Amid a particularly demoralizing slump, Orioles fans are applying the maxim, "Laugh to keep from crying."
It started with a particularly hilarious AP photo (left), snapped when Red Sox slugger David Ortiz rounded the bases during one his team's many home runs over its recent four-game sweep of the O's. Third baseman Reynolds is pictured in the background, arm slumped at his side, drowning his sorrows in a bag of sunflowers. It seemed to encapsulate the Orioles' hapless performance of late.
Then, commenters at local blogs Orioles Hangout and The City That Breeds kicked it up a notch, photoshopping "Complacent Reynolds" into various important moments in history, depicting him standing by during the showdown in Tiananmen Square and the storming of Normandy, among other occasions.
[Photo courtesy AP PHOTO/WINSLOW TOWNSON]