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8 minutes ago, Greg Pappas said:

Ruiz took too long to get the throw to 1B... inning should have been over. Of course if Scott catches the throw to 1B earlier, the inning would have ended.  Regardless, poor defense bites us again.

The toss by Alberto wasn't that great either and Smith was rounding third before Ruiz even threw over to first.

No awareness.

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Well that finishes my in-person season.  The O's were 6-5 in games I attended.  5-5 at Oriole Park and 1-0 at Nat's Park.  At least they had a winning record.

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5 minutes ago, Legend_Of_Joey said:

The toss by Alberto wasn't that great either and Smith was rounding third before Ruiz even threw over to first.

No awareness.

Yeah we never saw a replay here so I only saw it live at full speed.  But I was wondering if Ruiz could (or should) have gone home with it.

That would take a Manny-to-Hardy level of awareness to make that split second decision, though.

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4 minutes ago, SteveA said:

Yeah we never saw a replay here so I only saw it live at full speed.  But I was wondering if Ruiz could (or should) have gone home with it.

That would take a Manny-to-Hardy level of awareness to make that split second decision, though.

"Live speed," I'm sure it would of been tough to notice. Couch review is 100%.

On the replay, Smith was rounding third pretty much infront of Ruiz, but I doubt he was paying attention and was zoned in on Trey at first.

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5 hours ago, Spy Fox said:

How many leads has Givens blown this year by giving up home runs with 2 outs and/or 2 strikes?

Yeah my intuition is that he's approaching team-record level of game-tying or -losing gopherballs.

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5 hours ago, OsFanSinceThe80s said:

Japan is phemnomenal. Make sure you visit a 7-11 while you are there, it's way better than 7-11 in the US.  

Things you can do at a 7/11 in Japan that you can't in the US (asterisks indicate you can also do it at a 7/11 in S. Korea):

Use a public bathroom (in all except the ones in the most youth-culture-mobbed neighborhoods)

Sit down and eat a full, healthy meal albeit microwaved*

Stand around leafing through porn mags (I didn't do it, but saw others in that section--apparently this may soon be outlawed)

Get international cash advances at an ATM

Scan and photocopy (in most of the stores)

Get fresh-ground individual servings of coffee*

Lawson's is a competing chain that is almost as comprehensive.

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