Complete Opposites

It is interesting how, in many ways, the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles are complete opposites.

Just this year, many examples have come to my attention:

-While our regular starting catcher (V-Tek) is an old vet, Baltimore’s is (as of recently) a young prospect (Wieters)

-4 of the 6 infielders on their roster were born before 1979, while 4 out of our 6 were born in or after ’79

(Don’t worry, they’re not all about age)

-We are in 1st and they are in last in the AL East, and it has been that way for a while

-Their closer (Sherrill) has taken  5 years to become as reliable as he is this season, whereas ours (Papelbon) took 4 years only to already pass the Red Sox all time saves list, and was a star immediately upon entering the league

Okay, those aren’t actually that many examples; I’m sure you can find more if you look harder.

As of yesterday, there is a puzzling new one to add to the list. The Orioles, who are currently playing the Mariners, are up 2-0 in the 3 game series, whereas the Red Sox were 0-2 in the first 2 games of our Mariners series last week. I don’t have enough time right now to discuss why this has happened the way it has, but I welcome anyone to post their ideas about this new “opposite example” involving the O’s and the Sox.

Fire away!

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4 comments

  1. Fenway Bleacher Creature

    Yeah, I just thought it was interesting. For now we dont have to worry, in the AL East that can change fast!

    -http://the3rs.mlblogs.com/

  2. thatbaseballguy

    I agree with RaysFanBoy. The O’s are at the bottom of the division so the Red Sox don’t have much to worry about with them. Now the Yankees… that’s a different story considering they’re tied with the Sox for first.
    -Dillon
    http://dillonm.mlblogs.com

  3. Fenway Bleacher Creature

    Yeah, we do have to worry about the Yanks right now though. It’s all tied up!
    Thanks for commenting!

    -http://the3rs.mlblogs.com/

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