BALTIMORE – For eight years, Darren O’Day has sat in big league bullpens. That’s long enough to form firm opinions on life outside the field of play.
The Tampa Bay Rays occupy first place in the American League East, which has to be regarded as something of a pleasant surprise for those connected with the team.
When the Orioles moved to Tropicana Field for three games where they acted as the home team, attendance was bound to take a hit.
It wasn’t a typical spring Friday in Baltimore. Usually, the streets are filled with people, some wearing Orioles garb. Today I saw only one.
Tampa Bay Rays (12-10) vs. Baltimore Orioles (10-10), Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Fla., 7:05 p.m.