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(Major League Baseball)   Orioles unveil new statue honoring Cal Ripken Jr. and promptly use Yankee pitching to launch six home run balls at it   (mlb.mlb.com) divider line 111
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2012-09-07 06:20:09 AM
Most Oriole home runs in a single game since 2007.

/ lovin' it
// O's fan
 
2012-09-07 08:47:40 AM
Oh man, is there actually a chance of a post-season free of yankees and red sox this year? ESPN must be sh*tting the bed nightly trying to figure out how to fill up the hours and hours of unused programming.
 
2012-09-07 10:32:32 AM
What a game. Hopefully the O's saved some of that offense for the weekend.
 
2012-09-07 10:32:52 AM
Yankees give up 4 runs in the bottom of the 1st to kick things off: sigh, watch DNC instead
Yankees score 5 in the top 8th to tie game (but have Jeter kill the rally on a week pop): have restrained hope
Watch David Robertson and Boone Logan immediately give it all back in the bottom 8th: flip table

Generation_D: Oh man, is there actually a chance of a post-season free of yankees and red sox this year? ESPN must be sh*tting the bed nightly trying to figure out how to fill up the hours and hours of unused programming.


Put it back in your pants, Sparky.
 
2012-09-07 10:33:40 AM

Principal Clarinet: Most Oriole home runs in a single game since 2007.

/ lovin' it
// O's fan


I don't know where the hell it came from, but I'm pretty damned happy the Os get to play meaningful games in September. The fact that they're beating up on the Yankees is just wonderful.
 
2012-09-07 10:37:09 AM
Yankees are in deep shiat. They're just not very good.
 
2012-09-07 10:38:08 AM
Hot six more tonight and then we'll talk.

Go Nats!
 
2012-09-07 10:39:04 AM
Will the statue also drag down the team with its subpar play long after it should have been benched?
 
2012-09-07 10:41:53 AM
The Yankees undermined by their bullpen late in the season? Who'da thunk it?
 
2012-09-07 10:42:34 AM
watched the whole game last night... I wished I was there. I know the stadium was full, large-in-part to Cal... but I hope that the attendance keeps crankin for the rest of the Season and (knock on wood) beyond!

O-R-I-O-L-E-S MAGIC!!!!
 
2012-09-07 10:44:12 AM
I also find it awesome/strange that today there are more people wearing Orioles gear than the first "Purple Friday" of the season.
 
2012-09-07 10:44:34 AM

Generation_D: Oh man, is there actually a chance of a post-season free of yankees and red sox this year? ESPN must be sh*tting the bed nightly trying to figure out how to fill up the hours and hours of unused programming.


"And last night, the Tigers tied the world series at 2 games apiece with the Nationals in an epic 13-inning battle in which the lead changed 10 times...

But first, our special 20 minute expose on what went wrong with the Yankees and Red Sox this year, followed by 40 minutes of round table discussion by our crack analysts."

/Only the first part was speculative :P
 
2012-09-07 10:44:43 AM
Mark Reynolds over the first 130 games: 12 HR.
Mark Reynolds over the last 7 games: 8 HR.
 
2012-09-07 10:45:20 AM

Yanks_RSJ: Yankees are in deep shiat. They're just not very good.


Lighten up, Eeyore. Yeah, things definitely suck now, but Tex, Nova and Pettitte coming back should go a long way towards righting the ship. There's still 25 to play.
 
2012-09-07 10:45:34 AM

Generation_D: Oh man, is there actually a chance of a post-season free of yankees and red sox this year? ESPN must be sh*tting the bed nightly trying to figure out how to fill up the hours and hours of unused programming.


The Red Sox won't make it. That much is obvious. The Yankees will probably still make it in, though. The extra Wild Card gives them a better chance than they'd usually have with the way they're playing.
 
2012-09-07 10:45:52 AM

Generation_D: Oh man, is there actually a chance of a post-season free of yankees and red sox this year? ESPN must be sh*tting the bed nightly trying to figure out how to fill up the hours and hours of unused programming.


Imagine the wailing and gnashing of teeth if it becomes the "I-295 World Series" Between the Nats and the O's

/what? it could happen
 
2012-09-07 10:48:07 AM

born_yesterday: Generation_D: Oh man, is there actually a chance of a post-season free of yankees and red sox this year? ESPN must be sh*tting the bed nightly trying to figure out how to fill up the hours and hours of unused programming.

"And last night, the Tigers tied the world series at 2 games apiece with the Nationals in an epic 13-inning battle in which the lead changed 10 times...

But first, our special 20 minute expose on what went wrong with the Yankees and Red Sox this year, followed by 40 minutes of round table discussion by our crack analysts."

