When Al Bumbry wants to talk baseball, it's a good idea to listen up.
The Orioles legend played for the team from 1972 to 1984, collecting awards, honors, accolades and impressive stats along the way.
The former All-Star and Rookie of the Year center-fielder ranks among the top 40 best Baltimore Orioles of all time.
And he has high hopes for the O's 2011 season (see video).
Patch ran into Bumbry, by chance, at Robbie's 1st Base, a sports memorabilia and postal service outlet in Timonium. Owner Robbie Davis, 60, said he has been friends with Bumbry for about 25 years.
Orioles greats Eddie Murray and Brooks Robinson introduced Davis to Bumbry, who now has a stake in Robbie's 1st Base. In the 1980s, when Davis owned a car dealership, the Orioles became the stars of his commercials.
Davis was also kind enough to share his thoughts on how the Orioles will do this season (see video).