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About osfan83

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    Plus Member Since 05/06
  • Birthday 4/5/1965

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    Carlisle, PA
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Manny Machado
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Cal Ripken

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  1. osfan83

    MLB and Union talk major rule changes

    One of my great sports watching accomplishments was staying up until 4AM to watch the curling gold medal game live......very happy I did.
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    Brooks and Frank ....brothers till the end...

    Great read....Makes me wish I was about 10 years older. I was born in 1965 and have some memories of the 1970 and 1971 WS. Watched both wrap up their careers in the 70's. Brooks was my favorite player as a young kid, and I've had the privilege to meet him several times. Brooks was a great player and an even better human. Wish I had the opportunity to meet Frank. The two of them are the reason Baltimore baseball has deep roots...something 14 straight losing seasons and poor ownership decisions can't destroy.
  3. osfan83

    Orioles sign Nate Karns

    Well now I'm very excited for the future......an incompetent GM got us to the playoffs 3 times in 5 years, just think what a competent GM can do!
  4. osfan83

    Frank Robinson has passed

    So sad...First Oriole HOF player to pass.....I remember the tail end of his O's career. I was living in Cleveland in 1974 when he took over as player-manager, and I believe he hit a HR in his first AB as a manager.
  5. osfan83

    MLB and Union talk major rule changes

    I never liked soccer......my son (17) played little league, but never watches a game on TV, and really doesn't like going to games (maybe once a season). What he does like is watching professionals play video games and commenting on them.
  6. osfan83

    MLB and Union talk major rule changes

    I understand it's part of the charm of baseball...but isn't it weird that dimensions can vary from park to park? And why only the HR wall. Why not distance from the mound to the plate....some teams make it 80 feet...some make it 40 feet. Why can't teams change the dimensions of the bases? Why can't some NFL teams make their field 120 yards? Always thought it was funny that baseball allowed different sized playing surfaces. But it also makes baseball pretty cool.
  7. I was at 6 or 7 last year....13 game plan, gave away some of the tickets. I won't be doing a plan this year, but will probably get to 3 or 4 games.
  8. osfan83

    Who is Mr. Oriole to you?

    Brooks by a mile Then: Palmer Cal Eddie and how about Mora?
  9. osfan83

    Waste of International Bounty. New GM. Discuss.

    Wouldn't it be something if Zoellner flames out like expected, but remains with the organization. Then 20 years later emerges as manager, and becomes the most successful manager in O's history!
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    Waste of International Bounty. New GM. Discuss.

    And even if you have the most slot room available doesn't mean its the right move to spend it. Why give Gaston $5M if you don't think he has a reasonable shot at being a productive major league player. These 16 year old kids miss all the time. Maybe the O's valued the Mesa's and Gaston and X amount of dollars...and when their price tags increased due to a bidding war, they decided no to participate. Bill Gates has the ability to out bid pretty much every one at every auction.....but that doesn't mean he will, or should buy everything regardless of the price.
  11. osfan83

    GM Meetings Carlsbad CA 11/5

    I could not agree more. I was a fan long before any of the current players were born, and will be a fan long after every current active player retires.
  12. osfan83

    When will the Orioles Announce hirings?

    They probably didn't even think about the futures of Dan and Buck until late Sept. This team might not be ready to participate in spring training.....Orioles pitchers and catchers to report on March 12!
  13. osfan83

    Sandy Gaston (Orioles miss out)

    The GM should be fired.
  14. osfan83

    A Few Questions About Some Former Orioles

    Better or worse defensively than Trumbo? Delmon Young? Cruz?