Drew’s Morning Dish — Tues., August 20

August 20, 2013 | Drew Forrester

Drew’s Morning Dish — Tues., August 20

The Orioles haven’t really faced an “almost must-win” situation this season, but it has come around and tonight’s the night.

A loss this evening to Tampa Bay certainly won’t eliminate the Birds — hence the word “almost” — but they better win tonight when the great Miguel Gonzalez takes the mound.

Last night’s game was Squander Night at Camden Yards.  The O’s left more runners on base than Michael Jackson had #1 hits and the Rays almost did the same thing in the 8th inning alone when they could have blown the game wide open but failed to capitalize on a bases-loaded-with-no-outs situation.

It was a weird night at the ballpark.  Two supposedly good teams couldn’t drive in a run when it really mattered.  And the bad guys drove in one more than the good guys.

Miguel Gonzalez needs to come through tonight.

Or, even better, the bats need to do their part and grab game two of this pivotal series with Tampa Bay.

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Speaking of the Orioles, where were all the baseball fans last night?

The team announced a crowd of 25,000 and some change, but they must have been counting feet.

I realize the American League attendance figures are tickets sold — and they might have sold 25,000 tickets — but there might have been 16,000 actual bodies in the stadium.

It’s a pennant race people.

That means the games mean something.  That also means you should show up.

16,000 fans?  That’s what they MIGHT have had in Tampa Bay last night.  But this is Baltimore.  We’re better than that.

Or maybe not.

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So Von Miller evidently witnessed a murder in a Denver bar back in October 2012 and is just now being pressed about it.

I hope he likes being called a murderer for the rest of his life.

That’s what people will say, anyway.

Just ask Ray Lewis.

 

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  1. Steve from Sandpoint Says:

    5.5 out of the division & 4 in the wild card, the love affair with Buck & the O’s just might be ending, keeping the fans away. Too bad.

  2. There is no pennant race Says:

    The magic of last year is over and most folks realize it. Having fun while watching the O’s get lucky once every couple of decades is all we can expect or hope for with the current ownership. The unfortunate part is that the O’s will be “Occupying Baltimore” while the DEFENDING SB Champions open their season on the road. What a civic embarrassment and disgrace. I hope OPACY is empty that night. How does this disgraceful organization with a lousy manager get to dictate to one of the gold standards of professional sports? How does that little jerk (Angelos) have so much power over everyone?

  3. BK Says:

    Yes, all is not forgotten or forgiven just because of a year and a half of better baseball. Until there is new ownership or a convincing pattern of better ownership, then I am not going to spend my hard earned money and plan my life around going down to a baseball game on a random Monday night. I can watch it, among other sporting events, on the comfort of my couch and a 70 inch flat screen for free. I will go occasionally when I can to support the team, but I am still not going out of my way until things change more permanently. I haven’t forgotten the last 15 years!

  4. Unitastoberry Says:

    My thoughts on last nights attendance are for one it was Monday. Lots at OC this week and next before school starts. Inner Harbor lately is not safe for night games. And last the team is less than expected in July and Aug with not too many injuries to blame it on. It’s not over yet but Os need a gut check really soon.

  5. Jason Manelli Says:

    Drew – just wanted to drop you a note to say how much I enjoyed you and Nestor together this morning on the air. You have great chemistry together on the radio and it made for a fun ride into the office today.

  6. Kolo Jezdec Says:

    Morons and idiots call Ray Lewis a murderer. Realists wonder if he ever came clean about his knowledge of the events of that night in Atlanta. Cynics are sure he did not. Purple kool-aid drinking fans are sure he did. The truth is likely somewhere in between..

  7. Chuck Says:

    Fact- Raymond Lewis was indicted on murder and aggravated-assault charges.

    Fact- The white suit Raymond Lewis was wearing the night of the killings has never been found.

    Fact- Raymond Lewis pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice for his role in a double murder investigation.

    Fact- Raymond Lewis admitted to giving false statements to police involving a double murder investigation.

    Fact- The NFL levied the highest penalty ever to Raymond Lewis for a player not linked to a drug-related matter.

    Fact- Raymond Lewis paid millions in an out of court settlement to the child of one of the deceased in a wrongful death civil suit.

    Innocent observer? Ok, please pass the crack pipe you are smoking.

    God Bless.

  8. Chuck the idiot Says:

    Fact- Ray was never tried for murder or manslaughter.

    Fact- No one was convicted of murder or manslaughter for that incident in Atlanta.

    Fact (at least for now, but with imbeciles like Chuck out there who knows for how long)- You still have the right to self defense in this country and a fair trial, and not conviction by mob rule.

  9. BK Says:

    Chuck, you really are an idiot. That is like saying that a man who was charged with rape and murder, only later to find out they had the complete wrong guy (mistaken identity let’s say). Then they release him knowing he did nothing at all wrong, but then people like you stating:
    FACT – This guy was charged with rape
    FACT – This guy was charged with murder
    FACT – This guy was arrested and detained due to being charged with murder and rape

    These are all facts, but in no way tell the story at all about the person if you leave out the rest. Stop including only what you want and leaving out what is important.

    Everyone knows Ray Lewis had absolutely nothing to do with physically murdering anyone. Even an idiot knows he was with the wrong people and either witnessed a murder or was very close to the situation and being young and not knowing how to handle it, obstructed justice. Then, probably out of fear for his life, did not tell the truth about what he knew and in some way helped cover it up. A poor decision that is obviously regretful to him now, most certainly, but any notion of Ray Lewis actually being a murderer is just plain dumb on anyone’s part. Ray Lewis has been nothing but a model citizen ever since so get over your self-righteousness.

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