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(ESPN)   After three weeks, Matt Kemp has the highest batting average in MLB at .474. Who has the lowest? Yup ... it's an Oriole and he's still hitless, currently batting .000   (espn.go.com) divider line 49
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2012-04-22 08:14:48 AM
If you're going to qualify Nick Johnson for playing seven games, then MLB's leading hitter is Steve Clevenger at .588 (10-for-17).
 
2012-04-22 08:39:00 AM

Hoopy Frood: If you're going to qualify Nick Johnson for playing seven games, then MLB's leading hitter is Steve Clevenger at .588 (10-for-17).


To be fair, Nick Johnson has 24 plate appearances. Longest current hitless streak to start the season this year.
 
2012-04-22 08:39:01 AM
I happened to see the Orioles' game last night on MLB Network while flipping through the channels. I saw Nick Johnson at the plate with a .000 average.


That's pretty bad. But, in my opinion, his porn-stache is an even bigger failure.
 
2012-04-22 08:52:58 AM
I loved the Orioles growing up, then Albert Belle happened and they have been the same since.
 
2012-04-22 09:05:19 AM
Someone worse then Inge, whodda thunk it.
 
2012-04-22 10:11:16 AM

The_Great_Hambino: That's pretty bad. But, in my opinion, his porn-stache is an even bigger failure.


media.screened.com

Most people don't realize that he works as a policeman in Vermont over the offseason.
 
2012-04-22 10:12:00 AM
Couldn't happen to a better person. I met him once at a meet and greet promotion for the Columbus Clippers. He made sure everyone knew that was beneath him.
 
2012-04-22 10:16:22 AM

ole prophet: I loved the Orioles growing up, then Albert Belle happened and they have been the same since.


No, Pete farking Angelos happened. Put me off baseball until the Nats came to DC, when I gave it another chance.
 
2012-04-22 10:27:04 AM
Kemp was very classy about the MVP snub. He remained classy with the PED story. But make no mistake about it: he resented what happened. All off season he said he would be in beast mode in 2012, and he is. He's a man on a mission on a team that straightened out the biggest ownership mess in baseball history.

This will be a very interesting year.
 
2012-04-22 10:29:27 AM
you east coasters whining about bad players are lolz funny. I just watched a Mariners team get perfectoed. Not one starter currently has an on-base over .300 . think about that for a minute. the entire team is packed with first-pitch-hack-artists, look there's another weak grounder or pop-up or strike.
 
2012-04-22 10:36:45 AM

Generation_D: you east coasters whining about bad players are lolz funny. I just watched a Mariners team get perfectoed. Not one starter currently has an on-base over .300 . think about that for a minute. the entire team is packed with first-pitch-hack-artists, look there's another weak grounder or pop-up or strike.


Yeah, it must be rough coming off of two straight losing seasons & not having made the postseason since 2001.

/Orioles fans are not impressed.
/But thanks for giving us our last playoff series win back in '97.
 
2012-04-22 10:41:29 AM
I'm no O's fan, and I realize that it's early and the odds are very much against them keeping this up. But does a team with a winning record really deserve a fail headline?
 
2012-04-22 10:44:44 AM

FreakinB: I'm no O's fan, and I realize that it's early and the odds are very much against them keeping this up. But does a team with a winning record really deserve a fail headline?


Yes. Yes we do.

And barring rain, we'll be back to .500 in about 8 hours.
 
2012-04-22 10:46:05 AM

Principal Clarinet: To be fair, Nick Johnson has 24 plate appearances. Longest current hitless uninjured streak to start the season this year his career.

 
2012-04-22 10:48:05 AM

Harv72b: FreakinB: I'm no O's fan, and I realize that it's early and the odds are very much against them keeping this up. But does a team with a winning record really deserve a fail headline?

Yes. Yes we do.

And barring rain, we'll be back to .500 in about 8 hours.


Cheer up, guy! You're not the Red Sox.
 
2012-04-22 10:55:46 AM

Harv72b: Generation_D: you east coasters whining about bad players are lolz funny. I just watched a Mariners team get perfectoed. Not one starter currently has an on-base over .300 . think about that for a minute. the entire team is packed with first-pitch-hack-artists, look there's another weak grounder or pop-up or strike.

