Wednesday, April 29, 2009
O's Continue to Find Fun Ways to Lose.
The O's lost tonight 7-5 to the LA Angels. Adam Eaton probably deserves the BWP Clipped Wing Award, but instead we are going to make BWP history and have our first non-player CWA winner.
Tonight's BWP CWA will be awarded to home plate umpire Angel Hernandez. In the top of the 7th with 1 out and a man on first, Jamie Walker made a nice pick-off move and caught Maicer Izturis in a run-down in between first and second. Eventually Izturis was tagged out. Unfortunately, beknownst to anyone on the field, Angel Hernandez had called a balk on Jamie Walker's pick-off attempt.
Izturis was awarded second base and the out was taken away. Now, as you can imagine, O's manager, William Shatner, was livid about the previously mentioned events and got himself ejected from the game. Anyways, Jamie Walker struck out the next batter, earning what should have been the 3rd out of the inning. Instead, there were only two. I'm sure you can see where this is going.
Chris Ray came in to face the next batter, walked him, and then gave up a 2 run double to Kendry Morales. As you can deduce from the score posted above, these 2 runs were the difference in the game and it cost the O's at least a chance to go for the win in extra innings.
So this is a big fuck you to Angel Hernandez. The O's lose enough in the first place, they don't need any help from the umpires.