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Everything posted by Carllamy

  1. Sir Sydney. I sat behind home plate one game and watched him absolutely DOMINATE the (admittedly bad) Minnesota Twins with rockets for fastballs and a curve that looked like it could orbit the Earth, and I thought that there was no way h wasn't a legit all-league #1 Star pitcher. Outside of the O's I beat the drum one offseason about how, if we just paid the FA bill, Alfonso Soriano with his 40 steals and 40 home runs was the answer to EVERY problem the O's had, and would lead us to the WS. And then he went right into the dumpster.
  2. http://forum.orioleshangout.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1329&d=1434002421 (This is my first time trying to post a picture - excuses if instead of a picture the above is just words
  3. I have an elliptical in my basement that I normally use on cold days and rainy days. I'm too cheap to buy a tv to put in front of it, so I put a radio on its handles. I like to go exercise when the O's are playing and I listen to the game on the radio (full disclosure, I prefer games on the radio than to ones on tv - I LOVE listening to baseball on the radio). Baseball makes the exercise go SO much faster and makes it so much more enjoyable. Just make sure you have the ability to change stations at a moments notice. I change to a different station for 30 seconds in disgust every time the O'
  4. What I noticed at the game yesterday watching the pitching signs is that Drake was throwing his fastball at 91 mph and throwing his changeup at 81 mph. A 10 mph difference. If he can do that with control, he should be able to have some success.
  5. And this is really one of the problems this team is facing. Neither DeAza nor Delmon are particularly good as outfielders right now. If the team wants to get better DeAza needs to go, even though it means eating a high salary he should never have been given. Delmon, who appears to be a singles hitter, needs to go back to being a very productive pinch hitter (a position where hitting a single is usually something the team is really grateful for at the time) and emergency outfielder, and one of our outfielders from Norfolk needs to come up. I understand this isn't a great solution as none of t
  6. I went to the game today, and it was a really good example of what has been going on with the O's this season. Chen pitched okay, not good with all the hits given up. But he probably would have fared better except that he had no margin for error as the O's only scored 2 for him in the first 5. He wasn't all that good, nor was he all that bad, but he had given up 3 and that was too much. I watched Cabrera get in the way of Hardy potentially trying to get a guy out at first. Granted, it was extremely unlikely that Hardy gets the guy because he had had to really range to his left to get the bal
  7. Gas Can Bud Norris, solving your "6 starters for 5 positions" problems since Spring Training, 2014.
  8. The Tribune company, which owns a bunch of newspapers including the Baltimore Sun, sells its old newspaper photos, or at least it used to. They're shutting down their operations in 3 days. Anyway, I once bought several photos of my Father from their site, so I know the product is pretty good. The point is, until this very moment I never thought to look for old sports photos. Sure enough, when I looked I found a whole bunch of old black and white Jim Palmer and Brooks Robinson photos one can buy there. http://www.mmgphotos.com/ Just thought someone might be interested.
  9. Said about a Tampa Bay Ray player who took a pitch off his arm without really trying to get out of the way: "If you want to get hit, I'll hit you."
  10. Went to the game on light rail. The first train that came by was packed, with people standing in the stairwells. Conductor wouldn't even let us on. Another train came by just two minutes later. Good for the MTA! Got to the Yards around 2:00 P.M. I had no trouble going through the metal detectors, although the system for taking the items from your pockets and giving it back could be better - containers are too small to hold much, and the tables they sit them on are too small if there is a backup. There appeared to be metal detectors at every gate. Stuggy's is gone (fine with me). Gino's is go
  11. The problem is that MLB does not want, for public relations reasons, to have its success dependent upon the use of performance ENHANCING drugs. The just need instead to change to getting increased offence from performance DECREASING drugs. Every pitcher, before every game, should be required to consume copious amounts of alcohol, or marijuana, or some other substance that causes impairment of motor skills and judgment. Offensive numbers will increase, no one will get a benefit from artificially enhancing their physical abilities, and pitching stats will go down, leading to lower salaries
  12. I saw an article about the research/security group Leidos buying the rights to name the Single A Stadium in Aberdeen "Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium". I mentioned this to a friend of mine who works for Leidos. He responded that Leidos bought the naming rights from the Ironbirds because they had looked into the naming rights for the stadium for the Bowie Baysox, Prince George's Stadium, but the cost for that naming right was too steep for Leidos' liking.
