Before the Norfolk Tides were set to face the Baltimore Orioles in their annual exhibition on Monday, Chance Sisco said he’s happy to be back in Norfolk, but thinks he’s “on the right side” now.
Nothing against the Tides, but as any young baseball player dreams, Sisco is ready to live out his dream in the major leagues, having broke Spring Training with the Orioles’ 40-man roster.
“Didn’t really know what to expect coming into camp, but just came in with an open mind, ready to work, and like I said trying to make the team from day one,” said Sisco at Harbor Park on Monday.
Through five years in the minor leagues, Sisco has proven he can be dangerous at the plate (92 hits, seven home runs in Norfolk last season), but it’s behind the plate where he made an impression with Tides Manager Ron Johnson. “Unbelievable improvement,” he said.
“Not only with his catching, his receiving, his throwing, his quickness of his throwing. The last month of the season last year made me a believer with this kid.”
Sisco may still have some waiting to do, with last year’s starter Caleb Joseph returning. But he’s ready to make everyone else in Baltimore a believer as well.