From the Baltimore Sun:
As the Red Sox were putting the finishing touches on a humbling three-game sweep, leaving the Orioles with an eight-game losing streak that matched a season high, Perlozzo peered up at the Boston-partisan crowd that was standing and applauding in anticipation of the game’s final out.
“I said to myself, ‘Take a look at this. You’ve seen it enough, and I don’t want to see it no more,’” Perlozzo said. “In the long scheme of things, we don’t want our Septembers to be like this anymore. That’s the attitude I take. ‘Take a look at it, boys. Go ahead. See all the people standing. That’s not going to happen again, so let’s learn something from it, let’s get that bad taste in our mouth and let’s make sure we don’t have to see that again.’”
There was just one thing that stopped Perlozzo from delivering the message to his players.
“We still have four more games of Yankees [fans] to listen to,” he said. “So the last night, when we kick their butt, that’s what [the Orioles' players] will hear. They’ll hear, ‘Look, we’re sending [Yankees fans] home quiet, boys, and it’s not going to happen next year. Do you hear it?’ That’s what I want to be able to say Thursday.”
Boy, I wish Peanut Perlozzo had tried to get this fired up for the Red Sox series too.