Carlos Delgado just went deep. Now, that’s one way to beat the shift. It’s the 385th of his career, tying him for 48th place on the all-time list with Dwight Evans.
I briefly covered Evans when I worked in Baltimore, and the day he was released I wrote a freelance piece for The Boston Herald.
About a week later, the day before the season started, I got a call from one of the editors of the Herald. I was excited, thinking I was about to get a job covering the Red Sox.
I was listening intently, but the offer never came. He just said: “John, I was wondering what Orioles I should put on my fantasy team.’‘