Reporting Bob Haynie
I wrote a couple of days ago about the Orioles and how their annual losing has sucked the enjoyment of baseball out of me and plenty of others.
Earlier this week, the Birds tried like hell to suck the playoff life out of the Boston Red Sox by taking three of four from Boston at Fenway Park. In all fairness, the Orioles have been playing well.
Including Thursday’s 6-5 victory over the AL Central Champion Detroit Tigers, Baltimore has now won 8 of it’s last 10 games.
Unfortunately for the Orioles, it’s a case of too little too late.
In 2010, Baltimore closed the season by going 34-23 under new manager Buck Showalter. The strong finish had Orioles fans hopeful that 2011 would be a year of success.
It was not to be.
Once again, the Birds are at the bottom of the AL East standings.
While I enjoy seeing them play good baseball, I’m not falling into the trap again. I refuse to do it. I want to see them play well for six months. Not six weeks.
It hasn’t happened for 14 years.
Hopefully, soon, we’ll see it happen again.