I second that.Originally Posted by Dooley Womack
I second that.Originally Posted by Dooley Womack
Tejada threw in the towel and quit at the end of 2005. He was hurt and bitter by his treatment at the hands of the Baltimore Steroid brothers, Soso and Palmeroid. I wouldn't trade Jeter for Tejada, ever.Originally Posted by JeterRodriguezSheff
Jeromy Burnitz? JEROMY &*(#\! Burnitz?!?!? A 37-year-old outfielder who's never hit that well outside of Coors, with little defensively to recommend him, with a 2-year deal in a team that has two promising outfield prospects to break in? On a team that's going to be lucky to be 4th next year?
There are no words. If Bowden is the worst MLB GM, how can Angelos not be the worst owner? As another poster in another forum pointed out:
(http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/...igned_burnitz/)All we needed was a good, smart off-season. SIgning Hernandez was a good start. Latroy Hawkins should help. Bringing back Conine as a platoon partner was okay.But signing Jeromy Burnitz to a 2 year, $12 million contract? That is the epitome of throwing money away. Burnitz has been nothing more than an average corner OF for most of the 21st Century, except for his season in Colorado. He's 37, OPACY suppressed LH hitters HRs last season, and did I mention he's 37?! This was a signing to make a signing, pure and simple. Does the Orioles front office think so little of their fans that they think a signing, any signing, means the team is doing something? Take the $12 million and put it into scouting, the farm system, hold it in reserve for later deals. Don't spend it just to make it look like you're doing something.
I'm done. 22 years as an Orioles fan, a third of my life, and I'm done. I will not attend games at the park anymore, I will not buy merchandise, I will not even attend Baysox games any longer. I am divorcing myself from this organization, at least until the Angelos regime is gone. And judging by the comments of other knowledgeable O's fans, I'm not the only one taking these actions. Check out baseballprimer.org for more examples.
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So technically, Angelos was speaking the truth when he said on 9/29 that "The tough times are over." It was silly O's fans who, reading between the lines, interpreted that statement as meaning that better times were ahead when what their esteemed owner really meant was "The tough times are over, and will be remembered as the last times in the early part of this century when this franchise had a glimmer of hope. What will follow will be a growing morass that will make the tough times seem quite pleasent in comparison."
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Melvin Mora may have been asleep at third base that day in June when Edgar Renteria dropped a two-out, ninth-inning bunt to reach ahead of David Ortiz's game-winning rocket off B.J. Ryan. But Mora showed himself to be the most conscious of Orioles last week. Thursday was the funeral for Elrod Hendricks, who spent an unmatched 37 years wearing a Baltimore uniform. He hit .364 as the starting catcher in the Orioles' 1970 World Series victory, was named bullpen coach in 1977, and held that post until October, when he was reassigned after suffering a stroke.
And yet, among approximately 1,000 people convened inside Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, there was only one current Oriole: Mora.
The third baseman, according to the Baltimore Sun, did not address the conspicuous absence of his teammates, saying only, ''I am here because I care about him."
A collection of former Oriole luminaries did attend, among them Eddie Murray, Earl Weaver, Brooks Robinson, Jim Palmer, Cal Ripken, B.J. Surhoff, Boog Powell, and Rick Dempsey. However, Baltimore columnists cited the absence of current players as another indication of the crumbling of the ''Oriole Way," both on the diamond (where the team hasn't had a winning record since 1997) and off.
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Wow thats sad that a lot of his players didn't showOriginally Posted by yanksphan
Originally Posted by Jersey Yankee
It's what Angelos has created. I hope he is happy with his destruction of a once proud franchise.
bobby jr., wherever you are, please explain your "team's" behavior if you can.
http://www.boston.com/sports/basebal..._signs/?page=2Melvin Mora may have been asleep at third base that day in June when Edgar Renteria dropped a two-out, ninth-inning bunt to reach ahead of David Ortiz's game-winning rocket off B.J. Ryan. But Mora showed himself to be the most conscious of Orioles last week. Thursday was the funeral for Elrod Hendricks, who spent an unmatched 37 years wearing a Baltimore uniform. He hit .364 as the starting catcher in the Orioles' 1970 World Series victory, was named bullpen coach in 1977, and held that post until October, when he was reassigned after suffering a stroke. And yet, among approximately 1,000 people convened inside Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, there was only one current Oriole: Mora. The third baseman, according to the Baltimore Sun, did not address the conspicuous absence of his teammates, saying only, ''I am here because I care about him." A collection of former Oriole luminaries did attend, among them Eddie Murray, Earl Weaver, Brooks Robinson, Jim Palmer, Cal Ripken, B.J. Surhoff, Boog Powell, and Rick Dempsey. However, Baltimore columnists cited the absence of current players as another indication of the crumbling of the ''Oriole Way," both on the diamond (where the team hasn't had a winning record since 1997) and off.
