The Orioles' play right now is completely indefensible, but I'm not buying the theory that they've quit. The bottom line is they are running out too many pitchers and players that aren't major league-caliber, and the ones who are have gotten completely beaten down by all the losing and worn down from trying to carry the club for 4 1/2 months. If you claim guys have quit, you certainly haven't been watching center fielder Adam Jones, who ran the equivalent of a half marathon over the weekend tracking Angels line drives in the gap. You also probably didn't see him get all the way to third base in the 12th inning Saturday after he hit the go-ahead single and Torii Hunter's throw sailed to the backstop. You certainly haven't been watching Nick Markakis, who was limping all around the field yesterday after his weekend home-plate collision with Hank Conger. Markakis has had another disappointing season production-wise, but he posts every day regardless of how hurt or sick he feels. And you certainly haven't been watching J.J. Hardy, whose ankle still appears to be bothering him. That much is evident just watching him run to the dugout between innings. I understand this isn't Little League and hustle alone doesn't cut it, but let's not confuse a wide talent gap with overall indifference.