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About BamaOsFan

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  • Birthday 1/22/1957

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  • Location
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Interests
    O's baseball, University of Alabama, music, landscaping
  • Occupation
    Manager (mapping company).
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    JJ Hardy
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Brooks Robinson

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  1. BamaOsFan

    Spring Training in Sarasota

    If anyone is on the fence about heading down, you owe it to yourself to head that way. The wife & I have gone 5 out the last 6 years and we would rather be in that climate & environment over a trip to Baltimore. It's such a nice, laid back & enjoyable adventure and the whole area is simply fantastic. We stay on Siesta Key Island (the Village area), which has some of the best beaches in the U.S. and nice places to eat & drink. In the past 6 years MLB spring Training in that area has flourished, which is great, but the downfall is ticket prices have moved up a bit. Still, (other than the Yankees - usually sold out), you can almost always find a good seat and hopefully some shaded areas. We have met others from the Maryland area and have become friends with many. We now plan our trips together to rendezvous in Sarasota and plan out the week. Roll Tide & Go O's!
  2. BamaOsFan

    Cartoon Bird now official Logo

    One of the best logos in sports. I like the angry bird (left) as well.
  3. BamaOsFan

    How good can the 2019 Orioles be?

    Trying to optimistic. 66 - 96.
  4. BamaOsFan

    Happy birthday to our Weams

    Happy belated birthday Weams!
  5. BamaOsFan

    Brooks and Frank ....brothers till the end...

    Roy. Thank you for this. Certainly a couple of my heros growing up. I can't imagine the hurt Frank felt dealing with all the racism, but I'm sure glad Brooks was there for him when he needed it. It sure sounds like they had a very special relationship. RIP Frank Robinson!
  6. BamaOsFan

    Frank Robinson has passed

    What a player. What an idol. What a man. What great memories. RIP #20! Prayers for his family, his friends, my fellow Oriole and MLB fans.
  7. BamaOsFan

    Vote for McKenna! AFL All-Star

    Good to see some positive news for the Orioles. He deserves the nod too. Congratulations Ryan.
  8. BamaOsFan

    Why (and When) did You Become an Oriole Fan ???

    Born and raised in North Alabama and became an avid Orioles fan because of television. The supreme success of the Orioles in the late 60s and 70's put them on the tube constantly. As a young sports fanatic I played everything available and watched everything related. Saturday baseball became Orioles baseball. Never forget seeing the a depiction of the Oriole Bird crying up behind Walter Cronkite when they lost the World Series in 69. Then the joys of beating the Reds in 70, then the letdown to the Pirates in 71. Still the Orioles were the team to hate for others because of their success. Been a diehard ever since. Been to Baltimore 6 or 7 times to OPCY and Memorial Stadium and annually head to Sarasota every spring. Looking forward to 2019.
  9. BamaOsFan

    What Will Make this Season a Win?

    Really hard to come up anything as it has been one dreadful season. With Adam leaving and probably Buck headed out, that doesn't help. Would like to see a good young, aggressive, smart Head of Baseball Operation person be give free reign to rebuild the Orioles.
  10. Always felt Buck was a very good manager, but the Orioles need to move on to someone who can relate to younger players and someone we can build with. I look forward some new coaches. Players whom have had potential here and then prospered elsewhere have been far to many.
  11. BamaOsFan

    An Early Look at the 2019 Draft

    ... who are the most likely candidates?
  12. BamaOsFan

    "Buck" naked woman strolling around OPCY?

    At least there was some "quality" entertainment demonstrated in the park.
  13. BamaOsFan

    Coaching Staff

    I look at it like it's a lack of respect for the fans (whom deserve better) and a total lack of accountability on the coaches who are responsible for the player's performances. Why should anyone pay good money to watch a team where the organization seemingly does not care?
  14. BamaOsFan

    Bucks recent comments

    We can only hope he re-evaluates his hitting & pitching coaches if he stays. Changes are needed.