/Only the first part was speculative :P


I would love to see ESPN's reaction to a Pirates/Orioles World Series. I imagine it would be something like "Fark it. Here's how Sunday's football matchups are looking."
 
2012-09-07 10:48:27 AM

The Bestest: Yankees give up 4 runs in the bottom of the 1st to kick things off: sigh, watch DNC instead
Yankees score 5 in the top 8th to tie game (but have Jeter kill the rally on a week pop): have restrained hope
Watch David Robertson and Boone Logan immediately give it all back in the bottom 8th: flip table

Generation_D: Oh man, is there actually a chance of a post-season free of yankees and red sox this year? ESPN must be sh*tting the bed nightly trying to figure out how to fill up the hours and hours of unused programming.

Put it back in your pants, Sparky.



Because why exactly. Tell me again how baseball outside of New York or Boston wouldn't be better off without those two going into say a 10 year downturn?

ESPN would cry because ESPN bases so much of their programming around them. But the rest of us would actually get to hear about our teams instead... maybe..

Or it could just be 100000 hours of reliving The Boys Of Summer and '61 again on ESPN Classic.
 
2012-09-07 10:49:47 AM
The 8 year old me was cheering his 8 year old ass off watching that game last night. I still have the old netted O's hat from back then, all sweat stained and grimy.


/Suck It Yankee Scum.
 
2012-09-07 10:50:31 AM
I was at the game last night. My father and I drove up from 4 hours away and it was a fun game. They gave us all a little mini statue and basically everyone was all over cal during the game. At one point they randomly announced "Number 8, Cal Ripken" and he walked out into the announcer area and waived. At one point they did it instead of announcing the batter and half the morons there went ape shiat.

They had there best game in 5 years and the Yankees almost beat them with a crappy pitcher and mediocre hitting. The Yankees need help but there going to be in the playoffs.
 
2012-09-07 10:51:25 AM

Magorn: Generation_D: Oh man, is there actually a chance of a post-season free of yankees and red sox this year? ESPN must be sh*tting the bed nightly trying to figure out how to fill up the hours and hours of unused programming.

Imagine the wailing and gnashing of teeth if it becomes the "I-295 World Series" Between the Nats and the O's

/what? it could happen


Camden Yards deserves a World Series being played there. And I love it when a team with a lucky horseshoe jammed up its ass makes it to the big game in any sport. (See also; LA Kings).
 
2012-09-07 10:54:10 AM

The Bestest: Yanks_RSJ: Yankees are in deep shiat. They're just not very good.

Lighten up, Eeyore. Yeah, things definitely suck now, but Tex, Nova and Pettitte coming back should go a long way towards righting the ship. There's still 25 to play.


Pettitte is going to be in spring training mode, no idea what he's going to give you. Nova had an ERA of 8.59 in the five starts before he went on the DL and pitched into the 7th only once in his last 10 starts.

I'm not saying they won't make the playoffs, but objectively, as they are currently constructed, this isn't a very good baseball team. They're 20-26 since July 18, that's not a fluke.
 
2012-09-07 10:55:35 AM

Generation_D: Because why exactly. Tell me again how baseball outside of New York or Boston wouldn't be better off without those two going into say a 10 year downturn?

ESPN would cry because ESPN bases so much of their programming around them. But the rest of us would actually get to hear about our teams instead... maybe..

Or it could just be 100000 hours of reliving The Boys Of Summer and '61 again on ESPN Classic.


It -would- be bad for baseball if, say the Yankees returned to 1980s perennial suck. That would probably never happen under current ownership/management though. I don't expect the Red Sox to be bad for very long either.. in fact they'll like return to form next year (unless they do something really stupid in the offseason, which I don't put past them).

As for ESPN, ESPN is gonna do what ESPN does. Best solution there is not to watch.
 
2012-09-07 10:55:50 AM

NeoCortex42: born_yesterday: Generation_D: Oh man, is there actually a chance of a post-season free of yankees and red sox this year? ESPN must be sh*tting the bed nightly trying to figure out how to fill up the hours and hours of unused programming.

"And last night, the Tigers tied the world series at 2 games apiece with the Nationals in an epic 13-inning battle in which the lead changed 10 times...

But first, our special 20 minute expose on what went wrong with the Yankees and Red Sox this year, followed by 40 minutes of round table discussion by our crack analysts."

/Only the first part was speculative :P

I would love to see ESPN's reaction to a Pirates/Orioles World Series. I imagine it would be something like "Fark it. Here's how Sunday's football matchups are looking."


