Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The march toward 100 losses

The Orioles lost last night to the White Sox and I was there, unfortunately. The whole experience was much like a funeral. Buck Showalter made it exciting by getting ejected but that was nothing more than making a funeral interesting by knocking over the casket and having the body spill out. Someone in the crowd started a Redskins chant. Other people heckled Felix Pie, who is still an Oriole, although I don't know why.

At 44-69 the Orioles have themselves the worst record in the AL. An 18-31 record in the next month and a half will get them 100 losses.

Why does it matter? Why should we root for it to happen?

There is the draft pick reason. Right now the O's trail the Astros by 6 games for the #1 overall pick. But maybe, just maybe, 100 losses will sound off some alarms down at the warehouse. I know we've come close to 100 losses in the past, but there is something special about a three-digit number in the loss column.

Maybe Angelos will get mad and start firing people and actually hiring some competent people. I know it's a long shot, but that's all we O's fans can hope for.

In a season this bad, it's all we have.

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