The Orioles traded Zach Britton to the Yankees last night.
As the news spread through the clubhouse, Britton remember his origins in the Orioles organization in 2006.
“Weird. Been here for 12 years, black and orange. Down in the bullpen I didn’t know it was official but I was just running through flying to Bluefield and Lenny Johnson picking me up at the airport and being 18, first time away from home. And then hitting Delmarva, Frederick, Bowie, Norfolk, every stop along the way. All of the coaches that helped me get to this point."
Like Cal Ripken and Boog Powell before him, Britton made his Orioles start at Bowen Field and built his talent to a great major league career.