Baltimore Orioles lose exhibition game to a community college

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State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota chapter, edged the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 in a charity game at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, FL today. That’s right, a community college beat the O’s in a spring exhibition game. I think O’s should be changed to zeroes or “uh-O’s” from now on. Maybe Baltimore can take on the Greendale Community College Human Beings next.

Although their chances versus characters on a fictional sitcom probably aren’t great either.

To be fair there were some caveats/if/buts to this loss.

Orioles manager called this a “controlled scrimmage,” whatever that means.  The O’s opponent got to use pitchers and one catcher from the AL East cellar dweller roster. J.J. Hardy, Matt Wieters and Adam Jones only played 60% of the game- 5 out of the 8 innings. Nick Markakis didn’t even play.

Orioles pitcher Jason Hammel allowed two runs and three hits over five innings to the Manatees.

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