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About brooksiefan

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  • Birthday 10/22/1967

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  • Location
    Perry Hall
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  • Occupation
    Railroad Conductor
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Matt Wieters
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    B. Robinson
  1. vs. REDS, 4/19

    Nice catch.
  2. http://aviewfrommyseat.com/venue/Oriole+Park+at+Camden+Yards/seating-chart/
  3. I was extremely pleased with the results of Gausman's outing. What is concerning to me is after every single pitch, Gausman is pushing his glasses back up in front of his eyes. I'm surprised Buck hasn't noticed and had Kevin outfitted with some style of glasses that won't slip off the bridge of his nose after every pitch.
  4. What non-Orioles players do you enjoy watching?

    I appreciate watching Andrew McCutchen, Clayton Kershaw, Yasiel Puig, Torii Hunter, Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey to name a few.
  5. Smoking banned at OPACY

    Nevermind. Read it. I'm good.
  6. Smoking banned at OPACY

    Anything in the policy about electronic cigarettes?
  7. Who is Mr. Oriole to you?

    It is Brooks because minus the inaugural season , he was here every year from 1955-1977. The greatest O's teams of all time IMO. How many times during the recent generation of losing teams have we heard the phrase "once proud franchise" or "we need to get back to the "Oriole Way" ? I could care less if someone thinks Mike Schmidt ,Aurelio Rodriguez or Joe Blow was a better 3rd baseman. Cal's comments are offensive to me but do not drive my opinion in any way. Cal was a great Oriole for sure . Brooks was the greatest Oriole since he was a big part of it all when the Orioles were becoming a legendary winning machine and model franchise.He also embodies every good quality a sports hero should have . I have never heard or heard of Brooks Robinson making a disparaging remark toward another person . Of course he also played in an era where most athletes weren't prima donnas .
  8. Who is Mr. Oriole to you?

    For me it's Brooks , period end of story. Cal ,regardless of how his comments are perceived,will always hold a close second because of his contribution to the Orioles legacy. Brooks was placed on a pedestal in my earliest baseball memories through stories handed down from family and from watching him play. Granted,I can only remember the tail end of his great tenure as an Oriole due to my age. He has never done or said anything to knock him off of that pedestal. Childhood impressions of our idols remain with us throughout our lives unless something occurs that gives us pause.
  9. What's your most gut-wrenching loss as a sports fan?

    For me it is , without question , losing the '79 Series to the Pirates . I went to game 2 with my grandfather . Had we won game 2 , the Birds sweep . To this very day , when Sister Sledge " We Are Family " comes on the radio , I can identify the song and turn the station in disgust in less than 5 notes .
  10. Ryan Braun Tests Positive For PEDs

    50 games first offense ,100 games suspension 2nd offense . See Ramirez, M.
  11. Duquette interview on WEEI

    This is a quirk of Duquette's that I've picked up from the start . May be just me being picky but,he never refers to the organization as "WE".
  12. Play commissioner for a moment...how do you handle PEDs?

    As Commish , I both acknowledge and apologize to the fans and former and current players that PED usage was a formerly a covertly accepted culture within the sport. I acknowledge that history judges each era in baseball so no records will be struck nor asterisks applied . I also announce that an agreement has been reached with the MLPA concerning future failed PED test penalties including * 6 month ban for first offense * Lifetime for second offense *each team contributes $1 million dollars to a national PED awareness TV campaign Thats just the quick and dirty version . Im sure I left out some important details. The main objective to me would be to say yes ,we did it, we know it , you know it and it is wrong . We (Players and Management)want to move on and restore integrity to the game. Will you forgive us? To prove we mean it we are imposing stiff penalties on those who cheat . Russ
  13. How do you judge a trade?

    A good trade IMO must answer the following question , regardless of the eventual outcome , with an answer of yes . Does this move allow me to exchange a redundant or surplus commodity for one that moves us closer to the goal of the organization. Sounds obvious. What occurs with the piece traded is irrelevent. The received piece may be a younger player , a less expensive player , a player that plays a position of organizational weakness. The player received may also leave us scratching our heads as the goal of the trade may be one of increased payroll flexibility. So.... whatever the goal of the decision maker is , if the trade achieves or moves closer to that goal at the time it was made , I say it is judged as a good trade. Hindsight is perfect. In retrospect some trades will not be advantageous. The alternative is organizational paralysis. Hmmmm......not so distant past huh? Russ
  14. If you had one game to win....who would be your starter...

    Right now : Beckett If I could take any pitcher fron any era ,in their prime I'd be hard-pressed to not want to hand the ball to Bob Gibson and say get 'er done.