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At What Point Do We Start to Laugh?

Baltimore Orioles clownsThe Birds carried a 4-1 lead into the eighth inning tonight. Did you feel comfortable?

The bullpen failed again, the team limped into extra innings, and the (inevitable?) loss came in inning 12.

This all happened after they announced that Erik Bedard will miss his next start. Additionally, my car broke down, three of my best friends died, someone stole my identity and used it to buy a house in Long Beach, and my dog peed on my forehead at five o’clock this morning.

I can’t find much to say about the Orioles right now. They’re on pace to post the worst bullpen ERA in the history of the team. The season is over and every move that really matters will take place between November and February.

In the meantime, we suffer.

However…

We still have seven games against the Red Sox and six against the Janquis (including a season-ending home series). We cannot turn our backs on this team. If we do that we are turning our backs on Brian Roberts, Nick Markakis, Kevin Millar, Erik Bedard, Jeremy Guthrie, and the handful of other players who make that bird on their hat worth caring about. I feel for those guys. They deserve better.

Keep it in mind as you yearn for Hot Stove Action.

6 comments to At What Point Do We Start to Laugh?

  • df1570

    Any of you believe in karma?

  • Andrew in Rochester

    Well, I do…and I already know the answer, but what did we do to deserve this kind of 10 year epic laugh-in?

  • df1570

    Ha ha…

    You don’t want the answer to that question, do you Andrew?

    Neal would have to buy new bandwidth for me to list everything.

  • Andrew in Rochester

    Yeah, I know.

  • sci

    Excruciating loss. This is literally torture to watch. I can’t imagine a team playing worse than this one is right now, in pretty much every way. Tejada being thrown out at third and making that error cost them this game. He’s cost them a lot of games this year, actually, now that I think about it.

  • Andrew in Rochester

    Yeah, I’m still a Tejada supporter, and I think everyone’s blaming him for our problems when he’s one of the few good hitters we still have, but I swear to Christ that somebody has to tell him to stop doing that shit because he is not fast. Sabermetric people (which I’m really buying into) say you have to succeed at that stuff about 80% of the time to be useful to the team, and he seems to succeed about 20-25% of the time tops. And Bynum getting fucking picked off…why is he even on this stupid team if that’s what he’s going to do with himself?

    Mental errors. Mental errors everywhere. Humliation and Hopelessness in Baltimore, Maryland.