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(Major League Baseball)   Hell is going to freeze over, the 7-18 O's just swept Boston at home for the first time since 1974   ( mlb.mlb.com) divider line
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2010-05-02 07:23:25 PM  
Who?
 
2010-05-02 07:24:00 PM  
Oh, the Orioles.
 
2010-05-02 07:28:11 PM  
Approves:

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2010-05-02 07:30:06 PM  
I don't understand why everyone thought this year's Red Sox were going to make any noise whatsoever. Most Red Sox fans like me agreed that while it's always nice to improve your defense, you need an actual offense to compliment your pitching. Boston needs to pick up some bats next offseason while all the other big-market clubs are chasing Cliff Lee.
 
2010-05-02 07:30:48 PM  
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2010-05-02 07:31:52 PM  

Palmer Eldritch: I don't understand why everyone thought this year's Red Sox were going to make any noise whatsoever. Most Red Sox fans like me agreed that while it's always nice to improve your defense, you need an actual offense to compliment your pitching. Boston needs to pick up some bats next offseason while all the other big-market clubs are chasing Cliff Lee.


They were IDIOTS for letting Jason Bay go.
 
2010-05-02 07:31:57 PM  
Thank you god (if you exist).

Fark the red sox.
 
2010-05-02 07:32:08 PM  

Palmer Eldritch: I don't understand why everyone thought this year's Red Sox were going to make any noise whatsoever. Most Red Sox fans like me agreed that while it's always nice to improve your defense, you need an actual offense to compliment your pitching. Boston needs to pick up some bats next offseason while all the other big-market clubs are chasing Cliff Lee.


Well, that whole run-prevention thing will work as long as you, you know, prevent runs.

Right now Boston leads the league in runs allowed.
 
2010-05-02 07:32:12 PM  
As a dedicated New York fan, this could not please me more. While I'm at it, thanks KC for nearly taking 3 of 4 from the Rays, but I'll settle for a split of the 4-game series.
 
2010-05-02 07:33:52 PM  
Liking it. Liking it.
 
2010-05-02 07:34:28 PM  

Palmer Eldritch: Most Red Sox fans like me agreed that while it's always nice to improve your defense, you need an actual offense to compliment your pitching.


Offense to compliment their pitching? Boston needs to genetically engineer 9 Babe Ruth's to compliment that pitching staff.

Not good when you have only 1 starting pitcher with an ERA under 4.5
 
2010-05-02 07:36:44 PM  
As a Yankee fan, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2010-05-02 07:39:01 PM  
"Run prevention" - code for "going half-assed after hitters"
 
2010-05-02 07:39:55 PM  
As a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, I should probably care more than I do.

But the Red Sox have really disappointed me in the last few years.

I always was proud that we had real fans around here that went to the games and really supported the team. Through high school and college I would go as much as my limited funds allowed me to go.

Now, we've turned into a NY or LA. 90 farking dollar tickets and if you want good seats be prepared to pay more. Real fans dont go to games anymore. At least not nearly as many real fans. The corporate crowd and the pink hats have taken over Fenway.

I guess you have to jack up prices and sell out a bit if you are going to have a payroll like we have. I feel no attachment to this team. And I think what I just talked about has alot to do with it.
 
2010-05-02 07:48:57 PM  
One of these days, we need to see what Baltimore could do with real ownership.

/Angelos should be forcibly contracted
 
2010-05-02 07:49:07 PM  
First time since 1974??? Really? I know the O's have been really bad for a long period of time, but I would have thought in the late 70's, or early 80's when they were good, they would have had at least one sweep.

Unfortunately, my team is still shiatty.
 
2010-05-02 07:50:04 PM  

Jpud73: As a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, I should probably care more than I do.

But the Red Sox have really disappointed me in the last few years.

I always was proud that we had real fans around here that went to the games and really supported the team. Through high school and college I would go as much as my limited funds allowed me to go.

Now, we've turned into a NY or LA. 90 farking dollar tickets and if you want good seats be prepared to pay more. Real fans dont go to games anymore. At least not nearly as many real fans. The corporate crowd and the pink hats have taken over Fenway.

I guess you have to jack up prices and sell out a bit if you are going to have a payroll like we have. I feel no attachment to this team. And I think what I just talked about has alot to do with it.


Yup. And it's beyond obvious that we need bats, because these five pitchers are as consistent as a Jackson Pollack painting.
 
2010-05-02 07:54:46 PM  

Jpud73: As a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, I should probably care more than I do.

