Baltimore Orioles: Who would be the best Thanksgiving dinner guest?

BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 10: Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles licks pie from his face following being hit in the face by teammate Manny Machado (not pictured) after defeating the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 10, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Orioles won, 5-2. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 10: Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles licks pie from his face following being hit in the face by teammate Manny Machado (not pictured) after defeating the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 10, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Orioles won, 5-2. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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With Thanksgiving on the horizon, it is important to be thankful for all we have – especially our Baltimore Orioles fandom.

The Baltimore Orioles have had rosters full of players who are not only fun to watch on the field, but also off the field.

There are certainly some players who would make for interesting Thanksgiving dinner guests. Looking at the current 40-man roster (which is actually slightly short of 40), who would be the most interesting guests to have at dinner? These the four I would invite over for a fascinating Thanksgiving feast.

The big smile

If I were to invite some Orioles to dinner, the first on my list would be Manny Machado. With his approaching free agency, he has a lot to be thankful for and that would make him a pleasant dinner guest. He’s also got still be one happy guy after hitting all of those grand slams in August. That big smile of his would light up the room and make everyone else feel really good about themselves.

Stories to tell

The next one on my list would be Buck Showalter. Yes, he always looks like he’s about ready to throw something at someone’s head, but the guy’s got stories to tell. It would be nice to see him relax at the table and not worry about managing a bullpen. He was even on Seinfeld back in the 90s, so you know the guy’s got some tales that could entertain for several hours.

One smart guy

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Darren O’Day is another guest I’d have at my Thanksgiving table. Not because he’s the best pitcher on the team, but because he was an Academic All-American in college. Not only can he throw a baseball, but he’s smart, too! Plus, O’Day has played in nearly every area of the country, other than the north. Smart people tend to have a lot to say.

Conversations for days

My last dinner invite would be to Adam Jones. I have always enjoyed listening to him talk about his experiences growing up and the fact that he was drafted into the MLB to be a pitcher. He is an adept writer and he has plenty of stories to tell about the games he’s played. He’s also got plenty of ideas about fixing what is wrong with race and sports, which is always worth talking about. Although, I would be very careful about what desserts I served if he were my dinner guest.

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Hopefully, your Thanksgiving table will be surrounded by people you love and filled with food you enjoy. Thank you for reading Birds Watcher!

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