Saturday, September 8, 2007

Have We Reached the Bottom?; Danny Boy Goes Wild, O's Lose 4-0 to the Red Sox

The Orioles lost again, by a score of 4-0, but that was not the big news of the game.

It was nearly fight night at the Yard last night.

If you missed it on TV, the benches cleared after Daniel Cabrera threw inside near Justin Pedroia's head. He'd balked in a run.

I have no idea what Daniel was thinking, but the pitch that nearly hit Pedroia sure looked intentional or he had some miserable timing.

Honestly, it looks like Daniel just lost control for a second of his emotions and he nearly caused a brawl. The umpires did the right thing by ejecting him, as the situation could have easily gotten out of hand.

I thought he had turned the corner earlier this season, but he needs to show a lot more maturity.

Brian Burres kept the team in the game and looked worlds better than he had in the past 2 weeks, but the Orioles could not muster anything at all.

Long story short, it looks like the team has waved the white flag. Rather than play for pride, most everyone is on auto-pilot and getting ready for their October tee-times. I see no desire, an initiative and everyone seems to be going through the motions.

The Orioles have lost 15 out of their last 17 games, and from the looks of it, most fans have lost complete if any interest in the team and are just focusing now on the Ravens.

There were a little more than 34,000 who attended tonight and I think the attendance will plummet further as the season winds down to a whimper.

If you need interesting commentary from last night, check out a blog entry by WNST's own, Nestor Aparicio...


The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Examiner, & Washington Post have a recap of the game.

Meanwhile, you need to read Tom Boswell’s chat on the Washington Post website and read some of the vitriol Nats’ fans have for the O’s and as well what he thinks of the team. As well, Tom feels for Dave Trembley and the struggles the Orioles have been going through.

It looks like Kevin Millar will be back with the O's for another season as he reached 475 plate appearances for the season, automatically triggering a $2.75 million vesting option for 2008.

Rick Maese opines that the Orioles losing ways is testing the faith of ardent fans...

John Domen from Orioles Hangout is just plain fed up with the team.

Reliever Brian Buress has sucked, and he thinks that he'll return to the form that he exhibited earlier in the season.

Meanwhile, the Maryland House of Representatives voted yesterday to rename a section of Interstate 395 in Baltimore after Cal Ripken.

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