Heated Topi

May 22, 2007 | WNST Interns

I’m a simple man. Not very complicated at all. Today’s my 36th birthday and I plan to celebrate it at Oriole Park at Camden Yards with my family, watching my favorite Oriole pitch. Again, not very complicated at all.

I am a firm believer in, "If it ain’t broke, don’t fix." However, if it is broke, you sure as heck better fix it. I believe the Orioles have been broken for years, and the organization refuses to fix it. Sam Perlozzo and his coaching staff has to go. I get it, he has two base coaches who are new, but the mindset remains.

For those of you who believe that I am a "Perlozzo Basher," so be it. You cannot give a negative commentary on anyone and not be a "Basher." If I’m an O’s fan, I have to love everything about the organization. Even though things are dysfunctional, we cannot talk about it. It’s better to ignore it, and maybe things will change.

The Orioles still have a "sniff" of the AL Wild Card. But no one wants to believe that. It’s easier to believe that this is an organization that just cannot make it to the post-season. We believe that because not much has changed. Most of the talk is that it’s too early to make a managerial change. I say it’s the perfect time to make it. It’s early enough for the team to make a run, unless the organization is telling us that they cannot make a run.

So, as I stated earlier, I’ll celebrate my birthday with my family at Oriole Park at Camden Yards watching my favorite Oriole pitch. If the game gets out of hand, I’ll engage in a game of Uno with my daughter. I beat her three games in a row last night. Don’t feel sorry for the six year old. She owns me in Uno. Those were my first three wins ever against her. Yeah, I said she’s six.