When the Texas Rangers hang 30 runs on the Baltimore Orioles pitching staff, it gives cause for the powers that be at Nerds on Sports to defrost me a few days early. I’m sure most of the country wanted something like this to happen to the Yankees, but the O’s really are a fantastic team to suffer through a three touchdowns and three field goals shellacking. Over the past ten seasons (including this one), they’ve been the model of consistency – 4th Place in the AL East nine times, and third place once. You could set a horrendously made watch to that kind of consistency. That, coupled with their “one good pitcher and Brian Roberts” team building strategy truly make for the perfect storm. You know, the kind of storm that rains RBIs.
This is still fresh in everyone’s brains, so I need to snark on this as heavily as possible. For sake of easy browsing, I have broken my snarks into quick-reference categories: Read More