It's bad enough the Orioles' season has ended with another whimper of a losing record for the year. It's bad enough that all of baseball is now on to talking about the Red Sox and "yet another comeback" and Joe Torre and that other YankSox bullshit I couldn't care less about. It's bad enough that Kevin Millar now moonlights as a BoSox cheerleader in the offseason. All of the above is enough to give this O's fan a headache. But to make matters worse, after going to The Sun's website to try and get a little dip on the team during this slow news season, I come across this from one of my least favorite O's writers, Roch Kubatko:
My favorite headline of the day: "Kid Rock Arrested After Waffle House Brawl"
A few miles away, Celine Dion was detained by police after roughing up a couple employees at an IHOP.
An Orioles spokesman informed me that the Boston Red Sox contacted the club and sought permission to use Kevin Millar in the FOX promo and to have him throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Millar phoned team president Andy MacPhail and ran the ideas past him before agreeing. The Orioles are fine with it.
The Red Sox have a theme going here - bringing back members of the 2004 championship team. Dave Roberts is supposed to throw out the first pitch Wednesday before Game 1 of the World Series.
I just think it's in poor taste that the Red Sox are going to roll a ball through Bill Buckner's legs before Game 2. Why go there?
I hear executives at FOX wanted Albert Belle to read the Indians' lineup before Game 6, but he punched out the cameraman.
I've bitched and complained about Roch's poor writing skills, stories he's blown (Carlos Lee), news items he's been scooped on, and the corny, horrible, Henny Youngman with brain damage routine he passes off as humor in his blog. But this is getting out of control. It's not funny, it's embarrassing. I suppose I could just stop logging onto his blog. But given the length of the workday and the lack of sources for O's scoop, I just can't bring myself to stop. So until the time comes when there's consistent good up to the minute coverage of the Orioles, here's a bit of advice for Roch:
If you don't have anything to write, DON'T WRITE ANYTHING. Please.