Fans staying up late to watch the entirety of the 2019 MLB All-Star Game to see John Means take the mound, their lone representative in a tough year, were sorely disappointed.
Based partially on a generic name and partially on lack of preseason expectations, Means became the easy butt of jokes when named to this year's Midsummer Classic. But make no mistake –his first half was more than deserving of his selection, and it should have earned him a chance to pitch against the best hitters in the world.
Instead, he was told he only might pitch if the game went to extra innings, and had to wait for nine innings before finding out that wouldn't happen. Orioles fans who hoped to see their favorite uniform in this year's game were understandably upset.
Those fans, O's and others alike, took to Twitter to voice their displeasure.
It was clear to many who to blame for this injustice.
Some, of course, took a more optimistic point of view.
The Orioles themselves were all too happy to shine a light on their lone 2019 All-Star.
But hey, at least fans did get to see Means at least once!
Hopefully next year the Orioles have more than one representative to give fans a better chance of seeing a player in the orange and black take the field with the rest of baseball's finest.
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John Means was left out of the All-Star Game, and fans were not happy originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington