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About OFFNY

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  • Birthday 10/3/1965

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    Brewster, NY
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    Running, Playing Guitar and Singing
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Kevin Gausman
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    George Sisler

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  1. o For the first time in the history of the NFL-AFL (1920 - Present), both team scored 50 or more points in the same game. LOS ANGELES RAMS llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll - 54 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS llllllllllllllllllllllllllll - 51 o
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    How long does your blank check for Elias last?

    o "Coach, how long do you think it will take to build Louisville into a college football power ???" "About 15 years." Howard Schnellenberger in December of 1984, when he was asked about how long it would take for him to evolve his new team into a Division I-A contender o
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    2018-19 Bullets/Wizards Thread

    o The end of the 3-game winning streak. l llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll - l115 WASHINGTON BULLETS llllllllllllllllllllllllllllll - l104 o
  4. o The Bulls' went 10-28 over their final 38 games of the season after that hit stretch ........ but Nikola Mirotic was traded shortly after that hot stretch, so their bottoming out coincided with his absence (as did their hot streak over 21 games coincide with his return from injury.) Additionally, the team that Mirotic was traded to (the New Orleans Pelicans) went 21-11 over their final 32 games of the season ......... after having started the season at only 27-23 prior to his acquisition. He's evidently a very valuable player. o
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    The Lakers Blew It By Not Hiring Phil

    o (NOVEMBER, 2018) After a slow start to the season, the Lakers have won 6 out of their last 7 games to improve their overall record to a respectable 8-6. http://www.espn.com/nba/team/schedule/_/name/lal o
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    2018-19 Bullets/Wizards Thread

    o 3 wins in a row. Because they were leading the game by 22 points at the start of the 4th quarter, the Bullets were able to rest their starters while coasting to an easy victory. WASHINGTON BULLETS lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll - l119 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll - ll95 o
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    13 Greatest MLB Hitters

    o ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Granted that I did not contribute anything in regard to the list and/or the order of said list, but thank you for letting me babble in my usual windbag manner. ) o
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    13 Greatest MLB Hitters

    o Babe Ruth copied Joe Jackson's swing, and stated that Jackson was the greatest natural hitter that he ever saw. Jackson is the only player ever to hit over .400 in a season and never win a batting title (he batted .408 in his first full season in the Major Leagues in 1911 ........ but Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers batted .420 that same season.) Jackson also had a career OPS of .940, in spite of the fact that he played almost his entire career in the deadball era (he was banned from baseball after the 1920 season, which was the first and only season of the "lively" baseball in which Jackson played in.) Another personal favorite of mine is our American cousin, George Sisler,who batted over .400 twice (.420 and .407) in a career that was interrupted by sinusitis in 1923 ....... that sinus infection also negatively affected the rest of his career (1924 through 1930.) Prior to the infection he batted .361 with an OBP of .404, and an OPS of .914. After it he batted .320 with an OBP of .354, and an OPS is .779. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2004-10-03-0410030053-story.html Along with Bill Terry (who batted .401 in 1930 for the New York Giants), Sisler and Terry are probably the least famous of the players who have hit over .400 in a single season since 1901. Although Sisler's low walk-rate led to a relatively low career OBP for an elite hitter (.379), he (like Stan Musial) almost never struck out (only 327 Strikeouts in 9,013 Plate Appearances.) It wasn't until 2004 that Ichiro Suzuki finally broke Sisler's 84 year-old All-Time Major League record for hits in a single single (Sisler had 257 Hits in 1920, Suzuki had 262 Hits in 2004) ........ although Suzuki had an additional 8 games to do so, as Sisler still has the most hits ever by a Major League player in the first 154 games of a season (Suski had 250 Hits at the 154-game mark of that 2004 season.) Something that I was extremely impressed about in terms of aging players are what Willie Mays and Ted Williams each did extremely late in their careers. In 1971 at the age of 40, Mays compensated for his diminished power by leading the league in Walks (112) and On-Base Percentage (.425.) Additionally, Mays still managed to steal 23 bases in that same season at the age of 40. Williams, at the age of 39 in 1957, batted an amazing .388 with an OBP of .526, and an OPS of 1.257 ........ incredible numbers for a player in his prime in his mid-to-late 20's, let alone a player at the age of 39. Similar to Ted Williams' challenge of being a left-handed batter in Fenway Park (extremely friendly for right-handed power hitters, not so much for left-handed ones), the thing about Joe DiMaggio that impressed me the most was the fact that he hit 361 career home runs while playing in the original Yankee Stadium, which was a nightmare for right-handed power hitters ........ the "House that ruth Built" was very friendly for left-handed batters with its right-field home run porch (296 feet down the line, plus a wall that was only 4 feet high), but it was the complete opposite for right-handed batters (457 feet in left-centerfield, and 461 in straightaway center.) Equally impressive about the 361 career round-trippers that the right-handed DiMaggio hit while playing in that cavernous park was the fact that he missed 3 full seasons of his prime because of World War II (1942 through 1944), and that his overall career was limited to just 13 seasons because of injuries that he suffered late in his career. For his part, Williams hit 521 career home runs in not-so-friendly for left-handed batters Fenway Park IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT HE MISSED ALMOST 5 FULL SEASONS OF HIS CAREER due to wartime service (all of 1942 through 1944 for World War II, and almost all of 1952 and 1953 for the Korean War.) o
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    Jacob deGrom (Breaks 108-Year-Old MLB Record)

