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Adam Jones lobbied for a scoring change after Orioles’ loss

A telling story from Buster Olney regarding Adam Jones and the Baltimore Orioles:

[A]fter the Orioles lost an early lead on Sunday in San Diego and wound up getting crushed 9-4, sources say that Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones directly lobbied for his first-inning bouncer to be changed from an error to a hit. The scoring on the play was changed, hours after the fact, and Jones got his hit, but for a player to make a direct appeal -- especially in the aftermath of a one-sided lost -- isn’t exactly conventional.

Some of you may remember that Adam Jones’ mom reads this blog. Well, at least she does when we talk about Jones. On the off chance that she’s Googling her son again, allow me to make an appeal: Mrs. Bradley, please, call your son and tell him to knock that stuff off. Thanks.

If the Jones story is at all typical of what’s going on in the Orioles’ clubhouse, it further convinces me that the Orioles need to hire some kickass manager in order to change some attitudes. I’ve joked about Wally Backman in light of the video of that tantrum he threw making the rounds, but maybe it’s less funny than it first seemed.