An Impromptu Installment from The BakerBoys&Baseball 5/20/2016 Orioles at Angels

The Baltimore Orioles are in town and that means the return of hometown hero and BaseBallBoy favorite, Mark Trumbo.  We got to go down on the field before the game and Zac got to tell Kole Calhoun how he has modeled his Crow Hop by watching Kole throw fools out!  Johnny “G” never disappoints as he hooked up our buddy, Tanner “T-Money” Higgs up with batting gloves.  Getting the chance to hang out with Mike Trout and a visit from our favorite Halo broadcaster, Alex Curry were definitely highlights and Zac was able to share our blog story with some of his favorite players.

Of course his #1 guy was the moment Zac was looking forward to and Zac took advantage of being able to catch up with his Baseball Hero, Mark Trumbo.  Also, a huge thank you to one of the nicest people in all of baseball, Tim Mead for our personal tour of the batting cages and media room through the dugout where the fellas exchanged fist bumps and slapped hands with Halo players before the game.  We also got to see Andrelton Simmons working in the cage throwing balls and showing off his powerful arm.  Hopefully that is a good sign that he is feeling good and well on his way to making his way back to anchor the infield defense.

The Orioles took the series opener 9-4, powered by 4 Home Runs, including a two run shot by Mr. Trumbo.  Mark is off to a scorching start to his 2016 campaign, batting .306 and an American League leading 13 Home Runs to go along with 31 RBI!

The game saw an overly ambitious young umpire questionably toss Hector Santiago, ending his evening prematurely in the 3rd inning.  The Halo offense that has been resurgent the past few weeks, sputtered a bit in this one managing 4 runs on 7 hits.  Kole Calhoun was robbed of a Home Run in the bottom of the first by a young fan looking to corral a souvenir.

It’s tough to feel bad about this loss being that it was a great day for our crew.  If I am completely honest I have a very tough time rooting against any team that features our favorite slugger.  He always goes out of his way for Zac and I truly appreciate it!  We will be at the stadium for the remaining game of the series and hope the Halos can pull out a W or two, but secretly will also be hopeful that we can see some more Trumbombs!

We have several interview requests out there and hope to have something fun to share with all of you.  In the mean time, keep filling the in between pauses with meaningful, thoughtful moments and go out to the ball park and have some fun with your friends and family!

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