Adam Jones had a great time in New Orleans watching his favorite football team win the Super Bowl.
Eleven days from now, he's scheduled to report to the spring training as the Orioles try to duplicate the Ravens' accomplishment.
"Now it's our turn @ Orioles #StayHungry," tweeted Jones, who uses the handle @SimplyAJ10.
Just as the Ravens will have to hear about expectations when they try to repeat next season, the Orioles will hear plenty of talk in the next several weeks.
After Tuesday's parade in Baltimore for the Ravens, the talk will slowly turn toward baseball, and a week after the celebration, pitchers and catchers begin their preparation for the season.
Jones is the Oriole with the biggest expectations. He begins the first year of his six-year contract after enjoying his first winning season by having a blast in the off-season.
For Jones, there were awards to accept, banquets to attend and vacations to take. Jones got to spend some time in San Diego, but visited Baltimore several times. He put an offer down on a new house in Baltimore County, and was the most visible celebrity spectator for the Ravens' postseason run.
Last season, Jones played in every game for the first time in his career. Manager Buck Showalter vowed to not let Jones' streak grow too long, and said he'd probably break it this season.
He had career highs in home runs (32) and doubles (39) and fell one short of best RBI season with 82. His .287 batting average was his best, but he knows there's one thing to work on—his on-base percentage.
Adam Jones wants Orioles to share Ravens' success: 'Now it's our turn'
CSN Baltimore | Feb 4