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2012-10-08 09:32:04 AM  
It pains me to give due praise to anyone on the Yankees, but I gotta hand it to CC. He was lights out.

Get back in this thing, O's!
 
2012-10-08 10:19:09 AM  
*golf clap*
 
Slu
2012-10-08 10:30:13 AM  
I chuckled. Nice job subby.
 
2012-10-08 10:42:53 AM  
Nothing screamed "hardcore baseball fans" like rally towels and soccer chants.
 
2012-10-08 11:03:50 AM  

WTF Indeed: Nothing screamed "hardcore baseball fans" like rally towels and soccer chants.


Hey, be nice. many in the stadium last night haven't been there since 1996. They forgot what to do at a baseball game.
 
2012-10-08 11:18:48 AM  

LemSkroob: Hey, be nice. many in the stadium last night haven't been there since 1996. They forgot what to do at a baseball game.


April - "Screw Peter Angelos, I won't give that guy a nickel."
October - "Hey, we're good again, Let's Go O's, hon!"
 
2012-10-08 11:22:22 AM  

WTF Indeed: Nothing screamed "hardcore baseball fans" like rally towels and soccer chants.


They were chanting Seven Nation Army from the White Stripes, the Ravens started playing it last year during their games and it's caught on at the O's games too.
 
2012-10-08 11:23:01 AM  
And just yesterday Jim Kaat was telling us Johnson should be MVP.
 
2012-10-08 11:29:26 AM  

mjones73: WTF Indeed: Nothing screamed "hardcore baseball fans" like rally towels and soccer chants.

They were chanting Seven Nation Army from the White Stripes, the Ravens started playing it last year during their games and it's caught on at the O's games too.


I thought it was amusing that during that chant, the announcer commented that they hadn't heard it in Baltimore since 1997. Guess he didn't realize that song didn't exist in '97.
 
2012-10-08 11:30:21 AM  

mjones73: WTF Indeed: Nothing screamed "hardcore baseball fans" like rally towels and soccer chants.

They were chanting Seven Nation Army from the White Stripes, the Ravens started playing it last year during their games and it's caught on at the O's games too.


I can't blame them for picking up on that. Their last playoff chant was probably a song by MC Hammer.
 
2012-10-08 11:31:37 AM  

Yanks_RSJ: LemSkroob: Hey, be nice. many in the stadium last night haven't been there since 1996. They forgot what to do at a baseball game.

April - "Screw Peter Angelos, I won't give that guy a nickel."
October - "Hey, we're good again, Let's Go O's, hon!"


Now a bunch of people who can't even spell "Markakis" are going to come in here and tell you about how they knew in Spring Training that this team had the talent to go all the way
 
2012-10-08 11:47:54 AM  

TigersorHawksorBoth: And just yesterday Jim Kaat was telling us Johnson should be MVP.


Dude had an amazing year despite blowing it last night. His sinker was hanging and his fastball was served up on a platter. First playoff game, intense pressure, and pitching against a team he rooted for as a kid growing up in NY.

I am not saying he deserves the MVP, that's Cabrera's or Verlander's IMO, but we can't discount his season by one blown game in the pressure cooker that is the MLB Postseason against a lineup as evil as the Yankees.

Now should he blow it again tonight, well he has money on the Yankees and his name needs to be scratched from the record.
 
2012-10-08 11:57:03 AM  

Wettner: TigersorHawksorBoth: And just yesterday Jim Kaat was telling us Johnson should be MVP.

Dude had an amazing year despite blowing it last night. His sinker was hanging and his fastball was served up on a platter. First playoff game, intense pressure, and pitching against a team he rooted for as a kid growing up in NY.

I am not saying he deserves the MVP, that's Cabrera's or Verlander's IMO, but we can't discount his season by one blown game in the pressure cooker that is the MLB Postseason against a lineup as evil as the Yankees.

Now should he blow it again tonight, well he has money on the Yankees and his name needs to be scratched from the record.


I agree he's had a good year, i just wanted to point out the ridiculousness of suggesting he should be MVP.
 
2012-10-08 11:57:51 AM  

Rex_Banner: Now a bunch of people who can't even spell "Markakis" are going to come in here and tell you about how they knew in Spring Training that this team had the talent to go all the way


Um, no. There is no Orioles fan telling anybody that, unless they are related to someone on the team, in which case they are obligated to believe that every year.
 
2012-10-08 12:05:53 PM  
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2012-10-08 01:08:58 PM  

balki1867: Rex_Banner: Now a bunch of people who can't even spell "Markakis" are going to come in here and tell you about how they knew in Spring Training that this team had the talent to go all the way

Um, no. There is no Orioles fan telling anybody that, unless they are related to someone on the team, in which case they are obligated to believe that every year.


Yep. The universal sentiment around OPaCY is "I can't believe this season".

There are very, very few bandwagoners right now. These are the fans who were beaten down, and they are the happiest people on earth.

Though if they lose this series to the Yankees, they'll be crushed. They'd have preferred to lose to Texas.
 
2012-10-08 01:32:48 PM  

Larry Mahnken: Though if they lose this series to the Yankees, they'll be crushed.


Whatever happens in the rest of their playoff games, I'm elated. I said from day one that I'd be happy with 70 wins, so after 93 & a playoff berth the rest is just icing.
 
2012-10-08 01:52:15 PM  
Can we trade A-Rod for the Orioles mascot?

/please?
 
2012-10-08 02:03:44 PM  

mainstreet62: Can we trade A-Rod for the Orioles mascot?


Fark you, we're not giving up the Bird.

/You can have Wilson Betemit for A-Rod, though.
 
2012-10-08 02:07:00 PM  
i63.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-08 03:20:17 PM  

Harv72b: /You can have Wilson Betemit for A-Rod, though.


