November 4, 2012

As noted in the Oct. 31 Post, congratulations are in order to Adam LaRoche for his National League Gold Glove for brilliant work this season at first base for the Nationals [“Nationals’ LaRoche wins first Gold Glove,” Sports]. LaRoche and the Nats deserve great credit for a great season.

But how could The Post not write, beyond a simple listing of names, on the neighboring Baltimore Orioles winning three Gold Gloves: Matt Wieters at catcher, J.J. Hardy at shortstop and Adam Jones in center field. The Orioles also had a magical season, and their three Gold Glove winners deserve appropriate recognition. I write not only as a lifelong Orioles fan but also as a lifelong fan of the game. The Orioles and Wieters, Hardy and Jones deserve better.

Sam Witten, Potomac