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March 2, 2011

O's: Road trip

Heading out in a few minutes on the first real road trip of the spring. I realize the Orioles' opened the Grapefruit League season on the road, but Bradenton doesn't count since you could ride a bike there from Ed Smith Stadium.

We're going to Bright House Field in Clearwater to watch Chris Tillman make his first spring start against the Phillies, and you're not going to see us big-timing the road trip like most of the starting Orioles players. Both me and Jeff Zrebiec will be there to bring you all the info and action.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 8:39 AM | | Comments (9)
Categories: Just baseball


"me" and Jeff Zriebec will be there? Come on, Peter, where is your grammar?

@Jim - your comment on Pete's poor grammer brought to mind childhood memories of watching the MLB game of the week on NBC, with Dizzy Dean doing color commentary. And with Dizzy, it really was colorful commentary, lots of regional flavor and malapropisms. Dizzy used to get mail from elementary school teachers begging him to clean up his speech-ifying. I don't know whether he made an effort or not, but if so it was not evident. His delivery was always delightful to me.

With Pete, you don't have an Ozark upbringing or delightful regional dialect to savor, but the poor grammer and Jim's schoolmarm-like scolding brought back happy memories of Dizzy Dean for me, so thanks to you both.

Tom, I loved Dizzy Dean too, malapropisms and all. Especially when the game got boring and he started singing "The Wabash Cannonball!"

The difference is, Dean was an uneducated country boy. Presumably Peter has an education in journalism.

Should "Journalism" be renamed "English Assembly"?

Some of you fellas should start a "Grammer Police" blog.

You could take clippings from blogs from all over the internet and correct the grammer and spelling and everything to you're heart's desire.

Their's probably a future in that, so get started quick!

Grammer Police blog? Me and the boys shall do so!

While everyone is talking about Kelsey Grammer starring as the depressed policeman in the hit show, "Blue Blue," everyone is missing the point of the other side of having Ed Smith Stadium named after, uh, I forget, as the Orioles' new spring home. The Orioles not only have a spanking new complex as good as most in the majors, but their travel distance is under an hour for a half dozen teams rather than 90 minutes to their closest one as with Ft. Lauderdale. That's a major plus.


I thought Ed Smith Stadium was named after Edward James Olmos.

Bright House Field is one of the best in Florida. Enjoy.... the Original Hooters is just down the Road but Wing House is better :)

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