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02-24-2012 08:38 AM #16
They actually brought one in after the 79 series.
02-24-2012 09:53 AM #17
For some reason, I just thought of the new "Awake" series on NBC where the guy is basically living two lives, one in real life, one in a dream but he doesn't know which is which. He has a different psychologist in each, telling him the other doesn't exist. All I can see is someone like Matusz talking to Wieters one day and Buck Showalter the next. Talk about night and day. "You threw so amazing today. So amazing. Like Jesus with a mitt" to "GET BACK TO WORK AND STOP TALKING ABOUT FEELINGS."
02-24-2012 12:24 PM #18Aberdeen
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He's there to help them with the insanity! (def. Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.) I'm kidding, it's probably a good thing.
02-24-2012 12:27 PM #19
We're already seeing the knee-jerk reaction to this, overwhelmingly negative. But I think it's a good thing. Probably as much or more value than spending $1M to bring in our yearly Steve Trachsel to mentor the kids with his wiley veteranosity and his 6.42 ERA.
02-24-2012 12:28 PM #20
02-24-2012 01:10 PM #21
Crash Davis: Well, Nuke's scared because his eyelids are jammed and his old man's here. We need a live... is it a live rooster?
Crash Davis: . We need a live rooster to take the curse off Jose's glove and nobody seems to know what to get Millie or Jimmy for their wedding present.
[to the players]
Crash Davis: Is that about right?
[the players nod]
Crash Davis: We're dealing with a lot of ****.
Larry: Okay, well, uh... candlesticks always make a nice gift, and uh, maybe you could find out where she's registered and maybe a place-setting or maybe a silverware pattern. Okay, let's get two! Go get 'em.
02-24-2012 02:08 PM #22Plus Member Since 02/09 Major Leagues
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Need to get rid of the pitcher's on deck circle of self doubt.
02-24-2012 02:11 PM #23
02-24-2012 02:13 PM #24
How about just getting better players?
02-24-2012 02:16 PM #25
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02-24-2012 02:32 PM #27
Getting good players is necessary, but the Orioles have also failed to develop the organizational structure in a way that's conducive to success. I think teams need these little supportive upgrades behind the scenes, the Orioles are no exception. If you want players to come to the Orioles and stay here, you have to be willing to make their stay hospitable and go above and beyond what other teams offer. You can't tell me that the Yankees haven't sold some players on signing with them because they have the most plush locker room in baseball.
If you went to a hotel and they didn't have complimentary shampoo or a mint on the pillow, you might note that as a little subconscious strike against them. Conversely, you'd also remember the ones that fold the bath towels into animal shapes and think about them positively.
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