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Bobby Valentine with Dave O'Brien before the second game in Baltimore

Sep 29, 2012|

Dave talked to the manager about the new wild-card spot, and about Felix Doubront's season.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Okay John thank you very much Red Sox and your heels in what turns out to be a -- team Bobby -- for the Baltimore Orioles because. As we are watching on television in your office you're following the Yankees blue jays game very closely. Toronto pulls it out now it's only a half game deficit for the Baltimore team and are expecting a full house tonight here. Yeah LB and you're expected -- one game -- so I guess it's gonna go down to go down to the wire in. I thought the team that got last whose commitment to be the team that. When's our division and I think that that might be the only thing is right about the this entire season. Would you like to see that one game playoff feel like baseball coming to this this final you know couple of ball games or last hour that twelfth hour. I guess it's good it's hard for scared. Leading. But it isn't a -- one -- playoffs and and to be a one game Welker -- and and the B a playoffs and then we go into the playoffs and then. Has the playoff winners go to. Series making it Beatrice thing. Different from the old days many years ago where you know you won and then you went to the World Series that was it. Yes and you know September would start and every team would be out of it because that one team was having a great year. And everybody else was you know fifteen games back but now you have a lot of teams in and I think it's -- thing. You know right in my bike around this city here last couple days I'm amazed at the Orioles. Paraphernalia and it's deceit on the streets these stands are behind it and it's very good from base. I don't know -- you -- I didn't see it coming I didn't look at the your heels of the top of the season and say. That team looks like they could win the division or win the wild -- it just didn't feel like that but it's one of the great things about baseball that here they are with a chance to win the American League east in the final few days. Absolutely endured a season things come together and it's. If you can just predict who's gonna win before the season starts and two complete games but then. As the season progresses some teams come together and some teams come come apart. Obviously is ours -- came a card system. Did -- the things that happened and obviously their teams -- their team came together because of really the way their bullpen took shape and in the way some of the guys who have been here in the past have become a home run in and big home run hitters. Does winning consistent winning give it a team a sense of itself that was different when it broke -- spring training when the season started. Are they feel differently now and they did spring training everything but it. I think there's occurred Curtis spirited. You know stays with you throughout the season you have to start with the good idea. And keep building on it and you know if you can keep building on opinion had the foundations of that things don't crumble. You know come July and August. Talent makes all the difference so everybody knows that and they are probably a little more talented would you agree then. Maybe people like me and others gave them credit for mean readers is a heck of -- young catcher. You talked about Adam Jones yesterday talked about their bullpen being a lot better than people give credit for. Yeah I mean now they have to make. Any years that you know people that stand up and take -- I take notice but. -- little baseball players do they mean they're not talking about haven't. They're number two hitter with a four -- on base percentage but -- number two hitter happens to play the game and and does things that help. You know create runs in and score runs and he plays a very good defense. And church stop. You know and number three hitter last night wasn't their number three -- years so you don't have to have the same line up every day but them. Last night to put Davis in there and in the first inning comes up with a big two run homer and you know those things. Are needed for a team to be successful. Time finally for our Mercedes-Benz question of the day for Bobby Valentine Bobby what do you expect out of Felix two bronze tonight he's coming off. A marvelous performance his best as a major leaguer eleven strikeouts and now it terribly meaningful game certainly for the Orioles do you think that'll make any difference in his approach. How he goes about his business tonight. Well no I think this is about Felix he's feeling okay. He knows it's his last third down he wants to end on a good note. He's had one heck of a season for rookie starters. One of the best left in the rookie starters in the league he should be proud. Of what he's done and how he's you know he's accomplished it and hopefully finish down and high note. Bobby thanks good luck tonight in game two here at Camden yards in front of what is expected to be a packed house Saturday night at the movies. Bobby Valentine. And our question with the manager is brought to you by your local Mercedes-Benz dealers visit your local dealer to see the all new 2013 lineup of vehicles including the all new full sized GL class SUV. Find your dealer and schedule a test drive it MB USA. Dot com today John.

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