With postseason baseball still going on, there isn't much to talk about Orioles-wise beyond the minor moves that have been made in the past few days. I figure with 1 to 2 days of the baseball season remaining, it might be fun to take a look at the events of the 2009 Orioles seasons. Not a recap or analysis, really, as a ton of sites have already done that, but a look back at some memorable events and how they were perceived by our community. I had fun looking this stuff up and I hope you'll enjoy the walk down memory lane, although it may take you a few days.
Dec 9th: O's dump Ramon Hernandez, paving the way for Matt Wieters
Dec 13th: Birdland's nightmare ends as the Orioles release Daniel Cabrera
Dec 23rd: Mark Teixeira signs with the Yankees
Jan 2nd: Thanks to rumors from Roch, we all pretty much say goodbye to Brian Roberts.
Jan 6th: KOJI! KOJI! KOJI!
Jan 10th: In an effort to soothe the fanbase over not getting Teixeira, the Orioles sign ZAUN
Jan 18th: Nick Markakis signs a 6 year extension; O's fans rejoice over Nick's GreekFro
Jan 18th: O's trade for Felix Pie
Jan 29th: Brian Roberts gets hitched
Jan 30th: Kevin Millar sent packing
February and March 2009
Feb 20th: O's extend Brian Roberts
Feb 23rd: The Boooog Pows are gonna Boo Teixeira
Mar 17th: Brian Roberts is a True American Hero (and Derek Jeter is a pinko)
Apr 1st: O's sign Pedro!
Apr 6th: O's win on Opening Day: Mark Teixeira gets treated like excrement in his home town
Apr 9th: Mark Teixeira continues to make people hate him
May 1st: The name of John Gibbons is invoked as a Trembley replacement. Also here, here, here, here, and of course in all of these.
May 26th: Andy drops the bomb: Matt Wieters is coming!
May 26th: MASN treats us awesomely at Blogger's Night
May 29th: Matt Wieters debuts on what will surely become a Birdland National holiday.
Jun 2nd: I create the dumbest headline ever
Jun 5th: Jamie Walker, Boy turns in his skillet
Jun 28th: BRIAN ROBERTS IS A LOLLYGAGGER. And a prima donna!
Jun 30th: It's Birdland Day! The O's erase a 9 run deficit and come back to beat the Red Sox 11-10.
Jul 15th: Adam Jones' sac fly ensures home field advantage for the Yankees in the WS (and there's a cat fight in the comments)
Jul 31st: George Sherrill is traded to the Dodgers for Josh Bell and Dave Johnson's kid much to the delight of zknower. Eat More Esskay sends Flat Breezy out of town in style with a killer Ode.
Aug 4th: Brian Matusz makes his debut and beats the Tigers good, giving O's fans a glimpse of the future.
Aug 14th: Felix Pie hits for the cycle and wins over the masses.
Aug 17th: Huff Daddy traded to Detroit
Aug 28th: Camden Chat goes Melmo Crazy
Sep 8th: O's clinch their 12th straight losing season (and CC hates Canadians)
Sep 12th: Brian Matusz dominates the Yankees in his final start of 2009.
Oct 1st: The Orioles beat the Rays 3-2 to win for the first time since Sep 16th, a span of 13 games.
Oct 4th: The O's season mercifully comes to an end with a sweep of the Blue Jays.