He’s the Orioles best hitter in June, their leadoff replacement for Brian Roberts, a defensive centerpiece and apparently a ping pong champion amongst the Orioles locker room.  Jake Arrieta tweeted Monday that Hardy is the Orioles ping pong champ “no contest.”

Hardy, no contest. RT @NString_Orioles: @JArrieta34 @zbritton One thing I’ve been wondering is who is the ping pong champ on the team?less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

Not sure if that helps the “re-sign Hardy” case, but I guess it can’t hurt.