Cabrera confident for start of season


Left fielder Payton's hamstring `getting better every day'

March 30, 2007|By Dan Connolly | Dan Connolly,Sun Reporter

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While two charter buses ran idle outside Cooper Stadium here, a throng of fans crowded near the exit of the visiting clubhouse for Orioles' autographs after the team's rare appearance in Ohio's capital city.

Brian Roberts, seemingly a fan favorite everywhere, was surrounded as he signed, and so too was hobbled left fielder Jay Payton, who grew up about an hour east of here.

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