But the Red Sox have really disappointed me in the last few years.

I always was proud that we had real fans around here that went to the games and really supported the team. Through high school and college I would go as much as my limited funds allowed me to go.

Now, we've turned into a NY or LA. 90 farking dollar tickets and if you want good seats be prepared to pay more. Real fans dont go to games anymore. At least not nearly as many real fans. The corporate crowd and the pink hats have taken over Fenway.

I guess you have to jack up prices and sell out a bit if you are going to have a payroll like we have. I feel no attachment to this team. And I think what I just talked about has alot to do with it.


So you'd rather they didn't win two rings and pump up their popularity? Okay...
 
2010-05-02 07:55:02 PM  

Jpud73: As a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, I should probably care more than I do.

But the Red Sox have really disappointed me in the last few years.

I always was proud that we had real fans around here that went to the games and really supported the team. Through high school and college I would go as much as my limited funds allowed me to go.

Now, we've turned into a NY or LA. 90 farking dollar tickets and if you want good seats be prepared to pay more. Real fans dont go to games anymore. At least not nearly as many real fans. The corporate crowd and the pink hats have taken over Fenway.

I guess you have to jack up prices and sell out a bit if you are going to have a payroll like we have. I feel no attachment to this team. And I think what I just talked about has alot to do with it.


No, it's their shiatty record.

I don't recall any Sox fans complaining about their payroll or the makeup of the Fenway crowd in 2007.

It's amazing how a crappy start will make one question their team loyalty.
 
2010-05-02 08:16:28 PM  

UNC_Samurai: One of these days, we need to see what Baltimore could do with real ownership.

/Angelos should be forcibly contracted


If contracted is another word for hit by a bus or beat with a bat by Cal Ripken Jr, I agree 100% :)
 
2010-05-02 08:17:22 PM  

Palmer Eldritch: I don't understand why everyone thought this year's Red Sox were going to make any noise whatsoever. Most Red Sox fans like me agreed that while it's always nice to improve your defense, you need an actual offense to compliment your pitching. Boston needs to pick up some bats next offseason while all the other big-market clubs are chasing Cliff Lee.


Which is a great theory if you ignore the facts that they are 6th in AL in runs scored and dead last in runs allowed.

Maybe they should actually improve the defense and pitching.
 
2010-05-02 08:23:09 PM  

jpo2269: First time since 1974??? Really? I know the O's have been really bad for a long period of time, but I would have thought in the late 70's, or early 80's when they were good, they would have had at least one sweep.

Unfortunately, my team is still shiatty.


First 3 game sweep at home, they had a 4 game sweep so apparantly that doesnt count. Still kinda sad but Im just happy the os didnt suck for one weekend.
 
2010-05-02 08:32:09 PM  
Did that ESPN story about the the Sox were the second most hated team (Cardinals were first, not Yanks) get greened?
 
2010-05-02 08:38:45 PM  
On the other hand, Sox don't have to wait until September to blow a 7-game lead.

/Tiant vs Palmer FTW
 
2010-05-02 08:50:56 PM  

Bill Frist: Did that ESPN story about the the Sox were the second most hated team (Cardinals were first, not Yanks) get greened?


No, it went red :(

/subby for the most hated team article
//fark yeah Os! we're still mathematically in it!!!
 
2010-05-02 08:56:16 PM  
As a Yankees fan, all I can say is that it's a long season. The Sox will get better, and the Rays will eventually stop playing .700+ ball. The O's will not challenge for the division, but if Toronto can keep playing decently well, it's going to be a long slog of a season for the entire division. Playing the Central and West will seem like a vacation.

Al East vs Central : 13-10
Al East vs West: 18-17 (17-11 if you don't count the O's)
 
2010-05-02 09:07:31 PM  

Bill Frist: Did that ESPN story about the the Sox were the second most hated team (Cardinals were first, not Yanks) get greened?


The corrected one?
 
2010-05-02 09:14:56 PM  
Lucky for the Sox they don't have the spotlight on them so much from the fans as the Celtics and Bruins are currently making playoff runs. But unless Theo has gone totally soft and lost his touch, he should move Big Papi and Varitek one way or the other. And do something about JD Drew who's not so hot either.


And I see that their pitching is atrocious too. But if anything the Sox can take inspiration from the Yankees. They started so many previous seasons working out the kinks, but after the All-Star Break would get it together and play great ball.

