Garabez Rosa of the Bowie Baysox was named Eastern League MVP this week! Congrats, Garabez!!
Alec Asher pitched for the Bowie Baysox in the first round of the Eastern League playoffs yesterday. He pitched 1.2 innings, gave up 5 hits and 3 earned runs, racking up a 16.20 ERA for his efforts. The Baysox lost 8-4.
What I don’t understand is why was he pitching for us in the first place? Asher pitched in only 34 games all season, none of them with Bowie. The time he spent in the minors this year was with the Orioles AAA affiliate, the Norfolk Tides. And he only pitched in 10 games with them.
Was Asher our consolation prize for the O’s taking Austin Hays from us right before the playoffs? I wouldn’t begrudge Hays his MLB playing time, but we’d like to have him for the playoffs.
The Baysox have lost the first two games of the 5-game series to the Altoona Curve. The series continues in Altoona tonight.
Generally, the week after Labor Day is one of the saddest of the entire year. I’m always sad when the Minor League Baseball season ends. Sure, some of our guys might get called up for the end of the season. But it’s just not the same without them playing in down the street and in other towns and cities across the U.S.
This year, however, is different. Both the Frederick Keys and the Bowie Baysox, the Baltimore Orioles single A and double A affiliates, are in the playoffs. Game one for both teams is tonight – and they’re both playing at home.
Two years ago, the Bowie Baysox were the Eastern League champions. We’re hoping to take home the trophy again!
Good luck to both the Keys and the Baysox!
Bowie Baysox, 2015 Eastern League Champions (photo courtesy of milb.com)
I love it when you see the local team represented immediately upon arriving at a new location. Recently, I had a layover in Minneapolis. As I stepped off the airplane into the walkway, the first thing I saw was a Delta ad stating they were the official airline of the Minnesota Twins.
Then I found this cool restaurant in the airport:
I love a town that loves its baseball team!
With just over a month left of the 2017 baseball season, here are your last chances to obtain a bobblehead this year:
|2-Sep||Brewers||Craig Counsell mini bobblehead (special ticket)|
|2-Sep||Giants||Buster Posey Special Event bobblehead (special ticket)|
|2-Sep||Padres||Wil Myers “The Cycle” Bobblehead|
|2-Sep||Rangers||Master Lucroy Star Wars Bobblehead|
|2-Sep||White Sox||Mark Buehrle|
|9-Sep||Arizona||Sugar Skull Bobblehead|
|10-Sep||Royals||Drew Butera TIE Fighter Pilot (Star Wars) Bobblehead (special ticket)|
|12-Sep||Cardinals||Willie McGee mini bobblehead (special ticket)|
|12-Sep||Giants||Joe Montana bobblehead (special ticket)|
|13-Sep||Red Sox||Xander Bogaerts Gnome|
|15-Sep||Giants||Giants-themed Thor bobblehead (Marvel Day – special tickets required)|
|16-Sep||Astros||Super Springer “Diving Catch” Bobblehead|
|16-Sep||Giants||Orlando Cepeda statue replica (80th birthday)|
|16-Sep||Reds||Reds Past & Present Triple Bobblehead|
|16-Sep||Tampa Bay||Blake Snell|
|24-Sep||Orioles||Oriole Bird Bobblehead Toothbrush Holder (14 and under)|
|26-Sep||Cardinals||Joe Magrane and Greg Mathews dual-bobblehead (special ticket)|
|26-Sep||Phillies||Phillies Captain Picard bobble figurine (special ticket)|
|30-Sep||Miami||Adam Conley Star Wars Stormtrooper Bobblehead (special ticket)|
|30-Sep||Royals||Memorable Moments Bobblehead Series: George Brett|
Baseball teams all over the country are joining together to help the people in Houston affected by Hurricane Harvey. Here’s a message from MLB:
I’m not sure when LEGO Everything became a thing, but it seems in addition to LEGO Superheroes and LEGO Star Wars characters, there also are LEGO baseball players. This became abundantly clear when the LEGO Play Ball Tour came to Prince George’s Stadium this week. In addition to having LEGO figures along the concourse and LEGOs for kids to build and create with, we also had the LEGO Baysox Starting Lineup on the scoreboard. (With the exception of the number 7 batter, Chris O’Brien. For some reason, Chris didn’t get his own LEGO character.) Let’s go (LEGO) Baysox!