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  1. 11 points
    Joe was a joy to listen to. His personality, his humor, his enthusiasm, his originality were perfect for not only radio - but for Baltimore. I never listened to the O's on the radio until I got my first car at 16. Looking back, I can't help but smile. Getting in your own car and having the autonomy to go anywhere you wanted was such a magical feeling. It felt like the world was finally tangible and every journey - whether it was to school, work, a friend's house, a party, or a road trip - was an amazing experience. As a diehard Orioles fan, Joe Angel was always the soundtrack to all of that. Throughout the years, Joe was always there. Driving is such a big part of our lives - and radio is consequently also a big part of our lives as a result. I can't even tell how many times I drove home late after a long day of work, flipped on the O's radio broadcast, and chuckled to Joe's humor. He was there, calling the game with his typical enthusiasm when I was driving home from some of the best days of my life and also some of my worst. He was a messenger of so many exciting times in 2012 when the O's were finally good for the first time in my lifetime. No matter what was going on, Joe was there, doing his thing. I'm struggling to even put what I'm trying to say into words - maybe its because I'm an overly sentimental person. But, Joe was always such a steady presence of what is good in the world. I'll miss hearing his voice on the radio. I hope he enjoys his retirement and I hopefully get the chance to thank him for his wonderful service to Orioles fans and Baltimore over the years.
  2. 6 points
    Here’s to warm sunshine and joyful days ahead! Go Os!!
  3. 5 points
    I just wanted to wish Michael "weams" a very happy 60th birthday! No one works harder and does more behind the scenes to keep the site going than Michael. The Hangout wouldn't be what it is without him and I for one not only treasure his work, but his friendship.
  4. 3 points
    I read the incredible volume one of the Mark Lewisohn Beatles bio when it came out, but on a whim, I started rereading the updated '68 Hunter Davies book this month. By chance yesterday, I ended the chapter that's when they are preparing to leave England for the U.S. Last night the girls and I watched the Complete Beatles Ed Sullivan Show performances DVD (commercials and other guests included). I got to see The Ed Sullivan Theatre in '93 and '94 at the start of David Letterman's run there (was at two tapings). It felt like at the time the most important and relevant place in my life (as a musician) that I'd ever visited.
  5. 3 points
    Maybe they replace Angel with an analytical guy with a good spin rate.But Hunter and Bordick already put the spin on everything. I remember when the Orioles were real bad and on their way to another over 90 loss season and they win three games in a row..This is August and they were already out of the pennant race,Hunter goes "This may turn the Oriole season around ".
  6. 2 points
    I'd like to be a pirate A pirate's life for me All my friends are pirates and they sail the BBC I got a Jolly Roger It's a black and white and vast So get our your skull and crossbones and run it up your mast
  7. 2 points
    Happy Birthday my brother! I'll offer a cheers too. And hi to ~D too. Haven't seen you around in a while.
  8. 2 points
    I’d see it as a way of making frequent, mid-inning pitcher substitutions somewhat less appealing for managers, in addition to speeding up the game in and of itself. Basically, it might go a significant way toward doing what the proposed three-batter-minimum would accomplish.
  9. 2 points
    Well, if McCartney had listened to his father, it would have been "yes" because "yeah, yeah, yeah" was too "American." ✌️ Yesterday was exactly 55 years since the Sullivan show, and "She Loves You"
  10. 2 points
    Another milestone. Here's to many more, Mike. Happy birthday!!!
  11. 2 points
    Hear hear! May the road rise up to meet you and the wind be forever at your back! Hang on for the ride!
  12. 2 points
    DFAing a player and asking waivers on a player are two different processes. A player designated for assignment is removed from his club’s 40-man roster and, within the next seven days, traded, released or, if he clears waivers, assigned to the minor leagues. Once a team asks for waivers on a player other teams have 48 hours to claim him. So some time in the 7 day DFA period the team may ask for waivers on the player. That waiver period lasts 48 hours.
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  14. 2 points
    Oh, I am going to miss Joe. Probably caught a 100 games a year on radio. TV sound down. Radio up. Go ahead, Joe. Don’t know what I’ll do now, with at least a 3-5 rebuild ahead. Joe made the last half of the 14 year rebuild bearable. This is just as bad as when Jon Miller was let go, and Mel and Brother Lowh. Oh, no. Don’t forget Brooksie. In their stead, we get Hunter, Cerone and Bordo. Not saying the circumstances are the same. If this is Joe’s choice, he know’s the grind ahead, and he is due for a rest. I traveled at least 2 nights a week for 11 months a year for 16 years. Bus rides, taxi rides, bag drags, airport hassles, motels, no home cooked meals, getting in at 5AM after a 16 hour day including all of the above. I loved my job, too, but when my employer said I could retire, I did so with a smile. I hope he saved a penny or two along the way and finances are not a concern. I remember Cerone. Don’t know how he got the job. A dyed in the wool Yankee. Always talking about them. Thankfully gone after a year. Ken Levine. Another personality that was in over his head as a talking head. I heard a story that Jon Miller was not impressed and basically said,”I have to go to the can.”and left Levine holding the mike for 45 minutes. Thankfully gone after a year, too. Baltimore has been fortunate in having a stellar quartet of pbp announcers on radio in their 65 year MLB history. Ernie Harwell, Chuck, Jon Miller and Joe. Very fortunate.
