Still one of the newest Orioles, Jake Arrieta provides an inside look at his preparation for a start in the latest edition of Dempsey's Dugout. From rest to bullpen sessions, watch the video below to find out how Arreita goes about preparing from Day 1 after a start to his next trip to the mound.
Nick Markakis changes his batting stance throughout the season for a few different reasons.Currently, Markakis is hitting with an open stance. RIck asked Nick to explain his stance and what the importance of a batting stance. Nick also touches on why some players use a wide stance or have a quick step toward the pitcher. Watch Nick show Rick different batting stances.
Mike Boddicker joined Rick Dempsey for the latest edition of Dempsey's Dugout, and the pair of former Orioles kicked off the segment by talking about how Boddicker found his comfort zone when he got the call to the bigs. Boddicker also went on to give his impressions of Jake Arrieta and David Hernandez. Watch the video below to find out who Arrieta reminds Boddicker
Nick Markakis has been the most consistent Oriole on offense this season, but hitting wasn't always easy for the Baltimore right fielder. Markakis struggled to hit for the first two months of his rookie season before he settled in and began to hit big league pitching. Rick Dempsey took some time to ask Markakis about his development as a hitter and how he became
Mike Boddicker was a rookie in 1983, but was a valuable part of Baltimore's World Series run that season. He demonstrates a mechanically sound delivery to set up the pitcher to play defense. Rick then explains why some pitchers aren't ready to field the ball after they have thrown the ball home.
It's no secret that J.D. Drew kills the Orioles' pitchers and with two homers Friday night, Drew continued that theme. Since the O's pitchers haven't been getting him out, Rick decided to show what he thinks is the best way to bring down the Red Sox slugger. Rick caught for 24 years in the big leagues, watch to see how he would pitch Drew.