• Perlozzo: When We Kick The Yankees Butts

    Posted by on September 26th, 2005 · Comments (5)

    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.

    Comments on Perlozzo: When We Kick The Yankees Butts

    1. JeremyM
      September 26th, 2005 | 7:29 pm

      Hopefully they’re too down to care. From what I’ve read, this manager has already lost them, so it may be a case of too little, too late. But probably not. Or maybe if they are fired up, the rain will cool them off. I’m very pessimistic today about the season- I think the baseball gods are getting set to torture us a la Red Sox fan for the last 89 years.

    2. Shaun P.
      September 26th, 2005 | 7:30 pm

      I don’t think any comments I’d have in response to Mr. Perlozzo are appropriate for a family-oriented blog. ;)

    3. September 26th, 2005 | 8:11 pm

      Hey, the 2004 ALCS, the 1960 WS, the 2001 WS, the 1926 WS, the 1955 WS, the 1995 ALDS, the 1997 ALDS, the 1947 WS, the 1964 WS, the 1981 WS, the 1942 WS, the 2003 WS…..that’s enough bad stuff from the baseball gods, no?

      It’s not like everything always breaks the Yankees way.

    4. JeremyM
      September 27th, 2005 | 9:22 am

      That’s true. It hasn’t all been peaches and gravy.

    5. Raf
      September 27th, 2005 | 5:18 pm

      Hey, the 2004 ALCS, the 1960 WS, the 2001 WS, the 1926 WS, the 1955 WS, the 1995 ALDS, the 1997 ALDS, the 1947 WS, the 1964 WS, the 1981 WS, the 1942 WS, the 2003 WS…..that’s enough bad stuff from the baseball gods, no?

      It’s not like everything always breaks the Yankees way.
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      And the “let them eat cake” award goes to… lol

      It could be a lot worse. Could be Cubs fans. Or White Sox fans. Or Reds fans. Senators? NY Giants? Brooklyn Dodgers? Expos? Royals? Tigers? so on and so forth.

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