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Wednesday, July 17

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White Sox Fri Apr 18 2008

Orioles Rally: Another Reason for Rivalry

Last night I expressed my desire to ignite a rivalry between the Baltimore Orioles and the White Sox. Apparently, the news spread quicker than expected with an extra inning comeback win for the Baltimore Orioles. Let the battle begin!

The White Sox dominated most of the game with a solo shot from Joe Crede and two homeruns from LF Carlos Quentin. A 5-2 lead in the eighth inning, however, was not enough to suppress the Orioles. Jenks and Logan allowed a combined three runs, four hits, and two walks in the final innings. A throwing error from A.J. Pierzynski also contributed to the late inning collapse. But blaming the White Sox bullpen and errant throws seems to obvious, especially considering that the comeback coincided with my declaration of a new rivalry. A coincidence or do the Orioles have a streaming news feed in the dugout?

One positive note on this otherwise disappointing evening: No mention of Andy MacPhail or Peter Angelos in press coverage of the game. My search engine dominance is safe for another day. Whew.

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