DEAL!
 
2012-10-08 04:24:18 PM  

mainstreet62: Harv72b: /You can have Wilson Betemit for A-Rod, though.

DEAL!


Seconded~!
 
2012-10-08 04:29:02 PM  

Harv72b: /You can have Wilson Betemit for A-Rod, though.


Injuries notwithstanding...A-Rod has mailed it in for 3 straight seasons now. It's like he "proved" himself in 2009 and now can phone it in the rest of the contract.
 
2012-10-08 04:46:56 PM  

Larry Mahnken: Yep. The universal sentiment around OPaCY is "I can't believe this season".


This is refreshing. You can walk up to a pretty dedicated baseball fan even today and say "Name six Orioles." and watch them struggle. And they'll inevitably name Nick Markakis, who isn't playing due to injury.

You can look at Oakland's roster and see what happened. They took gambles on high-risk players like Cespedes, who was a completely unknown commodity in April. They cobbled together an acceptable (but not good) lineup by platooning cast-offs, letting guys play roles, and changing week by week. They rode young starting pitching, and hit the lottery on Bartolo Colon repeating 2011, until the long arm of the law ended that. It took a lot of good bounces for that to all pan out, but it's classic low-payroll management.

But you look at Baltimore, and you still can't figure out how they got in. No one outside of the city can name their rotation. They batted J.J. Hardy 2nd 150 times and still won games. They keep claiming Nate McLouth is still playing professional baseball, but I don't believe it. And they got a career year out of Chris Davis, who was best-known for being a power prospect who couldn't hit in Texas. They kept making decisions that looked terrible then, still look terrible now, and somehow worked.
 
2012-10-08 05:23:09 PM  
Dudes, the ballpark is filled with orange where there have been green seats for a decade and a half. I'm sure there are some diehards there, but I'm sorry, there's many more of the other fan varietal right now.
 
2012-10-08 05:40:21 PM  

chimp_ninja: This is refreshing. You can walk up to a pretty dedicated baseball fan even today and say "Name six Orioles." and watch them struggle. And they'll inevitably name Nick Markakis, who isn't playing due to injury.


Markakis, Adam Jones, and Brian Roberts are the Orioles that most non-Orioles fans can name... besides Jim Thome who doesn't really count. Baseball fans who aren't Orioles fans can probably also name Manny Machado and Dylan Bundy. The rest of the lineup would be an engima to most people outside of Baltimore. Out of that group only Jones and Machado have been playing recently.

robsul82: Dudes, the ballpark is filled with orange where there have been green seats for a decade and a half. I'm sure there are some diehards there, but I'm sorry, there's many more of the other fan varietal right now.


There are a lot of people who just watched the O's games at home because they didn't want to contribute to the Peter Angelos retirement fund. Unfortunately watching the Orioles on MASN also contributes to the Peter Angelos retirement fund, so it's a lose lose situation.
 
2012-10-08 06:42:20 PM  

chimp_ninja: Larry Mahnken: Yep. The universal sentiment around OPaCY is "I can't believe this season".

This is refreshing. You can walk up to a pretty dedicated baseball fan even today and say "Name six Orioles." and watch them struggle. And they'll inevitably name Nick Markakis, who isn't playing due to injury.

You can look at Oakland's roster and see what happened. They took gambles on high-risk players like Cespedes, who was a completely unknown commodity in April. They cobbled together an acceptable (but not good) lineup by platooning cast-offs, letting guys play roles, and changing week by week. They rode young starting pitching, and hit the lottery on Bartolo Colon repeating 2011, until the long arm of the law ended that. It took a lot of good bounces for that to all pan out, but it's classic low-payroll management.

But you look at Baltimore, and you still can't figure out how they got in. No one outside of the city can name their rotation. They batted J.J. Hardy 2nd 150 times and still won games. They keep claiming Nate McLouth is still playing professional baseball, but I don't believe it. And they got a career year out of Chris Davis, who was best-known for being a power prospect who couldn't hit in Texas. They kept making decisions that looked terrible then, still look terrible now, and somehow worked.


I hate to hate on a great story and a successful season for a long-suffering franchise, but...

The Orioles got lucky. They scores 7 more runs than they gave up all season. I'm sure a lot of that stems from a handful of blowouts, but still. It's a sign that they're not that great a team.

Doesn't mean they can't still win it.
 
2012-10-09 09:50:29 AM  

Dafatone: The Orioles got lucky. They scores 7 more runs than they gave up all season. I'm sure a lot of that stems from a handful of blowouts, but still. It's a sign that they're not that great a team.


I don't really get this logic. If you flipped all of the Orioles numbers for the season (-7 run differential, 69-93 record, 9-29 in 1-one games, lost 16 straight extra-inning games), nobody in their right mind would argue that they were just a little unlucky. They'd argue that the Orioles were really poorly managed and couldn't finish in close games. But you flip the numbers and suddenly its 100% luck.
 
2012-10-09 11:19:57 AM  

balki1867: Dafatone: The Orioles got lucky. They scores 7 more runs than they gave up all season. I'm sure a lot of that stems from a handful of blowouts, but still. It's a sign that they're not that great a team.

I don't really get this logic. If you flipped all of the Orioles numbers for the season (-7 run differential, 69-93 record, 9-29 in 1-one games, lost 16 straight extra-inning games), nobody in their right mind would argue that they were just a little unlucky. They'd argue that the Orioles were really poorly managed and couldn't finish in close games. But you flip the numbers and suddenly its 100% luck.


Nobody would waste any time discussing the problems of a 69-93 team. Except if that team was the Red Sox.
 
2012-10-09 11:38:14 AM  

Yanks_RSJ: Nobody would waste any time discussing the problems of a 69-93 team. Except if that team was the Red Sox.


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