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  1. OFFNY

    Crush Davis is in the House!

    o The reason why people tolerate me around here is because of the first 3 letters in my screen name that preclude the New York ........ OFF (Oriole Fan From.) I'm kind of like Joe Namath, but wearing a Baltimore Colts uniform. o
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    Crush Davis is in the House!

    o Everybody except for Weams, SBauer, and Scottie Baseball. sc0tt even downvoted me once. I totally suck. o
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    Crush Davis is in the House!

    o You once downvoted a post of mine in 2011. It was a good downvote though, as it was a bad post. o
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    Crush Davis is in the House!

    o 2 vastly different perspectives about the same exact issue ........ How often do you have sex ??? Woody Allen: lllll "Hardly ever ........ 3 times a week." Diane Keaton: lll "Constantly ........ 3 times a week." o
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    The Astros' Owner and G.M. Have Long-Term Plans

    o The Houston Astros were oh-so-close to a deal with the Nationals for Bryce Harper in August of 2018, according to GM Jeff Luhnow. Bryce Harper Deal was In Place, Astros GM says: 'It didn't Happen. So We Moved On' (By Chelsea Howard) https://www.sportingnews.com/au/mlb/news/mlb-hot-stove-bryce-harper-free-agency-houston-astros-trade-deadline-padres-giants/1qa1ax270d9ia1u1gn9n01ns5j ooooooooooooooo o
  6. o INVESTMENT CLUB The Houston Astros aren't winning, but owner Jim Crane and G.M. Jeff Luhnow say that it's just a matter of time. (By Molly Knight) http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/9357636/houston-astros-hope-strong-farm-system-improve-club-espn-magazine o
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    Florida Marlins (2014 - Present)

    o For the 2nd consecutive season, Jose Urena will open the season for the Marlins on the pitcher's mound. Although he was KO'd after only 4 innings in last year's season opener against the Cubs, Urena had a very solid season overall, posting a 3.98 ERA and a 1.184 WHIP. Marlins Name Jose Urena as Their 2019 Opening Day Starter (By Jordan McPherson) https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mlb/miami-marlins/article226257325.html o
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    Florida Marlins (2014 - Present)

    o Obviously, the death of Jose Fernandez last September puts a major crimp in the evolution/continuation of their young pitching staff. POSTED IN April of 2014:
  9. o (10 MONTHS LATER) Danny Farquhar Wears Protective Cap after Brain Surgery (By William Weinbaum) http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/25999397/danny-farquhar-wears-protective-cap-brain-surgery o
  10. o Farquhar collapsed in the dugout after throwing 15 pitches in the 6th inning in a game against the Astros on Friday night. As the game continued on the field, White Sox trainers and emergency medical technicians quickly surrounded him, carried him into the clubhouse, and eventually loaded him in an ambulance. White Sox Pitcher Danny Farquhar in Critical Condition after Suffering Ruptured Aneurysm (By Colleen Kane) http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/ct-spt-white-sox-danny-farquhar-20180421-story.html o
  11. o lllllllllllllllllllll CLEMSON TIGERS Olllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll (14-0) llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllO VS. lllllllll ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE llllllllllllllllllllllll (13-1) o
  12. o Mods, my apologies for borrowing the Orioles Talk section for what may be either considered either an MLB Section thread, or a Hangout thread ........ although it might be considered Orioles-related, since numerous players on my list were former Orioles (including one St. Louis Brown from the overall franchise history.) Since it's March ........ and today's pre-season Orioles game is over with ........ I thought that people might be interested in recalling players that they may feel to be somewhat forgotten and/or that have not been talked about or thought about in a long time. What is "forgotten" and/or "memorable" to some is not so for others, so there are no "right" or "wrong" answers ........ let's just have some fun on a Tuesday afternoon, and fire away with your list(s.) ) These players can be HOFers, very good (but not great) players, or just players that (for whatever reason) you remember and/or feel that are at least somewhat forgotten. And feel free to go as far back as you want, to players that played well before you were born (as I have for a few of the players on my own list.) ******************************* Glenn Beckert Tito Fuentes Jim Perry George Sisler Ted Sizemore Dick Allen John Tudor George Hendrick Joe Rudi Sparky Lyle Mark Littell Ken Reitz Don Wilson Ferguson Jenkins Joe Page (One of the First Bonafide Closers of the Modern Era/Past 70-80 Years) Donn Clendenon Gary Gentry Jon Matlack Len Barker Terry Puhl Cesar Cedeno Rich Coggins Ron LeFlore Mark Fidrych Alex Johnson Merv Rettenmund Enos Cabell Dave Cash Larry Dierker Al Oliver Nelson Briles Bob Moose Rennie Stennett Bill Madlock Omar Moreno Ron Hunt Bob Bailey Bill Stoneman Fred Stanley Mickey Stanley Willie Horton Mickey Lolich Tommy Tresh Mike Marshall (Pitcher) Mike Marshall (Outfielder) Johnny "Blue Moon" Odom Charlie Spikes Joe Charboneau Dick Tidrow Walt "No Neck" Williams Mike Kekich Fritz Petersen Horace Clark Cliff Johnson Andre Thornton Omar Moreno Ross Grimsley Oscar Gamble Richie Zisk Ralph Garr Wilbur Wood Lerrin LaGrow Gary Lavelle Jorge Orta Amos Otis Larry Gura John Mayberry, Sr. Dock Ellis Jerry Reuss Ron Davis (Pitcher) Ron Davis (Cardinals Outfielder from the 1968 World Series) Ron Kittle Ed Whitson Lee Mazzilli Chet Lemon Lenny Randle Steve Henderson Jerry Grote Cleon Jones Willie Montanez Claudell Washington Elliot Maddox Ed Kranepool Ron Hodges Jose Cardenal Skip Lockwood Joe Niekro Reggie Jackson's Lost Season (1976, with the Orioles) o
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    Cartoon Bird now official Logo

