The Orioles don't like the Red Sox' lineup against the Yankees, which makes them just like Red Sox fans
The Orioles are finishing off their season against the Tampa Bay Rays, who just got eliminated from playoff contention and are still a pretty good baseball team.
The Yankees are finishing their season with a few games against the Boston Red Sox, who are an absolutely pitiful excuse for a baseball team, and trot out a lineup that could be dominated by pretty much any MLB-caliber pitcher. Last night, the Sox lineup featured names like Pedro Ciriaco, Daniel Nava, Mauro Gomez, Ryan Lavarnway, Che-Hsuan Lin, and Jose Iglesias.
Not surprisingly, the Yankees didn't have much trouble soundly beating the Sox 10-2 behind a rather dominant pitching performance from CC Sabathia.
The Orioles aren't exactly thrilled that they have to compete against MLB-caliber talent, while the Yankees are playing the equivalent of a AAA farm club.
Red Sox fans might tell the Orioles to join the club, since this is exactly what we've been dealing with since the trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett to the Dodgers.
Now, with Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury battling nagging injuries, it just gets worse for the Sox.
That having been said, there's really no reason for the Sox to try to put together a more formidable lineup when the games don't matter to them anyway.
At this point, they should be focusing on getting everyone healthy, and taking a look at the young prospects that might be able to contribute at some point in 2013 and beyond. And that's exactly what they're doing.
So as much as we'd love to see a better Red Sox lineup, this is what it's going to be for the next couple days.
The Orioles can learn to deal with it, or hope that they can handle their business against the Rays (and potentially the A's in a 1-game playoff). But the Red Sox won't be doing them any favors this year.