According to reports, the Orioles’ front office was not amused by images that surfaced on the Web today — images that appeared to show Baltimore outfielders cavorting on the exact same trampoline that derailed Yankee Joba Chamberlain’s season.
However, Adam Jones brushed off the incident, noting, “Man, I’m just trying to crack the top 3 on the All-Star ballot. I don’t know what it’s going to take, but I figured if I could nail a Misty 540 and throw in a pike grab, the voters might get on board.”
As for his partner-in-fun Ryan Flaherty, he declined to discuss the impromptu jump session, stating only that “I spend my off-days the way I want to spend them. My off-day is my off-day.”
One reporter observed that that the culture of late in the O’s clubhouse seemed oddly reminiscent of their arch-rivals in the AL East — to which manager Buck Showalter retorted, “Check the standings lately? It’s working.”