Originally written on The Slanch Report  |  Last updated 11/19/14


It's going to be a long baseball season in Charm City: the once proud Orioles franchise has basically no chance to even come close to competing in the brutal AL East, they hired DAN DUQUETTE as the new GM (despite being out of baseball for a mere decade), the young pitchers haven't developed, and other than Matt Wieters and Adam Jones, there really isn't much in the way of talent on the roster. As if things weren't bad enough already, the Orioles took on the State College of Florida (formerly Manatee Community College) in an exhibition game...and LOST!

Playing 8 innings, the Orioles (who played Wieters and Jones the first five innings) managed a mere 1 run against the vaunted SCF pitching staff. This isn't the first victory for the former Manatees against a big league club, in 2009 the school took on and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates (who featured a young Andrew McCutcheon in the late innings. That Pirates team finished the year 62-99, for Orioles fans everywhere, let's hope that the birds don't suffer a similar record...

Sure, it's just one game and anything can happen on a given day, but at the same time, these are supposed to be professional baseball players and they just lost to a community college.

Sorry Baltimore, there's no hope in sight.

[Bradenton Herald]

15 Comments:
  • The SCF pitching staff did not pitch in this game. It was a charity game to raise money for the school's athletics. additionally, the starters only played 5 innings, and prospects played the rest of the game. You should have checked with a source that has better access to the O's for confirmation before putting up details that make you look so unreliable.
  • baltimore sucks unlessyou need drugs
  • you must be on drugs to say something like that your town sucks asshole
  • That was a low blow dude... Blow... Get it? Lol! http://lionsdetroit.com
  • The Orioles and Nationals; two reasons why the DC area sucks when it comes to baseball.
  • dont dis baltimore because i take it personally
  • Dan Duquette!!! Thought somebody from Boston would have gunned down that lump of #$@% by now!! Haaa!! Gonna be a damp summer in the cellar O's!!!
  • Before you post something stupid get all the facts. The community college was using Orioles pitchers....yes believe it or not they were major league pitchers.
  • For y'all that live up in NY... USMA, that's West Point, they play the NY Mets at the Academy on an annual basis... enjoy the game if you can get there...
  • Sure, the Orioles have floundered in the Angelos era, but did I read correctly? Only Adam Jones and Matt Weiters have talent? Ummm...anyone not see the guy that hangs out in right field? You know, the one that earned a gold glove last year.

    Yeah...I guess the author lacks a little talent, too.
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