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About CP0861

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  • Birthday 12/24/1979

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  • Location
    The good ole' Eastern Shore
  • Interests
    Orioles baseball, boobs, hanging out with my kids, fishing, crabbing, boobs, Chincoteague VA, stiff drinks, steaks and crabcakes, boobs, poker, fantasy sports, Ravens football
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Adam Jones
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Cal Ripken Jr.
  1. They sold a third to Disney for $1.1B.....and I think ESPN can buy another 1/3. http://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/09/how-disney-mlb-advanced-media-deal-sets-them-up-for-the-future.html https://www.forbes.com/sites/maurybrown/2016/07/05/disneys-investment-in-mlb-advanced-media-spin-off-will-be-a-win-win-for-both-sides/#5385186f4630
  2. Could they really swing $60-70M/year for Stanton and Machado? I guess they'd be going all in on Machado sparking the franchise and boo$ting revenues???
  3. ESPN 10 team roto league. Drafts tonight at 9. League Name = ACTIVE Owners Only As of right now, I think there are 6 spots open.....league is open to the public.
  4. Keep checking. I looked earlier this morning....nothing available - not even a single.....then 2 minutes later it offered me 2 tickets in section 74.
  5. I'll be there....3rd straight year. Section 40. And yes, as someone else mentioned, some tickets have opened up. I looked earlier this morning, and they weren't open.....then now, went back and some restricted view singles were available. Actually....take that back. I just checked again, and it gave me 2 tickets in section 276...restricted view (foul pole I'm guessing?). So yeah, they're there and popped up some time today.
  6. I can understand a player being skeptical of a front office guy with a locker in the clubhouse. I can also understand another playing not minding it. Different people react to things differently....I don't think that necessarily makes anyone right or wrong. I guess my concern is that environment being created in the first place. If it may be an issue.....then why allow it? Why give Brady that extra benefit? For crying out loud, they don't have room somewhere to get Brady an office? I guess I just can't wrap my head around him having a locker.....makes zero sense to me.
  7. Ehhh.....a front office guy with a locker in the locker room??? Even if he was just there occasionally.......that really doesn't make any sense to me. I honestly don't have an opinion about Brady one way or the other. But.....just considering his unusual role (being a "floater") and things like having his own locker....I can understand why he might make some players and some coaches uncomfortable. As far as the Chiti/Wallace deal....that seems like the perfect example of a negative effect of having a "floater" around who many people aren't certain of. Did Chiti/Wallace overreact? Maybe.....or maybe Brady was overstepping his poorly defined authority. That's the kind of stuff that happens when there aren't effective controls in place and/or roles are misunderstood. How do you handle someone who doesn't seem to have a job description and works directly for the owner?
  8. I was there for his MLB debut vs. the Angels...I'll never forget that game....I vividly remember him hitting 97 in the 7th. I think he had a no-no through 3 or 4....I don't remember any walks....7 innings.....6-8 k's.
  9. sure, I don't disagree with them both falling in the "belove average" range. I was initially responding to someone who said Rickard was "bad" and I asked the question, was he bad - which I'd think would be poor at 75 or below - or was he simply "below" average, as Schoop was last year. He brought up the stat (which works within that scale), I was simply asking him to clarify "bad".
  10. below average, and between "below average" and "average". In the same range as Schoop, right? If the numbers fall in ranges, they are in the same range, are they not? 11% apart. Ratings wRC wRC+ Excellent 105 160 Great 90 140 Above Average 75 115 Average 65 100 Below Average 60 80 Poor 50 75 Awful 40 60
  11. I never made the general statement or argument "age doesn't matter" as you are trying to imply. You're either twisting my words, or you're completely misinterpreting them. I was specifically referring to Rickard when I said "I don't care about his age". He's 25. Is that too old to improve? Is he washed up? No room for progression? Rickard 86 wRC+ last year....ok...is that really bad, or is it simply between average and below average? Wouldn't bad (poor) be 75 or below? You referenced the stat......don't make up your own scale for the rating. Rickard fell into the same part of the scale as Schoop last year, right? Therefore, Schoop was bad too, right?
  12. I didn't say it didn't. Of course age is one of many factors. I was specifically referring to Rickard when I said "I don't care about his age". He went to college, so he's a little older than what many would consider ideal for breaking into the majors, but I don't hold it against him that he debuted at 24. I wasn't comparing Rickard to Schoop at 21....Schoop at 21 actually batted higher than Rickard last year...I threw Schoop's 15 at bats in 2013 out the window. I was just pointing out Rickard at 24/25 to Schoop at 22. So yeah, I understand Schoop was 2 years younger.....but Schoop also had slightly more exposure in the minors. So granted, it's not perfect in age, but they had comparable professional experience when playing their first season....
  13. Rickard's minor league numbers are respectable.....I don't care about his age as long as he's not 33 in AAA....here and now, he's still young and he's performed at every level. Nobody knew who he was last year and small sample size or not, he had a great spring, made the squad and carried it over into the season....beat the odds and earned the roster spot....cooled down for a couple of weeks (look it up, it's not often you'll see a guy get hits in 7 outta 10 games and drop 21 pts in BA) and then it seems like quite a few people turned on the guy and started with all the "I told you he sucked" talk. Now he looks good again...having a good spring even with the added pressure of having options, Mancini knocking on the door, several OF signings, and 2 rule 5 guys....it would be easy to lay down, roll over and accept the AAA role.....but he's not - he's earning it again. I'm not saying he's a stud....but he's got ML talent....what did Manny bat in his first season? Schoop? Say what you want, but the dude doesn't suck when he comes outta nowhere, with very little time in AAA, under a spotlight and against all odds as a rule 5 guy, and puts up a .268 BA....obviously, that's not gonna win a batting title, but that's solid. How many guys on the roster with 250+ ab's batted higher? 2 or 3? I'm glad the O's have him and hope he makes the OD roster.
  14. Mike Hargrove was ROY back in his day. Lee Mazilli was good.....then I think he got hurt early in his career. I went through some of my baseball cards recently......it's amazing to go back through my "commons" and see all the names of guys who are now coaches/managers/gms. I've got several Wayne Kirby and Scott Coolbaugh rookie cards....John Russell........Ruben Amaro....Billy Beane (I didn't even realize he played until I found him while sifting through my cards).....John Farrell.....and on and on.
  15. Yep. If you (or you + family + friends) spend at least $200/year on tix, that's the way to go. You can trade in all 13 games and get good seats to 1 or 2 games, or get 13 tickets to 1 game. Got my email at 10:49 this morning that my season tix have shipped.