Tonight is supposed to be Opening Night for the Tides. Unfortunately, the weather may not cooperate, although it’s slightly more promising as I write this than it had been earlier. I live about a 45-minute drive away from Harbor Park, and there are few things as discouraging as reporting to a game only to find that it has been rained out.
Of course, the Tides’ 1-8 start on their season-opening road trip is pretty discouraging, too. The Orioles have stocked the Tides with a number of 30+ veterans to occupy roster spots, and a few prospects like Nolan Reimold, Josh Bell, and Brandon Snyder who have had their chances to stick and haven’t. Matt Angle, Ryan Adams, Tyler Henson, and newly-promoted Chorye Spoone are the interesting prospects whom we haven’t seen too much of yet.