Orioles Mix blog         Write for Orioles blog    

Orioles Mix blog featured writers Anna C.,Peter Coolbaugh
Write about the Orioles
We believe that you the avid fan, student journalist, and or freelance writer deserve to be heard. Avid fans have a strong desire to hear from the common (or not so common) "man" as well. You are always free to write about the material of your choice, in your own unique style, and on your own schedule. So vent,enlighten and share with us!
Contact us at: writers@sportsmixed.com
Enjoy Orioles rumors, news, talk?
Please help us spread the word on the Sports Mixed Network by letting friends, and family know about it. The more we grow our community of avid fans, the more features we can add. So please send a Tweet, Facebook message or better yet tell them in person.

Stumbling Out of the Gate

Written by: Peter Coolbaugh

Well, the second half is not going so well. 1-3 so far with five more games on the road. It is ugly out there right now.

With the exception of the offensive output on Sunday in Chicago, we have seen a lot of lousy pitching and fielding over the last 4 games. And last night's walk off HR by New York was very infuriating.

Sure, we have had bright spots this season. A great Opening Day; the emergence of All-Star Adam Jones; Brad Bergensen; the ultimate come-from-behind win over Boston; etc. But it has been what most experts thought it would be - a true rebuilding year with sub par pitching and an emerging group of core youngsters.

Am I disappointed in the season thus far, certainly. But as a realist, I know these pains are going to endure for a while. We did very well in interleague play this year, but seem to have trouble with certain club like Anaheim and the dreaded BoSux. Perhaps my next article will be more enthusiastic and inspired, brought on by a mini win streak?

N.B. - Nolan Reimold t-shirt night is next Tuesday at the Yard.


Post a Comment