  13. I don't think he'll answer anything too controversial, so I asked him: Would O's be interested in doing something at Zoo and Stadium w/ live Balt Orioles the way the Ravens do w/ Ravens? #AskJPA @JohnPAngelos
  14. Wow, we had completely different Fanfest experiences. I got in the door and downstairs at 11:15 A.M. I stood in line to get autographs, which took until 12:45 P.M. I strolled around the first floor area and got some snack food. I tried to listen to the coaching staff Q&A but there were so many people I couldn't get near enough to hear, so I went upstairs and stood in the giveaway line. Then I went back downstairs and stood with my Niece in the MASN claw machine line, then I got my picture taken with Zach Britton. By that time it was 4:00 P.M.! So, I went to the locker room tour, and after
  15. Yes, the grab bags were there, at the end of the Silent Auction table nearest the cash register. What I didn't see was any of the outdoor vinyl street posters that they usually sell that I like buying, but I didn't get to the store until around 2:00 P.M., so I just assumed that they had sold out of them.
  16. First, as always, I post Fanfest pictures for public view on my Carl Lamy Facebook account if you are interested. I'm the Carl Lamy whose avatar is the profile of a white guy sitting in the bleachers at OPACY in an orange Orioles jersey. The event seemed far more crowded this year than in years past. This might be because they changed venues. In the past the event was held in the westernmost (newer) Convention Center building, and this year it was in the easternment (older) building. There were two lines to get in, both of which wrapped around the block. There were long lines, but they actua
  17. I know that I've seen booths selling memorabilia (like pictures ) that you could have signed, and baseballs inside the autograph plastic display boxes, and hats. I don't remember seeing anything else aside from game worn bats and jerseys that tend to sell out fast. I know in my situation, the doors open at 11:00 A.M., it usually takes 5 to 10 min for everyone to get in and to drop of your clothes with the coat check people, and then the first round of autographs starts at 11:20 A.M., giving the concerned autograph seeker 10 whole minutes to find his line and get in it. That is not a lot of
  18. Wow, helmets and hats. Smart. I hadn't even thought of that. I especially like the helmet idea.
  19. I am going to Fanfest next week. I purchased a Dyland Bundy/Larry Bigbie/Adam Jones autograph voucher. I enjoy autograph collecting but am not an avid collector. In the past I have mostly just taken balls and gotten them signed, but each and every one I've gotten in the past, including Adam Jones and Matt Wieters, have bled out and gotten fuzzy. The memory is still enjoyable when I look at them (which is the primary concern) but still, it is a little sad when you look at a ball with a blotchy, barely readable autograph on it. Last year I bought a Jim Palmer autograph voucher and got him to s
  20. The market should value Duquette highly for precisely the reasons you have given. Duquette just won the award for being Baseball's best GM, so he is performing at a high level , as proven by the fact that some other team wants to hire him away from us.But, he is being paid an average salary. That is what is known in business as a bargain. We are being asked to forego this bargain and replace it with the unsure thing of a new GM. That should require compensation. For this reason, and the many others provided by others in this thread, there is no way the O's should not receive considerable comp
  21. The shift has been around since the 1920s. It'll be in vogue until players make it a liability by changing the way they hit from pull hitters to all-field hitters. Then the shift will go out of vogue, and then hitters will start to pull hit again. There isn't anything new under the sun.
  22. I heard Buck Showalter on a radio interview today on 105.7 the Fan. When asked about who will be the right fielder for the O's Buck responded that Steve Pierce could play there, and that Dariel Alvarez is someone who could put himself in the picture to play there, or that it could be someone that the Orioles haven't TRADED FOR (emphasis put on these words by me) yet. All I could think was AHA! he didn't say it was a possible free agent that we could sign, a la Colby Rasmus, but specifically said "traded" for. I'm going to take this opportunity to overreact and say that Buck let it slip, tha
  23. I hear he uses all of his money to buy mannequins, which he then decapitates, and then puts they severed fake heads in jars. He then places the jars on shelves and sits staring at them while requiring everyone to call him "The Governor".
  24. Holy frijoles. Nicole Moser - I used to work with her.
  25. Telling Chris Davis that he should give training advice to Haloti Ngata. That was a mistake!
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