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The PITTS Is Right!

Written by: Peter Coolbaugh

The pattern of these Birds is easy to notice. Win one out of every three, even against crappy teams. Sink to the bottom and stay there. Make bonehead plays and errors galore. And then realize it is June and you are already 10 games back.

Losing to Tampa is one thing. But to Washington, Toronto, and Pittsburgh? Come on?!

In the last 5 years, I have seen the Orioles on the road in several different cities. I saw them lose in Anaheim, New York, and Washington and win in Philadelphia in 2009. This weekend, I saw them actually win finally in person in Washington on Father's Day. Then I go on the road to see them drop two in Pittsburgh.

Here is my solution to shake things up a bit.

1) Trade Guthrie and Scott. Get what you can. Change the image of the team a bit. Let Jeremy start over in another city where he might get some run support. We have enough OF players. We need some pitching and a 2B.

2) Sign Hardy to a deal. Show the fans you reward good play.

3) Fire the owner. (Of course, if it could be done, it would have been about 10 years ago)

Given the haphazard style of play recently, something drastic needs to be done. If you have looked at the next 2 weeks, you will know it is literal torture for the rest of interleague play and then a road trip that includes Texas and chowdahville.

Matusz is not himself. Britton has dropped off a cliff. Arietta is hobbling. We have a closer who causes strokes. And our supposed best player, Mr. Roberts, may be done as an Oriole due to injuries.

Yuck, yuck, yuck. 2011 was supposed to be the turnaround season. Serve notice to the AL. All that jazz. We have improved greatly in terms of record, but still are 6 games out. And with teams like Washington and Pittsburgh at .500, I have now slumped into a great depression.

When, oh when, will this nightmare end!

I guess two giveaways this weekend should soothe the pain.

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