Tuesday, July 13, 2004

This Oriole Was On Fire



The Orioles' Miguel Tejada won the Home Run Derby in impressive style, blasting a record 15 home runs in the second round, and beating hometown favorite Lance Berkman in the final. (Tejada's total of 27 home runs was also a record.) It marked the first time an Orioles player was seen celebrating since 1983. (Cal Ripken looked more "relieved" when he broke Lou Gehrig's streak.)

Interestingly, Tejada was actually a late replacement for Jason Giambi, who has been dealing with steroids withdrawal, er, a stomach parasite.

Sammy Sosa finished with a relatively meager five home runs despite taking this shit way more seriously that anyone else.

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