Back by semi-popular demand is your refuge thread from the fact that the Orioles suck right now. They have lost six games in a row and it sure feels like things are over for the season. In the general tradition, if not quite in the same spirit of insanity, as 98 Rock DJ Bob Rivers's on-air marathon during the 1988 Orioles season-opening losing streak, we will be back in this space each day until the Orioles win a game - precisely to make sure that no one talks about the Orioles.
Unless you're hardcore enough that you want to keep talking about the Orioles, in which case, get yourself over to the game thread, where I will also be because I enjoy pain and suffering.
In The Fellowship of the Ring, as the titular Fellowship sets out from the House of Elrond on their perilous journey, Elrond offers parting words that are meant for the heroes but strangely apply also to sports fans as their teams are stinking, "You may tarry, or come back, or turn aside into other paths, as chance allows. The further you go, the less easy will it be to withdraw; yet no oath or bond is laid on you to go further than you will. For you do not yet know the strength of your hearts, and you cannot foresee what each may meet upon the road."
Life is busy for everyone and money doesn't grow on trees. But you're not allowed to bail out on them totally or change teams - that would just be lame. You just don't have to watch tonight or tomorrow or the next day if you really don't want to.
Anyway, if you just want a refuge from thinking about them for the night or even just for an inning, here is your place, with the friendly request to avoid anything that is going to have anyone else thinking about the Orioles.
List of forbidden topics:
The Orioles, current and former
Anything else that rhymes with "Orioles"
The Houston Oilers (because you can't spell Orioles without Oilers)
IndyCar driver Oriol Servia
States, countries, and any local government entities whose names begin or end with the letter "O"
Anything else is fair game, subject to the usual Camden Chat game thread guidelines (e.g. please refrain from discussing politics, posting endless streams of GIFs, etc.) Maybe you are going to watch some of the night's fine prime time programming and you want to live blog about it, or maybe you want to tell us about how your boss sucks (probably make sure your boss won't end up reading and tracing it back to you first), talk about movies, whatever.
Just not the Orioles, tonight's Orioles game, or anything else that might remind us of the Orioles.
Here's one to get you started: What was the last album you listened to in its entirety? Why that one?