Roch around the clock

April 09, 2006|By ROCH KUBATKO

The tarp is still on the field, but the rain is pretty much reduced to a drizzle. Did I mention that it's cold? One writer is wearing a ski cap. Not wanting to mess up my hair, I just went with a fleece underneath a long coat. If I could type with mittens, I'd grab a pair.

For those of you wondering what David Newhan has to do to earn a start, the answer is to remain patient for one more day. Barring a rainout, Newhan is slated to bat leadoff and start in right field today against Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield.

In the current edition of Orioles Magazine, players were asked to name the scariest movie they've ever seen. Miguel Tejada chose Major League II, "because those actors look like they've never played baseball."

I liked Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo's take on Adam Loewen's start Friday night at Double-A Bowie. Loewen allowed one hit in eight innings, struck out 12 and didn't walk a batter in a 4-0 win over Reading. He threw first-pitch strikes to 20 of 26 batters. Fantastic. But as Perlozzo said, "He needs to back it up a couple more times."

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