Why do I hate the Orioles? Let me count the ways.

April 26th, 2007 → 10:49 pm @

The Orioles are home to two of the biggest punks to wear a Red Sox uniform in the past half-decade: Jay Payton, whose agent actually warned the Red Sox that Payton was planning the throw a fit to ensure his release in 2005 (this because he was upset about his playing time), and Kevin Millar, who did his best to seize the whiny little bitch crown Payton left behind by using former Herald reporter Howard Bryant to anonymously “call out” Schilling. (Think about this: there’s so much crap about Millar I don’t even need to remind people that last year he actually left a bag full of dog shit for Terry when the Sox visited Baltimore.)

So I wasn’t surprised when the tired, pathetic, bloody-sock-or-not debate reared its tired, pathetic head courtesy of a tired, pathetic Orioles broadcaster. (I actually don’t know if that last part is true.) And even though the whole thing has apparently been taken care of — one big misunderstanding, blah blah blah — I’m also not surprised that Doug “Devil Dog” Mirabelli was somehow in the middle of all this. There were some Red Sox I liked, some I felt indifferent to, and some I both admired and was annoyed by. Mirabelli was the only guy I just felt was a flat-out jerk. Except that’s not the language I  normally use to describe him.

Post Categories: Curt Schilling & Doug Mirabelli & Jay Payton & Kevin Millar

Josh Beckett’s line on the night: 6+ innings, 70 pitches, 4 hits, 1 run, 2BB, 3 Ks…

August 25th, 2006 → 1:06 am @

…and one bloody finger. The good news? Apparently this isn’t the result of Beckett’s (in)famous blister issues.

(Also? I really hate the Angels broadcasters. And because I don’t want to be a hypocrite, I’ll leave it at that.)

(And: If you only watch one highlight from last night’s game, it shouldn’t be Big Papi’s homer or Lil’ Papi striking out the last two batters of the game. It most definitely should be Mirabelli’s deke to nail Juan Rivera at the plate in the bottom of the 7th. When I wake up, I’ll still have this same shit-eating grin on my face.)

(Finally: there’s something so satisfying about a visiting stadium erupting in rabid cheers when the Sox pull out a nailbiter. Shoot, they should just bring “Dirty Water” on the road.)

Post Categories: Broadcasting & Doug Mirabelli & Jonathan Papelbon & Josh Beckett

That sounds vaguely familiar

July 17th, 2006 → 10:44 pm @

From tonight’s official Red Sox’s Post-Game Notes: “Dougie Goes Deep: Doug Mirabelli’s 3-run homer in the 7th inning tied the game at 4…”

Where have I heard that before? Oh, that’s right: in Dougie’s Diary.

Post Categories: Doug Mirabelli