Monday, March 31, 2008

There's no "W" in Opening Day

by Matthew Taylor

The O's are 0-1 after losing the home opener at Camden Yards to the Rays,

Biggest positives:

-Matt Albers: no base runners in 2 2/3 innings.

-Brian Roberts: 2-for-2, two walks, 2 BB, 1 SB.

Some headlines about Monday's game that you're not likely to see:

"One down, 20 to go - 1988 record still in sight"

"Curse of Gibbons takes hold"

"McPhail: See, I told you we'd be bad'"

"O's to celebrate 25-year World Series anniversary by making it 26 years without winning one"

"Birds up one in race for the AL East cellar"

And some of the real headlines:

New-Look Rays Top the Orioles 6-2
(Associated Press)

Huff booed in Baltimore, and he understands why
(Baltimore Examiner)

Despite predictions, Orioles fans celebrate baseball's return
(Baltimore Examiner)

Jay Gibbons Release Signals A New Era in Baltimore
(Bleacher Report)

Opener offers short look at long season
(The Sun)

Plenty of empty seats for a "sellout" (The Sun)

Rays 6, O's 2: So it begins
(Camden Chat)

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