Welp, it was an exciting couple of days but the season is obviously over now. Pack it up. Head home. No sense in waiting 'round for the inevitable conclusion. The O's are toast. The season is lost. Time to start rebuilding. They'll never win with these scrubs. Gotta go after Robinson Cano in the offseason. Oh, and bring back Mark Reynolds and his Gold Glove caliber defense at 1B. So stupid to have let him walk. Gawd. And a closer. The bullpen just sucks. Maybe they can trade Wieters to the Phillies for Papelbon. He's a PROVEN CLOSER!
Did anyone care to ask why the 'pen wasn't ready for action at the first sign of trouble in the 7th?
How you like Wilson Betemit now, haters?
Some interesting tidbits from the Bow Tie'd one on the trade that brought Thor to Baltimore.
Celllll-e-braaaaate good times, c'mon!
Old friend Jon Miller did an interview with David Laurila of FanGraphs.
I'm a sucker for these type of 'What If' scenarios.
Sign him up, DD. Plus, there's a connection to Seong-Min Kim, the kid the O's did sign at one point last year.
Fun Fact: Matt Wieters is a naturally lefty. He only throws right handed in order to give runners a more fair chance.
Today is the birthdate of Adam Loewen and Dennis Sarfarte. On this date in 1999, former owner of the O's (and purveyor of the fine fine beverage National Bohemian) Jerry Hoffberger passed away at the age of 80