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Moshagge3 last won the day on April 25 2013

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  1. Moshagge3

    Adam Jones to Queens?

    There's quite a bit of outfield space in Citi Field, isn't there?
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    What Can the O's Do to Put Butts in Seats in 2019?

    I like the idea, but how are the all-powerful TV networks, not to mention the MLB players' union, going to feel when it's announced "the start of today's game is delayed because the AA game before it is running long."
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    October 4, 2016-Two Years Later

    Another thought: if the "bullpenning" strategy had been a thing two years ago, do the Orioles start Brad Brach and ride him, O'Day, Givens, Hart and Britton to a 2-0 victory?
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    October 4, 2016-Two Years Later

    Easy to forget, but Zach Britton's short postseason career (just 2014) is not exactly illustrious. In 2014, he nearly blew a 2-0 lead in the clinching game of the ALDS. He was fortunate that the Tigers' starting catcher had left with an injury and they were left to send up a scrub who hit into the game-ending DP with the tying run in scoring position. In Game 1 of the ALCS he got into a bases loaded, no outs jam in Game 1 that Darren O'Day bailed him out of. Then he went out and lost Game 2. So his performance last night wasn't unprecedented. Do you think we would have felt worse if Zach Britton had given up the winning runs to Toronto in 2016? At least we were used to being angry at Ubaldo.
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    How to make baseball more interesting

    The pitch clock needs to be enforced. Period. SB Nation had an article about why the length of games keeps going up, and found that it's almost all attributable to the pitchers taking more time between pitches. The only drawback of a pitch clock that I can see is that drunken yahoos will start yelling "FIVE, FOUR, THREE..." before every damn pitch, but what are you gonna do. I don't see the need for any other changes. Everyone says the manager shouldn't come out to make pitching changes, but one of the real goosebumps moments of baseball is when a pitcher who's pitched a great game walks off the mound to a standing ovation, and the pre-ovation when the manager starts walking out is maybe even better. Alternatively, when the manager goes out and decides to leave the beloved pitcher in and walks off by himself, and the crowd goes crazy, that gives me chills too.
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    Tiebreaker Games

    You can stream ESPN without a cable subscription? I guess we will see. The interesting thing about these games is that I believe this is the first time in history that the tiebreakers aren't do or die. Both losers will have another crack at the NLDS tomorrow in the wild card game. So I wonder if the managers have a certain threshold in mind where they concede this game and focus on tomorrow. Like, if the Brewers fall behind 4-0 after five innings, does Counsell use his big bullpen arms to let his team try and come back or does he save them for tomorrow? It's like Game 6 of a World Series where both teams are somehow up three games to two.
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    Tiebreaker Games

    Manny and Schoop back in action tomorrow in two division tiebreakers tomorrow afternoon. Does anyone know if these games will be blacked out on MLB.TV like postseason games?
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    The Kevin Gausman appreciation thread

    Against the Mets that's pretty bad.
  9. The O's have had a bigger role than just about anyone in keeping the Yankees in second place. Their fans must be beside themselves.
  10. Hard to take this team seriously when T.J. McFarland is pitching critical innings for them.
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    vs. YANKEES, 7/11

    Everyone's been on base now except Gregorius. Lovely.
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    vs. YANKEES, 7/11

    I thought Bundy was going to be a Cy Young contender after his first few starts. Woof.
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    vs. YANKEES, 7/11

    According to Gameday, "ball 2" was literally right down the middle. ???
  14. This wretched season has produced at least two surefire MASN Classics; this game and the Sunday win in the Bronx.
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    Who’s your 2018 back-up team?

    I honestly wouldn't mind seeing the Astros repeat. They're an entertaining team top to bottom and I have many friends from Houston. Also, whatever team Adam Jones winds up on would be an automatic favorite of mine. As I've said before, I want to like the Braves but the Tomahawk Chop is just awful and the deeper the Braves go the more I have to hear it. Top priority of course is Anyone But the Yankees or Red Sox.