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24fps last won the day on December 6 2017

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    Brentwood, TN
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    Family, Orioles baseball, ocean conservation, endangered primates in western Africa.
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    Senior Producer/Editor-Natural History and Adventure programming at NC2 Media.
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Anybody left who can play the game.
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    Brooks Robinson, Mark Belanger, Joe Orsulak

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  1. I don't think Elias will be filling out any lineup cards.
  2. 24fps

    Waste of International Bounty. New GM. Discuss.

    The Orioles had a shot at the Mesa brothers until the Mesa brothers decided they didn't. I don't know about you, but if I were the Mesa brothers I would wait until the very last minute to decide. For the entertainment value if nothing else. How far in advance did the Orioles need to have a prior commitment?
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    The Inevitable national outlet Chris Davis article.

    It will take Elias the entire season to get all his ducks in a row. I've advocated giving Davis until the AS break to turn it around and no more, but I now think it will be at least all of 2019. With everything else currently facing the organization, Davis doesn't demand attention right this minute. I'd be nice if CD was a little more public about all the things he's doing to get back to his old self. Otherwise people could get the idea he doesn't care.
  4. 24fps

    Waste of International Bounty. New GM. Discuss.

    Of course it will. Tell-all books are a fine hobby for retirees.
  5. 24fps

    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    This is Elias trolling Rosenthal right? I love it.
  6. 24fps

    The Inevitable national outlet Chris Davis article.

    I wonder if Elias/Mejdal have had the time to do anything beyond acknowledging that Davis needs to be fixed. I would be surprised if they have. Maybe make it a Brady/Boras problem. Yeah, I'd pay to see that.
  7. 24fps

    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    Refreshing indeed, but I still have to say I'm glad we got Buck Showalter and not Eric Wedge. It seems like so long ago now...
  8. 24fps

    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    Me three. I just do it for the groupies.
  9. 24fps

    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    How do you envision this working in practice? Is Roch given written handouts on a semi-regular basis? Sitdown meetings? A formal list of topics that are off-limits tacked to his wall? I suspect there is an understanding between him and MASN concerning the limits of his role and nothing more. That understanding may not even be completely explicit. That's a far cry from informercial huckster or PR flak. A newspaper reporter's presumed impartiality is all well and good but above him is an editor, above him an editorial board and standards and practices and legal and above them the publisher who in this day and age is probably owned by a corporation. Many, many opportunities to insert bias in that structure as well.
  10. 24fps

    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    Because he's not Mike Wallace from 1982 therefore he's a mouthpiece for the Politburo? Kinda binary don't you think? I agree that he's not the first source to look to for anything breaking or investigative but to suggest that he's thoroughly corrupt simply doesn't follow and isn't warranted.
  11. 24fps

    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    Well, will you look at that? Another Orioles corporate stooge. So quick. So young...
  12. 24fps

    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    If someone in the O's organization told Roch the sky was purple, Roch would ask him the next day if he'd sobered up yet - and he would see them the next day. You understand that there's a fundamental difference between local beat reporters and national columnists and the consequences for sloppy reporting are radically different, right? Nobody gives a crap if Little Kenny got a tweet wrong. Roch has to answer face to face. Keeps you honest.
  13. 24fps

    Hyde: New O’s Manager

    I really don't get the Roch bashing.
  14. If we get too hung up on weams' 800 number, I think we miss the larger point. Whether or not inner city kids or Appalachin coal miner kids or some other kind of kid is underrepresented, a whole lot of baseball gets played in this country from the age of seven on up. Furthermore, the selection process is rigorous as the kid makes his way up. Is this so small a sample size - or so skewed - that we get to discount weams' overalll proposition that hitting a baseball thrown by a ML caliber pitcher is a supremely difficult thing to do? I don't think so.
  15. How likely is it that the elite athleticism required to play baseball at the major league level is going to go undiscovered throughout middle school and high school? Furthermore how likely is it that the possessor of that talent is going to remain oblivious to the rewards awaiting such a rare individual if he just develops what God/nature gave him? Some perhaps, but not many IMO - at least not in the US. Such raw talent is recognized early and most of these kids are given sufficient opportunity to succeed. Almost all don't. Some find their way to other sports, but they don't wander around invisible in any case. The Natural is a good story, but he's not an archtype.