The Baltimore Orioles’ dream of a perfect 162-0 season ended today with a 11-2 loss to the Evil Empire, dropping them to 2-1 and 1/2 game out of their one-time stranglehold on first place in the AL East. I guess I can take solace in the fact that this amazing first place and unbeaten run lasted much longer than I had ever dreamed of, but it’s still a sad day and pretty much ends the baseball season. At least the NFL draft and NBA & NHL playoffs are just around the corner!
I don’t get a chance to say it often and when I do it’s typically in April, May or not at all, so please let me have my moment when I proudly scream — how about them first place Baltimore Orioles! My boys roughed up C.C. “not gonna live up to his fat contract except in maybe his waistline” Sabathia and the New York Yankees earlier today 10-5 and are now in a two-way tie for first place in the American League East with the Toronto Blue Jays. Sure, it’s one game and it surely won’t last, as we’ll likely finish yet another season 30+ games under .500 and out of the playoff hunt by the All-Star break, but it’s nevertheless nice to start things off 1-0 and unbeaten against the hated Yanks. Let’s go O’s!
It looks like my Baltimore Orioles finalized the 1 for 5 trade with the Mariners, giving up Erik Bedard. The move was probably the smart thing to do as the team really needs to start stock-piling young talent if they’re ever going to be able to compete with the Yankees and Red Sox. The idea of trying to spend with the big boys but not quite spend as much was downright pathetic.
Wherever he is right now, I think that Barry Bonds is doing the happy dance. Sure, he’s still being tried for perjury and could spend some time in the slammer as a result. But, with the Mitchell Report coming out in a matter of minutes and sources already naming big time players such as Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte, the proverbial shit has hit the fan for Major League Baseball and a big weight has been lifted off Bond’s big steroid-enhanced back.
It’s no surprise for me. In fact, I have been saying for the past five years or so that I suspected Clemens of being on steroids or HGH. But, nooooo, not Clemens! He just got fat in his old age. He’s just a good ole boy from Texas who probably ate a lot of beef. No way he’s a cheating piece of shit like Barry Bonds! Ummm, yeah, right. It looks like he may have cheated, as well!