  15. 2 points
    Gott is German for God. Teufel is German for devil. Tim Teufel was 2 for 9 with a HR vs Jim Gott in the majors. Teufel got the Homer the first time he faced him. How's that for some useless trivia?
  16. 2 points
    I dunno man, I'm having a lot of fun. For the first time there's a real plan to be a first class organization that is, well, organized. It's freeing. There's no specter of false "competition". We can track all the new cool stuff that is implemented all year. There's structure, there's the promise of collaboration, analytics, fresh coaches out of college ball, a new manager and just seeing a new face in Buck's place is interesting. Some really interesting prospects to follow who will arrive this year. It's a good time!
  17. 1 point
    To the shock of everyone, the Orioles are expected to be lousy. Their projected record is 57-105. The Tigers have the next lousiest projected record at 67-95. Here is the team page. Here is the main page.
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  19. 1 point
    Right on! May the next 60 be as good as the first 60!
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  21. 1 point
    Happy birthday! 60 used to seem old until I got to 40. Now it doesn't seems so bad.
  22. 1 point
    I tackled this myself last week (before the Karns signing): https://www.baltimorebaseball.com/2019/02/06/spring-training-nears-many-orioles-roster-spots-accounted/ I'm surprised Trezza doesn't list Paul Fry among the expected relievers, or even among the candidates fighting for a spot. Fry was pretty much the setup man for Givens in August and September last year. I think he's close to a lock. Also I'd put Hess way ahead of Yefry Ramirez for the fifth starter's spot. And I don't see Austin Hays making the Opening Day roster, although he could be up early in the season.
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  25. 1 point
    I don’t wanna be a pirate. My new friend. Welcome to America. 60 is the new 40. Thanks to all of you. And especially my wife.
  26. 1 point
    Big happy birthday, weams! 60 is only a number.
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  28. 1 point
    Judge for yourself. Opratic Metal is definitely an acquired taste. I like it but all my friends are indifferent to it. My guilty pleasure!
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  30. 1 point
    Ah, the big Six-Oh, huh? Welcome to the club! And many happy returns!
  31. 1 point
  32. 1 point
    Happy Birthday! May it be a great one!
  33. 1 point
    Happy Birthday, Michael! Thanks for everything.
  34. 1 point
    Beat me to it! And I was just gonna post the Zepp version. Never heard that one!
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  37. 1 point
    Yet another excellent piece on Frank in today’s Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/after-the-abuse-jackie-robinson-endured-frank-robinson-refused-to-take-it/2019/02/08/121c72d0-2bbe-11e9-b011-d8500644dc98_story.html?utm_term=.c41d07f6b598
  38. 1 point
    Decrease in effectiveness would be a feature of this rule change, not a bug, in my opinion.
  39. 1 point
    I can add a poll when I get back home to my PC. Id like to get a 2nd and anything more would be a bonus. I think fans are really down on Joe. IMO the Ravens could up the ante for Joe by proclaiming that they are prepared to keep him as the backup.
  40. 1 point
  41. 1 point
    If they offered it, they won’t walk away from it. As irritating as it would be if the Yankees get Manny, it’s really going to be irritating to see them getting him at a relative bargain.
  42. 1 point
    You can always ask. A 29 year old isn't getting 10/300 unless his name is Trout.
  43. 1 point
    The one upside might be that Hunter is more tolerable on the radio. A Hunter game on MASN is always a huge buzzkill.
  44. 1 point
    This is going to be tough. So much Hunter. Praying that McDonald goes full time.
  45. 1 point
    Looking for something else on youboob that I have a copy of, I clicked on this video for two obvious reasons... She has a tremendous voice! Not my kind of music but what a talent! Natalia Tsarikova.
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  47. 1 point
    Hey, hey. Eating chicken tonight! Of course, it's not my money, so I overestimated what he would sign for. Or maybe he is further proof of the pattern of declining free-agent salaries. FWIW: I thought my figures were a bit high when I wrote the above, but the Orioles signing Karns at $800k plus $200k in incentives seems like a very good bargain.
  48. 1 point
    They got Bordick to do it.
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