Schmuck stops: My take on Koji Uehara's retirement, 'Game of Thrones' Night, Rich Hill's tirade and more

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Schmuck stops: My take on Koji Uehara's retirement, 'Game of Thrones' Night, Rich Hill's tirade and more
Schmuck stops: My take on Koji Uehara's retirement, 'Game of Thrones' Night, Rich Hill's tirade and more

News item: Japanese pitcher Koji Uehara announced his retirement. He was the first Asian-born player signed by the Orioles and also pitched for the Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs before returning to play in Japan last year. My take: He pitched in two World Series, one each with the Rangers and Red Sox, and made the All-Star team in 2014. But his biggest contribution in Baltimore was the trade that sent him to the Rangers for Chris Davis and Tommy Hunter in 2011. Bonus take: Davis' current struggles notwithstanding, that was one of the better trades in recent Orioles history. News item: New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres has hit 10 home runs against the Orioles this season

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