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Everything posted by Tony-OH

  1. Mcnair is single-handily destroying us!!!! He better come out of his shell in the second half because he's embarrasing himself and us!
  2. The Lions are still chowing. Did anyone see the attack?
  3. CUT OUT THE RUNNING BILLICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE are down 13-0, you have to go through the air.... Even the coaching is bad tonight.
  4. He's been right on. This team, especially offensively deserves to be ragged on. They are embarrassing themselves.
  5. I'd love to debate this issue, but it's one of the least concerns of the Ravens tonight. they are just terrible and need to actualy look like they care before worrying about the intricacies of clock management. On the bright side, this should get the national media off our bandwagon for awhile. The Ravens always play better when no one believes.
  6. Terrible Burress-like play by Clayton here. He just gave up on the route. My God McNair is just purely aweful tonight. Time to put Boller in and go with the backups and bag this game. What a waste of a national TV game. Totally turd by the Ravens.
  7. It was the 3rd quarter. too early to worry about saving time..... We need a TD here though...
  8. I keep waiting for ASton Kutcher to come running onto the Ravens sidelines yealling, "You got Punk'd"
  9. I agree. Nothing longterm here, but maybe Boller can spark them. McNair has no zip on his passes tonight.
  10. That's definitley the main problem defensively, although it doesn't help with Ed "I'm big freakin cheater because I'm tired of never making the big play this year" Reed completely sells out on the run and gets fooled by the fea-flicker. Offensively, it doesn't help when it appears it takes McNair more than four days for his arm to recover because he's making Stoeny Case look like he had a gun. No zip on any pass.
  11. This is why you don't let up. Billick gave his team two days off then had them run through a practice with no pads. This is the kind of stuff that annoys the crap out of me with Billick. He plays this stupid little game where he says he going treat his players like men and expect them to be ready. Whatever. This team looks totally ill prepared and motivated to play tonight. I place this DIRECTLY at the feet of Billick. The other scary part of this is the fact we've played two games in bad weather and both times McNair has looked pitiful. Not good. How in the world we are down 13-0 with a Bengals banged up offensive line and defense that is 31st in the league is BEYOND PITIFUL!!!!!!!!!! P-I-T-I-F-U-L!!!! Hmm, do you think I'm a little perturbed?
  12. Man, you are a wet blanket. They were some kind of large monkey walking on all fours. They certainly could have been baboons but they were all black like gorillas.
  13. Sorry guys. They were in a distance, and walked by, but the camera panned to them and zooomed in. I wish they would have come closer. Now, just lots of noise, but no creatures.
  14. Is it sad that I keep this thing up every night in one of my browsers? I hve four computers and usually someone in the family is on one of them during the evening. All of a sudden I'll here, Zebras or An elephant and everyone goes running for a computer. It's like our very own live Mutual of Omaha special.
  15. You know, if 12 years ago someone would have told be I'd be watching an African wildlife preserve live and with sound while sitting at my laptop that I can take around my entire house at any time I would have never believed them. Then again, had they told me I was going to spend a year in Afghanistan I would have told them they were nuts as well. Either way, this is one of the cooler things on the internet. I'm still waiting to see the monkeys though. Are they throwing poo!!!! :???????
  16. We saw the Elephant, Gazelles, including two males fighting "antler style" and Zebras. Good night last night!!! Still waiting for something to attack something though!!
  17. Something is "howling" on there right now. I just want it to get a drink!!
  18. Absolutely. Not even Maine's mother thought he would do what he did with the Mets. I'm still amazed and I once had him down as one of the organization's top prospects. Hell, Peterson should get coach of the year for developing Maine like he did last year.
  19. That's a valid argument. I guess I just wasn't overly impressed by Britton's stuff and find him easily replaceable by an equally cheap alternative like Hoey or even possibly Liz or Salas. You other point is a good one because you have to imagine if Wright is pitching well, he's going to have value at the trading deadline. Much more value thena run of the mill setup guy like Britton. So for me, the Orioles got a more valuable player for a player who can be replaced as cheaply from within.
  20. Quite simply, Britton is a replaceable commodity. It's better to stack potential starters who can move to the pen then it is to find a setup guy. We have a ton of middle/set up relief candidates. I don't think Wright is a stud, but he does have some upside while Britton's stuff was ok, but not spectacular. Obviously we all hope this is part of a bigger picture, but I disagree that this was a bad trade. Keefer, Rakers, Parrish are three guys all coming off injuries that could be back in the equation next year and Birkens, Burres, Olson, Morris and of course Hoey will all gets looks as well. Guys like Salas and Liz might not be that far behind and you wonder if Johnson moved to the pen, would he increase velocity and consistency? The one thing about all those names is that besides Olson, non really will be considered in a starting role at the big league level (Liz perhaps, but I doubt it). That means you move from your strength.
  21. http://www.orioleshangout.com/article.asp?ID=686
  22. Way too early to draw your conclusions. I'm not sure if you have seen Britton pitch, but he's a replaceble guy. Anytime you can get a rotation guy, even a mediocre one, for a mediocre bullpen guy, you have to go for it because it gives you fleibility. If this a the only move of the offseason then I'll agree with you. But let's see if this is a beginning of an actual plan.
  23. O's press release------------- The Orioles today announced that they have acquired RHP Jaret Wright from the New York Yankees in exchange for RHP Chris Britton. The Orioles also received cash from New York as part of the trade. Wright was 11-7 with a 4.49 ERA in 30 games for New York this past season. He finished 4th on the Yankees staff in wins, starts (27), innings pitched (140.1) and ERA as a starter (4.42). The 10-year veteran was 11-6 with a 4.42 ERA as a starter. He pitched into the 6th inning in 17 of his 27 starts, with 10 “Quality Starts,” and was 7-2 over his final 14 starts beginning July 7. New York scored 2 runs or fewer while he was on the mound in 12 of his starts, including 5 games in which the Yankees failed to score a run. He left with a lead three times and failed to get a win, and twice left games with the score tied, 2-2, without getting a decision. Wright, who will be 31 in December, has one season remaining on a 3-year contract he signed with New York as a free agent following the 2004 season. He is 68-57 in his career with a 5.07 ERA in 223 games. Wright, whose father, Clyde, also pitched 10 years in the majors, began his big league career with the Cleveland Indians in 1997. He signed with San Diego as a free agent in 2003 before being acquired on waivers by Atlanta in August of that year. He had his best season with the Braves in 2004, going 15-8 with a 3.20 ERA in 32 starts. While with Atlanta, he worked with current Orioles pitching coach Leo Mazzone. Aside from 2003, when he made 50 relief appearances between San Diego and Atlanta without a start, Wright has started all but 5 games in his other 9 major league seasons. He pitched twice out of the bullpen with Cleveland in 2002 and made 3 relief appearances this past season with New York. He has pitched in the post-season in 6 different seasons, making 16 appearances including 10 starts. He started and lost Game 4 of New York’s American League Division Series vs. Detroit last month. Britton, the Orioles’ 8th round pick in the 2001 First-Year Player Draft, was 0-2 with one save and a 3.35 ERA in 52 games as a rookie for the Orioles in 2006 after beginning the season at AA Bowie. He pitched to a 2.20 ERA in 28 games before the All-Star break but had a 5.14 ERA in 24 appearances after the break.
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