Seven Gold Things

These things are gold.

1) This tee-shirt.

Golden Boy! 

“The reason he’s the Iron Man is because he goes out there and he plays every game.” 


2) Ponyboy.

pony boy

 “Stay gold, Ponyboy.  Stay gold.”

 What? Too obscure? Ask a woman between the ages of 40 and 60 to explain The Outsiders to you …


3) These mums.


© The Baseball Bloggess


4) This tree.


© The Baseball Bloggess


5) This glove.

JJ Hardy3

J.J. Hardy, Shortstop

Gold Gloves – 2012, 2013, 2014

 6) This glove.


Adam Jones, Center Field

Gold Gloves – 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014

 7) And, this glove.


Nick Markakis, Right Field

Gold Gloves – 2011, 2014

The Baltimore Orioles have been awarded 70 Gold Gloves, recognizing defensive excellence, since 1957 – the most in the American League and second only to the St. Louis Cardinals.



4 thoughts on “Seven Gold Things

  1. When the Brewers traded Hardy to Twins for Carlos Gomez we were like umm, uhh, scared or anxious or not sure of Alcides Escobar to replace him and then he got traded and now it’s Jean Segura and he is truly an acrobatic with a cannon for an arm but JJ Hardy is something. I remember that first year he got called up and started hitting more homeruns than he had ever hit in the minors and that sweet refrain of “hasn’t yet reached his power stride” and “growing into his body” wer both soon to be 20 home run true for a shortstop to boot.

    • I often forget that Hardy has a past … he seems like one of those home-grown Orioles. Immaculate non-flashy defense. A little oversized and Ripken-esque for a shortstop. When Hardy misses a game or two I always am a little baffled, because he does remind me of Cal … and I never realized how odd it was for Ripken to play every day until he wasn’t playing any more.

      I’m glad we did right by JJ to re-sign him, even if it looked odd to do it during the playoffs. (The negotiations began in Spring Training and 8 months is, generally speaking, how long it takes the Orioles to do these kinds of things.)

      He was an All-Star with the Brewers wasn’t he? Thank you for raising him right.

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