This is like when I used to play softball that was sponsored by a local bar. They, naturally, had a rival bar and you would pound heads with them for no reason other than they were the rival.Originally Posted by Dooley Womack
Now, 20 years later, you drive by that rival bar, it's got its windows barred up, the inevitable plywood where the glass on the door used to be, and about three beat-up cars in a parking lot loaded up with broken glass and overgrown brush.
This is just sad. Sad. Sad. Sad.
Originally Posted by yankeeschic12324
So freakin' sad. I have never liked Angelos, but this is utterly sad. For someone who had such a long connection to an organziation, and to have only one FREAKIN' current player show up shows the level of class that exists. Tough times me arse.Originally Posted by Dooley Womack
The Orioles were as good an organization in baseball as anyone when I was growing up. To see this is beyond pathetic.Originally Posted by Archer1979
I used to go to school in Baltimore and let's just say going to an Orioles game is a disgrace. It's a very nice stadium too so it's a shame. Baltimore as a city really needs to be cleaned up as well.
The Orioles' tough times are over. Now are the disastous times. Leo Mazzone will be rockin back and forth from seeing hitters tee off. Both Tejada and Lopez want out. Jeromy Burnitz will think the Alomar/Vaughn Mets were world beaters compared to this bunch. Dodgers fans, this is the model your franchise is following.
What a ................ing mess that team has turned into. They, with the exception of Mora, should all be shamed of themselves.Originally Posted by Boogiedown Bomber
The upside of that for me is, Baltimore is a nice drive from where I am, and it's usually pretty easy to get Red Sox-Orioles tickets at Camden Yards. And it really is a nice place to watch a game.Originally Posted by keithf1
"...it was blood, my blood, and it was coming from the sutures in my ankle. You’re either stupid or bitter if you think otherwise." --Curt Schilling on the Bloody Sock, 3/17/07
This shows just how delusional Havana Pete is. The BOs will continue to have tough times as long as the Plague from Pratt Street is running them. A fish rots from the head, and the head of this one is about as rotten as it gets. And he's not that great a lawyuer either -- an ambulance chaser who go tone very lucky case.
And it has the second highest murder rate (per capita) in teh country, too, and its Mayor wants to be Governor.Originally Posted by keithf1
No way do they get the edge in CF, with Matos out there. The Yankees ahve three CF better than he is. SS is arguable. Cano is better than people think, and Roberts isn't as good as people think.Originally Posted by Mr. Mxylsplk
Roberts IS as good as people think.
I'm still laughing at the name of this thread. Angelos is so full of it.
Don't forget that Baltimore is the syphilis capital of the country as well (possibly the world but not sure).Originally Posted by Quangormo
Is Detroit or Camden, NJ #1 for murder? I've heard 2 different things. Probably just 2 different years.
Well now that we have Damon, no, but before that, yes.Originally Posted by Quangormo
SS is arguable only in new york.
No way is Cano better than a healthy Roberts. C'mon, that's rather laughable.
Camden's the worst place to live.Originally Posted by keithf1
You've got nothing to believe in but believing in yourself.
Camden Yards is especially rough when Uggie Urbina is in townOriginally Posted by Evil Empire
Originally Posted by Jersey Yankee
The Orioles are going to be better than people think.
Roberts is a beast and, as of now, they still have Tejada.
Berdard and Cabrera will thrive under Mazzone, and Chris Ray is going to be a lights-out closer.
Not In Our House.
It's amazing. There isn't a better place to live than the lower deck at Camden Yards. In the upper deck it's a whole different story. Crack addicts, crack whores, shootings, rapes, and a strung-out Boog Powell picking fights and shaking down customers. Uggie was only a product of this environment.Originally Posted by RhodeyYankee2638
Originally Posted by Dooley Womack
Rapes? In front of thousands of people?
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Any word on Roberts' recovery?Originally Posted by Screech
I agree that Baltimore will not be a pushover like some think with Bedard and Cabrera under Mazzone. I still think they are the 4th best team in a very good AL East.
