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Fenway
04-24-2010, 08:24 AM
Right now I am not sure the Orioles could play 500 ball in the International League.

They are 2-15 (giftwrapped a game to Boston Friday night) and they look lost.

They could give the 62 Mets a run at infamy especially with 54 games against NYY, Bos and TB (plus 18 with Toronto)

They have become the AL Pirates.

DumpJerry
04-24-2010, 08:28 AM
Can we have a ten-game homestand with them next week?

Fenway
04-24-2010, 08:35 AM
Can we have a ten-game homestand with them next week?

Be careful what you wish for :)

You know that franchise was in trouble when long time AAA partner Rochester dumped them to because of attendance woes.

doublem23
04-24-2010, 08:47 AM
Thank god for the Orioles.

Otherwise, we'd be waking up to the worst record in baseball.

palehozenychicty
04-24-2010, 08:50 AM
Mildly surprising too. I saw them in ST as a version of the 2006-7 Rays. Their lineup on paper has power and speed, and a solid pen. Roberts has been hurt, and Atkins looks finished. The starters are still in their farms, but coming soon. You definitely don't want to start this poorly when trying to build success.

Fenway
04-24-2010, 09:04 AM
Mildly surprising too. I saw them in ST as a version of the 2006-7 Rays. Their lineup on paper has power and speed, and a solid pen. Roberts has been hurt, and Atkins looks finished. The starters are still in their farms, but coming soon. You definitely don't want to start this poorly when trying to build success.

With the Nats looking better (How much does Guzman mean to them??) the O's may become second fiddle in DC-Balto.

Balto-DC has in may ways become one market as only 40 miles separate the teams.

LongLiveFisk
04-24-2010, 09:14 AM
Can we have a ten-game homestand with them next week?

Be careful what you wish for

No kidding. I seem to recall back in the late 80s (1988?) when the Orioles started the season at 0-20-something and then got their first win against our Sox. :mad:

Viva Medias B's
04-24-2010, 09:35 AM
Be careful what you wish for :)

You know that franchise was in trouble when long time AAA partner Rochester dumped them to because of attendance woes.

In 1988, the Orioles started out 0-21. Guess whom they beat to improve that record to 1-21.

Railsplitter
04-24-2010, 10:04 AM
In 1988, the Orioles started out 0-21. Guess whom they beat to improve that record to 1-21.
I don't have to guess, I know.

AZChiSoxFan
04-24-2010, 08:08 PM
If I was an O's fan, i would really hate Peter Angelos.

Marqhead
04-24-2010, 08:19 PM
At least Brian Matusz is fun to watch. :shrug:

EDIT: And right after I type this the bullpen blows another W for him.

Fenway
04-24-2010, 10:35 PM
At least Brian Matusz is fun to watch. :shrug:

EDIT: And right after I type this the bullpen blows another W for him.

That bullpen is brutal - still Boston has been life and death with them past 2 nights which doesn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling.

Marqhead
04-24-2010, 10:51 PM
That bullpen is brutal - still Boston has been life and death with them past 2 nights which doesn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling.

They've had a lot of close games this season, but they've been on the losing end of almost all of them. They have a lot of players that I like a lot and I'd love for them to compete but it looks like that's a few more years away at the least.

LITTLE NELL
04-25-2010, 06:21 AM
Brings to mind it was 40 years ago that Sox fans had to endure our worst season ever, 56-106. What with my work schedule and that horrible team, it was the only year except for 1968 (Viet Nam) that I did not get down to the old ballpark.

palehozenychicty
04-25-2010, 06:34 PM
With the Nats looking better (How much does Guzman mean to them??) the O's may become second fiddle in DC-Balto.

Balto-DC has in may ways become one market as only 40 miles separate the teams.

Possible if they draft Harper and he becomes a star, but I think the O's will get there quicker. They just have no pitching other than Matusz right now.