View Full Version : Orioles could pull this off
07-13-2006, 08:20 AM
The Orioles 2nd half of the season starts today with a game vs the Rangers. As Ive been thinking over the All-Star break the Orioles have a chance to pull off a winning 2nd half and even end the losing streak of losing seasons. Im not saying we are going to but yes there is a chance. If the Brewers, Tigers, Twins of the past few years can win with young talent then yes we can as well. I say if the Orioles go out and play with everything they have, like it was their last game of their career we could make some noise in the AL East. We could be a factor and interfere witht he Yanks, RedSox and Jays plans for making the playoffs and be a spoiler team. Maybe when Gibbons comes back he can spark the lineup. Maybe the 3 days off could have worked magoic on Russ Otiz, Daniel Cabrera and Rodrigo Lopez. Maybe if they call up Penn and Loewen they will be on fire. Maybe the bullpen finally could cath their brath and come out and throw lights out. Hopefully Bedard and Benson stay healthy and win 20 games a piece. Yes there are alot of if's and maybe in this blog but hey a guy can dream right.
07-13-2006, 08:36 AM
I think the O's will have a considerably better 2nd 1/2, but not good enough to impact the Playoff Race.. imo
07-13-2006, 01:31 PM
I'm just hoping for .500 this year.
Next year...LOOK OUT!
There is an apathy... a depression, even... engrained in this club that needs to turn around before we contend. Believe it or not, we have the talent to compete right now. We proved it in the first half of last year.
I can't vouch for Milwaukee, but I can say it took Jim Leyland to whip the teams' collective butts and turn it around in Detroit. And the Twins--well, they've believed for some time now--and why not, with everyone else in the division underachieving for years? At least until Ozzie Guillen... whipped the White Sox' collective butts into winning.
How many times have we said under the Angelos regime that we need a passionate manager? But he just doesn't see that--because when Davey Johnson led our team they actually (-gasp-) clashed.
07-13-2006, 06:08 PM
But, when we did have a passonate manager coughmazzillicough the team held secret team meetings, some players complained about having to "run" and "work out like regular players" and he managed to get fired (I'm not saying that's why he got fired....I'm just implying).
We need an Earl Weaver kinda guy.