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Adam Jones lobbied for a scoring change after Orioles' loss

Jun 22, 2010, 11:32 AM EST

A
telling story from Buster Olney
regarding Adam Jones and the
Baltimore Orioles:

[A]fter the Orioles lost an early
lead on Sunday in San Diego and wound up
getting crushed 9-4, sources say that Baltimore center fielder Adam
Jones directly lobbied for his first-inning bouncer to be changed
from an error to a hit. The scoring on the play was changed,
hours after the fact, and Jones got his hit, but for a player to make a
direct appeal — especially in the aftermath of a one-sided lost –
isn’t exactly conventional.

Some of you may remember
that Adam
Jones’ mom reads this blog
. Well, at least she does when we talk
about Jones.  On the off chance that she’s Googling her son again, allow
me to make an appeal: Mrs. Bradley, please, call your son and tell him
to knock that stuff off. Thanks.

If the Jones story is at all
typical of what’s going on in the Orioles’ clubhouse, it further
convinces me that the Orioles need to hire some kickass manager in order
to change some attitudes. I’ve joked about Wally Backman in light of
the video of that tantrum he threw making the rounds, but maybe it’s
less funny than it first seemed.

  1. BC - Jun 22, 2010 at 11:45 AM

    Bring back Dallas Green!!!

  2. JimmyY - Jun 22, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    That’s BS. The third baseman, who, oh by the way was playing his first game ever at third, held on to the ball too long and was late to first. He made a clean play just delayed his throw. Jones just wanted another hit in front of his mommy. Sorry, that’s the truth, deal with it.

  3. nps6724 - Jun 22, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    If all he did was hang on to the ball too long, then it’s not an error.

  4. floriolovesmen - Jun 22, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    Where’s Ms. Bradley with the true side to the story????

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