Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!
The greatest oriole website on earth wrote this up this morning. www.orioleshangout.com
- if you go to the message board section I'm bretholmes4 and usually in the soccer or music section.
The Orioles lost the series opener to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 10-5, to clinch their 10th consecutive losing season. Victor Santos proved to be a dud in his O’s debut, coughing up five runs that were matched in kind by the bullpen. Every member of the Angels’ starting lineup reached base at least once, including a pair of homeruns by Bird-killer Vladimir Guerrero. On the offensive end, Kevin Millar (pic) went 3-for-4 with a homer on his T-shirt day, but the O’s wasted several scoring chances on their way to loss #82.
This marks 10 straight losing seasons for the Orioles. I don't even really think I know what to say about it. I remember the pride and love that the Orioles used to bring to this town.
It was mostly the pride that we cherished.
To be part of Baltimore you have to take the bad with the bad. You have to take the crime with the poverty. You have to take the lack of restaurants with the lack of art and music. You have to take the lack of jobs with the lack of fresh air. But when I was a kid we could always take pride in the Orioles. As a small city nestled in between the crux of the eastern seaboard giants we need things like the Orioles.
We have always been a city that prides itself on it's small things and values them way more than they are really worth... The Inner Harbor is nice - -but come on. Fells Point and Federal Hill are lovely but let's not kid ourselves on revival mode here. You have to really BE from here to want to live there. We love crabs - - enough said. Anyway - it's sad to see something that we took so much pride in take such a turn towards disgrace.
As always next year I'll come back with the same banner of "It's our year." And I will be at the games again and then at the end of the season I'll be cuddled and cradled by the bosom and arms of fellow fans - - but the bottom line... at some point it has to stop.