Will Carroll from Baseball Prospectus thinks Roberts won't be ready until May. He classified his injury as horrific.Originally Posted by GoRocket
That is a big hit to the lineup. If he's ready to play then, then one can only speculate when he will be 100%.Originally Posted by Yankees1962
Being in Bowie, you may want to take some extra steps to protect yourself. I recommend Kevlar Condoms.Originally Posted by keithf1
I can't imagine him being 100 % in May, if ever. That was one of the worst injuries I've ever seen - I can still picture his arm bending backwards.Originally Posted by GoRocket
lol whatever gets the job doneOriginally Posted by YankyDave
funny. i live in a fantastic area about a mile or so from camden yards. great houses all around me. fix your statement to 'all northeastern cities have several blocks upon blocks of blighted neighborhoods'.Originally Posted by keithf1
black on black crime is a biitch, but it's got nothing to do with the title of this thread.Originally Posted by Quangormo
i haven't caught it.Originally Posted by keithf1
You, too, have to get out more.Originally Posted by ojo
Originally Posted by yankeeschic12324
I read this thread title and thought: "So when did Angelos decide to sell the Orioles..."
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I know there's a nice part to every city but honestly I have never come across one in Baltimore, at least not residentially. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places. I didn't mean to offend you.Originally Posted by ojo
i mean, this city suffered the uh 'white flight' probably as much if not more so than any other city in the country, but it's made some great strides. check out canton, federal hill, brewers hill, fells point, butchers hill, etc for some examples. also, there's still the gentrified areas such as roland park that feature the multi-million dollar homes taboot.Originally Posted by keithf1
something must be going right here.
they flippin want $600k for a house down my street! and it's a ROW HOUSE!
I've had a great time in Fells Point and the Inner Harbor.Originally Posted by keithf1
Taboot?Originally Posted by ojo
I was driving on I-83N from downtown to Catonsville... Man the area around there was really rusted out and run down. And the area around JHU is scary... Sorry but I see more of that than anything like Federal Hill or Fells Point.
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White Sox Receive Tejada Offer
Remember when I decided to start calling Kenny Williams "spunky" based on his Javier Vazquez and Jim Thome trades? I'm starting to think I should stick with "bold," as cliche as it may be.
As I mentioned earlier on this site, the White Sox submitted two trade proposals for Miguel Tejada with a deadline of December 31st. Now the White Sox have re-entered the Tejada fray.
A rock-solid source of mine close to the White Sox tells me that the team is "lying in the weeds" and allowing the Mets, Devil Rays, Orioles, and Red Sox to beat each other up with this whole Manny/Tejada 4-way thing. The White Sox hope that the 4-way deal falls apart because it's too complicated and too expensive. Presently, it seems that their wish will be fulfilled.
The Orioles want the Tejada deal done soon, and approached the White Sox yesterday with a proposal. The Orioles asked for Jose Contreras, Juan Uribe, Ryan Sweeney, and a top pitching prospect. That unknown prospect may be a sticking point, but it can probably be worked out. Alex Woodson has been previously mentioned in discussions between the two clubs. It would be a daring move by Kenny Williams to subtract Uribe and Aaron Rowand after winning a World Series with defense as the team's strength.
My source tells me to look for an announcement by Friday about Tejada, no matter where he ends up. The White Sox have their own motivation to wrap things up before the weekend: they'd like to have an announcement that does not conflict with a Bears playoff weekend or the Cubs Convention.
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Burnitz's agent calls the Orioles "a franchise in disarray".
Like we didn't know that. What still kills me is the deal MLB gave him to steal the Nats TV rights. Angelos has ZERO intention of fielding a competitive team.
I never saw a 4 way deal, simply because they never happen with superstars involved. The collapse under their own weight. If the ChiSox pull this off, they will be far and away the favorites for next year.Originally Posted by ieddyi
By the way, I don't know how the ChiSox can submit two proposals, and be "lying in the weeds" at the same time. Everyone knows that the ChiSox are players here, I just really hope that they don't get Tejada. (Even more than Boston)
how'd you pull that off? 83 ends in baltimore. i mean, you can get to york, pa and all but...Originally Posted by GoTerpsGo
i agree. there's some blighted areas. then again, i've driven through philly, NJ, and NYC and seen some shiitholes, too. if you wanna live near downtown, you have to put up with some ugly neighborhoods nearby. nature.of.the.beast.
Catonsville is absolutely HORRIBLE. It is right next to where I went to school at UMBC. It is completely ghetto. So many drugs around there.Originally Posted by GoTerpsGo
True but IMO Baltimore is really bad as a whole. I was looking at the population of major cities on some website and Baltimore was one of the few that actually had a declining population. People want out of there lol.Originally Posted by ojo
http://www.orioleshangout.com/forums...ad.php?t=29007Originally Posted by Yankees1962
huh, i wonder then why so many new yorkers come down every single summer in droves to see camden yards?Originally Posted by keithf1
because they enjoy themselves and have a great time.
and it's not like NYC wasn't an absolute ................hole a couple decades ago.
urban renewal is a fact of city life. quit being so smug.
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