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osfan83

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  • Birthday 4/5/1965

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    Carlisle, PA
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    Manny Machado
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  1. osfan83

    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    I have been to sold out opening day games and sold out playoff games....why do those people feel safer on those days than on the random Tuesday night?
  2. osfan83

    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    If safety is really the driving factor on attendance then opening day and playoff games would also struggle to get attendance. Why do people feel safer in Baltimore on opening day and when the team plays in meaningful late season games?
  3. osfan83

    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    Why would anyone want to own a professional sports team in Baltimore? Smart ownership would move the team to a safer city. or at least build a ballpark in the suburbs.
  4. osfan83

    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    If we are at a point where dirt poor players from communist countries turn their nose up at Baltimore... then what chance do we have at signing players with money and other options.....time to move the franchise.
  5. osfan83

    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    Well, reading most posts on this board, you wold think the majority of people here have that belief.
  6. osfan83

    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    Whats amazing to me is; I work a full time job, have kids, and spend maybe an hour or two a day thinking about the Orioles, yet i know more about player development, drafting, the international market, free agency, and player evaluation than guys paid millions of dollars to do this for a living!
  7. osfan83

    How to make baseball more interesting

    I think this is dead-on. In 1950 there just was not a lot of choices. When I was a kid in the 1970's I watched Columbo on TV, not because I liked Columbo, but because it was the best of 3 choices at the time. The popularity of Madden football probably helped the NFL over the past 20 years. Baseball needs to keep pushing their video game version to be better...that might be the gateway drug for generation Z.
  8. osfan83

    October 4, 2016-Two Years Later

    The team never recovered from it, except for April-Aug 2017 when they were over .500 and within a couple of games of the last playoff spot. They all woke up on September 1st 2017 and said "Damn that decision 11 months ago was poor, let's stop trying!"
  9. osfan83

    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    How could anyone look at Jake Arrietta in Baltimore and think he could turn it around?
  10. osfan83

    No fight, no passion , no pulse....no chance...

    At least we know the 5 GM's before Dan did pretty well.
  11. osfan83

    7,915

    If nobody goes to the games and nobody watches on TV, why have a team?
  12. osfan83

    How Long is the Road to Contention?

    25 years......start scouting the maternity wards, because that's where the next competitive Orioles players are currently playing.
  13. osfan83

    How Long is the Road to Contention?

    I think the players on the next O's winning team have not been born yet.
  14. Do yo think that maybe DD doesn't know how old the guys is? Maybe the O's organization has not looked at his stat sheet, only film of him during good at bats?
  15. How many on the 25 man right now are likely to be on the 2021 25 man: Bundy - Maybe Carroll - Maybe Cashner - No Castro- No Cobb - No Fry- Maybe Gilmartin - Maybe Givens - No Hess - maybe Messinger - Maybe Rameriz - Maybe Scott - yes Wright - no Joseph - no Wynns - maybe Beckham - no Davis - no Nunez - maybe Peterson - no Villar - maybe Andrioli - no Gentry - no Jones - no Mancinni - yes Mullins - yes I feel confident that 12 current 25 man players will not be with us in 3 years and another 8 or so may or may not. Pretty sure around 20 of our 25 man roster in 2021 are not currently playing on the major league squad today....hard to hold what this team is doing against the 2021 team.
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