Bad experience

Bad experience

There are 54 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Aug 23, 2008, titled Bad experience. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Over the last five weeks of the season, the Orioles are preparing to get a look at some of their younger players, thrusting them into different situations to see how they respond.

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Joe

Waldorf, MD

#41 Aug 23, 2008
Good game last night, highly entertaining. We are hampered though by our lack of quality bullpen depth but remember results don't matter right now. We are like a golfer just learning the game, its better off not to worry about your score early on. Sure we were learning for the last ten years but we had the wrong instructors.

I see a lot of garbage on that roster just posted let the purging continue, remember we are not building for next year, anyone who is older than 30 must go. Some traded others just dumped. We have to keep the big picture in mind this is Nick, Adam and Matt's team, not Brian's or Aubrey's and certainly not Kevin's.

Also, our projected draft slot looks to be 11th right now which becomes 12th because the Nats are inept and didn't sign Crow, my short-term goal would be to improve that slot to 9th.
18andDONEwihtout CHEATING

Utica, KY

#42 Aug 23, 2008
Well, looks like it's doubtful that the Yankees will make the playoffs. But just remember one thing Yankees fans, if your team doesn't make the playoffs:

2008 Yankees=2008 Patriots

(or if you wanna go by when the super bowl is actually played 2009 Patriots)
Joe

Waldorf, MD

#43 Aug 23, 2008
Bob wrote:
All during the course of the year i have had fans come on here and say what improvement this team has made, how exciting they now are to watch with there never give up attitude. That may be all true plus the fact that the hitting on this team has been fantistic , more then we all expected. But you know when you sit down on that last Monday after the season ends with your coffee and sports page you will see that this team is still in last place and the won loss record won't be that much better. Then you will say to yourself or your buddy at work how can that be, i know that this team is better then then what i have watched the last 11 years and by the way management told us that this was a better team. But people the realilty of all this is that Last place is still last place and with 6 guy's on pace to hit 20 home runs, 2 guy's in the top 10 in the league in RBI's a second baseman that is 1 2 in doubles and triples Everything WILL JUST REALLY BE JUST THE SAME AS IT ALWAYS WAS. Then you will turn to your buddy or your wife and say that Troy Smith Stinks and i told you that Boller should have been our Qb all along
Good points in general Bob, but I see some subtle differences this year. I see we have the highest rated player in the minors, Matt Wieters. I see a Bowie team finishing first for the first time in their history. I see a team on the field at the MLB level that never gives up and are in most games. I do see a lot of work still to be done. However, I don't know from a Boiler or Smith thanks to the NFL and Robert Irsay. My Sundays in the fall are free though and that's a plus.
Gary

Hamburg, NY

#44 Aug 23, 2008
Great Mr. Huff - you went through this in Tampa? How did that work out? You won like 70 games 8 years in a row! That was nothing short of embarrassing last night. If our starters do not pitch 7 we have little or no chance of wininng...Walker comes in witha 1 run lead and throws 3 straight balls to a left handed hitter - brutal!
Brooksey

Allentown, PA

#45 Aug 23, 2008
If we're trying out players, then why do we keep playing a washed up (240 avg.) Payton, when we have Montanez sitting on the bench?
doug

Nottingham, MD

#46 Aug 23, 2008
couldn't agree more.....
ravencaws from jax fla wrote:
No,Mickolio didn't blow the lead,that idiot manager did,why didn't he bring Palmer down out of the TV booth to pitch in refief,he used every body else,what a jerk,Sarfate was doing ok,whats with this one inning per pitcher crap he always does,as you can tell I'm not a Trembley fan.
donnie

Frederick, MD

#47 Aug 23, 2008
orioles still rebuilding after all these years.When will it ever end???????
Attila the Hon

United States

#48 Aug 23, 2008
Baltimore Yankees Payout wrote:
You have to realize the Orioles get extra luxury tax money for playing to lose to the Yankees, its been in the papers all week. Baseball has lost All of its integrity, and we should send comments to the team, as well as MLB.com and MLBPA now.
The ultimate sign of Major League Baseball's absolute lack of integrity is the fact that Evil Inc. is the only team to make the postseason every year since the current playoff format first went into effect in 1995. Them finally missing the playoffs is WAAAAAAAAAAY overdue.
Finder

Catonsville, MD

#49 Aug 23, 2008
Wasn't it Trambley who said something about this not being a development league when questioned about a certain rookie outfielder playing center filed? Now I would like to ask Dave why it is OK for a 24 year old rookie pitcher to go against the Yankees in the 8th inning of a game you are winning by one run. Did he actually say he was going to throw them out there in pressure situations to see how they perform? A little bit of hypocrisy going on hear!
Joe

Waldorf, MD

#50 Aug 23, 2008
Attila the Hon wrote:
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The ultimate sign of Major League Baseball's absolute lack of integrity is the fact that Evil Inc. is the only team to make the postseason every year since the current playoff format first went into effect in 1995. Them finally missing the playoffs is WAAAAAAAAAAY overdue.
Mr. Soccer: I agree the Yankees missing the playoffs is long overdue. But here is the thing, we have to get our own house in order before we call it a bad or unfair system. We have too many bad drafts and poor player decisions to blame our failures on the riches of the Evil Empires. They developed in the mid-nineties a fine core of young players, Jeter, Posada, Pettitte, Rivera, and Williams. That core is now showing signs of wear and tear to say the least and their downturn is only just starting. Developing a young core is what we are trying to do as well and some of the parts are in place but we need more time, Tampa Bay is proof positive that it can be done with the right personel decisions.
SAY WHAT

Perry Hall, MD

#51 Aug 23, 2008
Jamie Walker allows the two runners to reach second and third and it's all Mickolio's fault because he threw a wild pitch? If Walker wouldn't have allowed the two runners to reach base, Mickolio's first pitch would have been nothing but Ball one. Only an idiot would place the blame on Mickolio.

“Too Much to Learn.”

Since: Aug 07

Centreville, Maryland

#52 Aug 23, 2008
Joe wrote:
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Mr. Soccer: I agree the Yankees missing the playoffs is long overdue...But here is the thing, we have to get our own house in order before we call it a bad or unfair system. We have too many bad drafts and poor player decisions to blame our failures on the riches of the Evil Empires. They developed in the mid-nineties a fine core of young players, Jeter, Posada, Pettitte, Rivera, and Williams....
Attila the Hon...I hate to utter a pro-Yankee word but I have to agree with Joe on this. The Evil Empire have had a core or homegrown talent and then poured $$ into free agents on top of it. The O's have had...well, neither. Hopefully Mr. MacPhail will get us to Square 2 on homegrown talent (we already have Markakis and Roberts). Then we'll see what comes by way of FAs.
Cabrera is a stiff

Manchester, NH

#53 Aug 23, 2008
Orioles have been talking about rebuilding for the last 5 - 6 years. I know Rome wasn't built in a day, but you get the feeling that if a monkey just pointed at acquisitions, drafting and roster moves, that the O's might be better off as a team than they are right now. At least the Wharf Rat has some good home made brews, but they need to bring back Oliver's vanilla ale.
edw

Laurel, MD

#54 Aug 23, 2008
should have made dempsey the manager instead of dave terrible

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