1971 and 1979 nostalgia. Palmer, McNally, Cuerrar and .... Pat Dobson.
 
2012-09-07 10:59:10 AM
that was a funny headline subby. good job
 
2012-09-07 10:59:22 AM

The Bestest: Generation_D: Because why exactly. Tell me again how baseball outside of New York or Boston wouldn't be better off without those two going into say a 10 year downturn?

ESPN would cry because ESPN bases so much of their programming around them. But the rest of us would actually get to hear about our teams instead... maybe..

Or it could just be 100000 hours of reliving The Boys Of Summer and '61 again on ESPN Classic.

It -would- be bad for baseball if, say the Yankees returned to 1980s perennial suck. That would probably never happen under current ownership/management though. I don't expect the Red Sox to be bad for very long either.. in fact they'll like return to form next year (unless they do something really stupid in the offseason, which I don't put past them).

As for ESPN, ESPN is gonna do what ESPN does. Best solution there is not to watch.


Yankee and Red Sox people keep telling us that its "bad for baseball" if their teams don't win, but honestly I don't see it. TV ratings outside of your little densely packed population bubble would probably go up. Competitiveness among the teams would go up. Teams that haven't sniffed post-season in decades could look around and think maybe this is our year for once.

Both of you guys fan bases need to get a nice big dose of reality. Your media would suffer, but your media doesn't speak for the rest of the country. Neither do these hackneyed phrases like "its good for baseball if New York wins."

NO IT EFFING ISNT YOU PIECE OF shiat.

Its only good for your own ridiculously over stuffed record already.

New York could take the next 90 years off and the rest of MLB wouldn't catch your world series record. St Louis might, or LA. That's it.

New York is an ass, and needs to sit the eff down.

Boston will probably revert to full tard losers pretty soon, I forsee 80 years of remembering the glory days of 04 and 07.
 
2012-09-07 11:01:47 AM
Growing up a White Sox and O's fan, I'd love to see those two in the ALCS.

Now if only the Brewers can have the planets align for a miracle that makes baby Jesus emerge from a vat of nacho cheese sauce while claiming the NL wild card.
 
2012-09-07 11:02:19 AM

The Bestest: Generation_D: Because why exactly. Tell me again how baseball outside of New York or Boston wouldn't be better off without those two going into say a 10 year downturn?

ESPN would cry because ESPN bases so much of their programming around them. But the rest of us would actually get to hear about our teams instead... maybe..

Or it could just be 100000 hours of reliving The Boys Of Summer and '61 again on ESPN Classic.

It -would- be bad for baseball if, say the Yankees returned to 1980s perennial suck. That would probably never happen under current ownership/management though. I don't expect the Red Sox to be bad for very long either.. in fact they'll like return to form next year (unless they do something really stupid in the offseason, which I don't put past them).

As for ESPN, ESPN is gonna do what ESPN does. Best solution there is not to watch.


The Yankees won't be back to that level of sucking anytime soon. They'll have some bad stretches, but with their wallets they'll have plenty of dominant ones as well.

I think the Red Sox are back into a re-building time right now. I think they're certainly at the low-point this season and will improve, but they won't be back "great" for a few years. I figure they'll have one more year of Valentine managing (and all the morale problems that causes) and using the time to get their prospects moving up to the majors. Then they should have a good run again.
 
2012-09-07 11:04:38 AM

Yanks_RSJ: The Bestest: Yanks_RSJ: Yankees are in deep shiat. They're just not very good.

Lighten up, Eeyore. Yeah, things definitely suck now, but Tex, Nova and Pettitte coming back should go a long way towards righting the ship. There's still 25 to play.

Pettitte is going to be in spring training mode, no idea what he's going to give you. Nova had an ERA of 8.59 in the five starts before he went on the DL and pitched into the 7th only once in his last 10 starts.

I'm not saying they won't make the playoffs, but objectively, as they are currently constructed, this isn't a very good baseball team. They're 20-26 since July 18, that's not a fluke.


The offense has the second best OPS+ in the AL. The pitchers are tied for 4th in ERA+ and they lead the league in K/BB. They're a good team, they're just in a bad funk
 
2012-09-07 11:05:38 AM

The Bestest: Yanks_RSJ: Yankees are in deep shiat. They're just not very good.

Lighten up, Eeyore. Yeah, things definitely suck now, but Tex, Nova and Pettitte coming back should go a long way towards righting the ship. There's still 25 to play.


Having back Tex, Nova and Pettitte will be nice, but none of it matters if Girardi keeps bringing in Robertson and Logan - Yankees could have a 12-run lead and I still would cringe at seeing them warming in the bullpen. And then there's Joba...

