Matt Wieters Has Arrived

Matt Wieters

This is the fourth installment in the “Weller’s becoming a baseball fan” series. I have written one or two other baseball posts, but I’m not really counting those as part of this storyline. For the pilot post (if you will) click here. For the posts about my fantasy baseball team and least favorite player, click here and here respectively.

The long-awaited, highly-anticipated, excitement-provoking debut of Matt Wieters occurred on Friday night in a home game against the Detroit Tigers. Wieters is the switch-hitting, right-handed catcher from Georgia Tech, who some have deemed as the “best O’s prospect since Cal (Ripken) Jr.” others have said they wouldn’t put “best all-time offensive catcher out of his reach” and there are even people who have gone as far to call him a “switch-hitting Jesus.” Needless to say, everyone was stoked about him finally being called up from the Minor Leagues. It was great; the fans were excited, the coaches were excited, the players were excited, the analysts were excited and the announcers were excited. Everyone was excited. Wieters, himself, was excited. The Orioles even won, with a nice 7 to 2 victory. Overall it was a great day for Wieters to make his first appearance in the Major Leagues. Continue reading

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