Hey, eight in a row!
I only saw the first two innings of this one – and then had sundry peeks back at it during American Idol commerical breaks. So, I really can’t comment on too much – being that it would all be second-hand commentary…or something like that.
But, I do want to say this: The Baltimore Orioles stink.
I became a fan of the Yankees, and major league baseball, back in 1973. At that time, the Orioles were one of the best teams in the American League – finishing first in the A.L. East in ’73 and taking the division crown in three of the four years before that season.
From 1974 through 1982, Earl Weaver always had those O’s making an excellent showing more times than not. And, of course, Baltimore won it all in 1983.
The late 1980′s were not great for the Birds. However, they rebounded in the 1990′s to post some good seasons…
But, since 2000…well…like I said, the Orioles have, and still do, stink.
Recently, Baltimore’s owner Peter Angelos was rated the “worst owner of MLB” by Sports Illustrated – for “stripping down one of baseball’s proudest franchises.” Man, amen to that…and my condolences to Orioles fans, everywhere.