One of my best friends is an O's fan so I say let him and the other Baltimore fans (both of them?) have their year of destiny (and I say that now before all the bitter, Yankee-hating, classless, tarded bandwagon fans come out of the woodwork - we'll see how I feel in two weeks or so). As for the Yankees, hopefully they can get some competent relievers for next year. And maybe they won't get so damn unlucky with injuries.
 
2012-09-07 11:07:03 AM

Harv72b: Mark Reynolds over the first 130 games: 12 HR.
Mark Reynolds over the last 7 games: 8 HR.


He's actually hitting the pitches instead of just swinging at air... Either that or the riods finally kicked in.
 
2012-09-07 11:08:58 AM

Yanks_RSJ: They're 20-26 since July 18, that's not a fluke.


No, but the roster decimation is. The past month and a half, offense has been the problem (the pitching is awful too, but I'm seeing a lot of low score losses in there), and that's to be expected when, despite their struggles, you go without A-Rod AND Tex (even when struggling, their lineup presence still changes the way you pitch and position against the Yankees). I'd toss Garnder in there too, (which if he was here -totally- changes the offensive dynamic) but he's been gone long enough to not use as an excuse. Losing Mo really hurt.. not that Soriano is a bad closer, but it completely exposed the middle relief, especially with Robertson seemingly having lost his magic. CC having hiccups, Garcia being on his last legs and Phelps kinda being rushed out there.. they're all problems, but there's still a month to go; plenty of time for the returners to get their shiat together.
 
2012-09-07 11:15:34 AM

The Bestest: No, but the roster decimation is.


Something named "Steve Pearce" batted 4th in a game last week. FOURTH!
 
2012-09-07 11:16:47 AM

Rex_Banner: The offense has the second best OPS+ in the AL. The pitchers are tied for 4th in ERA+ and they lead the league in K/BB. They're a good team, they're just in a bad funk


Well, they'd better wake the fark up soon. And since the All-Star break, they're middle of the pack in those categories, to go along with their continued failure to hit with RISP.
 
2012-09-07 11:17:02 AM
This has just been a fug, fug month leading up to football. Ugh.
 
2012-09-07 11:21:05 AM

Generation_D: Yankee and Red Sox people keep telling us that its "bad for baseball" if their teams don't win, but honestly I don't see it. TV ratings outside of your little densely packed population bubble would probably go up. Competitiveness among the teams would go up. Teams that haven't sniffed post-season in decades could look around and think maybe this is our year for once.

Both of you guys fan bases need to get a nice big dose of reality. Your media would suffer, but your media doesn't speak for the rest of the country. Neither do these hackneyed phrases like "its good for baseball if New York wins."

NO IT EFFING ISNT YOU PIECE OF shiat.

Its only good for your own ridiculously over stuffed record already.

New York could take the next 90 years off and the rest of MLB wouldn't catch your world series record. St Louis might, or LA. That's it.

New York is an ass, and needs to sit the eff down.

Boston will probably revert to full tard losers pretty soon, I forsee 80 years of remembering the glory days of 04 and 07.


1. Yankees 82.1
2. Cubs 78.2
3. Braves 76.2
15. Rockies 71.4
29. As 67.5
30. Royals 65.1

Those are the road game attendance percentages for this year.
 
2012-09-07 11:24:04 AM

The Bestest: No, but the roster decimation is. The past month and a half, offense has been the problem (the pitching is awful too, but I'm seeing a lot of low score losses in there), and that's to be expected when, despite their struggles, you go without A-Rod AND Tex (even when struggling, their lineup presence still changes the way you pitch and position against the Yankees). I'd toss Garnder in there too, (which if he was here -totally- changes the offensive dynamic) but he's been gone long enough to not use as an excuse. Losing Mo really hurt.. not that Soriano is a bad closer, but it completely exposed the middle relief, especially with Robertson seemingly having lost his magic. CC having hiccups, Garcia being on his last legs and Phelps kinda being rushed out there.. they're all problems, but there's still a month to go; plenty of time for the returners to get their shiat together.


Well, I mean yeah that's all true, but that's the team they have RIGHT NOW, and it's not a very good one.

How many starts do you think Pettitte is going to have once he's back? There are only 25 games to go, and he just threw off a mound this weekend for the first time in months. He's probably going to pitch 3 times, max.

Even if they make the playoffs, is there any reason to be confident they'll be able to win a series?
 
2012-09-07 11:24:28 AM

degenerate-afro: He's actually hitting the pitches instead of just swinging at air... Either that or the riods finally kicked in.


