Which facet of the Orioles' 2009 performance bothers you the most?
The Orioles have dropped two of three at home to the perpetually rebuilding, financially challenged Oakland A’s.
The Ravens start their exhibition season today against their Redskins.
I’m thinking it’s bad timing for the Orioles to continue another August swoon (they are 3-9 this month).
Of course, it’s been bad timing for more than a decade.
But we will persevere here with the Orioles at Connolly’s, at least until the regular NFL season starts.
Because I really don’t care if Troy Smith or Ray Rice looks good in August.
Instead, I want to know what’s bothering you the most about the Orioles right now. The good news is that there is plenty to choose from.
The baserunning continues to be embarrassing. The starting pitching is young and susceptible to ugly innings. The relief corps is dragging from overuse. The defense is solid but unspectacular.
And the offense, you know, the strength of this team, has been on summer vacation. In their past eight games, the Orioles have scored more than three runs once.
Sure, it can be deflating when you are in a big hole early. But this is an offense fronted by some big-salaried players. And it hasn’t been good since the first two months of the season.
Still, some of you may be so angered by the baserunning that nothing can top it for your disdain. What’s the worst of the worst?
Daily Think Special: Which facet of the Orioles’ performance bothers you the most?