It’s Superbowl Sunday, so today is all about football. But, we baseball lovers can’t forget about our beloved Baltimore Orioles.
So, in honor of the biggest football game of the year, let’s take a look at which Baltimore Orioles players would be the best football players.
As professional athletes, it’s safe to say that many of the Orioles actually threw a few passes, caught a few balls, and made a few tackles on the gridiron. And, looking at the physical state of the Orioles, a few could probably have an easy transition from the diamond to the gridiron.
I picked five players that would pass the eyeball test to move from baseball to football. These players have the size and the skills to pass, catch, run, or tackle. Keep in mind that my knowledge of football is limited, so I’m basing these choices on the few football games that I’ve watched over the years.
All of the players that I chose are currently on the team, but none of them are pitchers. I also only picked men who have a few years playing in the Bigs, no minor league players are on this list. Unfortunately, the Orioles do not have much speed on the team, so I could not pick a running back. It was hard to imagine any of the Orioles bobbing and weaving between defensive players.
I’ve always thought that baseball is one of the most difficult games to play, so the transition from baseball to football would be easier than the other way around.
This was actually a fun list to craft and hopefully, you agree with my choices. Feel free to share your thought in the comments.