    o Perhaps the strangest uniform story ever may have been when the Milwaukee Brewers and the Kansas City Royals both wore the same uniforms in a game against each other in June of 1977 ........ no joke. The video in the OP of This Week in Baseball is proof that it actually happened. o
  14. o Moose Milligan brought up former Oriole/White Sox.Red Sox Luis Aparicio in another thread earlier this week. o
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    Cartoon Bird now official Logo

    o That's one of my "Fan of the Game" rivals. o
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    Cartoon Bird now official Logo

    o Remember when they had automobiles drive the relief pitchers from the bullpen to the pitcher's mound ??? ooooooooo o
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    Duke looks scary good (2018-19 version)

    o (vs. Louisville, 2/12) Duke was trailing by 23 points with just over 9 minutes left to play. They went on a 35-10 run to win the game by 2 points. This was Duke's biggest comeback in Coach Krzyzewski's tenure (1980 - Present.) o
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    Frank Robinson has passed

    o Robinson actually held a certain Major League record (along with Wally Berger of the Boston Braves) until Cody Bellinger barely broke in 2017 ........ home runs by a literal Rookie/1st Year Player. Wally Berger hit 38 for the Braves in his first Major League season in 1930, and Robinson tied it with 38 of his own for the Reds in 1956. Mark McGwire surpassed Frank's and Wally's (at that time) Major League record of home runs by a Rookie when he swatted 49 for the Athletics in 1987 ........ but McGwire had played in some games in 1986. The same was the case with Aaron Judge, who hit 52 home runs as a Rookie for the Yankees in 2017, but he (like McGwire) also played in some Major League games the previous season in 2016. Cody Bellinger finally broke Frank's (and Wally Berger's) literal Rookie/1st Year Player record for home runs in a season, hitting 39 for the Dodgers in 2017 (Robinson had hit 38 for the Reds in 1956, and Berger had hit 38 for the Braves in 1930.) o
  19. o This is a neat list that I found. It includes players at every level (Majors and Minors) who hit 49 or more home runs in a single season ........ that would include our beloved Frank Robinson, who hit 49 round-trippers in his Triple Crown/MVP season of 1966. http://www.luckyshow.org/baseball/49 HR, one season.htm o
  20. o I remember reading in a 1978 Mets scorecard that Dick Stuart, who briefly played for the Mets in 1966, once hit 66 home runs in a single season in the Minors. o
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    How good can the 2019 Orioles be?

    o Good as the eye can see ........ baby, they're a rich team ........ o
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    Frank Robinson has passed

    o I remember hearing a story about Frank Robinson apologizing to Earl Weaver after committing a very rare gaffe. One time, Frank hit a long ball that he was sure that was going over the fence. He went into a home run trot prematurely, as the ball stayed in the park. Frank was able to salvage a double out of it when he started sprinting, after he realized that it was not a home run ........ but he felt that he could have had a triple if he had been hustling right out of the box (which he almost always did.) When he went back to the dugout after the half inning was over, he told Earl that he was sorry, and that it wouldn't happen again. Instances like that were obviously very rare when Robinson was playing, otherwise the incident (and his subsequent apology to the manager) probably would not have been remembered. o