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Uli2001 last won the day on September 3 2015

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About Uli2001

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  1. It is time to give Dan and Peter Angelos credit

    Excuse me for raining on the parade, but everyone is sounding as if the Orioles have just signed Babe Ruth. Can Cobb help, definitely. But this is not an earth-shattering signing. It's a solid move, which by itself will not amount to much (perhaps 4-5 wins more).
  2. Resigning Manny-Dan or Brady?

    I have a better idea, take a fraction of that money (300 mil), say 50 mil, and invest that in your minor league and recruitment operations in Latin America and elsewhere. The name of the game is to be able to generate more Machados and let other teams overpay huge for them later.
  3. So did I miss anything in the last five months I have been off the board? Apparently not.
  4. Stanton to the Yankees

    With this move, the Yankees just became obnoxious again. All is right with the world again.
  5. 2017 World Series (Dodgers vs. Astros)

    Gee, relax. This is a fan message board. You are supposed to have fun.
  6. 2017 World Series (Dodgers vs. Astros)

    More impressive is the way the Astros built their team. A lesson to be learned.
  7. 2017 World Series (Dodgers vs. Astros)

    I watched most of Game 5 in LA (in transit at LAX) in the middle of a bunch of Dodgers fans. Flight departed with the Astros up 11-8. In the middle of the flight, the pilot announced on the PA that the game was tied at 12 and a big cheer went up in the cabin. I suspected all along that that would happen. Since the pilot did not come in again the rest of the flight, I also knew the Astros had won.
  8. 2017 World Series (Dodgers vs. Astros)

    SI cover in 2014. SI cover back in 2014 with Springer on it
  9. 2017 World Series (Dodgers vs. Astros)

    Interestingly, things can change quickly in sports.
  10. 2017 World Series (Dodgers vs. Astros)

    Houston cannot be denied. They are playing with a higher sense of purpose, with the hurricane devastation and all that. Something similar happened to the Red Sox in 2013 (marathon bombings).
  11. Girardi: "Buck, hold my beer"

    If you are a Ravens fan at least you are smiling tonight.
  12. Girardi: "Buck, hold my beer"

    And the Yankees had the best record in baseball 2008-2017 under Girardi, were never below .500 at the end of any season, won a WS (!) and Girardi was still canned. You see, different expectations. That's where my Marvin Lewis comparison is apt. Fans were so desperate that somebody who turns a perennial loser into a mediocre playoff-marginal team (with the exception of 2014) is the second coming.
  13. Girardi: "Buck, hold my beer"

    And so the mediocrity is likely to continue.
  14. Girardi: "Buck, hold my beer"

    Don't ask me. I just know that the Orioles keeping Showalter around at this point looks exactly like the Bengals keeping Marvin Lewis around. However, I would like to think that the Orioles represent more to MLB than the Bengals do to the NFL.