Friday, July 23, 2010

The Most Fun I've Ever Had During a 5-0 Loss

Oh man. I never thought I would enjoy a 5-0 loss by the Orioles like I did yesterday. It all started with umpire Gary Darling blowing a call at first base. J.J. Hardy botched a stolen base attempt and it appeared that Ty Wigginton applied the tag at least twice, but the ump still called Hardy safe...
Then Wigginton goes off. He snapped like Ken Shamrock. He looked like he wanted to fold the ump in half. I'm serious. They got chest to chest and Juan Samuel had to forcefully push Wiggy away from the ump. Of course, Wiggy goes right back to the ump and gets his money's worth. He, then, fired a ball into the stands, untucked his uniform and walked into the dugout.

Hardy, then scores on a later play and (which I didn't see) pitching coach Rick Kranitz gets tossed for yelling from the dugout. Oh boy, here we go again as Juan Samuel storms out of the dugout and really lays into the home plate ump...

Samuel went off for a good bit of time, throwing his hat to the ground, kicking the dirt, and then picking up his hat and throwing it like a frisbee toward the pitcher's mound.

I don't think Samuel is telling the ump that candlesticks are a nice gift...
Finally, some assclown ran onto the field. He ran around the outfield, to second base, back to the outfield, to third base, you get my point...

The fan spent more time on the basepaths than the Orioles did during the game. The cops didn't look too interested in apprehending him, they just kind of followed him until he finally relented and allowed them to carry him off to jail. I was screaming 'Get the tazer' the whole time, that would have sent my entertainment level into overdrive...
I spoke to a Baltimore police officer after the game and he said that they can charge the guy with: trespassing, resisting arrest and entering a playing field. If the court commissioner charges the guy with every charge that he can, the guy will face a fine of close to $1,000.00, and of course, a night in jail. He probably ended up spooning with a big hairy guy named Lance last night...
A season's worth of frustration overflowed onto the field last night. We were all able to blow off some steam. Maybe, now, the listless Orioles can play with a little fire. Wigginton, for sure, is facing a fine and suspension. Samuel probably is too. I, for one, have a newfound respect for Wigginton and Samuel.
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