Conflicted about Pie
While we're throwing out obscure and altered references from my favorite movie comedy -- Airplane -- I might as well do it one more time:
Funny, Peter has never been conflicted about Pie before.
It's pronounced Pee-AY, of course, and I am conflicted about Felix Pie on so many levels I'm not really sure what I think about him. Last night's stumbles notwithstanding, I think Felix (shown at right after beating a throw to third during last week's big comeback against the Mets) might turn out to be a great No. 4 outfielder who can fill several roles on the Orioles bench if he can get his game together. But I'm not confident that will ever happen and I wonder if fans are ever going to warm up to him.
What I do think is that the Orioles will eventually be forced into deciding between Pie and Lou Montanez, and if I had to make that decision right now, I would probably go with Lou. Since that decision does not have to be made for awhile, I suspect this isn't the last time he is a hot topic of discussion here.
Guess we'll see what comes out of the meeting Dave Trembley is expected to have with Pie later this afternoon, though I agree with some posters that his treatment of Pie last night was unusually harsh in light of the many fundamental blunders from other more-established players that have not received the same kind of public rebuke.
Associated Press photo