Yeah, you can laugh at me when he goes 0-4 tonight or rides the bench. Until that happens though, he’s going 4-4 with 4 Home Runs and a intentional walk with the bases loaded.
So, in the tradition of the great WBC round-ups, here is a one-day-only (I promise!) Matt Wieters round-up.
MLB.com has an article on Wieters.
Peter Schmuck talks about Wieters, and has quotes from one C. Ripken, a pre-Wieters Oriole.
Comments from coaches, Andy MacPhail, pitchers, etc. on Wieters
The Baltimore Sun’s “O’s on Deck” blog has a look at some of the media coverage.
The Above has a link to the infamous Matt Wieters Facts website…. the website that makes me want to kick myself and also makes me wonder if they stole the meme from here (and compiled a few from here too… it even says so) or (more likely) if it is just a case of parallel development.
Finally, the AP gives us the final word, from David Trembley:
It’s hard to overstate the anticipation for Wieters’ debut, although Trembley did a pretty good job of it.
“Should we open the clubhouse at 11? Have brunch here tomorrow for everybody? Is it going to be like Duke madness out there, where people are going to be out with tents?” Trembley said. “I’m going to go out and buy pizzas for everybody, and we’re going to have a pajama party out there waiting for Wieters to come.”