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(ESPN)   It took 16 years, but the Orioles get a second chance to vanquish the Jeffrey Maier incident   (espn.go.com) divider line 57
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2012-10-06 12:19:20 AM
The Orioles' amazing, unpredictable season continues on...
 
2012-10-06 12:21:40 AM
Jeffrey Maier died?
 
2012-10-06 12:27:45 AM
Gutsy game on the road.  So I haven't seen the Orioles pretty much at all this year, how'd they size up against the Yankees?  They have a shot?
 
2012-10-06 12:31:58 AM

Rex_Banner: Jeffrey Maier died?


His ghost is still sitting in the first row of right field at Yankee Stadium.

Fun fact: Jeffrey Maier played collegiate baseball for O's GM Dan Duquette.
 
2012-10-06 12:34:43 AM
Go O's.

/snakes fan
 
2012-10-06 12:59:21 AM
An O's/A's ALCS sounds like a lot of fun.
 
2012-10-06 01:08:31 AM

Peaceboy: Gutsy game on the road.  So I haven't seen the Orioles pretty much at all this year, how'd they size up against the Yankees?  They have a shot?


It's a five game series, of course they have a chance.

/Yankee's fan
 
2012-10-06 01:09:07 AM

Peaceboy: So I haven't seen the Orioles pretty much at all this year, how'd they size up against the Yankees? They have a shot?


They split the season series 9-9. Strangely, each team went 6-3 in the others home stadium.

Baltimore absolutely has a shot, but they need a few bats to heat up in a hurry. And they need a couple starters to pitch the games of their lives.
 
2012-10-06 01:23:06 AM

Harv72b: Peaceboy: So I haven't seen the Orioles pretty much at all this year, how'd they size up against the Yankees? They have a shot?

They split the season series 9-9. Strangely, each team went 6-3 in the others home stadium.

Baltimore absolutely has a shot, but they need a few bats to heat up in a hurry. And they need a couple starters to pitch the games of their lives.


Hopefully S. Johnson heals up soon and Chen kicks his slump.
 
2012-10-06 01:25:23 AM
Ticketmaster is totally farked right now. The server is melting.
 
2012-10-06 01:39:55 AM

SilentStrider: An O's/A's ALCS sounds like a lot of fun.


OH GOD
 
2012-10-06 02:45:31 AM
Too bad the only thing getting vanquished is this tomfoolery known as "Orioles Magic." :) We shall see.
 
2012-10-06 04:20:00 AM
My money's on the old guard: Cards and Yanks
 
2012-10-06 04:56:07 AM
For Mets fans, watching the Yankees lose in the playoffs is the second best part of the year. Go Os!
 
2012-10-06 08:10:07 AM
I've not yet jumped on the O's bandwagon, and as they seem to be doing pretty well, I will continue to avoid it. O's lose in 3 games to the Yankees!

/Baltimorean
//Never got past Maier...
 
2012-10-06 08:39:26 AM

Peaceboy: Gutsy game on the road.  So I haven't seen the Orioles pretty much at all this year, how'd they size up against the Yankees?  They have a shot?


O's split the season series with the Yankees and outscored them head-to-head. Played them tough almost every game.

They have a great, great chance.
 
2012-10-06 08:51:51 AM
Also, if any game goes to extra innings the Yankees are screwed
 
2012-10-06 08:57:09 AM

Jonny Chimpo: Also, if any game goes to extra innings the Yankees are screwed


Strangely enough, the Yankees came to Baltimore in the second series of the season and swept the O's. 2 of the games went into extra innings and those are the 2 Orioles losses in extras this year.
 
2012-10-06 09:44:49 AM
As a Tiger fan, I am pretty glad to see Texas out of it. Not that the other teams in the AL will be a cake walk but the Rangers have had Detroit's number since last year's play-off.
 
2012-10-06 09:46:39 AM
lets go ahead and collect the facts for the people asking:

-Both teams went 6-3 in the other's ballparks
-Orioles are undefeated this year when leading a game late. Conversely, I think the Yankees are like 1-55 when trailing late; in fact, their first and only win came in game 161 against Boston
-Orioles are 17-2 in extra innings. Those two losses were against the Yankees
-Camden Yards is often considered a second home park for the Yankees since it frequently fills with Yankees fans. This is due to it being cheaper to go there, travel included, than Yankee Stadium
-O's manager Buck Showalter has twice had a team win a World Series the year immediately following his firing. The first were the 1997 Yankees, famous for the 1997 ALCS where the Jeffrey Maier incident occurred against the O's
-Before they were the New York Yankees, the team was called the New York Highlanders. Before that? The Baltimore Orioles.
-Babe Ruth, the player that ushered in the Yankees century of success, grew up in Baltimore

Bottom line, these two teams are intricately intertwined, both this season and throughout history.
As a Yankees fan, I'm sick of their faces.
 
