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Is It 2010 Yet?

Written by: Peter Coolbaugh

The agony is coming to an end. Despite taking 2 of 3 from Texas, the Orioles stand at a lovely 56-81 going into the next two games at Boston. And if we win every game through October 4, we can finish at .500 for the year. But since that probably will not happen, it is going to be number twelve in consecutive losing seasons for us.

With the recent resurgence of Felix Pie, what will become of our outfield next year? Pie in LF and Reimold as the DH? What about Luke Scott as it is unlikely he will be at 1B for a whole season? Mora is most likely gone, so who will be at 3B? Will Guthrie be back as a starter?

So many questions... but luckily that is why we have an offseason to fix all the problems. And while it seems we are destined to finish in last place again, I have gotten a little more optimistic over the last 10 days. I still believe Trembley is fired barring a miracle turnaround but there is something about the core of this team, especially the outfielders, that give me a little sense of pride.

I will watch and see how we do against Boston, New York, and Tampa in the next 10 days to make a more accurate assessment. But as long suffering Orioles fans, we do have one bright spot - we are not Pirates fans! New MLB record with 17 consecutive losing seasons!

So as our parents always said, sometimes you have to look on the bright side.

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