Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ripken Jumps Ship During Orioles' 11th Consecutive Losing Season

First Brett Favre, and now this? Even Cal Ripken, Jr., he of 21 seasons in only one jersey, knows a good thing when he sees it.

It has been our contention that the Rays season has to be more insulting to the Orioles and the Blue Jays, than to the Red Sox and Yankees. In a division where opportunities to break through are rare, the O's and Jays have long hoped to be the team that would finally break the stranglehold that the two Evil Empires held over the AL East. Instead it was the Tampa Bay Friggin' Devil Rays. That has to really sting.

And in the same season, the Orioles' favored son is seen wearing a Rays jersey in Tropicana Field, throwing out the first pitch in the middle of a pennant race. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA....err, we mean, that's awful.

We would love to use the "pulled the plug" analogy, but the Orioles' season has been dead for a while now. All the above picture does is add insult to a franchise that hasn't had a winning season since before the Rays were born.

Ripken was in town to finalize the purchase of the Vero Beach Devil Rays by The Ripken Group. The high-A, Florida State League franchise will be moved to Port Charlotte next season.

Rays, Ripken join to buy Class A team [MLB]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty sure he's throwing out the first pitch due to him buying a minor league affiliate of the Rays, so it's pretty customary. Big whoop.

6:54 PM  
Blogger The Professor said...

that is mentioned in the post (see last paragraph)

and the big deal is not throwing out the first is wearing another team's jersey and a divisional rival at that.

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Mark said...

"Instead it was the Tampa Bay Friggin' Devil Rays. That has to really sting."


Was that pun placed in there on purpose?

11:44 PM  
Blogger The Professor said...

ha. Well it was not written intentionally but I did notice it later and left in intentionally

12:53 AM  

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