Adam Jones Says Orioles Needed “A Kick In The Pants” To Wake Them Up

Adam Jones - Baltimore OriolesFriday night the Orioles dropped their fourth straight game, a 6-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies. Baltimore has now lost five of their last six after being swept in Arizona against the Diamondbacks.

After the game, Adam Jones told reporters that this defeat should wake up the ball club.

“I think this is honestly something that we needed, kind of a kick in the pants to wake us up,” center fielder Adam Jones said. “We’re in a unique position, in back-to-back years trying to do something special. Last year, everybody said we couldn’t. This year, we created the expectation. This is something you’ve got to go through to get to it.”

At 65-56, the Orioles find themselves 5.5 games back of the first place Boston Red Sox and four games back in the Wild Card race behind the Rays and Athletics.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.


  1. MGW

    August 18, 2013 at 9:00 am

    OK, so lets see where it goes from here….

  2. Spy

    August 18, 2013 at 10:34 am

    What they really need is an Ace,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  3. MGW

    August 18, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Chen is an Ace.

  4. 9inchnails

    August 19, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Jim from Dundalk is an ace…acehole.

  5. Pole

    August 19, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Hey three incher, I think we’ll find out in the next two weeks how this season will go. Series with the Rays, A’s, Sox, Yankees, and Indians, all who have a pony in this post season race.

  6. 9inchnails

    August 19, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Pole, save yourself a seat on the bandwagon this year. World Series bound!

  7. Spy

    August 21, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Weaver said , you need pitching , defense and 3 run homers,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,all they need is an Ace,,,,,,,,,believe me they have more than enough homers in more ways than one………………

  8. Mystery Man

    August 21, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I agree with spy,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,the great fans of Baltimore are being cheated ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,this was the year to make it happen , they should have had their Ace on board because they don’t become available very often , when they do you have to jump…………………..

    • 9inchnails

      August 21, 2013 at 10:01 am

      Hey MM,
      Have you ever disagreed with Spy? Does he have you chained up in his basement in East Essex? Do you two play corrnhole on the weekends with Ravens2488? Just wondering………