"Is that an earthquake? No, it's Rrrramon!"
I just love Ramon Hernandez! Don't you?
Hell, yeah! He's an Oriole now, too. (4 years, $27.5 million) I absolutely believe he is going to have a great year. Think about it: Petco is NOT a hitter's park. I know this because everyone is really mad about the freaking fences.
Loved him on the A's... he caught Mulder and Hudson and Zito in his Cy Young year. I remember seeing Nomar kiss him on the lips as he crossed home plate (running out a long fly). Nomar was crossing home plate, I mean.
And some meaningless '05 statistics:
.290, .322 OBP, 58 RBI, 12 HR
Imagine if we had Hernandez instead of Varitek?
Ramon and Miguel Tejada are godfathers to each others' children.
That's all I have for "Other things". But I will say this: Last year when I went to Camden Yards we had breakfast at this place called Burke's. I don't remember the food but the guy that works there? Looked exactly like Harry Caray. Glasses and everything. And it was a fly establishment.
PS Would like to mention one more thing about Oakland: If one were to rank the major league teams in order of hotness... yeah.