Today, I have added a member of the Orioles' organization to the Idiot File. It was something I never thought I would ever do, but I have to.
Throughout life, you are taught to never bite the hand that feeds you.
That statement rings true in relationships, and throughout corporate America. Last night, as the Orioles signed their first round pick, Matt Weiters, Orioles scouting director, Joe Jordan decided to show his excitement to the Oriole fan base and the media with these ill-advised words of thought and reflection:
This has to be the quote of the year by an team official or executive, as I have no idea if he was trying to be funny, facetious or just an a**hole, but here it is...
"They got the deal done," said an elated Orioles scouting director Joe Jordan. "You can tell the city of
I'm proud that the Baltimore Orioles signed Matt Wieters, beat Boras, and scored a major coup, and I commend the team on doing so, but it is to be expected -- isn't it?
We all want to beat our chests and cry out to the sky when we do something good, but in the manner that Mr. Jordan did it in?
Absolutely not. He sounds so ornery and so full of himself, it's not funny and very insulting to the people left who come out and support the team.
I'm sure Mr. Jordan is a well compensated and loyal Oriole employee, but honestly he sounds like an a**hole and just downright arrogant. Furthermore, he comes off as very condescending to the fans and should be reprimanded for being dumb enough to have what he said in print.
Yes, Peter Angelos might have come through in the end for the organization to secure Weiters; however, he's the subject for some much scorn because of um, the last ten or so years.
The numbers don't lie.
The Orioles have not been good and honestly, Angelos is the captain of the ship, so the blame starts at the top - sorry.
Furthermore, if memory serves me well, Mr. Jordan is the scouting director of the organization.
So, in theory, Mr. Jordan is part of the problem too, isn't he.
Mr. Jordan, in the future, look before you leap.