ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A small group of Orioles took early batting practice yesterday and participated in fielding drills more than four hours before last night's game. The roster expanded by four players, all of them called up from the minors. The routine, and the clubhouse, no longer seemed quite as familiar.
Any break from the norm is encouraged when a team keeps losing. In this case, change isn't just good, it's almost a necessity.