I have respect for anyone good enough to ever put on a Major League uniform. But during the Orioles’ 2009 season, I gained a ton of respect for pitcher Jason Berken.
As the losses mounted for Berken, so did speculation that he’d soon be headed back to Triple-A. For a while there, his fate seemed to hang on every pitch. And some of those pitches hung as well, ending up in the left field seats.