So, this headline would be more amusing if Pie had been traded to Toronto. Sadly, he was not. However, Pie will now be locking down left field for the Baltimore Orioles. A great defensive outfielder, along with Jones and Markakis, the O’s will have a strong outfield to grab all of those line drives that batters will be hitting off their horrible pitching.
I admire and respect the history of the Orioles, loved Ripken and Murray as a baseball fan growing up and still have the goal of making it to Camden to catch a game asap. I will be keeping tabs on Pie throughout the season in a new section called ‘Still Have to Pie’ for two reasons. 1) I’m a big fan and still see amazing potential. I’ll be curious to see how his career comes about in Baltimore. 2) There aren’t enough bloggers in this community to cover it all. Seriously, I clicked on the team tag on the MLBlog home page and while some bloggers with sites dedicated to other teams have posted articles about the O’s and are listed there, there are very few Orioles sites. I’m not sure why that is. I counted about eight of them and only a few of those had anything added to the pages since last Spring or Summer. There’s one that I liked a lot that was something about ‘the tough life of an orioles fan’ or something like that (I’ll get the title asap and link to it here for you to check out…it’s really a great read).
Ok, I just got distracted by watching Fallon on Leno. Looking forward to checking out his new late night talk show. Anyway…my point is, Pie is gone, I look forward to seeing how he does in Baltimore and will keep a section of Prose and Ivy dedicated to checking in on his career there and there should be more Orioles blogs in the MLBlogs community. Simple observation and opinion. If anyone knows of one I may have missed, let me know here and I’ll check them out.
Note to self: stop blogging at midnight and if the best headline you can come up with is ‘I Have to Pie’, just go to bed.