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Wow, apparently the Orioles were mad about the Red Sox lineup last night

Oct 2, 2012, 12:40 PM EDT

Che-Hsuan Lin, Danny Valencia, Dustin Pedroia

I was being snarky yesterday when I said that the O’s were gonna be upset at the Red Sox Pawtucktey lineup yesterday. After all, the O’s are pros. They know they can’t talk about that kind of thing. Take care of your own business and it doesn’t matter who the Red Sox run out against the Yankees.

But nope, they do care. From the Boston Globe:

According to a major league source, Orioles folks weren’t thrilled to see the Red Sox lineup Monday night. Dustin Pedroia was out with a jammed left finger and Jacoby Ellsbury, who has been nursing a lat strain, also was held out against Sabathia …

… “Can’t wait to watch the Pawtucket Red Sox against the Yankees in a game that’s pretty important to the AL East race,” said a longtime National League scout. “Are the Red Sox trying to help the Yankees win this thing? I’ve never seen such a weak roster.”

Said another major league official, “The Yankees have five potential Hall of Famers at the top of their order. The Red Sox have guys who don’t even know where the Hall of Fame is.”

Funny, no one from the Orioles complained about it when those same Pawtucket Red Sox, more or less, rolled over for them last weekend.

  1. CrimsonTribe - Oct 2, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    How does “weren’t thrilled” translate into “were mad”? I wasn’t thrilled that I had to come into work today, but I’m not mad about it. You can’t blame the Orioles for not being “thrilled” with the Red Sox AAA lineup. Notwithstanding the Yankees, I don’t think anyone in the world was thrilled with that lineup.

    I expect better reading comprehension skills from a fellow lawyer Craig.

  2. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Oct 2, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    So a Boston newspaper claims that an unnamed MLB source (Is this the Commissioner, or some parking attendant that the Orioles weren’t excited to see the Yankees facing a AAA lineup. Then a National League Scout gets involved for some unknown reason to make fun of the Redsox. After that another wonderful “unnamed source” a.k.a. the coffee guy, decides to further insult the Rex Sox while waiving a Yankees banner on his way to Cooperstown. This is beginning to sound like the plot to a Marx Brothers movie.

    And after all of this, it’s the Orioles players who get all the blame and vial hatred spewed at them? Wasn’t it just yesterday that you said “In other news: if your team isn’t playing the O’s in a playoff series, how can you not root for them?” Oh how quick have times changed?

    I find it hilarious that this is the exact sort of shoddy journalism that bloggers have been accused of and defending against for years, only this time it’s seeping out of print media, and given validity by the very blog that’s railed against this sort of claim. You should be ashamed to have any part in this pathetic; and obvious attempt at trolling Orioles fans.

    • Brian Donohue - Oct 2, 2012 at 4:58 PM

      agree completely: if you’re going to quote a source to an effect that slurs a team or organization, then name that source or else shut up. Sports media in this respect are rapidly sinking to depths already reached by political media; and bloggers who spread the poison are only making the swamp thicker faster.

  3. alang3131982 - Oct 2, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    Mr. Calcaterra, what you’ve just reprinted is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read. At no point in the rambling, incoherent article was it even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in the internet is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  4. Loose Changeup - Oct 2, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    This article is the journalistic equivalent of swinging at a wild pitch. Or, bunting with 2 strikes and 2 outs.

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