2012-10-06 09:57:46 AM

The Bestest: -Camden Yards is often considered a second home park for the Yankees since it frequently fills with Yankees fans. This is due to it being cheaper to go there, travel included, than Yankee Stadium


I doubt we'll see as many Yankees fans in Baltimore for the next two games. Orioles fans have been swarming back to the Yard recently, and being able to host two playoff games will leave many who travel needing to be there today if they want a shot at a seat.
 
2012-10-06 10:05:45 AM

06Wahoo: I doubt we'll see as many Yankees fans in Baltimore for the next two games. Orioles fans have been swarming back to the Yard recently, and being able to host two playoff games will leave many who travel needing to be there today if they want a shot at a seat.


Yeah, plus the tickets were sold through season ticket holders and by lottery before anyone even knew who the opponent would be.
 
2012-10-06 10:15:59 AM
O's/A's Nats/Giants world series. And only two towns gave a fark.
 
2012-10-06 10:21:42 AM

The Bestest: lets go ahead and collect the facts for the people asking:

-O's manager Buck Showalter has twice had a team win a World Series the year immediately following his firing. The first were the 19976 Yankees, famous for the 19976 ALCS where the Jeffrey Maier incident occurred against the O's


Cleveland wants a word about that ALCS and Miami Florida for that WS
 
2012-10-06 10:24:13 AM

The Bestest: -Babe Ruth, the player that ushered in the Yankees century of success, grew up in Baltimore


The Babe's dad was a tavern owner whose tavern stood somewhere in centerfield at modern day OPACY. Ruth's childhood home is a short walk from the stadium.
 
2012-10-06 10:27:21 AM
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2012-10-06 10:29:04 AM

SilentStrider: An O's/A's ALCS sounds like a lot of fun.


Earl Weaver could do the ceremonial first ejection.
 
2012-10-06 10:44:59 AM

Gulper Eel: SilentStrider: An O's/A's ALCS sounds like a lot of fun.

Earl Weaver could do the ceremonial first ejection.


Lol.
 
2012-10-06 10:47:40 AM
If the Os don't make the world series, I hope it's Cincy-Oakland, just to spite Bud Selig
 
2012-10-06 10:55:54 AM

byelii: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 432x452]


i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-06 11:00:19 AM

INeedAName: I've not yet jumped on the O's bandwagon, and as they seem to be doing pretty well, I will continue to avoid it. O's lose in 3 games to the Yankees!

/Baltimorean
//Never got past Maier...


All the family I have down there assures me it's spelled "Baltimoron".
 
2012-10-06 11:17:34 AM
Yanks will crush Baltimore and the A's. Proving to both teams they don't belong to play in October.
 
2012-10-06 11:20:43 AM

Fricknmaniac: byelii: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 432x452]

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nice. i grew up in the 703 (so i'm kind of a big deal)....but seriously, i never got into baseball until i moved to the tri-state. i love what buck has done with the o's while still thinking angelos is a giant douche.
 
2012-10-06 11:57:50 AM
An O's playoff baseball game against the Yankees at home after a Ravens NFL game? With the Monday off from work?

Seriously? Someone is going to die tomorrow. Hope it isn't me.
 
2012-10-06 12:06:04 PM
Congratulations, Baltimore. Well done on your route of the Rangers last night. You most certainly deserve to go to the ALCS and maybe even the Series. I hope you guys go all the way.
Love,
A gigantic Texas Rangers fan who is royally pissed at them right now.
 
2012-10-06 12:18:42 PM

JohnnyBravo: An O's playoff baseball game against the Yankees at home after a Ravens NFL game? With the Monday off from work?


Ravens play in Kansas City tomorrow.
 
2012-10-06 12:44:09 PM

qorkfiend: INeedAName: I've not yet jumped on the O's bandwagon, and as they seem to be doing pretty well, I will continue to avoid it. O's lose in 3 games to the Yankees!

/Baltimorean
//Never got past Maier...

All the family I have down there assures me it's spelled "Baltimoron".


Baltimoran.
 
