For many, Labor Day means the end of summer. The school year begins and the Orioles’ minor league seasons end. In less than four weeks, the parent team’s schedule will be complete, too. At Dubroff’s Diner, the menu will change slightly for fall. Lemonade and ice tea will be replaced by hot chocolate and pumpkin spice coffee. I know, it’s still boiling hot, but pretty soon you’ll be wearing sweaters and long pants instead of T-shirts and shorts to sit in the booths. (Our dress code is pretty loose.)
Once the season ends, we’ll start thinking about 2019, and what the Orioles’ roster will look like. You’ve had more than a month to get used to the Orioles without Manny Machado, Zach Britton, Brad Brach, Kevin Gausman, Darren O’Day and Jonathan Schoop, and whether you’re comfortable with the direction the team is heading.
There will be more moves once October and November get here, and trade talk will begin. Now that the makeover is under way, how far would you go? Would you trade anyone else and, more important, is there anyone you’d be reluctant to trade?
This Week’s Diner Question: Is there anyone on the Orioles that you absolutely wouldn’t trade?