'He is the switch-hitting Jesus'

Top prospect Matt Wieters ready to make highly anticipated debut for Orioles

Originally Published: May 29, 2009
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

BALTIMORE -- On the day before catcher Matt Wieters would make a major league debut so anticipated it was announced three days in advance, there was a different atmosphere in the Orioles' clubhouse. There was an air of excitement and expectation, with just a hint of sarcasm.

"Gee, I wonder why you're here," one Oriole said to a national writer. Another veteran Oriole said with a wry smile, but without bitterness or envy, "He is the switch-hitting Jesus."

Wieters, 23, is not here to ...

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