Nats sweep away slumping O's

Nats sweep away slumping O's

There are 10 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Jun 14, 2007, titled Nats sweep away slumping O's. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Ryan Zimmerman singled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning to back Jason Simontacchi's best start of the season, and the Washington Nationals beat the slumping Orioles 3-1 Thursday night to complete a ...

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Steve

Warren, MI

#1 Jun 14, 2007
I saw Castillo get pick off second by Tampa Bay and was really surprised that a veteran would make such a mistake. Mora seems to have problems concentrating at times this season. Just disappointing and hard to understand to make such a bone head play.
jeff

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Jun 14, 2007
Perlozzo: "It's not a lack of effort. It's too much effort."
It's a lack of talent. Why is Jay Gibbons still on this team?
etc etc etc etc etc
jeff

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Jun 14, 2007
Well, I'll be at Camden Yards in late July for a Yankees game and like last year, I expect to see more Yankees fans than Orioles fans there. Who could blame the Baltimore fans for not wasting their money or their time on this year's (uh, same as last years?) underachieving lineup.

Since the team is now in the basement for presumably and predictably the rest of the year, I hope to see some fresh young faces from AAA getting starts. Hell, it's been since MOTHERS DAY since Jay "Mushmouth" Gibbons has done a damn thing except strike out.

Joe

Ashland, KY

#4 Jun 14, 2007
Each game lately seems almost scripted: 2 runners on; none out. Followed by: pop up and double play. Or vice versa. According to another column I just read, tonight's game is the first in 21 games where the O's failed to at least have a lead at some point. But there is no follow up by the offense. The late inning attitude seemed to be " OK, we tied the game now in the 9th - we can put the bats away now". Other than Roberts, I see no consistent aggessive attitude whatsoever on this team. One certainly can't blame this on the injuries to the preseason starters, as Burres and Guthrie have been exceptional. However, ths bullpen is an overpaid joke, and the position players have totally forgotten the art of hitting. I can't fathom the idea of having to suffer through another few year of "rebuilding", but this team is in a sorry state now, and I see little hope of much improvement this season. The "fire" just doesn't seem to be there. I know one thing: I won't be paying good money for a ticket until management puts a competitive team on the field. The organization needs to be cognizant of the single most important factor: The entire purpose of playing the season is to get to, and win the World Series. If their goal is to accept less than that going into a season, the fans are being cheated. Plain and simple.
John

New Castle, DE

#5 Jun 14, 2007
Pathetic...... Seems to sum up the Orioles in a word. But if you insist on a few others Gutless,Indifferent,Prideless, Inept,......but Pathetic seems to sum it up best
omaha oriole

Bellevue, NE

#6 Jun 14, 2007
hire back eddie! they've never been the same since he left!
pajoyo

Mechanicsville, MD

#7 Jun 14, 2007
Has anyone noticed that this team has no African Americans in the FO or as coaches. They only have one Hispanic coach and none in the FO. This is 2007. The team should be ashamed. It is also shameful that Brooks, Cal Frank, Eddie and Palmer (all Hall of Famers) are being used as consultants or on field coaches by this team. Instead, we have Perlozzo. The Yankees have always used many of their great ex-players such as Mattingly, Reggie, Guidry, Willie Randolph, Stottlemyre, Ford, Berra, Martin, etc. in highly visible positions.

“Real Black Men Speak English”

Since: May 07

Bmore

#8 Jun 15, 2007
Cal, Brooks, and Frank are too busy too coach. Eddie has worked steadily since retirement, and I doubt Palmer wouold want to coach. Crowley's the hittign coach and Flanagan's the GM, I don't think you can say former Orioles aren't involved with the team
pajoyo

Mechanicsville, MD

#9 Jun 15, 2007
Kbmore, Eddie has no job at this time. Many busy explayers serve as consultants to their former teams. Also, I stated Orioles who are Hall of Famers, Flanagan, who was a clubhouse clown and Crowley, who was less than a platoon player, at best little more than a pinch hitter, are not.

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Since: May 07

Bmore

#10 Jun 15, 2007
pajoyo wrote:
Kbmore, Eddie has no job at this time. Many busy explayers serve as consultants to their former teams. Also, I stated Orioles who are Hall of Famers, Flanagan, who was a clubhouse clown and Crowley, who was less than a platoon player, at best little more than a pinch hitter, are not.
Now he doesn't, but what miracle exactly do you think Eddie can pull off? You think it's Crowley's fault that Tejada's HR production is down, or that Markakis is having a sophomore slump? Thos Hall of Famers all have other things going on, not to mention what would make you think any of them would want to work with angelos anyway?

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