On Sunday, the 2011 Frederick Keys were honored at Ed Smith Stadium before the O’s took on the Yankees (a game the Orioles won 6-3) for their Mills Cup Championship (Carolina League Champions).  We were also all presented with our championship rings, which is something we will always have to remind us of our great season last year.  I have attached some pictures from the ceremony as well as the ring.   You can click on each picture to enlarge it.  (Special thanks to Bob & Jean Jennings for providing these pictures, as well as to Don and Bev Zollman who also came to the game.)

On an unrelated note, we have played 7 games so far in Spring Training (3 against the Rays, 2 against the Red Sox, and 2 against the Twins).  So far I have alternated playing left and right field.  Official stats are not kept of the minor league games but I have been holding my own so far, a few hits and a couple of RBI’s.  The main thing I am focusing on right now is getting my timing back so that I can feel comfortable and see the ball every at-bat.