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About Eddie_Ripken

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    Red Lion PA
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  1. Eddie_Ripken

    Machado Trade Expectations

    Ohhh,....good one. Good timing, close call at this moment in time. But I will say pages in the thread. I think we are just past the millions.
  2. Eddie_Ripken

    Machado Trade Expectations

    Old news. That was from 9:22AM. LOL
  3. Eddie_Ripken

    Orioles Ratings Down 50%

    50 is A LOT. Holy crap. I expect it to be down. But 50? Yowzers. I was able to watch through MLB.TV early on, but they seem to now block any VPN usage. So, I do not watch. MASN forcing me to buy a cable or satellite subscription really pisses me off. So I will not watch. I am more than happy to pay for MLB.TV IF they allow in network streaming. Until they allow it they will not get my money.
  4. Eddie_Ripken

    Machado Trade Expectations

    Unless of course it's jail and you have two cell mates. LOL
  5. Eddie_Ripken

    Machado Trade Expectations

    Bundy is 6-9 with a 4.38 ERA. I feel like if he were a Yankee, or a Cardinal or a Dodger, etc. he would be in Cy Young talk. Gausman is having a decent year mostly this season but again, I just feel in other organizations he would have met his potential.
  6. Eddie_Ripken

    Machado Trade Expectations

    Curious why 90% of the info today is about what the Yankees are offering. What happened to the rest of the teams? I realize even what is "leaked" to the media is heresay. Just seems like it's Yankees only info. Is everyone waiting to see what that offer is to make their "final" offer?
  7. Yea, that is one thing I wanted to say. I am willing to give MLB.tv my money for a season, but not if they won't allow me to watch Orioles games. The $115 is literally twice as much as I would pay for a RSN fee for a year!! It's quite silly.
  8. I "cut the cord" almost a year ago now. Save almost $100 per month doing so. I did purchase MLB.tv this year and was watching Orioles games through VPN. It appears though now that MLB.tv recognizes VPN and won't work. Guess what. I no longer watch Orioles games. I REFUSE to be forced into a corner by having to purchase a cable/satellite subscription just to watch the Orioles. It's as close to a monopoly as you can get so I am done with it. It's not right. I understand it's a business, and it's their decision to black out games unless you pay for the RSN and package. It's also my choice to not give them the money. Hopefully more people will do so and their business decisions change. Until then I will just follow through notifications, on here, and internet. One thing that bugs me, and it doesn't even involve me, is the RSN fees tacked on everyone's cable and satellite bills! I would be so mad if I had to pay for something I never used. I am a 13 game plan holder and depending on what goes down over the next few months that may come to an end as well. I am just very unhappy with the total lack of communication from ownership. Absolutely no voice on what the plan for the future is. I just have an overall deflated feeling about being an Orioles fan right now. So, in order for me to continue to spend money on them, which I am happy to do, some things need to change. I have made a conscience effort to make some changes and not give my money to the franchise.
  9. Eddie_Ripken

    Richard Justice on the O"S

    Of course Peter is still the guy in charge. It is 100% evident from what a crappy franchise they are.
  10. Eddie_Ripken

    Tillman back. Are we happy?

    I don't feel like any move that DD has made since being here has been a move that screams "this is going to make the Orioles playoff contenders". Don't get me wrong, I am mostly satisfied with how Dan has handled having to work within the confines of Angelos and his scattered front office loyalties but I feel like every move Dan makes has to be a shrewd dumpster diving, lottery ticket move. I am impressed with some of the performances he got out of some of those shrewd moves but again, the idea that he is allowed to make big moves that make a statement that they are going all in don't exist.
  11. Eddie_Ripken

    TT: Could the Orioles be Prepping to be Sold?

    You know, there is a lot of speculation in this thread about what the owner is doing. Not only regarding Tony's thought that the team is being prepped for sale, but for other numerous scenarios. You know what would be nice, if the owner actually showed his face and spoke publicly once in a while. I think that has irritated me more than anything the past few years. By Peter and his sons rarely being seen or speaking out publicly it makes me as a fan feel like he really doesn't care. The Orioles franchise to him at this point is just a business venture.
  12. I'd have to put more thought into which franchise as a free agent...but I will say as a fan I can tell you I would be pissed if I was a Pittsburgh fan after the owner made it clear they don't plan on spending to make the team better even though they are getting lots of cash from MLB and the revenue sharing deals. I was thinking with Orioles FanFest coming up and no moves being made the Orioles will probably make the Fanfest theme "At least we're not Pittsburgh"
  13. Eddie_Ripken

    Are There Three Internal SP Candidates

    True. Those guys were rated higher and I guess I am thinking with more of a hindsight is 20/20 mentality.
  14. Eddie_Ripken

    Are There Three Internal SP Candidates

    I certainly don't want to watch a tanked season, but I feel the same as you. I would rather see some of the younger guys than retreads. That talk sounds so similar to 5 -10 years ago here on OH "I'd much rather them bring up the young guys than to see.....play". As disappointing as the notion that we are heading back to those days is, I do feel that MAYBE the "young guys" this time around may be a little better than they were 8-10 years ago.
  15. Eddie_Ripken

    Are There Three Internal SP Candidates

    I agree with the bolded statement. I'm just concerned as mentioned earlier about "adequate" candidates. While it's possible Castro and Cortes may have some success, with a lot of young pitching and no back up plan the season could get ugly real fast. Not that it won't be ugly anyhow. haha