There are some important things to take away from this game, starting with your good humor, your sanity and the ability to keep your hands away from sharp objects and, while contemplating your television, large blunt instruments.
Yes, Bergurglarson [sp.?] had a difficult evening. The silver lining, of course, was that this difficulty paved the way for a rare occasion indeed: we got to see the major leagues' finest Lithuanian reliever, Jack You, Bustas! AND the mysterious Troy Patton -- you may remember him as Troy Ponson in "DWI Laws Are for Suckers!" -- in the SAME GAME! Now THAT'll be something to tell the grandkids about, trust me!
Finally, and when you least expected it, the O's stormed back in the bottom of the 9th! True, the two Albert Belle Memorial Useless Runs were one less than Albert liked to knock in deep into long-since-decided games, but still, it was the thought that counted.
And if all that wasn't exciting enough,we can now contemplate a suckfest of a series against the bottom-feeding, mouth-breathing Warshington Gonats, whose series sweep against us at OPACY not long ago remains one of the most painful childhood memories of several CC-related offspring. Plus, if he gets out by late afternoon, we'll be joined watching the game by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, whose extraordinary bail provisions stipulate mandatory pre-trial Orioles viewing...strapped into a dentist's chair before a Home-Theater screen. Think Kubrick's version of "A Clockwork Orange." OK-- smile, folks, and