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Doug Jones is still king of the implosion in my book. Didn't he have a hand in giving up a 7 run lead to the Blue Jays? Also, to top it off he took off his cap as he was getting booed off the field after getting relieved.

Pretty sure that was against the Jays. But all these years later I could be wrong.

Edit: My memory got fuzzy all these years later. It was a four run lead at the time and Jones gave up 6 runs.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/BAL/BAL199508010.shtml

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4 minutes ago, now said:

I wouldn't say it's the worst team ever. More like a mediocre but interesting team which suffers mainly from some deplorable bullpen performances. In contrast, we're spoiled by a few recent years of a teasingly mediocre team of Duquette's making that overachieved due largely to a stellar bullpen. 

Good point!

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53 minutes ago, Roy Firestone said:

I was glancing at the phone. Thats pretty much all I do now, sad to say.  For me, thats very telling. I finally DID turn it on when we it looked like we could blow the game ...We are a new kind of awful....but last night was really a head shaker. Giving up 6 runs in the ninth, and  barley hold on to win,because a wild pitch bounced off the backstop and Severino made a great throw to get the runner at first. It was a very pathetic, near historically bad performance in the ninth.I get the "we are re-building" excuse, but if this isn't the very worst Oriole team ever....its in the "playoffs" of all time awful...And thats the only Oriole playoffs we will be talking about for years...Wow    .Do they stink.

Thanks for the positive thoughts. Always appreciated.

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I actually did watch the game Roy. The BP pitching is TERRIBLE and the defense often leaves me throwing things at my TV. I can endure it however because they sucked between 1998 and 2011, when Camden Yards was pretty empty as well and I still watched and went to games. What can I say? They are my team.

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40 minutes ago, atomic said:

The total lack of any effort by Elias this off-season is a dereliction of duty.  And is unforgivable. 

How many times do we have to repeat this: Not following atomic's plan isn't "lack of effort".  It's following Mike Elias' plan.  You just cannot come to terms with the fact that there are opinions other than yours that are valid.

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4 minutes ago, Redskins Rick said:

You to to be kidding me.

I dont know what is worse, you actually believe this crap, or the fact that you posted it to troll us.

It's especially ironic because practically the only reason we won the game was because of two players Elias picked up off the waiver wire. And one of the only relievers that didn't give up an ER is the one he fleeced the Mariners for. If you press him for an example of a player he would've signed he says Freddy Galvis....just nonsensical. 

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I should at the game for every inning. It was a great game  but so very sloppy. When we started the ninth ending, I told my friend, who is a Red Sox fan, that no lead is safe with the Orioles, and he laughed and agreed with me. Even the final play of the game was almost a screwup, and it would’ve been completely “Business as usual” to have a walk off loss on an error.

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It’s a sad state of affairs for the entire game of baseball that teams are allowed to tank like this. I understand the reasoning and I’m behind it. But IMO it’s bad for the sport to have a handful of rotating small to mid level clubs all racing to the bottom and have perennial winners who have either 1) extreme pay rolls or 2) went through the tanking or “rebuilding” process. 

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I watched the replay blind at 11:30. Didn't check my phone all night at work, didn't know who won. Painful to watch it all but focus on Seve's HRs and DSJ's 37 RBIs. ALL IS WELL! 🙃

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I watched last night.  I actually watch most nights until it gets out of hand.

I don't know why but I kind of like the guys on the team.  Sure the rotation is bad most of the time and the bullpen is a dumpster fire but they score some runs for the most part and actually look like they're are trying which is a major improvement over last year's team.  

I think if you ignore wins and losses for now and focus on development of individual players like Nunez, Means, and Severino it can be an interesting season. 

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1 hour ago, Roy Firestone said:

I was glancing at the phone. Thats pretty much all I do now, sad to say.  For me, thats very telling. I finally DID turn it on when we it looked like we could blow the game ...We are a new kind of awful....but last night was really a head shaker. Giving up 6 runs in the ninth, and  barley hold on to win,because a wild pitch bounced off the backstop and Severino made a great throw to get the runner at first. It was a very pathetic, near historically bad performance in the ninth.I get the "we are re-building" excuse, but if this isn't the very worst Oriole team ever....its in the "playoffs" of all time awful...And thats the only Oriole playoffs we will be talking about for years...Wow    .Do they stink.

Tied with KC for the "lead" for 1-1 pick next year. :D

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2 minutes ago, oriole said:

It’s a sad state of affairs for the entire game of baseball that teams are allowed to tank like this. I understand the reasoning and I’m behind it. But IMO it’s bad for the sport to have a handful of rotating small to mid level clubs all racing to the bottom and have perennial winners who have either 1) extreme pay rolls or 2) went through the tanking or “rebuilding” process. 

+1

As an aside, we're now tied for worst with KC. 3 games "ahead" of the Blue Jays and somehow only 4 games ahead of the Mariners. What a season they've had. 

It's actually incredible that we can play such a soft schedule lately and still be tied for last. 

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