Yeah, it must be rough coming off of two straight losing seasons & not having made the postseason since 2001.

/Orioles fans are not impressed.
/But thanks for giving us our last playoff series win back in '97.


You have world series wins in your history.
 
2012-04-22 11:09:14 AM
Hey since the twitter spat JP Aaron Cibia is now hitting .186! I feel much better now

Go Banana!
1.bp.blogspot.com

/hot
 
2012-04-22 11:17:21 AM
Go Dodgers!


/That is all
 
2012-04-22 11:41:57 AM
There are loads of people with a 0 batting avg (myself included). But just like me, Nick Johnson doesn't have enough at bats to have his avg actually count. That being said, Nick Johnson sucks.
 
2012-04-22 11:46:22 AM
The Mariners are looking for an offensive upgrade. . .
 
2012-04-22 11:52:35 AM
I like how subby had to make sure we understood what "hitless" meant.
 
2012-04-22 11:58:31 AM

Generation_D: You have world series wins in your history.


The last time the Baltimore Orioles played in a World Series, let alone won one:

-Ronald Reagan was in his first term in office.
-Cal Ripken, Jr. was a young shortstop coming off his first All-Star appearance.
-The space shuttle Challenger had completed its first flight earlier in the year.
-Jamie Moyer was pitching for St. Joseph's University.
-The first Apple Macintosh was still in development.
-Fresh off the release of "Return of the Jedi", George Lucas vowed he was done with the Star Wars series.
-The United States was pumping hundreds of millions of dollars per year in military aid to freedom fighters in Afghanistan.
-"Red Dawn" was still in production.
-I was 11 years old, and living overseas so I didn't get to see the games anyway. :p
 
2012-04-22 12:11:48 PM

Generation_D: Not one starter currently has an on-base over .300


That doesn't even seem possible.
 
2012-04-22 12:13:28 PM
You know what's really weird? I clicked on the BSPN link to get his career stats. And they have no logo for Montreal or Florida. Really, BSPN? You throw out old logos when a team moves or changes their name, so that their stats page looks stupid as a result?
 
2012-04-22 12:18:18 PM

buckeyebrain: You know what's really weird? I clicked on the BSPN link to get his career stats. And they have no logo for Montreal or Florida. Really, BSPN? You throw out old logos when a team moves or changes their name, so that their stats page looks stupid as a result?


Look.. those little PNGs add up.. you gotta conserve where you can. Why do you hate conservation?
 
2012-04-22 12:26:17 PM
I was hoping my fantasy baseball draft would go chalk (Cabrera, Pujols) until it got to my pick at #3 where I could scoop up Matt Kemp. Unfortunately for me, Matt Kemp went #1 overall.

/#1 picker chose... wisely
//picked Jose Bautista because Pujols and Braun had down years written all over them
///so Bautista gets off to an ice-cold start... :-\
////made up for it with Chris Young, David Ortiz, and Josh Hamilton picks
 
2012-04-22 12:37:15 PM

Harv72b: Generation_D: You have world series wins in your history.

The last time the Baltimore Orioles played in a World Series, let alone won one:

-Ronald Reagan was in his first term in office.
-Cal Ripken, Jr. was a young shortstop coming off his first All-Star appearance.
-The space shuttle Challenger had completed its first flight earlier in the year.
-Jamie Moyer was pitching for St. Joseph's University.
-The first Apple Macintosh was still in development.
-Fresh off the release of "Return of the Jedi", George Lucas vowed he was done with the Star Wars series.
-The United States was pumping hundreds of millions of dollars per year in military aid to freedom fighters in Afghanistan.
-"Red Dawn" was still in production.
-I was 11 years old, and living overseas so I didn't get to see the games anyway. :p


add 30+ years to that, and welcome to Cleveland. Only difference is that we have tasted the world series in 97 and 95. You still have the Ravens so B-Moore can't take our misery spotlight. Not yours
 
2012-04-22 12:56:04 PM
So is Nick Johnson bonifeeday or Bonifacio

/i believe it's bonafide
//your welcome
///ole!
//I don't know why I posted this
/nobody will know wtf it means
 
2012-04-22 01:05:15 PM

Subtle Like A T-Rex: add 30+ years to that, and welcome to Cleveland. Only difference is that we have tasted the world series in 97 and 95. You still have the Ravens so B-Moore can't take our misery spotlight. Not yours


The Ravens have taken the "almost but not quite" thing to almost Red Soxian levels over the past decade or so. I'm hoping they can win a ring before people start talking about the "Dilfer Curse".

