It's the only event the British team might win.
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Instead of having the team yell "team!" in the huddle like most coaches do, my 8th grade soccer coach would have us yell "bitches and hoes!".
In high school our Ivan Drago look-a-like varsity baseball coach hated losing. We always played double-headers and this particular day we lost the first game to the worst team in the conference.
After the game he rushed us out to left field for our big pep talk which went something like this: "I hate fking losing! I can't stand it! When I play my 4 year-old nephew in basketball, I'm like goddamn Shaq on his ass! I don't ever let him score on me, I block his shots all over the driveway, because I fking can't stand losing!"
We didn't know whether to laugh, or take him serious; but our assistant coach literally fell over laughing behind him after hearing his ridiculous story, so we figured it was okay to laugh about. We then proceeded to go out and lose the second game, as well.
He's going to get a brown card for that.
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"This is a great opportunity for fans to lock in playoff seats before there is a rush," said Orioles ticket sales director Neil Nicosia. "And, trust me, there would be a rush. Coming from 27 games out in early August to the playoffs? The Orioles would be the talk of the sports world."
Although the Orioles are 25 games below .500 in baseball's best division and have the second-worst record in baseball, team owner Peter Angelos made the push to offer playoff tickets.
"Despite the years and years of futility we have had, Peter wants to still present a positive, upbeat mindset to our fans. There is no surrender," said Nicosia. "Also, he said that if even one idiot buys playoff tickets, that's found money."
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He didn't do that. She got all beat up in the ball return.