I actually use 3 videos players. One for .webm, and one for those nasty Ruskie .mkv files. ALL the rest I use KMP player. Plays everything, and I just discovered today it plays my DVDs too! So woo, and might I add HOO!
Just published this look at personal and cultural history for the era 1950-1983, last November.
I was born in Baltimore and, though moved around to 45 places in the first 30 years, remained a lifelong Orioles fan. Through the drafts of the memoir I was forced by larger considerations to prune my many precious Orioles memories, but they remain a thread tying me to that ever elusive "Home." I seemed to have a knack for championship seasons: with a two-year stint back in Baltimore in 1965-66, then again in 1969-71, before moving to Oakland for their run in 1973-74 (sorry about that!). A decade writing for the Hangout during the dark years, go figure. But still in the O's corner, rooting for the "kids" as always.
I'll say up front I'm an antiwar rebel true to the counterculture thrust of "my generation," so if that doesn't offend you or if you're curious how I got there from the heart of the American suburban "dream," you might be intrigued by this long and winding road toward my vision of "utopia."
The real launch comes in a few days, when you can download the ebook for free from Amazon, April 3-4-5. I wanted to let you all know about it so you can order for free, but let me know if you miss the sale and I'll send you a free review copy (yes, hoping you can share a comment or two as a review!). You can also check out my other writings at http://NowickGray.com
Just to add a few more data points to the discussion... Britton was nearly as good in 2014 as he was in 2016. Again he was used in different situations against KC, with mixed results...
ACLS Game 1 away
Britton pitches 9th of a 5-5 tie.
O'Day enters to finish 9th and loses game in the 10th.
Game 2 Away
Tied 4-4 in the 8th, Miller faces two and O'Day one.
O'Day gives up a single to start the ninth. Britton relieves and gives up two hits, allowing the two winning (losing) runs.
Britton 37 saves, 1.65 ERA. Miller 1.35 as an Oriole. O'Day 1.70.
S**t happens. And as an Oriole fan, more times than is pleasant to remember. But hey, with time on our hands...
Here's another from the archives:
1989, Sept. 29 in Toronto. O's need to win the next 2 games.
Closer Gregg Olson (27 saves, 1.69) relieves Ballard in bottom of the 8th to protect a 1-0 lead, yields a steal, advance to third, and tying run on wild pitch. Olson stays in for the 9th and 10th. Williamson comes on in the 11th and loses the game.
1973 Bob Reynolds 9 Sv, 1.95, Grant Jackson 9 Sv, 1.90
ACLS game 3 in Oakland. Weaver leaves in Cuellar, despite yielding tying run in 8th, into the 11th when Campeneris homers to win it for the A's. Unused in the bullpen are Reynolds (1.95) and Jackson (1.90).
But I guess Weaver was saving them for the next game, when the duo combined for 7.1 innings of 1-run relief in a 5-4 Orioles comeback win. (In between, though, with the score tied 4-4 in the 7th, Weaver risked Eddie Watt for two batters). (BTW I was at that game, and predicted the heroics by Etchebarren and Jackson, though I thought it would be Reggie, LOL).