/Speaking of curses, you know what baseball team sold Babe Ruth to Boston? And do you know what stadium is built where his father's saloon used to stand?
 
2012-04-22 01:10:01 PM

germ78: I was hoping my fantasy baseball draft would go chalk (Cabrera, Pujols) until it got to my pick at #3 where I could scoop up Matt Kemp. Unfortunately for me, Matt Kemp went #1 overall.

/#1 picker chose... wisely
//picked Jose Bautista because Pujols and Braun had down years written all over them
///so Bautista gets off to an ice-cold start... :-\
////made up for it with Chris Young, David Ortiz, and Josh Hamilton picks


In my 14 team mixed auction league I got in a bidding war for Matt Kemp. I spent 55 out of 250 on him. Everyone was saying I payed too much. I laugh from first place.
 
2012-04-22 01:29:47 PM

Harv72b: Subtle Like A T-Rex: add 30+ years to that, and welcome to Cleveland. Only difference is that we have tasted the world series in 97 and 95. You still have the Ravens so B-Moore can't take our misery spotlight. Not yours

The Ravens have taken the "almost but not quite" thing to almost Red Soxian levels over the past decade or so. I'm hoping they can win a ring before people start talking about the "Dilfer Curse".

/Speaking of curses, you know what baseball team sold Babe Ruth to Boston? And do you know what stadium is built where his father's saloon used to stand?


Yes I do. B-Moore was Boston before Boston was Boston.

Do you know which team denied (or was denied, not too sure which) George Steinbrenner ownership before he bought the Yanks?
 
2012-04-22 01:45:18 PM

Subtle Like A T-Rex: Harv72b: Subtle Like A T-Rex: add 30+ years to that, and welcome to Cleveland. Only difference is that we have tasted the world series in 97 and 95. You still have the Ravens so B-Moore can't take our misery spotlight. Not yours

The Ravens have taken the "almost but not quite" thing to almost Red Soxian levels over the past decade or so. I'm hoping they can win a ring before people start talking about the "Dilfer Curse".

/Speaking of curses, you know what baseball team sold Babe Ruth to Boston? And do you know what stadium is built where his father's saloon used to stand?

Yes I do. B-Moore was Boston before Boston was Boston.

Do you know which team denied (or was denied, not too sure which) George Steinbrenner ownership before he bought the Yanks?


Do you know which franchise started out as the Baltimore Orioles before moving to their current location (hint: Steinbrenner was successful in buying them)?

/oh yeah, let me complain about being an O's fan for a second: I was in 3rd grade when they last had a winning season and was years away from being born when they won the World Series.
//also, I'm a Redskins fan, so I don't get to share in the success of the Ravens (I was 2 when the 'Skins won the Super Bowl and have no memory of it)
 
2012-04-22 01:45:26 PM
Do you know which team denied (or was denied, not too sure which) George Steinbrenner ownership before he bought the Yanks?

Steinbrenner wanted to buy the Indians but his father (then president of American Shipbuilding in Cleveland) wouldn't let him.
 
2012-04-22 01:49:53 PM

SharkTrager: Kemp was very classy about the MVP snub. He remained classy with the PED story. But make no mistake about it: he resented what happened. All off season he said he would be in beast mode in 2012, and he is. He's a man on a mission on a team that straightened out the biggest ownership mess in baseball history.

This will be a very interesting year.


This, all the way through. He promised a 50/50 season. The HRs are certainly within reach but he's not stealing many bases thus far. (Neither is Gordon, for that matter.) Still, the triple crown that just eluded him last year is not unthinkable. He's about to rack up his 4th straight NL POTW, going back to last season. I haven't seen a Dodger this consistently hot since Hershiser in '88.
 
2012-04-22 01:55:38 PM

germ78: I was hoping my fantasy baseball draft would go chalk (Cabrera, Pujols) until it got to my pick at #3 where I could scoop up Matt Kemp. Unfortunately for me, Matt Kemp went #1 overall.

