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Roy Firestone

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About Roy Firestone

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    Encino, California
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    Music, Collecting Orioles rarities, Massive Beatles fan and collector
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  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Jeremy Guthrie
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    You kidding? Brooks forever!!!

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  1. Roy Firestone

    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    Honestly it is hard for me to care about this. This team will be really bad, maybe unwatchable for 3-5 years....and whomever is in charge may not make it to the finish line when this team is competitive again...Of course, I am a fan and so by that definition I'll watch..but I can't expect too much at all...and Hyde will not make much of a difference either way...
  2. Roy Firestone

    Harold Baines.....Lee Smith in Hall of Fame

    Harold Baines was a fine player, an outstanding hitter and a great Oriole...but he's not a HOF.
  3. John, I sent the glove and ball out weeks ago. I assumed you got it. Please contact me at my email @addroy@aol.com. I sent it to the address on your check...I believe I have  a Post OFFICE RECEIPT...

  4. Roy Firestone

    RIP Roy Clark

    Roy Clark died today . He was among the greatest banjo players I ever heard...truly a virtuoso. But even though you might remember Roy Clark as something of a "hayseed" character from the "Hee Haw" TV show,I was lucky enough to talk about life with him at an event many years ago in Oklahoma City for a Mickey Mantle statue dedication. Roy was a very close friend of Mick's and helped him get sober before it became too late. He was especially thoughtful and bright, and his son was a surgeon and Roy was more sophisticated that you might imagine. He was also one of the more knowledgable baseball fans I ever knew. He could talk about the Washington Senators as he grew up near Washington D.C.and could tell you the date and details of Mickey Mantle's massive home run off Chuck Stobbs at Griffith Stadium. "565 feet", he said. "Longest home run I ever saw, and perhaps the longest anyone ever hit. Red Patterson of the Yankees P.R. measured it with a measuring tape...and hence the term "tape measure home run". I really loved our conversation. He had a wisdom and grace to him, and it surprised me. He was also witty and charming. Of course, besides the banjo and fiddle and guitar, Roy was a good singer and his Charles Aznavour song"Yesterday when I was young" was massive crossover hit in 1969. It was also a song that Mickey Mantle loved. I saw Roy sing it one night when I was at a fundraiser with Mickey, and he and Billy Martin had tears in their eyes as they listened to the words. Those words seem so poignant now as we remember all those, like Roy now, who have left us.... "Yesterday when I was young the taste of life was sweet as rain upon my tongue I teased at life as if it were a foolish game The way the evening breeze may tease a candle flame The thousand dreams I dreamed, the splendid things I planned I always built, alas, on weak and shifting sand, I lived by night and shunned the naked light of day And only now I see how the years ran away" Roy Clark was a good man who entertained millions but was somewhat typecast as some hillbilly goof ball. But he was a gracious and generous person and one of the great pickers in music history. RIP Roy Clark.
  5. Roy Firestone

    A Few Questions About Some Former Orioles

    I absolutely agree.He's a Torii Hunter type(maybe a bit less) at 33 and has value in the clubhouse and still can swing the bat with an occasional HR.and besides he is currently pretty much better than any outfielder we have currently. It wouldn't surprise me if the Orioles signed him for a 1 year deal with an option and started grooming him as a potential coach..besides Angelos loves him. Im not saying he's coming back to Baltimore...but he wouldn't be a bad 1 year signing if he'd take it...But I don't think he would.
  6. Analytics is are important. Talent is more important.We didn't have either last year. And it will be a while before we do.
  7. Roy Firestone

    Orioles ‘89 Highlights Video

  8. Roy Firestone

    The Dan Duquette Appreciation Thread

    I know Dan Duquette ,and have for decades.He is as good a baseball man as there is, which is significant. He is as good a human being as there is..which is far more important.Thats all I will say here.
  9. Roy Firestone

    How to make baseball more interesting

    I think if a pitcher blows a save, he should be executed. That way its even MORE exciting!
  10. Roy Firestone

    Top Manager Candidates

    Ted was a manager of the year...with some bad Senator teams.
  11. Roy Firestone

    The Buck Showalter Appreciation Thread

    He led us to three post seasons. Gave the franchise respectability, and leadership. But the Chris Davis deal which he fought hard for with added years, really crushed this teams ability to consider other options.I'm grateful for his hard work and ethic and for what he brought the organization....but it was time to go.
  12. Roy Firestone

    Is it safe to say that the Orioles will win more games in 2019?

    I actually think theres a chance we could be as bad or worse than this year...we had Manny and Schoop and Gausman and Brach and Britton at least for half a season...I don't think we have anyone even THAT good starting the season next year...
  13. Richard...youve won the Brooks bat and ball  !     

    Send a check $75 of the $275 made out to me

    Make the $200 check to Westcoast sports associates...mail to me

    4531 Rubio Ave.

    Encino, Cal



    Thanks again..as always...

    1. Redskins Rick

      Redskins Rick

      Roy, sorry, but I think you have the wrong guy, I never entered into your auction.

  14. Roy Firestone

    one last mini auction to say good bye to this horrible season

    Is anyone interested in the Ripken package? No bids yet. Two terrific items that would make great gifts for the holidays....or any occasion.
  15. Roy Firestone

    one last mini auction to say good bye to this horrible season

    H HbgOsFan , you have been one of the singular most supportive donors to our charity thru this little Orioles auction.You have a personal story that is inspiring but I won't violate your privacy. Needless to say, I appreciate all our supporters on this page. Our charity is now ion its 25th year...and we have raised about 4 million dollars for some of our community's neediest kids. Fore more info see www.westcoastsports.org.