Jones 'sick and tired' of losing to Red Sox


Jones 'sick and tired' of losing to Red Sox

By Jimmy Toscano

All together now . . . "awwwwww".

Poor Adam Jones. Those bully Red Sox keep picking on him and the Orioles, and well, he's had just about enough!

"Sick and tired of . . . just sick and tired of it," Jones told reporters after the Orioles' 4-0 loss Wednesday night. They're a very good team, of course they're a very good team. But they can lose, they can be beaten."

He then decided it would be better if he just stopped talking.

It seems to be the same story every year with the Orioles. They come out strong only to fade fast, and then the Red Sox, Yankees, and Rays snap out of it and start beating up on them.

That's what happened this season, when the Sox lost the first two games against the O's and then proceeded to win eight of the next nine.

The O's didn't lose to the Sox on May 17 though -- that game was postponed.

It'll be made up the next time the two teams meet, on Sept. 19, when the O's start to play seven of their final 10 games against the Sox.

Sorry, Adam.

Ortiz quells comeback speculation: 'My playing time has expired'


Ortiz quells comeback speculation: 'My playing time has expired'

Forget that cryptic Tweet to the Globe. David Ortiz isn't walking through that door, fans. At least not as a player.

"My playing time has already expired," Ortiz told ESPN Deportes. "Baseball is not something that you wake up today and you say, 'I'll play tomorrow.' Baseball is something that carries a lot of sacrifice, a lot of preparation, and there is a reason why we train the entire year to play it, practice every day, especially during the season, because it is a sport of consistency."

No one really thought he was contemplating a comeback, but last week he Tweeted this . . .

. . . and that raised hopes that he'd changed his mind.

Not so.