Roch around the clock


The Kickoff

August 01, 2006|By ROCH KUBATKO

A member of the Orioles' organization walked into the clubhouse around 4 p.m. yesterday and said, "Black smoke, not white."

In baseball circles, that means no trades.

Miguel Tejada strolled in about five minutes later, shook hands with reliever Julio Manon and headed toward his locker.

Just another day at Camden Yards.

Tejada wasn't traded. After all the talk, all the rumors, all the speculation ... nothing happened.

Tejada said he wasn't surprised, since he still has three years left on his contract. And he said nobody from the team contacted him to say he wasn't going to be traded, which contradicts published reports.

"I wasn't really worried because there was nothing I could do," he said.

By the way, The Anita Marks Show is now being aired each day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, for those of you with DirecTV.

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