Vote…Vote…Vote… Who’ll be the first to 20…

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As we quickly skip over the fact that the Phillies lost yesterday to the
D’backs in a display of how to throw the home run ball, I am moving onto another
form of wins and loses.

There are some teams that have surprised me this year, including the Oakland
A’s 8-4 success at home and Pittsburgh’s need to self destruct on the road. The
national League seems to be on course with the exception on the Dodgers still
trying to find a way to get above .500 and Arizona and we can’t forget about the
Mets, who claimed the injury curse as their demise last year, but are struggling
to prove last years team was any worse than this years (almost) injury free

The team that stands out this year as being the team that are on schedule to
get their own realty TV show, because that’s what happens to losers, they get
given air time by NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS or some off the wall station that’s funded
by one of the supposed big 4 names. This team is the Baltimore Orioles, a team
that has been a mediocre average team in a division that has them surrounded by
teams that are self proclaimed awesomeness teams, and the Tampa Bay Rays, who
seem to manage to prove the point that you can compete without breaking the bank
as long as you have some baseball sense, which by the way isn’t very common,
hence I didn’t call it common sense, as that would be an oxymoronic occurance.

Anyway I have again digressed from the point of this post, it is of course
the number 20, be it wins or loses who will get there first, normally it is all
about reaching 20 wins, but this year the O’s, (aptly named) are on the brink of
reaching 20 loses before anyone gets 20 wins, so I just wanted to see if anyone
thinks a 20 win is possible before the 20 loses of the O’s.


Vote now:

Who will get to the magic #20 first?customer surveys


8 Comments on “Vote…Vote…Vote… Who’ll be the first to 20…”

  1. Jane Heller says:

    Sadly, I voted for 20 losses by the O’s. I really thought they’d have a better year – and maybe they still will – but the injuries to Pie and Roberts and assorted other problems are making life miserable for them. Such a tough division to compete in too.

  2. raysrenegade says:

    The wild part is that Baltimore has a nice core of young and older talent that have seemed to mesh well, but they are also fighting the battle of bringing up a few pitchers before they reach their maturation levels that should warrant a MLB call-up.
    And the addition of pitcher Kevin Millwood was suppose to help Jeremie Guthrie, but so far it has been a bit of a wash.
    Felix Pie and Brian Roberst having aches and pains also takes the aspect of a speed demon in the lead-off spot out of the Oriole’s attack.
    I suspect they will have a rough first hafl, then gain some momentum towards the end of the season to not post in the last spot in the AL East….Might suond like a sucker bet, but the talent in there on offense, they just need both aspects to click at the same time….hopefully.

    Rays Renegade

  3. devilabrit says:

    Jane – I look at the O’s and wonder if they were having a normal start, wouldn’t that make the BoSox look even worse this year…

    RR – the O’s probably have the hardest role this year with their injuries, but with the way the Rays accomplish things on the payroll they have then any team should be able to compete…


  4. bluecrewfan says:

    I voted for The O’s getting to 20 loses first. But it’s going to be a tight race, with the Yankees playing the O’s and the Chi-Sox next week.


  5. redstatebluestate says:

    How is that even a close race? When I first read the title to the post I thought you were gonna say the first Phillie reliever to 20 blown saves. HAHAHA!

  6. phillies_phollowers says:

    I voted for the O’s – in a very sadistic and sick way, watching them lose makes me all warm and fuzzy inside ;o) lol


  7. devilabrit says:

    Rob – Yeah i thought it was going to be tight within the Al East 20 wins or 20 loses from that division… but i think the O’s

    Jeff – hahahaha for the record, they’ve only blown one save this year and Lidge is still on the DL, thankfully… šŸ™‚

    Jenn – Watching anyone without the word Phillies across their shirt makes me happy, although I do have a soft spot for the Rays….


  8. bklyntrolleyblogger says:

    LOL no hope for the Ori-Holes!

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