Well he's still doing a number on that air, too. ;)

What's really turned him around in my eyes is the defense, though. As bad as he looked at third base (and he looked bad), he's become a gold glove-caliber first baseman. Thus leaving Wilson Betemit as the only player on the team who I'd like to see struck by lightning.
 
2012-09-07 11:28:19 AM

WhiskeySticks: Growing up a White Sox and O's fan, I'd love to see those two in the ALCS.

Now if only the Brewers can have the planets align for a miracle that makes baby Jesus emerge from a vat of nacho cheese sauce while claiming the NL wild card.


That, or they can just overhaul their bullpen for next year. Blowing 25 games in one year can make a HUGE difference obviously (turn those 25 losses into wins, and we're in the thick of it for the playoff race).

\South Park sums up our season: Bullpen has the lead.....aaaand it's gone
 
2012-09-07 11:29:55 AM

Yanks_RSJ: How many starts do you think Pettitte is going to have once he's back? There are only 25 games to go, and he just threw off a mound this weekend for the first time in months. He's probably going to pitch 3 times, max


Last night Boone said Pettitte couldn't even run yet. Give that a week and you're at 19 games. Yeah, three is very optimistic and it would be insane to have him just come back without a simulated game of some sort. Yankees situation is dire, but thats more dependent on the Rays. The A's just took a huge hit with Brandon McCarthy (really unfortunate, I hope he makes a full recovery because a fractured skull is horrific), so they might fall behind in the WC.
 
2012-09-07 11:40:35 AM

downtownkid: Will the statue also drag down the team with its subpar play long after it should have been benched?


Time to work on some new material.

I retired my Cory Lidle and Thurmon Munson jokes years ago.
 
2012-09-07 11:44:02 AM

Broktun: I retired my Cory Lidle and Thurmon Munson jokes years ago.


Aww, that's a shame - I'm sure they were hysterical. Plane crash humor never gets old.
 
2012-09-07 11:44:02 AM
Last night will remain in my mind forever.
 
2012-09-07 11:45:06 AM

Harv72b: degenerate-afro: He's actually hitting the pitches instead of just swinging at air... Either that or the riods finally kicked in.

Well he's still doing a number on that air, too. ;)

What's really turned him around in my eyes is the defense, though. As bad as he looked at third base (and he looked bad), he's become a gold glove-caliber first baseman. Thus leaving Wilson Betemit as the only player on the team who I'd like to see struck by lightning.


He's much better at first base. It's amazing how much better a player he is at first. Him and Betemit were the reason for 70% of the Orioles fielding errors this season.
 
2012-09-07 11:45:56 AM

Broktun: downtownkid: Will the statue also drag down the team with its subpar play long after it should have been benched?

Time to work on some new material.

I retired my Cory Lidle and Thurmon Munson jokes years ago.


Hey, if the O's are going to keep trotting him out, he's fair game.

/still have a bag full of Belanger jabs, just waiting for the day
 
2012-09-07 11:45:58 AM

spin359: I was at the game last night. My father and I drove up from 4 hours away and it was a fun game. They gave us all a little mini statue and basically everyone was all over cal during the game. At one point they randomly announced "Number 8, Cal Ripken" and he walked out into the announcer area and waived. At one point they did it instead of announcing the batter and half the morons there went ape shiat.

They had there best game in 5 years and the Yankees almost beat them with a crappy pitcher and mediocre hitting. The Yankees need help but there going to be in the playoffs.


*their, *they're

/ARGH
 
2012-09-07 11:56:21 AM
Is this the thread where Yankees fans try to convince us to feel sorry for the Yankees and pray they win a World Series soon because , hey its New York and that makes them more important than the other teams?
 
2012-09-07 12:00:07 PM
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2012-09-07 12:02:13 PM

mikaloyd: Is this the thread where Yankees fans try to convince us to feel sorry for the Yankees and pray they win a World Series soon because , hey its New York and that makes them more important than the other teams?


Every thread about the Yankees has to have someone mention how badly they were hurt by injuries.
 
2012-09-07 12:05:33 PM

Woolwine: WhiskeySticks: Growing up a White Sox and O's fan, I'd love to see those two in the ALCS.

Now if only the Brewers can have the planets align for a miracle that makes baby Jesus emerge from a vat of nacho cheese sauce while claiming the NL wild card.

That, or they can just overhaul their bullpen for next year. Blowing 25 games in one year can make a HUGE difference obviously (turn those 25 losses into wins, and we're in the thick of it for the playoff race).

\South Park sums up our season: Bullpen has the lead.....aaaand it's gone


I think I know how you feel.

/Mets fan
 
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