.
If you haven't read Jeff's article yet, you can do that right here.