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Emory Eagle

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  1. Should Dan and Buck Continue on a One Year Contract?

    We are coming up to an important inflection point for the franchise. I think it is critical that a decision is made and fully committed to in either direction. We could extend both, retain one and lose the other or lose both, but we have to do something rather than nothing. If we just let the contracts expire, I think we're in trouble because there will be no one at the helm this winter and next year with an incentive to make decisions in the long-term interest of the Orioles. So just do something Mr. Angelos. Standing pat should not be an option. Rebuild or attempt to reload, but either way let's have management in place that is committed to the next few years.
  2. Right Now, I Hate Baseball.

    In some cases, perhaps, but certainly not with respect to the Yankees and Red Sox. I don't know how it would have been possible during the Dark Years to attend a game at Camden Yards against either of those teams and not come out of it with a pure loathing for those organizations and their fans. And it's not jealously. Who would want to root for a team that exploits its monopoly over the largest (or one of the largest) media markets to rig MLB in its favor? Their fans are completely jaded. A playoff win means much less to them and the stakes are always lower.
  3. At this point I think all we can do is hope for some Orioles Magic for the last part of the season. We can outperform our run differentials / other metrics, we've done it before (whether it was random luck or a good BP or whatever) - it's not likely, but I think it's the only thing to hope for at the moment. Doesn't seem like there will be a major change in the team's strategy until we know the status of DD's and Buck's future with the team.
  4. Kaepernick-Gate is now a national story

    The PR process has definitely been a failure if the Ravens are somehow made the scapegoat for this whole mess. The NFL is morally bankrupt (but like a lot of morally bankrupt institutions in the US, quite successful at the moment) and it's the NFL that should take the heat for whatever controversy exists.
  5. What will you be watching tonight?

    Thankfully (sort of) my job has been absolute hell for the last couple months, so I've missed most of this crap baseball.
  6. Manny's extreme open stance is killing the O's

    Well certainly Manny's production is critical to the team. I just doubt that his struggles are related to his batting stance.
  7. Manny's extreme open stance is killing the O's

    It's not all that relevant how his stance starts out before the pitch is thrown, but if he's finishing open (i.e. "stepping in the bucket") then that might be an issue. It's all about how the swing looks at the point of contact. In any case, the O's have a lot of bigger problems than batting stances at the moment.
  8. vs. ASTROS, 5/28

    This blows.
  9. Realigning the pitching

    At least a box of chocolates wouldn't walk anyone.
  10. Darren O'Day

    Great news that he is improving, we really need him right now in the BP. Hopefully, the Department of Defense is back for good!
  11. TT: The other shoe has dropped

    Arguably it is random luck (there is debate about whether typical predictive stats can be unreliable in predicting the success of a team with a great bullpen - see recent Fangraphs and FiveThirtyEight articles regarding the Orioles). Our RS versus RA should average out to be an about .500 team. That's part of why I'm so concerned - I think the bullpen is key to our success, especially given our less than sterling starting pitching & offense, and it's been a weakness lately.
  12. TT: The other shoe has dropped

    I was being hyperbolic because I do not enjoy watching bad baseball. Listen, I hope the O's can right this ship, but I think it's reasonable to be concerned at the moment.
  13. TT: The other shoe has dropped

    This is a bad team because it is below average in literally every facet of the game.
  14. vs. TIGERS, 5/17

    What? It's a swing that's in a range that gets called either way and a type of call that has no hard and fast rule. It is inherently disputable.
  15. vs. TIGERS, 5/17

    It was in a range that gets called a swing maybe 20% of the time. Bad call. Also whether the bat head crosses the plate is not the actual rule I believe, it's whether the player intended to swing.