Looking on the internet right now, it sounds like there’s a ground swell of support for Sam being canned. I’m not about to jump on the train — yet; however, the philosophy of this organization must change or this team will be doomed.
Right now, I am sure things must be tough for the Black and Orange, and perhaps this loss can be forgotten purged quick from our memory with a wining streak.
I cannot continue to see things with rose colored glasses, but this loss will be remembered for a long, long time.
I have not listened to the radio yet, and will do so in the morning, but I can imagine a lot will be said.
I read the Sun this evening, and a lot of stuff I read bothered me.
Here are three quotes below I’d like you to read…
"Me and Tim Wakefield looked at each other on the bench in the ninth inning when they took Guthrie out, and we said, 'We're going to win this game,'" said Red Sox starter Josh Beckett, who allowed two runs in four innings before leaving with irritation to the skin of his right middle finger. "We both believed it.
When he was in the dugout before going out for the bottom of the ninth, Perlozzo told Guthrie that if a batter reached base, he was going to come get him and turn the ball over to Danys Baez.
Asked if Guthrie tried to talk him out of the decision, Perlozzo said: "He wanted to stay in. It was my decision."
Ok, the last quote really, really bothered me. We have a guy who only gave up three hits over nine innings, threw only 91 pitches and had a five run lead.
Why was he taken out?
Pitch counts aside, the guy was winning and to take him out with that big of a margin in asinine.
Yet another quote that made me want to slit my wrists:
"He was going into nine innings [of] work, and he had never gone past six," Perlozzo said. "We were pretty much giving him an opportunity -- if he could go 1-2-3 -- to stay in the ballgame. It was unfortunate that the guy got on the way he did, but at that point, I thought we had our fresh arms out there and I didn't want anything to get out of hand. Obviously, it didn't work."
Sam, we are sometimes all about building confidence, but sometimes you have to let someone battle and go for it rather than take the easy way out.
How do you think Guthrie feels now?
Rather than post a game recap in the morning (there’s no point now), we all know what happened.
I’m just going to throw links to the game and also get a feel for the anger that many have towards Sam Perlozzo and the Orioles.
My steak dinner for Mom’s Day was good, although very expensive…
Let’s start the whole recap with Oriole Magic! Mike Boehm is none too pleased about the game this evening and his managing so far. Well, right now Mike wants him gone from the Orioles.
Roch Kubatko of the Baltimore Sun thinks that Guthrie should have stayed in the game and that the team lost a game they should have easily won.
Drew Forrester of WNST in his blog has a lot to say about the 9th inning – a must read…
Nestor of WNST can’t believe what he saw tonight – um, nor could I or anyone else.
Ben of Oriole Central, um, is just not happy…
O’s fans are not happy at all and basically want Perlozzo on a stick.
I had tickets to Saturday and Sunday’s game this weekend at Fenway and could not make it, so I sold my tickets. However, if I saw the meltdown in person, I perhaps would have been miserable for a long week.
The “Walk of Shame” would not have been cool, either.