My Beloved Orioles
I am really close to calling it quits on being an Oriole fan for a while. I think the Sun should run a posting that says the following:
WANTED. ORIOLE FANS. - Must have a sadomasochistic side. Be able to endure many years of emotional pain. Must walk into long tunnels with no signs of light. Must enjoy being lied to repeatedly by ownership. Hopeless optimistic side a plus. Please apply most weeknights and weekends at 7pm at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. All applicants accepted without interview so just show up. WE WILL BREAK YOU!!!!
I am so tired of seeing the same thing year in and year out. This will be 9 losing seasons in a row. For those non-diehard/fringe Oriole fans, this is what you have to look forward to:Things to look forward to:
Nick Markakis - 'nuf said. Kid is hitting .304 as of today and the power will come with that 6'2" frame.
Hayden Penn - 6'4" righty that throws low to mid 90's with movement. He will be a very good number 2 in 2-3 years.
Erik Buhhhhdard - Self-explanatory. He's a beast that seems to have an attitude problem. Palmer it up. He can be another great number 2.
Adam Loewen - We'll see - i still think he's a 4 at best - but he's a lefty and we all love them.
Chris Ray - Solid, not thrilling, but solid. Reminds me of Joe Nathan or Joe Borowski. I do not consider him a top-tier closer but he's in the 5-12 lane.
Noland Reimold - If you don't know. You will soon. This kid will be a stud - and compliment Nick the Greek in left.
Cpat - I am putting him here because I think he got a good bit of confidence back this year and if someone can tell him to fucking walk once in a while he can be an all-star type player.Things to make you cringe:
Miggy's deteriorating defense / the trade him or not trade him saga
Mora's just plain old deteriorating
Brian Robert's atrocious hitting from the right side and realization that he is a 2nd tier 2 bagger.
The never ending soap opera of Danny Cabrera - throw a strike you moron
More awful free agent signing or lack of any signings. We have less than 100 home runs from the 1B position over the last 4 years. That is atrocious.
The cock tease that will be the windfall expected from the MASN dealImmediate relief:
Say good bye to all the ulcers: Lopez, Lopez (wait one down), Chen, Millar, Conine, Angelos (ha! gotcha!).