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Orlando Cabrera Is the $2 Million Batboy

It may just look like a little kid handing the umpire a bottle of water, but that actually is Reds shortstop Orlando Cabrera with the “BB” on his back. Orlando’s been out since August 3rd with an oblique injury but he decided he would lend the team a helping hand on Sunday at home against the Marlins. Cabrera held all the batboy responsibilities, getting foul balls, giving umpires the new balls, and keeping the on-deck circle stocked with pine tar and donuts. We’ve always known that Cabrera was a team player but who knew he would take it this far?

If coaching doesn’t work out after his playing career is up, at least Orlando has some experience in another field.

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On DL, Cabrera passes time as Reds’ batboy [Reds.com]
Photo Credit: Jamieblog on Twitter

Orlando Cabrera Keeps Scorekeepers in Check

I’m not really sure if I should laugh at this story or feel embarrassed by it. Since I’m an unabashed Orlando Cabrera fan, I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt on the matter. And a little background on the story, first. I heard an interview OC gave within the last year where he was campaigning to win the Gold Glove award, sharing with the listeners how much pride he takes in playing excellent defense at shortstop. OK, now onto the incident(s) that rubbed Ozzie Guillen the wrong way, as passed along by the One Dog, Lance Johnson:

Guillen read a story in the Sun-Times on Sunday that brought to light the fact that twice this season Cabrera has called up to press boxes during games to complain about errors that were charged to him: once in Toronto and a second time at U.S. Cellular Field.

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