/#1 picker chose... wisely
//picked Jose Bautista because Pujols and Braun had down years written all over them
///so Bautista gets off to an ice-cold start... :-\
////made up for it with Chris Young, David Ortiz, and Josh Hamilton picks


Got Kemp in a Fark league. I have speed all locked up with Gordon, Bonifacio, and Starlin Castro. I don't think I'll ever lose the SB category. Although i should probably shop one of them around.
 
2012-04-22 01:58:13 PM
that's even worse than adam dunn.

by the way, Matt Kemp is having a pretty good season.
 
2012-04-22 02:10:35 PM
By the way...the Dodgers have played the Padres, Pirates, and Astros. They dropped 2 of 3 to Milwaukee...the only actual team they played.
 
2012-04-22 02:23:15 PM

The Bestest: Harv72b: FreakinB: I'm no O's fan, and I realize that it's early and the odds are very much against them keeping this up. But does a team with a winning record really deserve a fail headline?

Yes. Yes we do.

And barring rain, we'll be back to .500 in about 8 hours.

Cheer up, guy! You're not the Red Sox.


Good point. And 3 of those wins were against the middling as hell White Sox.

/White Sox fan
/Lucky to hit .500 this year, I'm convinced
 
2012-04-22 02:37:38 PM

AngryTeacher: Couldn't happen to a better person. I met him once at a meet and greet promotion for the Columbus Clippers. He made sure everyone knew that was beneath him.


Probably the reason why the Yanks swapped AAA teams with the Indians...
 
2012-04-22 06:57:58 PM
Well, the Orioles win today to move to 9-7. According to a graphic they showed during the game, this is the Orioles' first winning road trip (6-4; at least 10 games) since 2004.

Johnson didn't play, so he's still 0-2012.
 
2012-04-22 07:01:51 PM
Last year the 2 biggest NY sports stories were "Derek Jeter is washed up" and the "the NY Giants are horrible"

This is why sports writers and hosts are morons.
 
2012-04-22 08:23:27 PM

hbk72777: Last year the 2 biggest NY sports stories were "Derek Jeter is washed up" and the "the NY Giants are horrible"

This is why sports writers and hosts are morons great at getting page clicks and enthralling sponsors.


If they didn't have to go all red meat from time to time they'd have a harder time differentiating themselves from just plain ol' regional hacks. Why are we constantly reinded of assclowns like Skip Bayless and Woody Page? because they take the contrarian view to stir the pot.
 
2012-04-22 09:04:19 PM

CheatCommando: ole prophet: I loved the Orioles growing up, then Albert Belle happened and they have been the same since.

No, Pete farking Angelos happened. Put me off baseball until the Nats came to DC, when I gave it another chance.


I hate Peter Angelos and to say that the last decade and a half have been painful in an understatement but I still go in to every season thinking they have a chance to make it because that's what being a fan is, sorry you sissy nannies lost heart so easily. Don't worry once we're back to preeminence I'm sure there'll be room on the bandwagon for you both
 
2012-04-22 09:14:30 PM

hbk72777: Last year the 2 biggest NY sports stories were "Derek Jeter is washed up" and the "the NY Giants are horrible"

This is why sports writers and hosts

New Yorkers are morons.

FTFY
 
2012-04-22 10:01:24 PM
Best part? He's the DH.

I didn't know he was still in baseball, honestly.
 
2012-04-22 10:05:12 PM

tuffsnake: I hate Peter Angelos and to say that the last decade and a half have been painful in an understatement but I still go in to every season thinking they have a chance to make it because that's what being a fan is


No, you can have realistic expectations & still be a fan. :p

/75 wins is a victory. 81 wins would be monumental.
 
2012-04-22 10:16:02 PM

camelwalk: Best part? He's the DH.

I didn't know he was still in baseball, honestly.


...forever

 
2012-04-22 10:29:53 PM
what did he do today? he went 0 for 3 against THE ASTROS.
 
2012-04-23 12:23:53 AM

What_Would_Jimi_Do: what did he do today? he went 0 for 3 against THE ASTROS.


And tomorrow (or Tuesday) will continue where he left off going 2-4 with a homer and 3 batted in.
 
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