 
2010-05-02 09:20:51 PM  
Linguine 2010-05-02 08:23:09 PM
jpo2269: First time since 1974??? Really? I know the O's have been really bad for a long period of time, but I would have thought in the late 70's, or early 80's when they were good, they would have had at least one sweep.

Unfortunately, my team is still shiatty.

First 3 game sweep at home, they had a 4 game sweep so apparantly that doesnt count. Still kinda sad but Im just happy the os didnt suck for one weekend.


Amen brother, amen. Peter Angelos someday is going to make my grandmother and great-grandmother very happy when I start rooting for the Tigers. Of course that is still years away....
 
2010-05-02 09:26:17 PM  
Now that the Orioles have swept the Pink Hat Nation, would all you greasy loser Red Sux fans please get the hell out of Camden Yards. PEACE biatch3s.

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2010-05-02 09:29:39 PM  

Palmer Eldritch: I don't understand why everyone thought this year's Red Sox were going to make any noise whatsoever. Most Red Sox fans like me agreed that while it's always nice to improve your defense, you need an actual offense to compliment your pitching.


Just look at the Jays.

/gah
 
2010-05-02 09:29:53 PM  

kajoob: Now that the Orioles have swept the Pink Hat Nation, would all you greasy loser Red Sux fans please get the hell out of Camden Yards. PEACE biatch3s.


Yeah! It's better like this!
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2010-05-02 09:32:41 PM  
 
2010-05-02 09:34:02 PM  
what % of Red Sox fans have ever been to Boston, or even Massachusetts?
 
2010-05-02 09:58:11 PM  

Cuchulane: kajoob: Now that the Orioles have swept the Pink Hat Nation, would all you greasy loser Red Sux fans please get the hell out of Camden Yards. PEACE biatch3s.

Yeah! It's better like this!


It is, because Camden Yards lets you move down. Seeing the Yankees there means a couple hours of driving and listening to the iPod, cheap as shiat ticket, and moving down is OK. It's a good time.
 
2010-05-02 09:58:26 PM  

Linguine: jpo2269: First time since 1974??? Really? I know the O's have been really bad for a long period of time, but I would have thought in the late 70's, or early 80's when they were good, they would have had at least one sweep.

Unfortunately, my team is still shiatty.

First 3 game sweep at home, they had a 4 game sweep so apparantly that doesnt count. Still kinda sad but Im just happy the os didnt suck for one weekend.


1998 IIRC...

/WTF was Trembley thinking having Wigginton bunt in the 8th?
//shameless plug for my thoughts on that goes here (new window)
 
2010-05-02 10:04:26 PM  
they are so easy to hate. everything that's bad about the yankees, plus sanctimony
 
2010-05-02 10:04:29 PM  

Cuchulane: kajoob: Now that the Orioles have swept the Pink Hat Nation, would all you greasy loser Red Sux fans please get the hell out of Camden Yards. PEACE biatch3s.

Yeah! It's better like this!


That's from a rainy night, probably went extra innings. Their attendance sucks, but they still draw enough fans to get really loud when the O's start doing something good.

And you know what? When the Orioles turn it around and start playing well, that place is going to be packed with O's fans. Baltimore is a city that loves good baseball.
 
2010-05-02 10:14:03 PM  

Larry Mahnken: Cuchulane: kajoob: Now that the Orioles have swept the Pink Hat Nation, would all you greasy loser Red Sux fans please get the hell out of Camden Yards. PEACE biatch3s.

Yeah! It's better like this!

That's from a rainy night, probably went extra innings. Their attendance sucks, but they still draw enough fans to get really loud when the O's start doing something good.

And you know what? When the Orioles turn it around and start playing well, that place is going to be packed with O's fans. Baltimore is a city that loves good baseball.


yeah, baltimore should be a great baseball town. too bad they're stuck with angelos
 
2010-05-02 10:19:05 PM  

Larry Mahnken: Cuchulane: kajoob: Now that the Orioles have swept the Pink Hat Nation, would all you greasy loser Red Sux fans please get the hell out of Camden Yards. PEACE biatch3s.

Yeah! It's better like this!

That's from a rainy night, probably went extra innings. Their attendance sucks, but they still draw enough fans to get really loud when the O's start doing something good.

And you know what? When the Orioles turn it around and start playing well, that place is going to be packed with O's fans. Baltimore is a city that loves good baseball.


