Rootin' for the O's. It's been a long, long time since the O's played post-season baseball (1997). If there's any justice...oh, no, on second thought....
Just win one for Brooks, guys.
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The firing of Bobby Valentine still leads the headlines on ESPN's site more than a day after the fact proving once again how Red Sox-Yankees centric the all sports network is when it comes to baseball.
Valentine's firing was the worst kept secret in baseball. Indeed, his firing was expected as soon as his hiring was announced. Valentine was hired on the basis of a long-standing baseball tradition: ownership had concluded the players had taken too much advantage of the previous manager and needed to be punished with an iron fist. The Phillies tried it with Larry Bowa and look what that got them.
Baseball owners never learn.