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And the next to jump ship is- Wait… You stayed??? Really???

In what can only be (hopefully? maybe?) a good sign for those of us sick and tired of being the only ones strapped to the failure ship, someone who had the opportunity to leave the Red Sox… wait for it… DID NOT.

Red Sox vice president of player personnel and pro scouting Allard Baird TURNED DOWN the opportunity to interview for Orioles’ GM job.

I mean yeah, it’s the Orioles…

But, for the sake of making a Friday stuck at work a little more bearable… let’s pretend it’s a relevant team, k? Like… um… the Cardinals. Or… um… the Rangers. Let’s pretend this is a true accomplishment in LOYALTY.

There. Doesn’t that feel… um… not sucky?

Seriously. The fans? We’re stuck here. Truly. We are strapped to the hull with that wooden mermaid thing. (is that the hull of the ship? I’m lax on my sailorology) And there are not enough life vests for all of us. Especially with people like Theo Epstein grabbing the life vests and taking them to Chicago. WHICH, I MIGHT ADD, IS LANDLOCKED (because lakes don’t count).

In conclusion. I am still at work. And I need more caffeine.




Oh. So. Um. This isn’t good. I Google image searched Allard Baird… and guess what I found?

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  1. November 5, 2011 at 8:24 am

    For the recond, I do not feel, nor have I ever felt, stuck being a Red Sox fan. I’m a proud fan of the 2012 World Champions.

    • November 5, 2011 at 9:53 am

      You are my favorite, S36.

    • FireDannyAinge
      November 5, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      BOO YA, Well said.

      When it all came down to it I felt like defending this team after everyone started picking on them. That makes me a good fan.

      Oh and who in their right mind would want to be an Oriole let alone be in charge of the Orioles?

  2. November 5, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    I’m with “Section 36.” I don’t feel “stuck” either. I’m angry at everything that is going on right now, because it’s threatening the well-being of my Red Sox. And any fans that drop off the “bandwagon?” I hope the wheels run them over. (That reference in no way indicates that I, myself, am a “bandwagon” fan…I’ve been a Red Sox fan since 1967-ish.)

  3. November 5, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Well, for the record, I believe Mr. Baird may be the second or third person (believe it or not) to have turned down (not just interview, but be offiered) the O’s GM position. Peter Angelos is not the best owner to work for… too hands on, too deep into the baseball operations side… you’re not a GM as much as a you are a magic 8-ball, get shaken around a bit and maybe have the right answer. Which is too bad since the Orioles have a young team, emerging in talent but no one to guide it beyond the field level. They’ll keep waving the white flag in the AL East until teams stop trading cheap talent and draft picks for young prospects and bona-fied stars in the making… which will never happen, so…. The O’s, as much as the Dodgers, need an actual baseball owner, maybe former legend (Cal Ripkin ala Nolan Ryan in Texas) to buy them and point them in the right direction.

    And, no I have to agree with Soxy on this one… as Sox fan’s, members of the ‘Nation or however you look at yourself we are trapped. If you’re a REAL FAN, you’re chained to the Scarlett Hose, for better or worse, for the rest of your natural life. It’s not a boat, it’s an island that floats amidst the baseball sea and is shaped like an immortal cathedral called Fenway. There’s no bandwagon at this point, no jumping to another ship with sights on another island… you’re here forever. Our own bitter-sweet Alcatraz. You live with near 90 years of sorrow like the generations before you… you defend Bill Buckner… damn Grady Little and bask in the glory of two WS titles while feeling kicked in the gut for the ‘September Collapse’ all while drooling at the Hot Stove and the prospect of a 2012 Championship run.

  4. FireDannyAinge
    November 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I don’t defend Bill Buckner and no one I know does either. Signing pictures of the ball going through his legs makes him still an enemy.

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