Fact: Kevin Millwood gave up six runs and didn’t survive the first inning Saturday vs. Detroit.
Overreaction: “I told you he was overrated.”
Sanity: After 13 years and 155 career wins, the man knows how to prep for a season. Wait until at least May to begin to worry.
Fact: The O’s lost Thursday, Friday and Sunday when they gave up ninth-inning runs.
OR: “This club can’t blow late leads. They need to learn how to win and losing these games in the ninth won’t help.”
Sanity: Since Will Ohman and Alfredo Simon gave it up in the ninth (then David Hernandez) and not Mike Gonzalez, take a deep breath and relax.
Fact: Ty Wigginton, Blake Davis, Jeff Salazar and Micheal Hernandez were in Saturday’s starting lineup.
OR: “What is Trembley thinking?”
Sanity: You’re kidding, right?
Fact: The O’s have told Nolan Reimold not to run full speed yet.
OR: “The O’s should put Reimold on the DL now.”
Sanity: If he can’t run 100 percent on April 6th they may have to do that. Check the calendar and take another deep breath.
Fact: Rhyne Hughes has hit three homers already in spring training.
OR: “Will he make the opening day roster? It’d be nice to have that pop on the bench.”
Sanity: Weren’t you the same guy who was questioning why he was on the 40-man roster a few weeks ago? Let’s see him with more than at least 10 at bats before we put him in the cleanup spot on opening day.
Fact: Josh Bell homered from both sides of the plate during the O’s first spring game.
OR: “Is there any talk of Bell starting the year at third and Tejada moving to short to get more offense in the lineup?”
Sanity: What part of Andy MacPhail saying Tejada will not play short when he was signed did you not get?
Fact: Kevin Millwood has an ERA of 81.00, Mike Gonzalez’s ERA is 9.00, and Miguel Tejada has already made an error at third base.
OR: “Great job Andrew. How can the apologists defend those stats?”
Sanity: Today, are you going by Paul, Dorian or O’s Hater One? I checked out your website, I-hate-everything-and-everyone.com. Looks good.