In truth, I would love to see Baltimore become a successful franchise because it is a good baseball city. I went to a couple of Red Sox games there because it was inexpensive and a nice vacation and once when I was there for business. It was sad seeing the Boston fans outnumbering the O's fans, but I gotta say - there wasn't a merchant or vendor in the city that wasn't thrilled to have the business.

My first Red Sox game ever was in 1966, I saw them play the Orioles, and the O's beat them, 8-6. In fact, even though I was only 7, I vividly remember being in awe of Boog Powell, and the O's seemed to smack the Sox around at will in those days.
 
2010-05-02 10:27:45 PM  
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Look at the goddamned Orioles!
 
2010-05-02 10:32:34 PM  

bacongood: Which is a great theory if you ignore the facts that they are 6th in AL in runs scored and dead last in runs allowed.

Maybe they should actually improve the defense and pitching.


UZR says the defense is fine. Whether or not we should trust UZR is another matter completely, but the Sox clearly do.

FIP says the pitching staff is terrible. In particular, there is exactly one decent arm in the bullpen (Bard), where I'm defining 'decent' as 'under 4.50.' See for yourself.
 
2010-05-02 10:42:33 PM  

Cuchulane: kajoob: Now that the Orioles have swept the Pink Hat Nation, would all you greasy loser Red Sux fans please get the hell out of Camden Yards. PEACE biatch3s.

Yeah! It's better like this!


So Epic..thank you.

Hockey pwns all.

Go Bruins.
 
2010-05-02 10:46:58 PM  

Dafatone: So you'd rather they didn't win two rings and pump up their popularity? Okay...


No, I wish after they had won the rings they didn't continue to jack up ticket prices.

And wish there was a little more focus on player development, rather than the signing of big name free agents.
 
2010-05-02 10:48:38 PM  

Wise_Guy: Jpud73: As a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, I should probably care more than I do.

But the Red Sox have really disappointed me in the last few years.

I always was proud that we had real fans around here that went to the games and really supported the team. Through high school and college I would go as much as my limited funds allowed me to go.

Now, we've turned into a NY or LA. 90 farking dollar tickets and if you want good seats be prepared to pay more. Real fans dont go to games anymore. At least not nearly as many real fans. The corporate crowd and the pink hats have taken over Fenway.

I guess you have to jack up prices and sell out a bit if you are going to have a payroll like we have. I feel no attachment to this team. And I think what I just talked about has alot to do with it.

No, it's their shiatty record.

I don't recall any Sox fans complaining about their payroll or the makeup of the Fenway crowd in 2007.

It's amazing how a crappy start will make one question their team loyalty.


Well one, yes there was people complaining about the makeup of the fenway crowd in 2007.

and two, 2007 was three years ago. Stuff happens over a three year span.
 
2010-05-02 11:05:07 PM  

kajoob: Now that the Orioles have swept the Pink Hat Nation, would all you greasy loser Red Sux fans please get the hell out of Camden Yards. PEACE biatch3s.


Um, pink hat dude?
Thought it was a chick....then noticed the 5 o'clock shadow.

/NTTAWWT?
 
2010-05-02 11:08:59 PM  

Jpud73:

Well one, yes there was people complaining about the makeup of the fenway crowd in 2007.

and two, 2007 was three years ago. Stuff happens over a three year span.


Exactly-- like the Sox getting off to a slow start.

I just don't hear anyone complaining when their team is winning.

Jpud73:
No, I wish after they had won the rings they didn't continue to jack up ticket prices.

And wish there was a little more focus on player development, rather than the signing of big name free agents.


Who are the big name free agents? Lackey?

Who are they holding back by signing these free agents?

I can't believe you have me defending the Red Sox.
 
2010-05-02 11:30:28 PM  

robsul82: Cuchulane: kajoob: Now that the Orioles have swept the Pink Hat Nation, would all you greasy loser Red Sux fans please get the hell out of Camden Yards. PEACE biatch3s.

Yeah! It's better like this!

It is, because Camden Yards lets you move down. Seeing the Yankees there means a couple hours of driving and listening to the iPod, cheap as shiat ticket, and moving down is OK. It's a good time.


Technically no they don't. I've been hassled for moving down there before.
 
2010-05-02 11:33:13 PM  
No all is right with the world, the mets are back to sucking ass again, thank god it was close for a while.
 
2010-05-02 11:36:56 PM  

steamingpile: No all is right with the world, the mets are back to sucking ass again, thank god it was close for a while.


Jaime Moyer got walked. How pathetic is that?
 
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