On behalf of Birds Watcher and the Fansided Network, I’m pleased to announce that we’ve hireed Connor DelPrete as a Birds Watcher staff writer. Connor comes to us as a current student at Elon University, and post his impressions of the Orioles one or two times a week. Please join me in welcoming Connor to our merry group of staff writers, as we know that he’ll be an excellent asset to the site!
By Domenic A. Vadala -
About the Author
Domenic A. Vadala
I’ve been in and around sports since I was a child as a player, coach, and a fan. I consistently led the league in technical fouls when I was a basketball coach, and one famous incident I was tossed out of a game for protecting a player from poor officiating. The Orioles beat the Oakland A’s 4-2 the first time my father took me to Memorial Stadium as a kid, and I was hooked for life. While the “old lady” was far from a thing of beauty, to that point I had never seen grass so green, tasted hot dogs so good, or smelled beer so cold! Since that day many years ago, each time I'm at a ballgame I pay a bit of homage to that eight year old boy sitting in Memorial Stadium with his father. See you at the yard!