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  1. To your first point, we would still have a big TV deal, because everyone does now. But sure, because we’re taking a bunch of their money, yea we make more. Still, you’re going with the rising tide raises all ships argument? On attendance, of course it’s a SWAG, but respectfully, don’t be obtuse dude. Let me ask you directly, again: do you not think a team moving 40 miles down the road, to a bigger metropolis from which we have traditionally pulled significant attendance, did not have a substantial impact on O’s attendance? Question is simple. I never, ever, ever said our atrocious W/L rec
  2. Most of these are valid points, which I acknowledge in my post - OF COURSE the losing incessantly was a huge factor. And thanks, I obviously looked at attendance numbers, which I referenced at length in my post. However, it’s pretty simple to me: do you dispute that the arrival of the Nationals, 40 miles away and located in the larger of the two metropolises from which the Orioles drew attendance, had a substantial impact on the gate? Not the only impact, but certainly a substantial one? That’s all I’m saying. I thought that was clear, I understand you’re a DC guy, but it’s kind of illog
  3. I cheer vociferously against the Nationals, and was a bit dismayed to see them win for a simple reason: on the whole, I think it’s bad for the Orioles. Now, part of this also is that I live in DC and am surrounded by Nats fans, which is annoying (though, like others, I’ve got good friends who are real fans for whom I’m individually happy). I also take the point that I believe Drungo made that there is some value in having another club close by succeed because it puts more pressure on the O’s to get their you-know-what together. But, ultimately, I still see the O’s-Nats competition as some
  4. I think we all have an uncle who would be fine with just STARZ Westerns.
  5. I agree. They need to at least be creative and try. It's why they pay their marketing department. Understanding there may be something yet to replace it, I still hold that leaking that there will be no FanFest without having something readily in place to replace it is not wise for a team in the midst of a brutal downswing and a full rebuild. This is when they should be MOST engaged with the fan base to try to generate excitement and preserve loyalty. Especially, ya know, when you consider that the annoying team down the street may be on the verge of hanging their first World Series banner
  6. Even if it hasn’t been highly successful in recent years, I think it’s a bad look to skip it, especially in the midst of a rebuild. Just don’t love the message it sends to the fan base. I’d hope they reconsider.
  7. Thanks for posting, pretty good article. A little concerning to hear about focus and complacency issues in a young player, and it makes you wonder if yet another year in AA contributed to that. Hope that starting the year at AAA next year (presumably, at least) can motivate him and lock him in a bit.
  8. That. Or the Yankees fans shoving their 27 or whatever rings in our face 19 times every year. I'd rather have the former. Honestly, I'm most interested in being competitive as frequently as possible. And, to me, that's clearly easier in the NL East. So yes, I'd change in a heartbeat.
  9. I’m virtually positive there is not. I think you can walk part of the way along the overpass, but then you have to take a series of stairs down to ground level, which I suspect is not well-trafficked at night after a game. Caveat is that I’ve done that walk like twice, a long time ago, and fairly, frankly, inebriated, so I don’t remember a lot of the specifics.
  10. Interesting and insightful, as always, thanks man. Shame we missed out on him, but sometimes this kind of thing will just happen I guess. Happy for him, though, and wish him the best.
  11. We’ve obviously beaten the whole Yaz thing to death, but I’m curious if Luke or others have looked closely into why they think he’s had success in SF, and if perhaps there’s something we missed in his development. Did they change his swing or stance or otherwise unlock something that perhaps our folks didn’t see? Certainly don’t want to draw too much of a comparison, because it’s obviously a totally different situation, but I’m thinking a Jake Arrietta type deal where the Giants were able to make some tweaks to a flawed player’s game and make him viable. (Understand fully that Jake has al
  12. Agreed, let's see what he can do. Not like we've got a bunch of Cy Young contenders blocking his way in the rotation....call him up and give him 2-3 starts.
  13. I was about to ask that very question....certainly what it seems like to me. Would be fun to see him move through high A and AA quickly next year. If he excels of course
  14. Means I switch over to my Ravens lanyard at work a little earlier this year lol...
  15. He should’ve. Probably would’ve lashed it for a double.
  16. ...for literally everyone else.... Brad Brach DFA by Cubs. Thoughts? 🧐
  17. So I saw Ryan Conroy pitch tonight, and I was fairly impressed. He actually pitched better than his very good line (6.2, 3 hits, 2 ER, 8Ks) because he gave up a bunt hit and a swinging bunt hit. Only one legit single before the reliever (Perkins) came in and let two inherited runners score. Mostly fastball/slider guy, though he mixed in at least one pitch that I believe was a split. Got a strikeout on it in a big moment early. He uses his slider a lot, which comes in around 85 with some quick, late bite. Fastball looks to be pretty average, sitting mostly 92 or so, but the Lowell club did
  18. Sooo....what’s everyone think of Mountcastle’s low walk rate?
  19. Or you could pay for it, if you’re interested...
  20. Just “lashed” a double 😂
  21. Well, he’ll have that to look forward to in Baltimore too, lol... 😑
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