It could only have been better if the “Sox” were Red
by Matthew Taylor
If the 2008 edition of the Birds is going to struggle overall, at least the team is going to “G-‘O’ Down Fighting.”
Roar from 34 discussed the G-“O” Down Fighting narrative earlier this month when the hometown heroes rallied for three runs in the ninth to beat Seattle. Well, the O’s were at it again last night, scoring twice in the ninth against Bobby Jenks with two outs to tie the score and then winning in extra frames, 6-5.
There is a lot of good to be said about Thursday’s game, and Dave Trembley was careful in his post-game presser to emphasize “team.” It’s particularly encouraging that Nick Markakis and Adam Jones – two key’s to the O’s future – played such vital roles in the comeback.
With Aubrey Huff at third, Melvin Mora at short, and Adam Loewen and Steve Trachsel swinging bats in the indoor cage, last night’s contest was starting to provide reminders of 1983’s Tippy Martinez – Len Sakata special.