Postcard from Spring Training: The Yankees and Red Sox should be scared of us
(Orioles mega-fan and Section 8 mainstay Charlie Vascellaro reports from spring training in Sarasota)
The Yankees and the Red Sox look vulnerable, especially the Yankees, and the Orioles look hungry. In a dream like sequence down here in Florida on Wednesday, the Orioles completed a day/night doubleheader sweep of their two most antagonistic rivals, out-slugging the Bronx Bombers in a 10-7 barn-burner at the Yankees Legends Field in Tampa by day and edging the Bean-eaters, 5-3 at home in Sarasota by night.
Saw lots of familiar faces from back home at both ballparks and in Dunedin, where we beat the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. Â Reserve outfielder Steve Pearce has been smacking the snot of the ball so far and infielder Ryan Flahertyâ€™s been making the kind of plays that old shortstop in New York used to make. Can you say 5 and “Oh!” I know sometimes spring training records end up being inverse of what happens during the regular season, and I actually hope they lose a game or two soon for just that reason, but it still feels good.