It was nice to see the success of Brad Bergesen on Tuesday night.
It was a great night for him and his family, and I know one particular part of his extended family that's feeling proud is the Orioles player development department.
They usually go unnoticed by fans when a player is promoted to the major leagues; but Brad Bergesen's success didn't happen by accident.
Many hours of work by scouts, trainers, coaches, managers and player development staff led to the major league debut of the new young hurler. Very few players ever make it to the major leagues, even for one day. When one of their own makes it to the bigs, all of the people mentioned above feel a part of it. They should be proud of a job well done.
To take a high school player and see him develop into a major leaguer is something that doesn't happen very often.
Brad spent his time in the minors learning the ins and outs of professional baseball. It's not an easy road. It's one of many road blocks and failures.
The players, who can shake off the bad times and focus on the goal, will be the guys who have that slight chance of making it to the Show.
I'm happy for Brad Bergesen and all of the Orioles player development staff.
Congratulations on a job well done.