And while waiting for our food we decided to make random predictions about the Orioles. We ended up sharing it in a blog, and for some reason, it was well received.
Zrebiec is now anchoring our coverage of that World Champion football team in Baltimore and Ed Encina joined our crew last year.
And we decided to keep a tradition alive — or at least make it two times in three years — with Ed on board.
We'll separate this in two parts. The second comes tomorrow. But here are 10 predictions today for the Orioles' season:
Home run leader
DanEdPeteMatt Wieters, 30Matt Wieters, 29Chris Davis, 29
DanEdPeteAdam Jones, 102Wieters, 97Wieters, 93
DanEdPeteNick Markakis, .308Markakis, .305Manny Machado, .299
DanEdPeteWei-Yin Chen, 14Jason Hammel, 15Miguel Gonzalez, 16
DanEdPeteJim Johnson, 39Johnson, 42Johnson, 38
DanEdPeteChen, 3.46Chen, 3.27Chris Tillman, 3.71
Stolen base leader
DanEdPeteNate McLouth, 22McLouth, 27Jones 22
DanEdPeteJake Arrieta, 146Hammel, 130Tillman, 127
DanEdPeteDavis, 142Davis, 150Davis 137