Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Bird Bloggers Taking Shots from Cubbie Loyalists

Wrigleyville 23 brings the heat in blog roundup

by Matthew Taylor

"My main beef with Oriole blogland is these people are all still fans of the Orioles, even though there is no way any rational person should still be on board with this Peter Angelos-run franchise. "

It helps to have a sense of humor when you're an O's fan. A sense of humor also comes in handy when you're blogging about the team. With those things in mind, Roar from 34 had a laugh while reading the thoughts shared by Wrigleyville23 in its Round Up of O's blogs headed into this week's series Interleague series.
My main beef with Oriole blogland is these people are all still fans of the Orioles, even though there is no way any rational person should still be on board with this Peter Angelos-run franchise. My second complaint is almost all of them are baby poop orange in some way or another.

Other than that, there seem to be some decent blogs here.

Roar From 34 checks in with Brewers blogs - but ignores Chuckie Hacks and never once calls Prince Fielder fat. Come on, guys, we have rules when it comes to dealing with the Brewers. They also don't seem to object to Brewers fans pondering trades for the O's best players. Odd.

Dempsey's Army uses the old phrase Oriole Magic. You'd think magic would get them to better than two games over .500.

Card O The Day is playing with baseball cards. Orioles cards, to be precise.

Of course, there is also the SBN blog and MVN blog doing what they do. Oh, and the Orioles Hangout, where the Orioles hang out.
Baby poop Orange? It's original, I'll say that much. Just for fun, I checked out Sherwin-Williams' color visualizer; Energetic Orange, Daredevil, Obstinate Orange, Knockout Orange - they're all there. But alas, no Baby Poop. Which color most accurately describes the Birds? Vote in Roar from 34's poll.

Another gem from an earlier Wrigleyville23 posting, this one a tad bit sharper: "The Baltimore Sun has a story on the trade that wasn't - and concludes that both the Cubs and Orioles are happy ... In other words, the Cubs are the best team in baseball and the Orioles remain a mediocrity, which is all they will ever be with Peter Angelos in charge."

You'd think a Cubs fan would know a thing or two about loyalty.

You're on notice, Wrigleyville23. Heed the words of Kevin Millar: "I'm guaranteeing a 2008 World Series; everybody else is. I'm going on the record right now. We're going to shock the world. I don't know who Dempster is in Chicago, but if he thinks he's going to win the World Series, he has to come through us first."

3 comments:

Wrigleyville said...

Wait, I didn't get to vote for baby poop orange in your poll. It says bird poop orange, which is another color altogether.

That said, I appreciate the loyalty and don't blame anyone for still being a fan. As a former DC resident now in the Philly area, I developed some hostility for your owner over the last decade or so.

Matthew Taylor said...

I can't believe I substituted "Bird Poop" for "Baby Poop." I made the correction, although it required resetting the poll and losing one vote. Had to be done, though, in order to ensure the integrity of the poll.

Thanks for the comment and link, Wrigleyville. All in good fun.

Wrigleyville said...

yes, it had to be done. it's science.