It’s been downright depressing watching my hometown team come apart at the seams over the last ten years, and it doesn’t look like things are going to improve any time soon.
On Wednesday, the Baltimore Orioles lost an exhibition game to State College of Florida.
The storied franchise lost 2-1 in a charity game at Ed Smith Stadium.
In fairness, O’s manager Buck Showalter called the game a “controlled scrimmage.” The other team used pitchers and a catcher from the Orioles roster. Big League stars like J.J. Hardy, Matt Wieters, and Adam Jones took just a few turns at the plate and played about five innings in all. Also, the game was only eight innings long.
Still, our Baltimore Orioles lost to a community college team.
We are doing a candlelight vigil tomorrow to pray for the Baltimore Orioles. We’ll gather at Brooks Robinson statue after 5pm. We’ll probably have a few beers downtown at a bar that desperately needs baseball business — like Frank & Nic’s. And then we’ll be back on Friday with signs, protest messages & prepared for another last place year in MLB AL East…
Orioles pitcher Jason Hammel allowed two runs and three hits over five innings to the Manatees. SCF freshman Orlando Rivera went 2 for 3 with a stolen base, scoring the winning run on a wild pitch in the fifth inning.
How did Hammel feel about his club’s performance?
“I got my work in, so let’s leave it at that,” said Hammel.
The Baltimore Orioles finished in the AL East basement a season ago, and have had a rough go of it over the last, oh, ten years or so. A stories franchise during the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s, the team shows no signs of returning to its past glory any time soon.
Thanks, Peter Angelos.
Today, the Baltimore Orioles lost to a community college. Can’t wait for us to face the Yankees.
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