April 01, 2003

Stat of the day

Big relief: Five Orioles relievers combined to allow one run and three hits in seven innings.

He said it

"It was a hard time, but the fans got a kick out of it. It was a little weird, but we got through it."

Jerry Hairston, Orioles second baseman, on a snowy Opening Day on which the Orioles rallied twice in extra innings to win

He said it

"When I hit it, I saw it go up, but I didn't see it land. That will probably be on bloops and blunders."

Ellis Burks, Indians designated hitter, on his third-inning RBI single to right field that got lost in the swirling snow

On deck

Tomorrow night: Left-handed starter Omar Daal is scheduled to make his Orioles debut.

It's a fact

Opening remarks: The Ori oles improved their Opening Day record to 31-19. In home openers, they are 32-18.

He said it

"It never gets old. I've always said if every day could be Opening Day, we'd all have a lot more fun."

Mike Hargrove, Orioles manager

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