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10-06-2012 09:06 AM #106
10-06-2012 09:32 AM #107
I purposely refrained from posting in this thread while drunk last night. Now that it's morning and I'm only hungover, I can view this a little more objectively.
I think we all were going into this with unrealistic expectations. That is to say, it's the first O's playoff game in 15 years and we've got our guy in the booth! Then when he wasn't a homer and was instead a little more professional, we all got our feelings hurt. I am not excluding myself from this, and in fact I'm explaining how I felt and maybe some of you did too.
I really do believe that Cal decided to err on the side of caution and make the statement so he could be viewed as un biased and objective for the rest of the game. I don't think the two players are as far apart as most people here seem to, but I would give the edge to Brooks.
10-06-2012 09:33 AM #108
Perhaps not blasphemous, but just wrong and also using the iconic reputation of Brooks simply to try to show a national audience how "unbiased" an analyst he is. A few more stats....Brooks .971 lifetime fielding percentage, Beltre .957 lifetime...Brooks 16 Gold Gloves, Adrian Beltre 3. But the key difference is that Beltre has played in a television era where every play that is slightly more than routine gets touted on ESPN, Sports Center, MLB network, 24/7 media. Brooks made plays that were beyond belief on a nightly basis as did third baseman like Clete Boyer but they were never captured on TV. Hard to believe that there is an Orioles thread having to DEFEND Brooks Robinson as the best third baseman of all time, but hey. Repeat after me...."Brooks Robinson was the best defensive third baseman of all time." period, end of story and hopefully end of thread.
10-06-2012 09:40 AM #109
1. Cal was a little kid when Brooks was in his prime.
2. Cal is entitled to his opinion.
3. People on here always question the defensive stats when they don't support our guys (Markakis in RF, Jones in CF, Reynolds at 1B) and take them as gospel when they do support our guys.
4. Perhaps Cal was trying to show that he didn't have a Baltimore bias but I doubt he says it unless he really believes it.
5. I have no problem with Cal saying something he truly believes. It doesn't mean he's right.
10-06-2012 09:44 AM #110
Cal would have a hard time on this board with that particular opinion...lol. But we love him anyway. But AIN'T THE BEER, COLD?!!! and GO TO WAR, MISS AGNES!!! Playoffs and MFYs, here we come!!!
10-06-2012 09:48 AM #111Aberdeen
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Grace and class= Brooks Robinson.I can understand the uproar,given this was our biggest night in the national spotlight in 15 years,and one of our own disses,yes,disses a Baltimore icon,er, the Baltimore icon.If Brooks were in the booth this Sunday,I doubt he would directly compare Cal to Derek Jeter.Why?Grace and class.Let's hope Cal keeps his opinion of Mark Tbag and Eddie Murray to himself!Of course he has a right to his opinion,but my gosh,some things are better left unsaid.To many,Brooks IS Mr. Oriole.Do the Rangers view Adrian Beltre as Mr. Ranger?Come on Cal!
10-06-2012 09:57 AM #112DixieBird Lurkers
Human Vacuum Cleaner...nuff said. Cal was WRONG!
10-06-2012 09:58 AM #113
10-06-2012 10:03 AM #114
10-06-2012 10:07 AM #115
I don't know why everyone is so upset. Didn't you see the broadcast? It was CARL Ripken that made that statement.
Seriously though, he just got caught up in the moment. Most announcers do that. The thing they just saw is the greatest thing ever. It's no big deal.
10-06-2012 10:10 AM #116
10-06-2012 10:11 AM #117Plus Member Since 08/06
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Until I opened this thread, I honestly thought that it was Billy Ripken on TV last night, not Cal
10-06-2012 10:13 AM #118
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10-06-2012 10:15 AM #120