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Brady Anderson got a promotion in the Orioles’ front office

Feb 19, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

brady anderson and cal ripken jr

Brady Anderson, who was hired by the Orioles last winter as a special assistant to the director of baseball operations, has now been promoted to vice president of baseball operations.

That’s borderline in terms of a post-worthy topic, even on a slow news day, but I mostly just wanted to note this excellent bit of sportswriter snark from Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun:

No word yet on how their roles will change, but the shorter titles are expected to save paper in future press releases, confirming the club’s commitment to the environment.

A-plus work.

  1. vallewho - Feb 19, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    I still can’t believe this guy hit 50 HRs in ’96..almost a quarter of his career total in 1 year!

    • sophiethegreatdane - Feb 19, 2013 at 5:03 PM

      He did it on greenies.

      • alang3131982 - Feb 19, 2013 at 5:10 PM

        He may have been on greenies, but he didnt do it because of the greenies….unless you have some sort of evidence that greenies produce huge one-year power spikes or Anderson was on them for just the 1996 season.

        Read this an educate yourself: http://www.platoonadvantage.com/2012-articles/august/the-flaw.html

      • esracerx46 - Feb 19, 2013 at 8:35 PM

        Please not the greenies vs steroids debate again. Who cares if they were on something. Most of these substances werent banned until recently so the point should be moot.

      • sophiethegreatdane - Feb 20, 2013 at 6:59 AM

        It’s called “sarcasm”. Look it up and educate yourself, Mr. Snarky McArroganthead.

        I figured it was a ridiculous enough comment that I wouldn’t have to do much explaining. It appears the depths of my wrongness are as yet immeasurable.

  2. dcfan4life - Feb 19, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Ya know, everyone who knows him would say how much they liked Brady as a person. His work ethic, friendliness and so on. So this doesnt surprise me. Even with the obvious suspected PED use.

  3. dowhatifeellike - Feb 19, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    One of the telltale signs of PED use is that a player’s body turns to mush after they stop using. Brady Anderson got his body by working harder than everyone else, and he’s still more fit in retirement than most of the guys playing today.

    • badintent - Feb 19, 2013 at 9:21 PM

      Without the roids, he’s thinner than me at 6’4″ and 190.I got go with Jose Cancesco on this one

  4. romoscollarbone - Feb 19, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    so we’re all ignoring the writers name is Schmuck? and his article is characterized as snarky??

  5. royhobbs39 - Feb 19, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    With the last name Schmuck, he probably developed his snarky sense of humor pretty early…

  6. boh930 - Feb 19, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    I’m sure Brandon Ayanbadejo will be happy to hear about this

  7. unlost1 - Feb 19, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Anderson & Ripken both took roids

  8. joeflaccosunibrow - Feb 19, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Schmuck is one of the best!

  9. tfbuckfutter - Feb 19, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Is he really still rocking those sideburns?

    • randomdigits - Feb 19, 2013 at 7:31 PM

      Yep

      He also looks like he could still play.

      http://sunmagazine.p2ionline.com/specialsection/data/images/2662661s1x1x2.jpg

      • tfbuckfutter - Feb 19, 2013 at 7:40 PM

        Play what?

        Bass guitar in a Barenaked Ladies tribute band?

  10. pipkin42 - Feb 19, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Brady was always my favorite non-Cal player when I was a kid, so good for him!

  11. solo076 - Feb 19, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    And we’re reporting on something schmuck said?

  12. northbeachtom - Feb 19, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    PED user

  13. basruttensrighthand - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Life long O’s fan here. I am still pissed that they wanted Brady over Steve Finley. I always thought Finley was the more complete player. That said, I have argued this topic for many years and plenty beers. Brady’s homer total that year was a result of many first row home runs. Nothing more, nothing less.

    • Cereal - Feb 20, 2013 at 10:19 AM

      Same here, Finley was my favorite & early despite early injury issues ended up being a better overall player. Brady was def a good one himself though. What we should be wishing is that we never made that ridiculous trade that could have very well cost our org a ring….Schilling, Harnisch & Finley for basically nothing. There’s an ace, a #2 SP & one of the best feilding CF’s in the game….for nothing….what could have been,,,,,waaaaa

    • louhudson23 - Feb 20, 2013 at 10:29 AM

      That’s kind of the point….that FO become HR with just a few more feet of carry….

  14. thomasdog316 - Feb 27, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Good for Brady…U guys need to stop hating..!!

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