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  1. I could not love this idea more. I grew up playing APBA Major League Baseball board game. My Dad Xerox'd about a million score sheets for me so I could keep track of each games stats. I would play full 162 game seasons with the Orioles following the real 1974 schedule (I later got an updated card set - but I knew the 74 season like the back of my hand). Might be a good time to upgrade to the modern equivalent in OOTP baseball while I'm stuck indoors. :-). Looking forward to following this virtual season!
  2. It was obviously a long shot anyway, but with his injury last season and the delay (or loss) of this season, Nick's shot at 3,000 is pretty much done. I always liked him, and while he didn't live up the immense promise he started out with, he's been a solid player for a lot of years and I admire that.
  3. I wish we were always so lucky to have a manger who made as many blunders as Earl Weaver.
  4. This is great! Loved the analysis of Earl Weaver's "ProtoMoneyBall." I remember reading that he kept 3x5 cards with every player's performance against every other pitcher he had faced in order to give him the best advantage when choosing a line-up or making a substitution or putting in a pinch hitter.
  5. World Health Organization declares coronavirus to be a "global pandemic." https://www.foxnews.com/health/who-declares-coronavirus-global-pandemic
  6. No, it really she just be taken elsewhere as per the Hangout Rules and Policies thread under OH Information, Feedback and Help. To wit: 15.) No political or religious threads/discussions.
  7. Has anyone mentioned OF/DH Ron Kittle yet? Between 1983 and 1986 he averaged close to 29 HR's per year for the White Sox. He ended up in Baltimore in 1990 at the age of 32 and banged just 22 games in which he hit .164/.203/.295/.498. He went back to the White Sox in 1991and did just about as bad over 17 games before hanging it up.
  8. Keith Moreland had some good years with the Cubbies before coming to Baltimore at age 35 in 1989. In 33 games for the O's, in what would be his last year, he "slashed" .215/.243/.280/.524
  9. While I think those things are possible I think there's obviously still a lot we don't know about the virus. From what I've read it's still possible that containment will mitigate the impact. From what I've read we don't know if new cases will be reduced as we head into spring. This thread started by asking the question will "Could the Major League Season be cancelled or postponed." I think it's definitely possible. In discussing this topic I think we have to be careful of straying too far into economics and government response, etc. because it starts to turn the thread political and
  10. So far there have been 822 documented cases of the coronavirus in the United States causing 28 deaths. That's a 3.4% mortality rate. Since the flu and the coronavirus seem to be transmitted in much the same ways, I think it's prudent to plan for the worst and hope for the best.
  11. At a 0.1% mortality rate the flu causes between 290,000 and 650,000 deaths world-wide each year. At a 3.5% rate the Coronavirus will cause the deaths of tens of millions more if it spreads as ubiquitously as the flu. While it is accurate to say the flu has killed more people this year its demonstrably false to say the flu is more deadly. For comparison sake, so far this year there have been nearly 30 million cases of the flu in the US causing approximately 17,000 deaths. At the present mortality rate, if the coronavirus were to infect 30 million Americans the death toll would be arou
  12. The mortality rate for the flu is 0.1% while the mortality rate for the Coronavirus is around 3.5%.
  13. Plenty of people get it. Under the circumstances its just not funny.
  14. I'd say very good movie but not great. As others have said before, it was too long and too many times I felt my interest drifting. Still, very solid performances from DeNiro and Pesci. I thought Pesci was particularly good in that he played a different type of gangster for once.
  15. Sorry, but a 31 year old pitcher (Wojo) with 47 total games and a 5.76 career ERA does not a stable starter make.
  16. First time I've seen this mentioned. "The former All-Star and two-time home run champion's stock had fallen so far in recent years he considered retirement this winter, with three years and around $93 million left on his contract." https://www.mlb.com/orioles/news/orioles-players-impressing-the-most-this-spring
  17. He's got a decent "baseball name" too.
  18. There are a lot of unknowns out there right now. The mortality rate for coronavirus appears to be between 2.0 - 2.5% - which is relatively low - but still 20 times greater than influenza (0.1%) which, as others have pointed out, has already been responsible for 18,000 deaths this year. 18,000 X 20 = 360,000 which is obviously certainly something to be concerned about. Hopefully the coronavirus turns out to be seasonal which will give the medical community more time to come up with a vaccine and to learn more about the virus... and also preserve the baseball season.
  19. I don't think they'd have to ban attendance for Orioles games. The virus will only impact sporting events that draw large crowds. (Sorry, gallows humor).
  20. Yeah, his MiL numbers are intriguing... and it looks like he had a short, but productive, spring in the MLB camp.
  21. Trade him? We should be trying to extend him. 😉🤣
  22. I have analyzed the spring training photos of Crush and I can definitely state using my advanced system of "photo metrics" that he has "only" put on 13.639 lbs. of muscle over the off season. You're welcome.
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