I have received a few e-mails asking me “Where have you been?” Well, there have been several reasons that I have been absent from Blogdom for a while – work, life, Daddy Duty (band stuff), and the need for a little “down time”, have all contributed to a lack of postings.
But the main reason I haven’t posted is because I have had nothing to say that someone hasn’t said already.
You would have to read all of my previous posts (including the archives) in order to understand my position on all of this, but my purpose here was not to chronicle the season, nor to win the “Most Prolific Blogger” Award. This Blog thing is a hobby for me, and unfortunately there are only so many hours in a day.
I have posted comments to the Baltimore Sun, and sent an e-mail or two to the local sports reporters, but when I sit down to write something to post, I write it, read it, and say “who cares?”
I do wish the Os were playing better, but around here (at least according the people who are the most vocal) the solution is always to go get some better players and for Angelos to sell the team. A few days ago, I posted the following comment to Roch Kubatko’s Blog on the Baltimore Sun’s site (BTW – Roch (pronounced Rock) is a Sun sports reporter):
I just don’t get it.
The 1971 Orioles had 4 twenty game winners. The team was full of some of the most beloved Orioles of all time. If you ask any Oriole’s fan to name 10 of the greatest Orioles, most of them were on this club. Peter Angelos was not around.
Baltimore loved that team. According to most of the things I hear and read, the reason people don’t go to O’s games now is because they don’t have the things that the ’71 Orioles had – a winning team, All Star players, great pitching, and no Angelos.
If that’s true, then why did the Orioles average less than 13,000 for home games and didn’t even sell out Memorial Stadium for games 6 and 7 of the World Series that year?
I received a single response – We had the Colts back then.
I still don’t get it.