    o The Last 5 Pitchers to pitch to a 1.70 ERA or Lower in 30-Plus Starts with 260-Plus K's. 2018: )) Jacob deGrom 1985: )) Dwight Gooden 1968: )) Luis Tiant 1968: )) Bob Gibson 1912: )) Walter Johnson https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2806073-mlb-cy-young-award-2018-al-and-nl-winners-voting-results-and-reaction o
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    Duke looks scary good (2018-19 version)

    o Duke won their first 3 games of the season by at least 20 points for the first time since the 2010-11 season. 2010-11 Princeton llllllllllll 97-60 Miami (OH) llllllll 79-45 Colgate llllllllllllllllll 110-58 http://www.shrpsports.com/cb/teamseas.php?link=Y&team=Duke&season=2011 *********************************************** 2018-19 Kentucky lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 111-84 Army llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 94-72 Colgate lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 84-46 http://www.shrpsports.com/cb/teamseas.php?link=Y&team=Duke&season=2019 o
  11. o On May 4th of 1970, Nick Saban was finishing up his freshman year at Kent State University. He was looking forward to playing varsity ball for that school's then head coach Don James, who would later earn a place for himself in the College Football Hall of Fame by leading the Washington Huskies to 6 Rose Bowl appearances, 4 Rose Bowl wins, and 1 National championship. Saban was also looking forward to attending the campus rally/protest of the Vietnam War that afternoon ........ however, when Saban and his roommate decided to eat lunch before walking to the scene of what became an infamous tragedy, that decision also took him out of the potential line of fire. Saban talks about his experience that day (and the feelings that still affect him) in this article. Saban Someberly Remembers Kent State Shootings (By Bill Reiter) https://web.archive.org/web/20090218194233/http://www.sportsbybrooks.com/nick-saban-remembers-kent-state-shootings-17560 o
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    2018-19 Bullets/Wizards Thread

    o Back-to-back wins. WASHINGTON BULLETS llllllllllllllllllllllllll - l117 ORLANDO MAGIC lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll - l111 o
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    2018-19 Bullets/Wizards Thread

    o A desperately needed win. WASHINGTON BULLETS llllllllllllllllllllllllllllll - l116 THE MIAMI HEAT llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll - l110 o
  14. o As much as I hate the son-of-a-bitch, I would add Lew Ford to the list. o
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