2012-10-06 12:44:12 PM
The Jeffrey Maier thing happened in game 1. They lost the series 4-1.

It's a convenient excuse, but they would have lost the series anyway.

Get over it.
 
2012-10-06 12:50:42 PM

Wise_Guy: The Jeffrey Maier thing happened in game 1. They lost the series 4-1.

It's a convenient excuse, but they would have lost the series anyway.

Get over it.


Also, while you can't assume it, it is reasonable to project that Jeter had a significant likelihood of scoring later that inning if he the Ump gets the call right and places him at 2B.
 
2012-10-06 12:57:43 PM

byelii: Fricknmaniac: byelii: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 432x452]

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nice. i grew up in the 703 (so i'm kind of a big deal)....but seriously, i never got into baseball until i moved to the tri-state. i love what buck has done with the o's while still thinking angelos is a giant douche.


Hopefully Angelos realizes after this season that putting a winning team on the field will make him more money than continuously putting out losers and raking in the MASN cash. I have my fingers crossed.
 
2012-10-06 01:10:28 PM

degenerate-afro: Hopefully Angelos realizes after this season that putting a winning team on the field will make him more money than continuously putting out losers and raking in the MASN cash. I have my fingers crossed.


The Nationals put together a contender and Angelos profits in perpetuity. I'm an Os fan but this bothers me a lot.
 
2012-10-06 02:11:55 PM

SithLord: Yanks will crush Baltimore and the A's. Proving to both teams they don't belong to play in October.


I'm saving this comment.
 
2012-10-06 03:37:54 PM
As a Yankee fan, I'd rather face Oakland than wild card baltimore
 
2012-10-06 04:55:21 PM

I can't get the cap off!: Wise_Guy: The Jeffrey Maier thing happened in game 1. They lost the series 4-1.

It's a convenient excuse, but they would have lost the series anyway.

Get over it.

Also, while you can't assume it, it is reasonable to project that Jeter had a significant likelihood of scoring later that inning if he the Ump gets the call right and places him at 2B.


If the call was right, it would have been that Jeter was out due to fan interference, so he never would have been on base at all.
 
2012-10-06 05:00:15 PM
An Oakland / Baltimore matchup to get to the WS is not pipe dream.

Both have legitimate shots at advancing.
 
2012-10-06 05:35:03 PM

INeedAName: I've not yet jumped on the O's bandwagon, and as they seem to be doing pretty well, I will continue to avoid it. O's lose in 3 games to the Yankees!

/Baltimorean
//Never got past Maier...


Not sure if you recognize that anytime a prediction is made about the Orioles this season, it is wrong, or if you just hate the Orioles.

/Go O's!
 
2012-10-06 05:43:11 PM
Picked up my credentials this afternoon. This is gonna be fun.
 
2012-10-06 06:40:24 PM

balki1867: degenerate-afro: Hopefully Angelos realizes after this season that putting a winning team on the field will make him more money than continuously putting out losers and raking in the MASN cash. I have my fingers crossed.

The Nationals put together a contender and Angelos profits in perpetuity. I'm an Os fan but this bothers me a lot.


The only way for Angelos to not make money is for MASN to fail. He took that page from Steinbrenner and the YES network. It's one of the reasons Orioles fans can never hope to be rid of him until he dies.
 
2012-10-06 07:22:47 PM
Well they'll get an immediate chance to win a home game, something they failed to do in three tries in the 1996 series. But it was all Jeffrey Maier's fault. It definitely wasn't Mike Mussina falling apart in the 8th inning of Game 3. It certainly wasn't Rocky Coppinger somehow being worse than Kenny Rogers in Game 4. And by no means was it Scott Erickson giving up six runs (aided by a Roberto Alomar error) in the 3rd inning of Game 5.

Nope, Jeffrey Maier.
 
2012-10-06 07:28:40 PM

EnormousGreenRageMonster: I can't get the cap off!: Wise_Guy: The Jeffrey Maier thing happened in game 1. They lost the series 4-1.

It's a convenient excuse, but they would have lost the series anyway.

Get over it.

Also, while you can't assume it, it is reasonable to project that Jeter had a significant likelihood of scoring later that inning if he the Ump gets the call right and places him at 2B.

If the call was right, it would have been that Jeter was out due to fan interference, so he never would have been on base at all.


Fan interference doesn't automatically equal an out.

The umpires take into account what they think would have happened if the fan hadn't interfered.

In this case, it clearly would have been a double off of the wall. The right call would have Jeter at 2nd.
 
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