Ballpark food was pricey and the service was pretty poor, but hopefully they will get better as the season goes on. I was unaware of how difficult is really is to get a hot dog into a bun, apparently a team of three was needed. Who knew?
Overall I still prefer Camden Yards, but I have to say Nationals Park is pretty nice. Thanks to John and Mattie for having Charles and I along.
The Orioles made some offseason noise this week by trading Miguel Tejada to the Houston Astros then having seventeen players show up in the Mitchell Report on steroids use. They were Brian Roberts, Miguel Tejada, Jay Gibbons, Rafael Palmeiro, Larry Bigbie, David Segui, Jack Cust, Jason Grimsley, Jerry Hairston, Tim Laker, Gregg Zaun, Manny Alexander, Kevin Brown, Howie Clark, Todd Williams, Kent Mercker and Gary Matthews Jr. according to the Sun. Given all this cheating, how is it that we have fielded crap team after crap team. The 1890s Orioles cheated like dogs and they were brilliant. Where did the Orioles lose the ability to take advantage of having a bunch of cheaters on the team?
The report is all accusations of course, nobody has been convicted from that list, but it is a really ugly day to be an Orioles fan. Then again, since 1997 when we fired the Manager of the Year who took us to the Championship Series for the AL, there have been many ugly days to be an Orioles fan.
DRM victories march on after Google sunk it its movie customers in August and at the same time warned us all of the joys of Digital Rights Management the fine folks at Major League Baseball decided they want to get into the act so they just turned off the servers that let you watch the games you purchased from them. Don’t worry, they will be back soon with another form of DRM to
shove down your throat sell you and I am soooo sure that this time they won’t screw you turn off your purchases. You can trust them, honest. Suckers…
Congratulations to new manager Dave Trembley on his first win as Orioles manager*. It says a lot about this year as an Orioles fan that the survey at the Baltimore Sun is about the season’s low points, so far.
* That he was there all nine innings at least.
Ok, the Orioles are now 0-9 since announcing their new manager. Could we move him back to being an interim manager please?
Edit: So they finally win one! All it took was the manager being ejected from the game! Not that I am saying there is some kind of sign here or anything.
Congratulations to Dave Trembley on his confirmation as Orioles manager for 2008. The Orioles celebrated by losing the most lopsided game in American League history to the Texas Rangers. 30 to 3. That is a football blowout, not a baseball score. At least we seem to be holding our lead against our dreaded competitor, Tampa Bay. What a life it is to be an Orioles fan.
UPDATE 8/27/07: Since announcing the appointment of their new Manager the Orioles have lost five in a row. Way to make him feel comfortable guys.