Which Oriole most deserves to be a 2009 All-Star?
The Boston Red Sox have left town. I saw the bandwagon lights heading up I-95.
We can joke all we want, but even after that incredible comeback Tuesday, the Orioles are just 1-6 against the Red Sox this season. And so it goes in this Groundhog’s Day at Camden Yards.
At least I can try to serve you a little spirit-lifter today.
Let’s talk about the Orioles who have played well this first half.
On Sunday, the All-Star rosters will be announced. The Orioles will get one representative, like they have in seven of the last eight years. It likely will be either center fielder Adam Jones or closer George Sherrill.
Both are fine choices – despite Sherrill’s rough outing Wednesday. Don’t forget the guy had only allowed one run in his past 21 innings before his Red Sox meltdown.
Given how tough it is to juggle All-Star rosters, outfield and the pitching staff are logical spots that need to be filled. So that’s probably where Tampa’s Joe Maddon will go.
But is that who you would select? What about setup man Jim Johnson or DH Luke Scott or right fielder Nick Markakis?
Remember, this is regardless of position. Choose the Oriole who is most deserving.
Daily Think Special: Which Oriole most deserves to be an All-Star?