Baltimore Orioles: Win the day on World Smile Day
The Baltimore Orioles may not be in the MLB Playoffs, but there is still some team competition happening.
October 6 happens to be World Smile Day and a handful of Baltimore Orioles voted on which player has the best smile.
According to the Orioles Twitter feed, the three best smiles belong to Joey Rickard, Jonathan Schoop, and J.J. Hardy.
Take a look at the winning smiles:
Yes, these are some good looking smiles, but it seems like the team forgot about a few others. Of course, there would be more smiles if they won some more games.
One fan added this super-smile from Adam Jones:
Jones gave fans and the team plenty of reasons to smile. From hitting his own home runs to celebrating his teammates’ dingers, Jones is one player that can keep a game interesting. He clearly loves playing baseball and he wants to share his joy with fans.
Then, there are these two guys, who both have smiles that can light up anyone’s day. Especially, if they hit back-to-back and score more runs. Thankfully, Tim Beckham and Manny Machado provided some happy hitting, especially in August. With Beckham’s performance after being traded, it was clear that was pleased with the transaction.
Trey Mancini was another Orioles player with a smile worth noticing. His rookie year was one of the best in the MLB as he finished at or near the top in most major batting categories. As a fan, it is easy to smile about the future that Mancini will have in Baltimore.
It is impossible to comment on the smiles from the Orioles without mentioning the Skipper. Yes, it is a rarity to actually see Buck Showalter smile, but he does do it from time to time. There has to be a really good reason for the Skipper to smile. Sadly, there weren’t many reasons to smile in 2017, which is why this is the closest I could find to a smile from Showalter.
Despite the disappointing 2017 season, the Orioles and the fans need to remember that baseball is like that. Not every season will be a winner, but the team is loaded with individuals who can turn the team around in 2018.
Next: Looking back at Dylan Bundy's 2017 season
And, once the playoffs are over and the offseason gets going, fans can expect good things to happen.