Orioles second baseman, Brian Roberts surpassed Lance Berkman’s record for most doubles by a switch hitter Tuesday when he hit a routine double. Bummer that the O’s are riding a 13-game losing streak and are too close to dropping 100 games this season. They sputter to the finish line with a 60-98 record with one series to go against Toronto this weekend.
In this article by MLB.com’s Spencer Fordin, Roberts keeps it in perspective regarding the hit: “It seems kind of silly to talk about personal things at this point… When I’m sitting down after the year is over and you can kind of reflect back on the season, personally, team-wise and everything, maybe it will mean a little something. It’s certainly a blessing and humbling to be put in the category of all those great switch-hitters that have played the game.”
Roberts is no stranger to history this season, becoming only the fourth player ever (that is amazing) to have three seasons where he hit 50 plus doubles. The other three, all happen to be Hall-of-Famers: Stan Musial, Tris Speaker and Paul Waner. So how about that?
Congrats B-Rob and way to go. I’m guessing you cannot wait till this season ends so you can…ahem, reflect. I just want the misery that is my Baltimore Orioles to stop. And fast.