Friday, April 13, 2012

Christmas tragedy resonates for LRHS grad

Michael Ohlman could be in Delaware today, catching for the Frederick (Md.) Keys in an early season Carolina League series against the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
What the Lakewood Ranch High School grad wouldn’t give to be there, crouched behind the plate.
Instead, the Baltimore Orioles’ prospect is back at Sarasota’s Ed Smith Stadium, pushing himself though another rehab session on his injured right shoulder.
"It gets monotonous, trust me," the 21-year-old said. "Some days you go in, you might not be happy."
Ohlman’s pity party doesn’t last.
He doesn’t need the trainer to remind him how fortunate he is, either.
An 11th-round pick in 2009, Ohlman had spent three weeks in the big league camp, a last-minute temporary invitee because the Orioles needed another catcher.
"Everything was going great, better than I could imagine," he said. "Then it came to a pretty abrupt halt."

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